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On the Shoulders of Giants

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Larry David is stumping for Obama in New Hampshire. A longish excerpt:

Throughout the event Larry was… well, Larry. Completely himself and utterly hilarious. At one point he noticed a student scratching himself and asked, “What are you doing itching your balls at an Obama event?”

Another student asked him what he thought Obama’s chances were. He answered with his signature “Pre-tty, pre-tty good,” leading to a raucous outburst.

“I’m undecided between Obama and Hillary,” one young woman said. “Aren’t you tired of the old?” he replied. “Don’t you want to put on some clean clothes? Voting for Hillary would be like doing Frasier again on TV. Don’t you want something fresh, new and creative?”

“I mean, haven’t we had enough with Bushes and Clintons and Bushes?” he continued. “The country needs a shower, a good, long, hot shower. That’s what Obama is, a hot shower. So fresh you can smell him. Delicious.”

Another student asked him when he first met Obama. “I met him in Martha’s Vineyard,” he replied, “in the summer of ’04. I liked him from the first moment, even though he’s a skinny man…not presidential in a bathing suit. And I decided to support him when I first heard him speak at the Democratic Convention.” [Editor’s note: Me, too. —GC]

When asked which Republican he would vote for, if he had to vote Republican, Larry replied: “Candidates who do not believe in evolution are not my cup of tea.”

When a young woman said that she was trying to decide whether to vote for Obama or John McCain, Larry took a beat, and pursed his lips. “Let’s see,” he said, “one was against the war in Iraq from the beginning, and one wants to keep the troops there for another hundred years. I can see your dilemma.”

“What about Giuliani?” asked another student. “He did a good job for you in the low-fat yogurt Seinfeld episode.” “Yes, he did,” Larry responded, “but he’s a lunatic.”

Thanks to Jaimee for making my day with this.

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January 8, 2008 at 7:40 pm

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56°

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It’s a brisk 56° in New Hampshire today, only adding to what will surely be record turnout for the Democratic primary. There are even reports that polling stations are already running out of ballots. None of this is good news for the old guard—and strong reports that the powerful Nevada culinary union will endorse Barack tomorrow are just another nail in the coffin. Stay tuned.

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January 8, 2008 at 7:12 pm

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Two Great Tastes

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As if you needed any other reason: Matt Yglesias reports that Barack Obama’s favorite TV show is The Wire.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s recent electoral troubles in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and around the nation have prompted her, perhaps unadvisedly, to go negative against Martin Luther King.

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January 8, 2008 at 1:02 am

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Via The House Next Door, my hometown paper has a short feature this week on the top-ten Sopranos episodes. Shankar and I were playing this game over Google Chat not long ago, so I can contribute my own list, roughly in order of preference—though since not everyone loves this show as much as I do, I’ll hide it behind a [+/-].

1. “Long-Term Parking” (Season 5): The one where Adriana gets, you know. Almost certainly my favorite episode of the show.

2. “Funhouse” (Season 2): The Big Pussy episode from the end of season 2. The other strong contender for best episode ever.

3. “Pine Barrens” (Season 3): An obvious classic.

4. “The Happy Wanderer” (Season 2): The episode with Tony’s high-school friend the degenerate gambler, who ultimately loses his sporting goods store. Surely the best guest-star in the show’s history.

5. “College” (Season 1): The one where Meadow and Tony go to New Hampshire. Just a great episode.

6. “Stage 5” (Season 6b): The Johnny Sack episode. I’m tempted to pick others from the final nine, too—“Sopranos Home Moves” (first episode of the final nine), “The Blue Comet” (last week’s episode), and “The Second Coming” (the episode from two weeks ago)—but they’re still too fresh. In any event it’s been a really fantastic season.

7. “Whitecaps” (Season 4 finale): Carmela throws Tony out. I love the ending of this one.

8 & 9. “Join the Club” and “Mayham” (Season 6a): Cheating a bit because these two episodes really can’t be separated. The Tony’s-in-a-coma arc from the first part of season six is one of the highlights of the show and (depending on how things go tomorrow) arguably where Chase should have left it.

10. “Employee of the Month” (Season 3): The episode where Dr. Melfi is attacked in her office’s parking garage. I really struggled with this, as it’s not an arc I’m especially fond of—but it’s an unforgettable episode with a killer closing scene. It’s got to make the list.

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June 10, 2007 at 4:45 am

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Sometimes there’s good news: New Hampshire has approved civil unions.

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June 2, 2007 at 5:27 am

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