On Trump and the Nature of Lying

There’s a Midrash, I’m told, about the time God tells Abraham that he will finally conceive a child with his wife Sarah, long after they had abandoned any such efforts. As the Bible tells it, Sarah, who had been listening in on the heavenly message, laughs and says to herself (I paraphrase): even if I…

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Not If You Were Last Man On Earth

I began to appreciate Will Forte during the period he was on SNL, which I hadn’t been watching much of, but nevertheless ended up catching his brilliantly unhinged appearances on the Tim & Eric Awesome Show, as sampled above. His 2010 movie MacGruber, a parody of 80’s action flicks, is a rare example of an…

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