The worst part of making this comic is that I had to watch Rush's speech to Conservative Political Action Committee in its entirety. I'm reminded of a great line from The American President, in which Sydney says of the Republican party, those "people who claim they love America but clearly can't stand Americans."
Rush Limbaugh is an easy person to make fun of, and not just because he's a bloated hypocrite with an opiate addiction who doesn't know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Hell, I used to be all of those things. It's that he doesn't understand the difference between having the strength of his convictions and accepting the fact that he could be wrong about, well, anything.
Something that you might not realize about famous people is that for every Rush Limbaugh or Rachael Maddow or Keith Olberman or Bill O'Reilly, there are about a thousand other people you've never heard of. These people probably possess the same skill-set, presentability and talent as their famous counterparts, but they lacked a certain moral flexibility that seems to be required of big-time political pundits.
I mention this because I want to thank all of the people who could have had Rush's job and said, "No thanks. I won't be a divisive demagogue. I won't be a part of the machinery whose sole purpose is to divide this country into the Jets and the Sharks."
End of political discussion.
Phew, now that that's out of the way, I can tell you about "The Whitest Kids U Know." Again, Netflix and my chosen associate have given me access to an incredible library of worthwhile media and the means by which to consume it.
Boredom has become sort of a voluntary state. We now have incredibly engaging multiplayer video game experiences, television on demand in multiple formats and every new computer has a built-in webcam. There's never any need to be out of touch with everyone we know and there's a variety of ways to interact with those people, be it Facebook or Twitter or what-have-you.
This makes it very hard for people like us to capture your attention. But I'm pretty sure we're up to the task.