They all fall down

We all know that it was inevitable, but it seems as if the former Queen of Alaska demise is immanent. How do we know this, well, we just read it on Gawker.

Earlier this year, Palin used her clout with Alaska State Police to get 16 year-old Willow Palin off the hook after she and some high school buddies trashed a vacant home during a bender. The other kids were hung out to dry, and Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley boiled at the injustice of Willow’s preferential treatment. We warned that Palin should watch her back lest small-town high school drama explode in national scandal.

There’s no scandal yet. But small-town drama has indeed bled into Palin’s national profile. Crack Palin-debunking journalist Joe McGinniss moved right next door to Palin on Sarah Palin Lane in Wasilla, where he’s planning to write his next book—on Sarah Palin. Now Glenn Beck is threatening to boycott McGinniss’ publisher and Palin is putting up a huge fence and making fun of the guy on Facebook and everything.

Now while we wouldn’t want to live next to Palin (let alone in the same town), we are certainly looking forward to all of the fun stuff that Mr. McGinniss will learn.

Now this is our idea of a good time!.

The Perfessor

Your reality has been (digitally) altered

OK, now this one is just fun. We just learned that ex-Governatrix, Sarah Palin’s recent appearance on The Tonight Show (with old/new host Jay Leno) was digitally altered to make her appear more appealing. Yep, that’s right, according to an individual who was in the audience, she totally bombed in her stand-up routine, and was not nearly the media darling that she appeared to be during the ham-handed, softball interview.

“Who needs teleprompters when a studio can simply insert canned laughter?

I’ve dealt with sound engineering for 30 years, as a film maker, interviewer, musician, working with master reel to reel tapes/decks at EMS Music in Seattle in the 80’s as a sound duplication engineer, or setting sound levels for my and other bands in live situations at shows. I won a Hollywood award for animation in 2000. I know sound. And it’s my opinion that audio portions of Sarah Palin’s March 2nd appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight show were added or amplified, edited before broadcast to make it appear that Sarah Palin was more welcome than she was.

I know. I was there.”

Makes you wonder how much of what we “witness” on TV has been faked (yes, I’m talking to you Fox News)

“They added laughter where there was none during uncomfortable portions. Well, there was some laughter. Mine, of derision. During those pregnant pauses in her performance I was laughing long and loud, couldn’t help myself as much of what she was saying was utterly surreal, ridiculous, hypocritical – nonsense, spewed platitudes, pushed buttons. I was seriously thinking of leaving as it was getting hysterically unfunny.

After sitting through the taping of the show in the studio I can recount many portions where there was little or no laughter or response, but at the later broadcast they are smoothed over with applause and laughter that WERE NOT THERE at the taping. Groans, hoots, grumbling, or just dead silence – all missing.”


Oh yeah, truth in reporting makes us want to add that the person who made this blogpost, was not only a former resident of Alaska (says he live there for 12 years), but is no fan of Palin.

In fact the guy also the published Going Rouge: The Sarah Palin Rogue Coloring & Activity Book, and had actually brought several to the taping, and passed them out to the audience prior to the start of the show.

Oh yeah, apparently there is a story making the rounds that Palin (who recently lifted everything from an Oscar freebie table) is currently pitching a reality show featuring her.

Talk about the vanishing ratings on TV, eh?

The Perfessor

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