Daily Hilarity: Taylor Swift’s Saturday Night Live Monologue Song: “Monologue (lalalala)”

So on Saturday night, Taylor Swift went on SNL and performed a really funny song. (The video used to be in this post before NBC took it down from YouTube.) I was really impressed with her comic delivery in numerous respects.   She really squeezes all the comedic juice out of a fairly by-the-numbers bit of writing.

I love the great little touch at the end where she says they’re going to have a great show and Kanye West is not there, exactly where the tradition is to mention that a musical guest is there.  They got that just right.

Fun Camels With Hammers fact, my post on the Kanye West interruption of Taylor Swift’s speech currently ranks as the fourth most viewed post in the website’s short history and it marked a watershed point in our traffic which essentially tripled its daily rate after that post and has maintained that level ever since.  How’s that for unpredictable?

And one last curiosity: is it just me or does anyone else wonder why the creepy guy at the party in Lost Highway is sitting behind Taylor Swift at the drum set?  In case you don’t remember him, below is that scene from that film—compare it with the footage of Swift’s performance above.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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