More from the Half-Hour News Hour. I think I had a dream like this and woke up in a cold sweat. So… how is this political satire? Or even a parody of the news? I’m reminded of the “President Al Gore” SNL sketch, except that was actually funny and delightfully self-deprecating.

I can’t see how the Rush Limbaugh/Ann Coulter sketch would be funny at all, except as a horrific morality tale or self-deprecatingly like Al Gore, though I can’t imagine a twit like Limbaugh or a lunatic like Coulter being self-deprecating.

Ease the pain by checking out the Official Site for Oshawa’s Stephen Colbert Day.

In other TV news, House was picked up for a fourth season, and BSG was picked up for 13 episodes of a fourth season, with the possibility of extending it full-length. Sweeeeet.

You remember a month and a half ago, when I called out to the universe for someone to make a “Re: Your Brains” fanvid for Sylar on Heroes? My life is now complete. Linked from Beth!

On the other polar opposite of hilarity, someone posted a clip from Fox’s neo-con wannabe Daily Show, The Half-Hour News Hour. Painfully unfunny (the funniest aspect is how canned the laughter sounds, though I admit the “plummeting approval ratings” was amusing) and unabashedly political. There are so many hilarious and fun-poke-worthy things about the left, and they start with Barack Obama? Wow, no agenda here!

Edit: What the hell? This is being aired on FOX NEWS, not regular-Fox. The Daily Show is aired on BASIC CABLE, after a show about genetic freaks that form a squad of superheroes. How on earth can Fox justify airing this on a NEWS channel? Oh, right. Because they’re completely soulless, and someone accidentally left a bar magnet next to their moral compass. I don’t even know why I was surprised.