“For a sketch that could have been very cringe-inducing, I have to give ‘SNL’ credit for pulling off the tough feat of having a bit based off of the ongoing sex abuse scandals. It turned out to be both funny and not entirely insensitive to a very sensitive subject.”
— Popwatch.ew.com was impressed with “Saturday Night Live,” which aired a sketch that featured host Steve Buscemi, who “played a rightly appalled fictional basketball coach who is called out as a ‘potential sexual predator,’ despite having no evidence to support the theory that he’s a pedophile aside from having a creepy mustache and being anti-social.”
“I love it when rich people manage to convince themselves that they managed to climb to greatness all by themselves. Of course it doesn’t have anything to do with a booby-trapped playing field that rewards the wealthy with even more wealth.”
— Slog.TheStranger.com reacts to a clip from comic Adam Carolla’s podcast rant against the Occupy movement in October that recently went viral. In it, Carolla said, “We are now dealing with the first wave of participation-trophy, my-own-fecal-matter-doesn’t-stink, empowered … everybody’s-a-winner, there-are-no-losers — we are dealing with the first wave of those [expletives].”
“The fact that the dim-witted and near-sighted MPAA has slapped an NC-17 rating on Steve McQueen’s ‘Shame’ implies that there is something prurient about this film, whose central figure is a sex addict, struggling with his demons. But as intense and involving as this film is, the last thing it is would be sexy. Yes, there’s nudity. Yes, there are scenes of people copulating energetically. But sexy? Hardly.”
— HuffingtonPost.com’s Marshall Fine thinks that “Shame,” which debuted nationally Friday, did not deserve such a severe rating.
“Go ahead. Give Andrew Luck the Heisman [Trophy]. Honey Badger don’t care. He just takes it. Tyrann Mathieu is the baddest man on … any collegiate field.”
— TheBigLead.com thinks LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu, who returned a punt for a touchdown in Saturday’s SEC Championship game against Georgia, is the best football player in the NCAA.
“He has some complications with the rope and his beard, and faces the dilemma of whether or not to sacrifice his own personal safety so as not to shatter the Santa Claus illusion for the large group of kids watching him. … Related question: Why is Santa rappelling down a rope? Is that a thing Santa does? Well, apparently not.”
— BestWeekEver.tv was confused by video of a mall Santa at Palm Beach Gardens Mall in Florida in which he removes his fake beard while rappelling down a wall during a promotional stunt.