Will Ferrell

There's nothing funny about this deeply cynical new version of Anchorman 2.

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What we can learn about the American spirit of from Santa's little helpers.

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Jay Pharaoh's Obama impersonation on Saturday Night Live is too realistic for its own good.

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How the richness of technology led to the poverty of imagination in American film today.

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Rick Perry has been making a lot of waves on the campaign trail since his formal announcement last Saturday, but he possesses at least one startling quality that he soon may end up wanting to live down: He sounds a lot like the last Texas governor to reach the White House—George W. Bush. Don't believe us? Then try our game of "Who said it?," in which we found both pols (and some impersonators) who all sound pretty darn similar to Dubya.

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Via Garance Franke-Ruta, an extremely funny parody of a Republican congressional candidate who failed to lock down the .org version of her campaign site, with hilarious results. Be sure to click through the whole page, including the option Surrender. One interesting aspect of the political culture right now is that liberals utterly dominate the field of political satire. Last night I linked to a funny send-up of "Atlas Shrugged." Funny Or Die has another of Will Ferrell's amusing send-ups of George W. Bush.

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Video Of The Day

This is not the most persuasive argument I've seen for financial reform, but it is the most entertaining:   Funny or Die's Presidential Reunion from Will Ferrell

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Martin Wolf: Tax windfall bank bonuses. Did the home buyer tax credit weaken the rental market? Given the crisis, 401(k)'s are actually doing pretty ok. Is it time for a tax credit to make hiring cheaper for employers? Correction: Dark pools aren't making aggregate market data unreliable. Will Ferrell is Hollywood's most overpaid star.

Stay Classy-ish

When Curt Schilling announced his baseball retirement Monday by grandly proclaiming on his blog, “This party has officially ended,” I couldn’t help thinking of the greatest movie of all time, Anchorman, and the party scene at Ron Burgundy’s house in which Ron (Will Ferrell) turns to Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and announces: “We’ve been coming to the same party for twelve years now, and in no way is that depressing.” Why? Because Curt Schilling was baseball’s Ron Burgundy.

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