It’s called “A sense of humor” you silly girl!

By now you’ve all heard how the ex-Governatrix (over) reacted to the Valentine’s Day episode of The Family Guy, well, as it turns out, the actress (Andrea Fay Friedman) who voiced “Ellen” — the character who was depicted as having Down syndrome — actually does have Down syndrome herself.

Friedman recently responded to Palin’s comments on Fox by saying:

My name is Andrea Fay Friedman. I was born with Down syndrome. I played the role of Ellen on the “Extra Large Medium” episode of Family Guy that was broadcast on Valentine’s day. Although they gave me red hair on the show, I am really a blonde. I also wore a red wig for my role in ” Smudge” but I was a blonde in “Life Goes On”. I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line “I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska” was very funny. I think the word is “sarcasm”.

Friedman then continued her comments by taking the opportunity to deliver her own little Gibb’s-slap to Alaska’s ex-Governatrix by saying:

In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.

Yeah, we were pretty hysterical over it as well.

The Perfessor

Things that make you go “what?”

So, I’m going about my day yesterday, and I see this little bit of nonsense from the Bill O’Reilly show.

It seems that this past Tuesday night, the ex-Governoratrix appeared on O’Reilly’s show in her capacity as a Fox News analyst, and was questioned about an episode of The Family Guy in which a female character with Down syndrome is on a date with Chris and says that her mother is the former governor of Alaska. As you all know, Palin, resigned from that post last year, has a son, Trig, who has Down syndrome.

After showing the clip from the episode, O’Reilly asked Palin, “It’s pretty nasty, is it not?”

Palin replied, “This world is full of cruel, cold-hearted people who would do such a thing.”

The odd thing about this bit, for this observer is that, well, to anyone who has watched more than the odd clip or two of the show knows that it is safe to say that, as Chris is something of a brain-dead moron, and his father, Peter is — quite literally — too stupid to live (and was once declared retarded on the show) are both probably more mentally handicapped than the Down syndrome gal on the date with Chris.

Seth McFarlane (the show’s creator) has literally mocked every target in his sights, so to say that he is a hater, seems, well, a bit odd. Further, every episode holds virtually every cast member (especially Peter) up for ridicule. So, when watching you have to look past what you are seeing, to try and see what McFarlane is really saying.

What this (and various other tactics from the Right) seem to indicate the lopsided notion that free speech is for everyone, so long as you agree with what we have to say. This was never clearer than in the Presidential campaign when Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell came out in support of Obama, and the Republican spin machine stepped up to say that “Real West Virginians” were squarely behind McCain.

Such a dick move is the way these people try to discredit anyone who disagrees with them, as if there is only one opinion and it ids theirs. Sure you want to spin the story to you, but I’m so tired of the way they try to do it by running the other guy down. This is such a juvenile way to do it, and well, it is really starting to backfire.

Needless to say, Family Guy Rules, ad Palin (and O’Reilly) are tools.

The Perfessor

The Family Guy whores for Windows 7

Remember when Microsoft launched Win 95? they utilized the Rolling Stones and their song Start Me Up to aid them in popularizing the new software. Well, they are trying again to tap into Pop Culture, only this time they are going with Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy. Here are some clips that may or may not wind up in the hit animated show (depending upon to whom you talk to):

I’m not sure that I’m buying the hype, but the bits all seem to work as far as Family Guy humor goes.

The Perfessor