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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tuesday Unfunny

As the author of the original post says, I'm sorry to do this to you. But when the Mysterious Cipher passes me new material, I pass the savings on to you. Plus, it works pretty well with my post from yesterday about the general unfunniness of the right.

I remember what I think was Clinton's last press club video. Whereas Bush's great comedic moment involved jokes about missing WMDs (which wasn't funny to begin with, and even less so to the families of several thousand troops), I remember a throwaway gag with Clinton being ripped off by a White House vending machine. Funny on its own terms, but with that nice added note of a man about to go from world's most powerful to just a civilian (and still able to laugh at himself). Anyway, let's get back to the painful unfunniness and forced whimsy of the asswipes on Pennsylvania Avenue these days.

. . .George and Laura Bush have released their annual holiday video, "Barney's Holiday Extravaganza."

It has everything you could ever want, including peppy music, cute puppy-dog and kitty antics and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson making a cameo appearance in which he breaks it to Barney that the U.S. Treasury is out of money to fund the White House's annual production.

Must be that hilarious Iraq war thing that's caused us to be that broke. Get it?

We even get to see Karl Rove taking a gut-busting turn that shows him successfully getting a part in the dog's production over Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, who was rejected.