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Two Minutes Hate

In this latest installment of Two Minutes Hate we pose the question: “are cats the ideal libertarians?” Full disclosure: I am an unabashed dog person, and like Milton Friedman quite a lot. So my answer is a resounding “no.” That said, the amount of hate mail the hosts accrued after some derogatory comments they made read more »

Two Minutes Hate: The Schadenfreude Episode

In this installment of Two Minutes Hate faux Human Resources director Bernie Maxsmith appears to have surpassed his last appearances new-found confidence and resentment to clearly display a level of schadenfreude commiserate with the multiple times he has now appeared on the program without modifying the hosts’ behavior. It’s a good one, but I think read more »

Two Minutes Hate: Back and Beardless

It’s been a month and a half since Bernie Maxsmith, faux Fox Business human resources director, has ventured from his lair of paperwork to harangue the hosts of The Independents with their viewer hate mail. He returns tonight. This is one of my favorite installments of Two Minutes Hate. The long stretch between appearances allowed read more »

Two Minutes Hate

In this installment of Two Minutes Hate we detect an internal watershed moment in Bernie Maxsmith. Previously our downtrodden faux HR director has reluctantly joined the show (on his own personal time) to try to improve it via viewer mail. His attitude has been one of gross disappoint and stolid resignation to his duties. However read more »

Two Minutes Hate

  Several people have asked, “Do you write the hate mail yourself?” No, all of the hate mail we feature is authentic vitriol from people with generally poor spelling abilities. I curate the hate mail, which is to say, I sift through quite a lot of it and find the stuff which strikes a balance between read more »

Two Minutes Hate

Ah, Two Minutes Hate, that bittersweet segment which is apparently the least favorite time for Kennedy’s mom. But where we hear true poetry from the twittersphere, irate emailers, and the Reason.com message board. My two favorites in this addition are the reference to a “Ritalin enema,” and the one about earrings, booze and pep pills. read more »

Two Minutes Hate – Bernie and Marital Counseling

In this installment of Two Minutes Hate I try to flush out the Bernie Maxsmith character a bit more, by subtly intimating domestic troubles with his wife Judy, as well as slipping in a joke about impotence. While I thought it was pretty funny to put the Bernie character through marital counseling, it’s important for read more »

Two Minutes Hate

Yet another installment of Two Minutes Hate, wherein my character, Bernie Maxsmith, reads eviscerating viewer hate mail to the hosts of The Independents. The hardest part of this entire thing is not smiling. As time goes on, I would like to add more depth to my glowering. It’s important to keep challenging yourself as an actor read more »

Two Minutes of Hate

One of the great things about The Independents (the television show I write for) is that we’re so supremely confident and good-humored that we now find it funny to read viewers’ hate mail on air. There’s a certain poetry to angry letters; they can be hilariously eviscerating, like a Friar’s Club Roast, or amusingly incoherent, read more »