Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Four Dunderheads of the Apocalypse

I can't even make jokes about this stuff...

I was not too disappointed when I heard that the first lady appeared as an anchor of the network morning show "Today" for an hour. First Ladies are supposed to do that sort of thing, I guess...

...But I must admit that I was quite shocked to hear that all three candidates for President of the United States appeared on a wrestling program, "WWE Raw". Hillary Clinton: "You need a president who will go to the mat with you"; Obama: "Do you smell what Barack is cooking?"; and McCain: "Whatcha gonna do when John McCain and all his McCain-iacs run wild on you?"

But I was absolutely floored when I heard that President Bush appeared on the game show "Deal or No Deal". Bush said, "How'd you like to host a three-trillion dollar Deal or No Deal?" I'm not really sure that it is an appropriate time for the president to make light of our country's financial woes...

For those that might not remember, the host of the game show is comedian Howie Mandel, who is famous for this gag:

"Mandel's signature stunt as a stand-up comedian was stretching a latex glove over his head and inflating it with his nostrils, filling it until it suddenly propelled itself off of his head." Wikipedia

I have nothing against Howie Mandel, I always thought that he was pretty funny in his day, but I cannot believe that the President of the United States went on to a television game show hosted by a man who used to propel latex gloves off of his head with his nostrils.

I just can't believe it.

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At Thu Apr 24, 06:17:00 AM, Blogger FranIAm said...

Believe it.

And be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

(oh no, did i just play the fear card?)

Well I think you know what I mean. Latex-gloved comedians are indeed one of the seven signs of the apocalypse.

And a certain chain smoking, drinking and pill popping first lady being on the today show is another.

At Thu Apr 24, 08:04:00 AM, Blogger FranIAm said...

Oh. Blogger did not eat my comment.

Blog commenter just lost her way.

It happens.

At Thu Apr 24, 09:07:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

It could've been worse. Bush could've been on Hardball.

At Thu Apr 24, 09:19:00 AM, Blogger Übermilf said...

I think Bush can empathize with the brain cell loss Mr. Mandel has sustained over the years as a result of the oxygen loss.

At Thu Apr 24, 10:02:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

It's sickening.

At Thu Apr 24, 10:42:00 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Yep, great time to yuck it up on a fu*king game show. Of course with bush's mentality that's probably all he should have ever done.

At Thu Apr 24, 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...

I can't believe the President would go on a game show hosted by a man that wears a thumb ring like Mandel.

Each to their own.

At Thu Apr 24, 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Spirula said...

I really thought this whole post was a gag. Then I clicked the links. Wasn't expecting that kind of gag.

Wasn't Laura Heath Ledger's stunt double in the new Batman movie?

You know what Raw spelled backwards is? Just sayin'.

It comes as no surprise that Apathy in Chief showed up on a "game" show which requires no intellectual abilities whatsoever, yet rewards the participants with boo-koo's of cash. It's like the story of his life.

At Thu Apr 24, 01:12:00 PM, Blogger konagod said...

I have come to the conclusion after 48 years of residing on this here planet that I actually live in one giant insane asylum.

At Thu Apr 24, 01:46:00 PM, Blogger CDP said...

I totally thought that it was a joke when I heard that he'd been on that show; I was floored when I learned that it had actually happened. FYI, he was on American Idol (via satellite) last night. I guess "Rock of Love" is next.

At Thu Apr 24, 02:09:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

Don't all hate me, but I actually saw Bush on the show. He said something about wanting to be on a show with "good ratings." Clearly poking fun at his terrible ratings these days. It was really quite pathetic.


At Thu Apr 24, 02:39:00 PM, Blogger Unconventional Conventionist said...

Where lies the line between contemporary politics and infotainement anymore?

Wait, what am I saying...

At Thu Apr 24, 05:11:00 PM, Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

And in light of Nixon's appearance on Laugh-in, there is yet another way Mushmouth and Tricky DFick are kindred souls.

At Thu Apr 24, 05:18:00 PM, Blogger darkblack said...

One will never go broke betting on the unplumbed depths of pandering and self-abasement in the service of conquest to be found within the human politician, dear Doctor.


At Thu Apr 24, 08:12:00 PM, Blogger mwb said...

Please do not show pictures of Frau Bush and John "Bush's Sloppy Seconds*" McCain in the same post....some of us may have eaten recently.

Does you blog need to carry a warning not to eat xx minutes before reading? ;-)

* My new official nickname for him.

At Fri Apr 25, 05:28:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

FranIAm: I didn't mind the First Lady on the "Today" show, but Obama and Hillary on a wrestling program was very depressing.

FranIAm: I ate your comment! (It was delicious.)

Randal Graves: The Bush/Matthews combination would cetainly be unsettling!

Übermilf: Ha! Very true, although I think that Howie has overcome his handicap far better than the president...

Dr. Monkerstein: Yep. That's how I felt.

Pissed Off Patricia: Indeed! The sheer audacity of Bush making light of the plight of this country is enough to turn anyone's stomach.

Dean Wormer: Eek! I didn't know that Howie now wears a thumb ring. I gues that he has gotten kind of creepy over the years.

Spirula: If I hadn't seen the clips I wouldn't have believed it myself. And you insult Heath Ledger, sir. ;o)

Konagod: I wish it was as orderly as an giant insane asylum.

CDP: OMG - He was on American Idol too?!?!? I can't stand it anymore. I am hitting my against the wall repeatedly right now.

BAC: I have nothing against the show, but Bush has degraded the office of the president one more notch downwards. Ack!

Unconventional Conventionist: The line between infotainment and politics has become non-existant. Britney Spears for president!

Omnipotent Poobah: I actually liked Nixon's appearance on Laugh-In. His inability to use the correct inflection in his line, "Sock it to me!" was hilarious!

Darkblack: Sadly, that is very true. At least my pandering and self-abasement is done with dignity and honor!

MWB: I read your post! That's hilarious! Sloppy Seconds is a fine nickname for McCain.

At Fri Apr 25, 10:25:00 AM, Blogger Mauigirl said...

There is no difference anymore between entertainment and reality. Like ancient Rome, we are apparently in the last days of our "empire."

At Fri Apr 25, 12:08:00 PM, Blogger Swinebread said...

The world already ended

At Fri Apr 25, 02:51:00 PM, Blogger Freida Bee said...

Oh... I can believe it all too readily.

At Fri Apr 25, 05:19:00 PM, Blogger Kulkuri said...

Looks like NBC is racing to the bottom of the ratings heap.

At Sat Apr 26, 09:46:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Mauigirl: I couldn't agree more. I was so disapointed to hear about this.

Swinebread: Nope, not yet. That will happen in 3978. The Leader of the NRA will set off the Alpha-Omega Bomb, and there shall finally be equality among the Lawgiver's children. (All ashes are created equal, don'tcha know.)

Freida Bee: Yes, well - perhaps I am too much an idealist. I probably should not have been surprised.

Kulkuri: They aren't all bad! They do have Keith Olbermann. :o)

At Sun Apr 27, 12:02:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

nixon appeared on laugh-in BEFORE he was president -- it was during the 1968 campaign.

just correcting the facts

as for bush on deal or no deal --- i find it sickening that a man who has squandered trillions in illegal and immoral wars and has lined the pockets of his corporate donors is on a show that has absolutely ZERO skill or education value -- other than knowing the odds of which valise to pick. then again bush knew the odds of "winning" in iraq and went ahead anyway

what a loser

ps -- laura should stay off the today show

At Mon Apr 28, 08:34:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

"Nixon appeared on laugh-in BEFORE he was president -- it was during the 1968 campaign."

Oops! Thanks for the correction!


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