Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Top Ten List

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In these turbulent days of Hope n' Change, Obama appeared on the David Letterman Show to prove that he's man enough to answer the tough questions posed by a flamingly liberal comedian.

While on the show, the president got a huge laugh and riotous applause for saying "you know, I was black before the election." So far, no one has been able to explain why this remark is clever, or even what the hell it means. Much like the rest of the president's policies.


Eric said...

Stilt- Sad thing is, that Top 10 list may even be true.

Anonymous said...

You know when you're not sure if something is the real or parody? I think that list is one of those things.

Philip said...

I really don't know what the point was.

Nothing new was discussed and Dave's softball questions are not what the president needs to get his polices passed.

It's doubtful the cutesy story of the Obama kids "goofing off" all summer is going to change anyone's mind on health care.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

The best parody should be as close to the truth as possible, so that was the goal here.

The president's motives for doing Letterman are still puzzling; his healthcare plan is not misunderstood, it's disliked...and the more he talks about it, the less people like it and (not coincidentally) the less they trust him.

Sadly, I think the main reason he went on the show is because Obama's main draw has always been his celebrity (rather than the quality of his ideas), and he's trying to regain the wide but tissue-thin support he enjoyed when he became the nation's latest fad.

Suzy said...

Should I get on my latest "modern generation tv" soapbox again?

Nah. haha.

(I won't even complain about the brainwashing my kids have been getting by watching the commercials that come even between wholesome kids shows like Barney! Because of which we are really trying to get back to more dvd's and less cable tv shows...*sigh*) Well ok ideally, more outside and playing time!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Suzy, in our household, we're big fans of "Turner Classic Movies," and find that our "sweet spot" for family entertainment is largely (but not exclusively) movies from the 30's and 40's.

We recently watched "The Great Rupert," a comedy about a dancing squirrel (and Jimmy Durante). Not a classic by any means, but quite enjoyable...and of course, safe for the whole family.

Check out this clip and TELL me you don't want to see more!

Suzy said... stuff....we like Dick Van Dyke and Leave it to Beaver and Andy Griffeth...stuff like that! They knew how to do tv "back then"....and I still say "Mary Poppins" is one of the best classic movies ever made.

At least we know when we are watching that, Obama won't show up in the middle and turn it into a horror flick!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Suzy, "Dick Van Dyke" and "Andy Griffith" are in the pantheon of TV Greats here at the Institute of Hope n' Change. Those two series are among the very few we've got on DVD.