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OKG Newsletter


Topic: satire

Game Change

Not nearly as good as the book, but vote Moore for the Emmy.


Drama

Rod Lott
Nearly every scene of HBO's telefilm Game Change, I recall from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's excellent nonfiction book of the same thing. But the movie directed by Jay Roach (of the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents franchises) only tells half — maybe even one-quarter — of the story, ignoring the 2008 presidential-campaign narratives of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards for the one it finds most compelling: that of Sarah Palin and John McCain, and not the other way around.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Lowbrow Reader Reader

Deals a royal flush of smart humor.


Nonfiction

Rod Lott
Zines were the blogs of their day, but you could read them in the bathroom. In the early 1990s, I was heavily plugged into the zine culture, sending stamps and dollar bills away in exchange for these indie pubs. Soon, during a short period of boredom and unemployment, I started one of my own.
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

God Bless America

‘God Bless’ Bobcat Goldthwait for making this savage satire.


Comedy

Rod Lott
With God Bless America, writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait slices a wound on our country's collective stupidity, then wrings a lemon wedge into its opening. Too bad his targets aren't likely to watch it on purpose. And if they did, they're less likely to get the joke. Their loss.
 
Monday, June 25, 2012

Freak Dance


Comedy

Rod Lott
It pains me to say that Freak Dance, a film from the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, isn't much better than the Wayans brothers' dreadful 2009 Dance Flick. Both parody dance-off movies (duh), but only one earned a nationwide theatrical release. Freak Dance's DVD debut comes two years after its completion; it's not that bad, but yeah, it's bad.
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

GIF a little bit


CFN

Gazette staff
Sometime in October 2012, a local pop-culture savant began to stave off the workday doldrums with Internet funny. While his real identity is a mystery, he calls himself Dale Rancho. (Get it? “On the go? Try Del Rancho.”) His OKCOMG website at okcomg.tumblr.com, a mecca of iconic and satirical Oklahoma-centric imagery.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Most Fabulous donation

One believer donated $100 for each religious leader who signed the petition against the show, organizers said. That’s $7,400.


Features

Mark Beutler
Making headlines the past couple of weeks has been a small play by OKC Theatre Company and a letter from a group of pastors demanding the play be closed. The ruckus over The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told has actually resulted in the theater company receiving several large donations. Artistic Director Rachel Irick said an anonymous donor contributed $7,400. That’s $100 for every pastor’s name on the letter.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
 
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