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We React to Slate's ‘24’ Parody in Real Time


Slate magazine — a top source of witty satire for, well, no one, we hope — debuted an animated parody of 24 today, inspired by recent remarks made by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. We decided to blog the clip in real time. The following comments take place between 4:30 and 4:32 p.m.

00:13: The guy doing Scalia's voice sounds like McGruff the Crime Dog doing an impression of Richard Nixon.

00:51: Chloe tells Scalia about a plot to "divert a suitcase full of activist liberal constitutional theory from Yale law school to the Court," and makes a comment about cross-referencing some data with a list of students who read Daily Kos and the Huffington Post. This is very funny if you think that simply stating the biases of public figures is hilarious in and of itself you have never heard a single joke before in your entire life.

01:16: They just made a joke about Justice Stevens having a hard time making a decision on a lunch line. This is actually the closest thing to an actual gag in the video thus far, and it's a deeply unfunny gag about someone being wishy-washy!

01:28: Dick Cheney is tied to a chair, surrounded by birds who have — Oh, God. You know what? Never mind, okay? —Matthew Perpetua