No need to worry. The Obama’s administration’s got your GM or Chrysler covered. Everyone calm down now…
I actually watched the first ever Saturday Night (which is what it was called before the word “Live” was added). The highlight of my week as a little kid was staying up after my parents went to bed on Saturday and hearing Chevy Chase as President Ford shouting, “Live from New York it’s Saturday Night!” Gerald Ford wasn’t even particularly funny, but Chevy Chase took his tiny bits of clumsiness and created several funny openers.
Dan Ackroyd was even funnier as Jimmy Carter who even lusted after Sherry Lewis in his heart. Dana Carvey created comedy gold from a lack luster George H. W. Bush. Phil Hartman gave us Reagan with rosy cheeks, but you’ll have to forgive me, I didn’t watch the show much in those years so my recollection is not that great; however, I do remember this sketch:
But Hartman also did a great Clinton which was taken over by Darrel Hammond. Finally we had Will Farrel as George W. Bush giving us that great word, “Strategery.”
For goodness sakes, SNL has even given us parodies of presidential candidates. Does anyone remember Dana Carvey debating himself playing George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot? Norm MacDonald was excellent as Bob Dole.
The point is, SNL was always able to take even unfunny presidents and candidates and create memorable caricatures. So what’s up with their portrayal of Barack Obama? Are they afraid? Apparently I’m not the only one noticing SNL’s lack of humor.
Now that’s a marketing campaign.
Okay, here’s the real video
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – A new pair of hands pulled him from his stump this year, so it was only fitting that Punxsutawney Phil offered a new prediction.
The groundhog did not see his shadow Friday which, according to German folklore, means folks can expect an early spring instead of six more weeks of winter.
Since 1886, Phil has seen his shadow 96 times, hasn’t seen it 14 times, and there are no records for nine years, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. The last time Phil failed to see his shadow was in 1999.
More evidence of Global Warming?!?
On the slightest chance you didn’t see these two goobers yesterday on Fox (over and over and over) – here they are again in all their elegance and eloquence.
Video no longer available, see Hot Air link below to view.
Oh, by the way, they’re called “pranksters” now. Is that what we’re calling marketers or artists these days?
As usual, more at Hot Air with some commenters placing blame with the Boston police.