The Elf’s Lament with Lyrics

Just heard this Christmas song for the first time today. Very funny. Bare Naked Ladies.

“Elf’s Lament”

I’m a man of reason, and they say “‘Tis the season to be jolly” But it’s folly when you volley for position

Never in existence has there been such a resistance To ideas meant to free us If you could see us, then you’d listen

Toiling through the ages, making toys on garnished wages There’s no union We’re only through when we outdo the competition

I make toys, but I’ve got aspirations Make some noise Use your imagination Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for There’s a list for who’s been Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf

A full indentured servitude can reflect on one’s attitude But that silly red hat just makes the fat man look outrageous

Absurd though it may seem, you know, I’ve heard there’s even been illegal doping And though we’re coping, I just hope it’s not contagious

You try to start a movement, and you think you see improvement But when thrown into the moment, we just don’t seem so courageous

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Dear Irena Briganti: Anyone Ever Fired for On-screen Errors at Fox?

Irena Briganti, Senior Vice President Media Relations Fox News

Dear Ms. Briganti:

On Monday December 12, 2011, Fox News Network, L.L.C., broadcast a chart entitled Unemployment Rate Under President Obama. The source was listed as the 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics. Numerous writers have pointed out the visual errors in this chart (link) and called into question whether they were genuine mistakes or intentional efforts to mislead.

Note where 8.6 is at the end of the chart in relation to earlier numbers

I would like to hear your official statement about this chart and its errors; and how it came to be created and broadcast. I would also like to know if there will be any consequences for the people who created and aired this chart.

Toward that end, I would direct your attention to an internal memo Fox News Corporation (FNC) management sent to its newsroom staff in November 2009 (emphasis is mine):

Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors. Mistakes by any member of the show team that end up on air may result in immediate disciplinary action against those who played significant roles in the “mistake chain,” and those who supervise them. That may . . . → Read More: Dear Irena Briganti: Anyone Ever Fired for On-screen Errors at Fox?

Bwain Hurt-y Understand-y Cwistmas. Annie’s Christmas Song

Turn on captions for more Community lyrics goodness. Mistletoe for eat-y taste good?

I love Community. And as with all the programs I love, it is being canceled.

Well, we’ll always have Cwistmas.