Chroma Key Hayride
"This should prove interesting, especially if Digby is in attendance."
I don't know if Mark is anticipating fireworks, but if Digby does attend our panel and introduces herself to me, I will be friendly and courteous. As I've said, I hold nothing personal against Digby. The more online, the merrier -- or in my case, the more miserable, frustrated, and bewildered.
A minor clarification: While I will be discussing Israel/Palestine, my presentation will be about how Americans create or deal with satire of Middle East issues.
Speaking of laughs, here's a rare, ragged clip of Charles Rocket from his brief time on "SNL" in 1980-81. This "Rocket Report" segment anticipates the kind of street bits that David Letterman would make famous just over a year later. Rocket is much more animated than the deadpan Letterman, but he's not bad. The guy had more talent than was ever really acknowledged.