Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Comedians in a twist...

Have you noticed the lack of jokes about our soon-to-be new President, Barack Obama? I've been watching and my little ears perk up every time I hear Obama mentioned in a joke. Inevitably, the joke isn't about Obama, they're just using him in the joke to contrast the boob they're tackling.

What's going to happen over the next four years? What are our late-night talk show hosts going to joke about in the Obama administration?

Democrats are pretty much off-limits unless they've been dumped in the dirt-bag trashcan by their fellow Dems.

With Barack being worshipped by so many it's virtually impossible for him to be treated fairly by the humor circuit. Toss in the race issue and you have a hurdle virtually impossible for comedians to conquer.

I wonder what the next four years will bring... George Bush will be gone. Ditto Dick Cheney. The Democrats will be in control. Sarah Palin is still fair game it seems, even though she's not in the national limelight. It's going to be interesting to see if the "Fairness Doctrine" will apply in late-night comedy! Will they crack jokes about Obama? Will David Letterman do the Presidential bits with Obama instead of Bush?

My guess is they'll shy away from Obama jokes. The outcry from the left will have them off the air if they're not careful with their comedy.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Is it me?

Is it me, or is there a not-so-subtle bias in this story (filed under keywords Democrats, Barack Obama, humor on AOL)

Pepsi Catches Obama's Heat
By Tommy ChristopherJan 1st 2009 9:56AM
I am an avid drinker of Pepsi One, the most delicious diet beverage available on planet Earth. A cold Pepsi One is as good as, if not better than, a "normal" Pepsi. It has 1 calorie, which must be where they put the delicious.

Tell me if the survey doesn't twist something in your gut if you consider yourself a conservative or Republican? Note the "vanilla" lib questions, the snarky Republican question and the strange Independent question.