|Bill Maher's Mid-Show Comedy Segment parody|
The mid show comedy bit on Real Time with Bill Maher on October 3, 2014 was a parody of a real video put out by a Republican operative.
"Real Time" made a parody video titled Democrats can be Assholes, Too. The video was best when pictures sometimes belied the words. For instance, when the words were "Democrats are farmers", the picture showed a farmer holding a marijuana leaf or when it said "Democrats love guns too," it showed a picture of Obama shooting a rifle.
However, the writers were a bit lazy this week because most of the pictures and captions were not a clever juxtaposition. Some of the pictures played off some Republican memes like Republicans riding a rascal scooter (like Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson), having gay sex, or being sexist, so I'll give them a half point for those. Others just showed people doing dumb things and claimed those people were Democrats----I'd send the writers back to the drawing board on those.
Here's the video. Judge for your self.
To the full recap and review of the 10/3/14 Real Time with Bill Maher, go to Wake Up America
Here is another YouTube video which takes the original video and alters the captions. so now instead of saying "Republicans drive Priuses too" it reads "Republicans DON"T drive Priuses."
Maher’s Guests for October 3, 2014
Elizabeth Warren: Senator (D, MA), author of A Fighting Chance. Maher did the interview with her.
Sam Harris: author, philosopher neuroscientist. His newest book is Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. His other books are: Free Will, Lying, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, Letter to a Christian Nation, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason. Harris was the mid-show guest.
Ben Affleck: actor, director, writer, producer, activist. His newest movies are Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Gone Girl (based on a novel by Gillian Flynn)
Nicholas Kristof: journalist, author, op-ed columnist, a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. His latest book is A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Michael Steele: former chairman of Republican National Committee, political commentator, author. His book, published in 2010, Right Now: A 12-Step Program For Defeating The Obama Agenda, sounds out of date.