(A Sprinkling of What we Think you Ought to Know…)
Does Tom Hanks Look Like Bill Murray? – According to The Atlantic’s John Hudson, some people can’t tell the two actors apart. We’ve never had that problem, but Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has. Hudson reports that when Attorney General Eric Holder appeared in front of a Congressional hearing on the Fast and Furious program, Kucinich said Holder must feel “like Tom Hanks in Groundhog Day.” While Kucinich quickly amended the record to reflect that it was Murray in the movie, Hudson explains that it’s a common mistake. Director of the movie, Harold Ramis, actually admitted that he went after Hanks for Murray’s role, but decided against it since Hanks appeared “too nice.” As an added bonus, YouTube has put up the entire movie for free. You can watch it here.
Hillary as a Bond Villian – The Daily Mail has a story on the wardrobe of U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. It shows her latest outfit and says that she is beginning to dress like an “old-School Bond villain.” This once again highlights the difficulties that professional Washington women face when they are in a position of power. Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice faced down criticism whenever her coiffe changed over the years. As does FLOTUS over her dress choice or her bare arms. But, the whole thing did get us thinking of a good Bond villain name for Clinton. Maybe Secretary of Hate?
Politico Profiles Political Prankster – Politico‘s Patrick Gavin writes on comedian Joe Mande riling up the Twitterverse in an early morning story. Mande has been making waves on his Twitter account by cracking on various politicos. Favorite targets include MSNBC’s Meghan McCain, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Fmr. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin among MANY others. We follow Mande, and our personal favorites involve his quiet retweeting of obnoxious celebrities and politicos like this one:
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) February 1, 2012
While many politicos have blocked Mande, including Vitter, others have joined in the pranking. As Mande explains, “Andrew Breitbart, I used to give him shit, but what he would just do is retweet what I wrote to him, and his psycho followers would attack me for hours and hours. So I say: ‘Touché, Andrew Breitbart.”