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Humor during the election?

Asked by Bri_L (12176points) October 2nd, 2008

I was wondering if this offended anyone. Now I look at this and think “They could switch candidates and it would still be funny”. What is your take.

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fireside's avatar

I thought it was funny. i almost posted it earlier today actually.
Nothing wrong with Homer during the election.

aidje's avatar

I’m still waiting for the video to load on my super slow campus connection. But I can tell you that there is one kind of campaign “humor” that does offend me: “Bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.” I cannot describe how much that offends me.

Bri_L's avatar

Oh, sorry fireside. I didn’t see it.

I was just wondering how the different sides would take it. It could have easily been funny either way.

EmpressPixie's avatar

I thought it was funny. I don’t think the gag would work as well the other way because of the “change” motto, but other than that it would still be funny.

@aidje: You should probably stay away from Capitol Steps. I think they are hilarious. Absolutely so. You.. probably would not.

EmpressPixie's avatar

Cap Steps do musical political humor. I would actually be surprised if Bomb Iran wasn’t theirs first. Of course they would have been mocking hawks, not promoting it, but still…their norm is comedy through pop parody

robmandu's avatar

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

—Ronald Reagan during a microphone test

Funny? Or not?

El_Cadejo's avatar

@robmandu makes me think of this song

deaddolly's avatar

i think we all need a little humor!

Vincentt's avatar

“This doesn’t happen in America – maybe in Ohio, but not in America” xD

maybe_KB's avatar

It’s a funny skit.
As always The Simpsons deliver.
The whole maybe in Ohio line was pretty good.(LOL)
The underlinned message w/ Homer voting Obama
however registering as McCain, is _________, on so many levels.
(fill in the blank)

Bri_L's avatar

@ robmandu – Not. Not in his position. Or I could be acting prudish. Am I acting prudish?

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

Here’s an even funnier follow-up to the video. LOL

robmandu's avatar

@Bri_L, I’m no expert on prudishness, but I wonder if that line would be anywhere near as funny if delivered by anyone other than a sitting president.

Still, old guys with the weight of the world on their shoulders showing a penchant for humor kinda resonates with me. Wouldn’t mind sitting down to a beer with someone like that, maybe.

PIXEL's avatar


Judi's avatar

After the Deibold guy said in 2004 that he would do anything in his power to get Bush elected, this little cartoon makes me wonder if I should laugh or cry.

Judi's avatar

cute uber!

Bri_L's avatar


You know I laughed when I heard it then though I shouldn’t laugh at that because what if.

I am going to look for my balls now.

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