Saturday, March 5, 2022

Seth Meyers takes closer looks at the State of the Union and Russian invasion of Ukraine

I approved of Colbert's writers' judgement in a footnote to Colbert's live monologue after the State of the Union plus reactions from Kimmel and FiveThirtyEight.
I don't know if that was a fair summary of the speech, but it sure was a good highlight reel of the evening's funnier moments...Excluding Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert heckling Biden. I think Stephen and his writers made the right decision to ignore "Bizarro Betty and Veronica" except for connecting Greene to mental health. That could have come off as meaner, but I'm not very sympathetic to her.
Seth Meyers' writers had no such compunction, as the pair's antics played a featured role in Biden Warns Putin "Has No Idea What's Coming," Greene & Boebert Heckle SOTU: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at President Biden using his first State of the Union address to condemn Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and warn him that he has no idea what the U.S. and its allies will do next.
On the one hand, I think this sketch worked as a fair summary of Biden's speech, at least concerning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On the other, Seth couldn't resist Boebert and Greene as easy comedy targets. I just hope his prediction that they will eventually turn on each other comes true. If so, it would be life imitating art, or at least reality TV.

Seth returned to the well of the State of the Union in the next day's Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Scolds High School Students for Wearing Masks: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, berating high school students for wearing masks while Fox News continues to attack Biden's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
I think that mades five times that Seth made fun of Chuck Schumer's false start. I also think that's enough.

Seth made fun of Greene even before the State of the Union, as Putin Rattles World with Nuclear Threat as Trump Calls Him Smart Again: A Closer Look opened with her appearances at CPAC and another political conference.

Seth takes a closer look at Vladimir Putin rattling the world by raising the alert status of Russia's nuclear forces as Republicans gathered for the Conservative Political Action Conference and refused to condemn Trump for praising Putin.
I think Greene was showing her true colors, even if she's denying them. The same with Mike Lindell, who showed why he deserved his two Razzies.
Not only was "Absolute Proof" the worst political film of 2020, but, according to the Razzies, the Worst Picture overall last year. I can't think of a more deserving stinker of a bad (faith) documentary.
As for Vladimir Putin making nuclear threats, that's why I wrote "Here's to the Russian invasion of Ukraine not spiraling out of control to prevent next year's parade from happening" yesterday. It's also not how I want him to be the Most Interesting Man in the World.

Speaking of Trump calling Putin "smart," I'm not the least bit surprised. I think it's just another example of Trump and Putin's Bad Bromance and why the FBI investigated Trump possibly worked for Russia.

After all that, I'm ready to leave reality and search for a good fantasy. Stay tuned for the Sunday entertainment feature.

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