During the Weekend Update section of Saturday Night Live -- the eight minutes of the show mandated to be funny, by federal law -- there sometimes appears Fred Armisen's character, Nicholas Fehn, "the political comedian", who, in his own words, "'takes stuff from the newspapers and improvises on it -- like here from The New York Times, minimum wage may rise, and that is, I don't, I can't, I mean -- ... moving on, in The Wall street Journal", and on he goes, a man in search of a subject and object.