Well that’s just silly

It’s not like we do ‘hard news’ on this blog (unless we’re talking about Anderson Cooper…cause that would be…you know…hard news…oh forget it) but some days, the silliness is just over the top. Today, for instance…

Prince William decided to take a leak by a fence and got his penis captured on film. That’s idiotically silly.

Sarah Palin decided to hold a TV Thanksgiving interview in front of a man calmly slaughtering turkeys. She’s endlessly silly:

The Globe and Mail’s R.M. Vaughn says that “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson was one of his most difficult-to-arrange interviews. That’s depressingly silly.

Failed US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee tells the ‘View’ ladies that gay rights can’t be as taken seriously as the black civil rights movement because we haven’t been beaten enough. That’s offensively silly, as this somber video shows:

People over the age of 30 are using condoms less than teenagers. That’s dangerously silly.

And the members of Monty Python who aren’t dead have unveiled their very own YouTube channel. Rather than treat the millions of fans who post their sketches and film clips like criminals, the Pythons are embracing the format, asking only that we “click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.” They’re brilliantly silly, and we’ll celebrate with a song:


A former editor of the late, lamented fab magazine, Scott has been writing for Xtra since 2007 on a variety of topics in news pieces, interviews, blogs, reviews and humour pieces. He lives on the Danforth with his boyfriend of 12 years, a manic Jack Russell Terrier, a well-stocked mini-bar and a shelf of toy Daleks.

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