Monday, February 15, 2010

Captioning: I Am Not A Crook

Obama has tried to link himself to FDR, Lincoln, JFK and even Reagan. But somehow, none of those seemed right. But now, in honor of President's Day, Obama has started to mimic another President. . . and this one fits. Meet Obamanixon.



27 comments:

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: I love it. The Obamanation is being led by Obamanixon. LOL

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, Tell me he doesn't look like Nixon! You know the image I'm talking about, where he leaves the helicopter and does the "V" is for "VD" thing. . . ;-)

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: Indeed it does. That hunched-down angry expression with the pointing finger was parodied by every comedian in sight, particularly Dan Aykroyd on SNL. So why aren't they doing it now? That was a rhetorical question, of course. It also looked a lot like Nixon during his "I'm no crook" speech.

USArtguy said...

"I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed
to be untrue."

–-Richard Nixon, discussing Watergate in 1978

--Barack Obama discussing his entire presidency in 2012.

ScottDS said...

"Sock it to me...?"

I'm 27. I shouldn't know anything about Nixon or Laugh-In. Yet I've seen this clip before. Who knows? :-)

LawHawkSF said...

USArtGuy: Nixon coined at least two new euphemisms for "I lied." One was "I mis-spoke," and the other was "that statement is no longer operative." Obama's neologism is "I feel that I didn't fully explain my position adequately."

AndrewPrice said...

USArtguy -- LOL! I can't wait to see that interview!

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, There's nothing wrong with having knowledge of the past! LOL!

Nice reference, by the way! :-)

DCAlleyKat said...

"I'll gitch you my pretty, and your little dog ToTo too!"

wahsatchmo said...

"Pull my finger, if you dare."

ScottDS said...

Andrew - I know! Just yesterday on BH, I was commenting on the picture of Jack Benny, with references to the Marx Brothers and Mel Blanc.

AndrewPrice said...

DCAlleyKat -- Nice. . . very nice! *applause*

AndrewPrice said...

wahsatchmo, LOL! I wonder how many members of the MSM would pull it now, as compared to a few months back?

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, Nice! Excellent knowledge of old-school Hollywood!

AndrewPrice said...

P.S. Scott, the reason I've framed the Top 25 the way I have is that these films include iconic scenes and lines and ideas that have heavily influenced our culture -- that why I call them "films you should know" rather than "best" or "most romantic" or something like that.

I think if you want to be truly versed in American culture, these are the sorts of references (like the films I mention and the references you are making) you need to know.

DCAlleyKat said...

thank you Andrew...and I agree on the film idea, a really really "fill-in-the-blank" film will always leave you an unforgettable line!

BevfromNYC said...

Obama: HEY YOU! I'm tellin' Michelle! Put the donut down...

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, I can literally see him landing on the lawns of children, ordering them to put down their donuts and twinkies. Yikes!

AndrewPrice said...

DCAlleyKat, Interestingly, one of my upcoming Top 25 articles is going to be the films that are most referenced in the culture -- but that's a few weeks away yet.

StanH said...

“Bad teleprompter!”

AndrewPrice said...

Stan, I suspect he's been saying that a lot lately! Right after each of his "THE speech of his Presidency"s.

patti said...

he's Pinocchio-esque here. i can't even look at the dude without suppressing a blech...

AndrewPrice said...

Patti, He is certainly a prime candidate to be muppetized, isn't he?

Writer X said...

"I see dead people."

Or,

He's playing Cops and Robbers with Pelosi.

AndrewPrice said...

At least he's not playing doctor with her!

Of course, with Pelosi, "playing doctor" doesn't mean what it meant to the rest of it -- it means pretending to give botox injections and then filling out reems of government paperwork.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get a "Harumph" out of that guy!

"Mel Brooks - Blazing Saddles"

AndrewPrice said...

Anon, Excellent! I honestly hadn't thought about that one, and it's truly perfect for the picture! I now want to see his back, to see if he has "Prez" written on it?!

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