Tag Archives: Monty Python

Jon Stewart Mocks McCain for Steadfast Commitment to Homophobia (Video)

John McCain, failed Republican presidential candidate and Grandpa Simpson of the U.S. Senate, has long opposed repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” without clear input from the Pentagon. Well, this week, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen implored congress to repeal the law “without delay.” McCain, ever the reasonable man, deferred to Gates and Mullen, saying that he supports their conclusions.

Just kidding! McCain called the Pentagon’s study “flawed” and accused Admiral Mullen of not being a real soldier anyway. He also told Gates that the matter should be put up to a vote within the military, because soldiers are fragile and unaccustomed to being told what to do.

McCain even implied that the survey didn’t include gross graphic enough questions, even though one asked:

If Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed and you are assigned to bathroom facilities with an open bay shower that someone you believe to be a gay or lesbian Service member also used, [what] are you most likely to do?

But really, what this all comes down to is the fact that John McCain is determined to leave this world just as he entered it — absolutely terrified of nancyboys and buggery. Despite what the volleyball scene in Top Gun might have led him to believe, allowing gays in the military will probably not result in hot oil rubdowns and furtive glances at your fellow soldiers’ nipple sweat. At least, no more than usual.

Contest: Win Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs on Vinyl

“The Month of May” is a standout track on Arcade Fire‘s stellar new album The Suburbs, but it ain’t got nothing on the month of August.

So far this month, the indie rock sensations have played two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden — one of which was webcast under the direction of film auteur/Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam — and their performance at last weekend’s Lollapalooza was the festival’s most talked-about event (ok, second most talked-about). Oh, and did I mention that The Suburbs just beat out some guy named Eminem for the best-selling album in America?

Not too shabby, and the month isn’t even halfway over yet. To keep the awesomeness going for the rest of August, our friends over at Merge Records are giving away a copy of The Suburbs to one lucky Owl and Bear reader. And this isn’t some CD or 8-track or whatever format you kids listen to nowadays — this is a freshly pressed double-LP of pure vinyl goodness. Top that, Slim Shady.

For your chance to win Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs on vinyl, send an email to contest@owlandbear.com with “Arcade Fire Contest” in the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body. The winner will be selected at random on August 30th.