In the town of New Lovington, few things are bigger than the Valentine’s Day dance “Sweetheart Queen” and Elizabeth (a fresh-from-rehab Rebecca Gillis) is determined to capture the crown for herself. Thus begins director George Kornfeld’s Sweetheart Queen, a long-forgotten entry in the slasher sub-genre.
Elizabeth campaigns endlessly, papering the hallways with posters asking for fellow students’ votes. With only a few weeks until the dance, Elizabeth is barely trailing rival Amanda (an extended cameo from genre veteran Heather Ann Williams), so she turns up the heat, staging impromptu pep rallies and handing out homemade heart-shaped cookies and lollipops to any student she passes.
Parks & Recreation is probably my favorite mainstream comedy on television right now. It’s got such a great big heart and all the comedy seems to stem from the idea that watching good people spend time with each other is just damn enjoyable. No one gets beat up on mercilessly for the sake of the joke. Except maybe Jerry. But even Jerry gets to win from time to time. This is a show that understands that everyone needs to win once in a while. Parks & Rec is also home to one of the best characters on television: Ron Swanson. A fiercely-independent Libertarian who has gold buried all over Pawnee (or does he?), Ron is such a manly man that there’s no man more manly than Ron. So I drew him. If you haven’t seen the show and you love good-natured (and hilarious) humor, you’d do well to seek out the first four seasons (on DVD or Netflix or wherever you can find). The fifth season is currently airing on NBC.
Obama won. Awesome (if you voted for him. And if not, I’m sorry your guy didn’t win. Better luck in 2016.) Here’s how Stone Cold Joe Biden celebrated the victory:
Fans of election humor and cancelled-then-resurrected comedy show Arrested Development should head over to Arrested Decision 2012, a tumblr which posts images of Arrested Development dialogue over images from the campaign. It’s very funny. I made them an image and submitted it. If they never post it, I’m at least posting it here, for my few followers’ enjoyment:
Hopefully you guys get that joke.
Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, at least we can all agree on this: it’s over. At least until next week when the Republicans and Democrats start planning their candidates for 2016.