The Awl vs. Wonkette: White House Correspondents Dinners and Promo Reels

by Ken Layne

Two issues “on the table” in this week’s heads-a-bloggin’ exchange between your editor and Choire Sicha: that goddamned White House Correspondents Association Dinner/Jerkoff, and a curious new marketing video put out by our former employers at Gawker Media. Who will win?!

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Hound May 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

So, who is the douchebag wearing a T-shirt and tie again?

Custerwolf May 8, 2009 at 1:09 pm

If I’d wanted to be tortured like this I’d have signed up for Gitmo.

Custerwolf May 8, 2009 at 1:12 pm

[re=311875]Hound[/re]: Again with the flouncy cigarette holding.

Hound May 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm

[re=311880]Custerwolf[/re]: I think he’s on teh drugz.

TGY May 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm

When bloggers compete, readers win.

Well, no, I tots made that up.

boatapple May 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm

How did you persuade Peggington to do a voice-over for your ad? Good work, Ken!

Monsieur Grumpe May 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I felt sorry for the cat.

Brendan M. May 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm

[re=311890]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Really? I felt mostly self-pity.

d4g33z May 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Video won’t embed in Google Reader! Oh well…

How ’bout that Manny?

AxmxZ May 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Is the kitty drunk off its ass too?

engulfedinflames May 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

a little tip, you smegma leftist cocks, when you pull back the curtain and attempt to humanize yourselves it is painful and less than beneficial to all involved.

proudgrampa May 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Jebus, Ken. Were you in Tornado Alley or somewhere??

Bearbloke May 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm

“Who will win?”

It’s clear that The Terrorists have won, from the very existence of this exchange…

StephanieInCA May 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Why isn’t Ken wearing that shirt made of human flesh?

Anonymous Office Zombie May 8, 2009 at 1:44 pm

It’s like a lost episode of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.

Lascauxcaveman May 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

HAHAHAHahaha. That was funny.

(Just kidding; didn’t actually watch it.)

nestor May 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

[re=311876]Custerwolf[/re]: At least it’s not 30 minutes like the last one.

shortsshortsshorts May 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I fucking have an interview with Neal Horsley at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, AND IT WILL ALSO BE WEBCAM. So therefore, everyone in Georgia should vote for Neal. I even SPOKE TO THE MAN ON THE PHONE.

God save us all.

Lascauxcaveman May 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm

OK, I watched a couple of minutes of it. Between Ken (voice) and Choire (goofy tie, smoking, drunk) I think they are collectively channeling the spirit of the late, great Tom Snyder.

(OK, so I’m really stretching for something nice to say. Would it kill the rest of you to do that too? Remember, we like Ken around here…)

V572625694 May 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm

[re=311928]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Neal Horsley? Toughest “get” in the newz biz, huh? It’s possible that not even Fox takes him seriously, but then again I saw Hannity’s “Tree of Liberty” on Colbert and it’s evident that sane people aren’t in charge.

V572625694 May 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm

[re=311935]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: The cat was nice, but I clicked off as soon as Choire hurled it out of camera range. Does that count as “saying something nice”? And is s “saying something nice” the kind of thing we’re good at around here?

Tommmcatt May 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Chorie! Show us your butt!!!!!

pundid May 8, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I would welcome a video exchange between Balk’s Cock and a pair of Trucknutz.

Turd Way May 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I loved it, speaking personally

hrhkingfriday May 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm

You haz a “face for blogging”.

Tommmcatt May 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm


Try to get him to play the guitar, for the lulz.

freakishlystrong May 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I will say nothing at all.

shortsshortsshorts May 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm

[re=311970]Tommmcatt[/re]: That is actually part of the plan.

Vulpes82 May 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

[re=311935]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: I love them, but then I thought the first, thirty-minute epic was hilarious. I’m kind of a loser.

Bearbloke May 8, 2009 at 3:01 pm

OT, but hey Layne, Lascauxcaveman… I think this guy might have us all beat in that Beard-Off we’d talked about…

HotforJesus May 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Well, I for one prefer my “fantasy” Choire and Ken who look like Iggy Pop and Anthony Stuart Head repectively. Now I am just sad.

Jeez Choire, I hope that poor cat shits in your shoe.

Custerwolf May 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Poor kitty thought he was there to do an “Awl and the Pussycat” routine when he was unceremoniously exited stage right.

Custerwolf May 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

[re=312010]Vulpes82[/re]: Yeah, but you’re still a fox.

Custerwolf May 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Ken, you are both visually and auditorily pleasing to my senses, however, these videos really scream for better Choireography.

sweetcandy May 8, 2009 at 4:17 pm

OMG! Why are you guys forcing us to listen to your video love chats?

Do what other closet homos do and do it in the Capitol building.

Crow T. Robot May 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

You guys don’t seem entirely sincere.

Lascauxcaveman May 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm

[re=312013]Bearbloke[/re]: Downright inspriational. (BTW, I was totes bluffing on the beard thing, as I don’t currently have one. But when I grow it out, it looks pretty much like Ken’s if I don’t trim it. My neck is incredibly fertile soil for growing the hair-plant.)

Hedley Lamar May 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Usually a video of this quality ends with a beheading.

Bearbloke May 8, 2009 at 6:46 pm

[re=312332]Hedley Lamar[/re]: That’s Premium Content and costs extra…

El Pinche May 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

I like the Grover voice over. Nice Sesame st. motif this week.

Custerwolf May 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I watched the video again this morning (since my coffee had failed to provide its usual laxitive effect, I was searching for alternatives), and this time I clearly heard Choire say, “I like the guys,” so Tommcatt, it looks like your chances are definitely better than mine.

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