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Chicken Chasing is How We Used to Train Back in the Old Days

November 5, 2008

I’ve got a couple of quick thoughts about last night. If you can’t stomach the thought of me sharing honest opinions, pretend it’s written by guest blogger Boba Fett or something.

* Congrats to Obama. I don’t agree with his most of his policies and I didn’t vote for him (didn’t vote for McCain, either), but I certainly wish him the best. I think he’s going to make a good president. My problem is not as much with him as with his supporters. One thing I find insulting is this fascination with him as a transcendent figure. Please. He’s not Martin Luther King. He was an instrument. The Democrats needed a figure that people could rally behind to guarantee a blow out. Obama fit the bill. I’m not saying he’s not capable, or that he shouldn’t have won. But let’s not make this out to be more than it is. Two politicians ran for president. The better candidate won. Period. There will be change, no doubt, but the status quo will not alter significantly because of Barack Obama. Get ready for more of the same.

* That being said, I can’t wait for all this free health care I’m going to get. Yay Obama!

* You know what’s funny? For years, you’ve heard people championing the idea of a “Washington outsider,” emerging on the political landscape, and when one actually does, the masses don’t hesitate to tear her apart. Just goes to show you that when the media collectively makes up their mind about someone, America thinks as they’re told to think. Good little doggies.

* Speaking of Palin, would anyone else like to have seen that lughead Biden quizzed as aggressively as she was? I would have liked to have seen how Puddy’s dad held up under questioning.

* One other thing about the Obama knob-slobbing in the media: one pundit last night praised Obama on his ability to raise money. So we’re giving him props for the fact that a lot of people wanted him to win, so they gave him cash? What exactly did he do? It wasn’t like he was selling candy bars door to door.

* I’ve read a lot of people saying that McCain gave a classy concession speech last night, but when is the last time a presidential loser didn’t give a classy concession speech? Did anyone expect McCain, a career politician, to get up there and tell Obama to suck it? Besides, he doesn’t want to screw up his next big political move: the construction of his sarcophagus and pyramid.

* Went to see Zack and Miri last night. Solid effort. Best performances were Craig Robinson and Justin Long. It also featured one of the best uses of a Live song in a movie or TV show, second only to the season 2 finale of The Shield. KS and Shawn Ryan remain the only two humans to ever salvage anything out of Live’s time together as a band.

*If you work at a movie theater, and you burn popcorn, you should have your bow tie and flashlight revoked.

* Rocky II was on AMC last night, for anyone who wanted to see a white man actually beat a black man at something. Wouldn’t it have been a cool plot twist if Mickey had punched Adrian in the stomach when she was pregnant so she’d get put in the hospital and not distract Rocky?

* It’s interesting to note the role that charisma plays in this and pretty much every other election. You can trace it all the way back to 1980, but I stick to my belief that charm wins out over just about any other factor when it comes to picking a president. Think about it: Obama is an electrifying, exciting young guy. W radiates a down-home type of charm that makes people feel comfortable. Reagan was a movie star. And Bill Clinton was a snake-charming philanderer who fucked anything that moved. Now, check out this compilation of suck: Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Al Gore, John Kerry, and John McCain. You just read the guest list for what would be the most boring party in the history of Planet Earth.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Jim permalink
    November 5, 2008 7:32 pm

    They did try to quiz Biden, but he expertly deflected all questions by pointing to the back of his novelty jacket and saying, “ask the 8-ball.”

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