Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fifth Anniversary for "Countdown" tonight

Locally, it's tonight (Sunday) at 7PM on NBC (not MSNBC), the fifth anniversary special episode of "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann.

Here's a snippet from Olbermann's post over on Daily Kos:
Well, it's not a Special Comment, and with one possible exception, I don't think it's particularly nasty towards one side more than the other in the current Democratic Endlessness.

But, if like me, you've recently been called out by Governor Ed Rendell or James Carville, you probably need a few yucks.

So tonight when the show celebrates its 5th Anniversary with our special on NBC, we will be laying on the network folks, four minutes' worth of our exclusive "discovery" of the actual "Commander-In-Chief Threshold Test," the existence of which was revealed by Senator Clinton and Mr. Wolfson earlier in the month.

That's right: if you hear any small explosions or "thunk"-like sounds just after sunset, that may be one of your neighbors exposed to this kind of stuff for the first time, since it's on real tee-vee.

So you know what's coming: we have a video package illustrating the seventeen questions on the test.
QUESTION NINE: How often should the commander-in-chief joke about nuclear holocaust?

Ronald Reagan: "I've introduced legislation to outlaw Russia. We begin bombing in five minutes."

Let me repeat Question Nine: How often should the commander-in-chief joke about nuclear holocaust?

John McCain: "The Beach Boys Song? Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran."

There's more over at Kos, but I don't want to ruin your enjoyment of tonight's show by posting it here. So catch the show, or the inevitable reruns that'll be on MSNBC in a day or two, and have yourself a good laugh.

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