Posted in Pop Culture by Joseph Knippenberg
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Another funny ">">http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/10/cheney-says-obama-endangers-nation/"> performance.
Matt, it is the You-Tube of the president's correspondent's dinner speach. try this.Cheney did not have the benefit of sycophantic audience laughter.
I have an old on my bookshelf titled What's Funny and Why but it does not really address political humor. Has there been a book written in recent years about what "slays" in political humor and why?
I was thinking in particular of the reference to Rahm Emanuel and his propensity to follow the word "mother" with something other than "'s Day."
Utterly classless, in my view.
Eh . . . that kind of political humor always disappoints. My kind of political humor.
Maybe its funnier in the original Arabic.
Mr. Knippenberg - Would you describe President Bush's little comedy sketch at the same dinner a few years back, about how he just couldn't find those darn WMDs (including a short slide show (maybe video?)) - during a war in which American soldiers were losing their lives in a war initiated due to Iraq/Saddam's possession of those WMDs - as funny or "utterly classless"???
Kate, what sort of slip was that? (Cheney wasn't - technically - the president)
Sorry, Craig, I was rushing and my presentation really could have been better. That was a very sloppy posting. I am too busy this week to be good at anything.
Obama was the president speaking at the link I offered. Cheney was the subject of Steve Thomas' comment #2. Apologies, all.
Kate, did YOU think Bush's "Where are those WMDs???" sketch was funny? (I guess Mr. Knippenberg isn't answering)
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