Thursday, June 18, 2009

In Soviet Russia, Fly Swats You!

"You see? He stares at the fly. How many times have each of us tried to do this? Look at the hand coming up. The poise. The cupping. And the quick slap...Just knocked it away, very rare."

"We've also just confirmed the President is a Ninja."

"You just have to appreciate the, the concentration and the precision! Just a few things going on in the world but it's as if everything was stopped and at a standstill for the President to lower the boom."

So President Obama nailed an insect and, like any proud 12 year old, showed it off to the grown-ups in the room. And yes, the morning TV gaggles that the above quotes were culled from are more clowns than journalists no matter what.

But still. The gushing, the foaming, the child-like awe. You watch that clip and you can see that several studio sets are going to be needing new seat cushions - these people were behaving like Traci Lords at a big dick convention.

So the next time someone tries to tell you with a straight face that the American press isn't biased, or just plain foolish, just ask them to watch

the video here.

This is the kind of doe-eyed vacuum-brained hero-construction that you're supposed to laugh at from the old Soviet Union, or Mao's China, or North Korea. It's not supposed to happen here. If you meet the American President on the street (not that that can happen anymore) you're supposed to be able to shake his hand and tell him "Thanks" or "I don't like what you're doing", not tremble in fear and grind your forehead in the dirt.

Just makes my skin crawl.


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