Skip to comments.***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***
Posted on 10/05/2012 5:40:30 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
The presidential debate Wednesday night was the most tweeted about event in political history, and, it's still being talked about this morning.
Jon Stewart, appearing on Good Morning America today to tout his own upcoming debate (Saturday in Washington) with Bill O'Reilly, assessed President Obama and Mitt Romney.
"I think we can all be satisfied in this election that no matter what happens, we're going to have an incredibly good-looking president," cracked Stewart. "That was some beefcake up there last night. The two of them. And when they take this thing into the swimsuit competition...."
He continued: "There's not a country in the world ... put those two up against what? (German Chancellor Angela) Merkle?"
He added that now, "Obama realizes, 'Oh, pre-season's over. I should probably familiarize myself with my presidency and learn some of the various numbers and things that go along...' I thought he had a very difficult night. And I'm concerned he may not re-elect us."
The debate night was the most tweeted about event in political history, and stars weighed in.
Alec Baldwin: "Obama is a potentially great man who remains mildly uncomfortable in public life. Mitt is a gifted off-shore money tycoon and tax preparer." And, "2 judge these men from these debates is ridiculous. Obama is a 21st Century Democrat. He wants as much change as corp America will allow."
Mia Farrow: "I love great schools I love Big Bird I like coal Not feeling the coal-love"
Lady Gaga: "I believe its important to note before this begins that Romney is a millionaire and paid well below the average tax rate, paying only 13.9%."
Samuel L. Jackson: "What future generations is Mitt the guardian of?! I think dude just wants to add Leader Of The Free World to his resume'!"
Dean Cain, who tweeted a lot about the debate: "Romney looks like the next President to me. I'm looking forward to next year. #Romney"
Michael Moore: "Ok, here's my optimistic tweet: Romney didn't convince a single Obama voter to change their vote. But O needed to fire up the base. Not done."
Bill Maher: "my rating: Romney won the debate, Obama had the facts on his side, and Lehrer sucked. Next debate, get @SethMacFarlane to host!"
Rob Lowe: "Watched a lot of debates, that was a real blood-letting. #POTUSwiffs#Mittenssticks
Just as Big Bird became a trending topic the instant Mitt Romney brought him up, moderator Jim Lehrer got his share of attention, from criticism to parody to sympathy.
Tweeted Chris Rock: "Both candidates debated poorly. Obama is thinking about his anniversary. Romney is nervous near a black man. Jim Lehrer is made out of clay."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: "What r u doing, Jim Lehrer? What r u doing?!"
Al Roker cracked: "I hope Jim Lehrer gets the license plate of the truck that drove over him in this debate."
FunnyorDie noted: "'Poor Jim' is trending worldwide. So at least Jim Lehrer has that going for him. #debate2012"
Said Andy Cohen: "I sympathize with Jim Lehrer - sometimes its hard getting control over passionate people! #RH"
And emerging during it all was @Silent Jim Lehrer page, which included tweets such as, "um... I..."
Here are 25 of our favorite debate-related tweets:
W. Kamau Bell -- The media is promoting the #debates like a full on sports event. People are going to be real disappointed when it's just 2 dudes talking.
Linnéa Sandström -- Romney has a bigger US flag pin than Obama. The debate is over? #debates
Sarah Littman -- Mitt: "I like coal" Poor people will find it in their stockings if I am President. #debates
Rachel Lichtman -- So far the only Zingers are in Chris Christie's glove compartment. #debates
Todd Barry -- These guys are both feeding off the energy of the crowd. #debates
Marc Lombardi -- The debate would be much more interesting & informative if a buzzer went off every time an untrue statement was made. #debates
Kathleen Madigan -- So far, this is as exciting as lunesta. Which I love. #mockthevote
Aaron Blitzstein -- "It's time for my second question." - Jim Lehrer at 3pm tomorrow
Indecision -- This campaign to re-elect Bill Clinton is going really well. #debates
Storify: Big Bird and the presidential debate
Kristi Harrison -- I have to admit they're both pretty handsome. I'm waiting for the swimsuit competition to decide. #debates
Fired Big Bird -- Somewhere Paul Ryan is kicking over trash cans in hopes of smoking out Oscar the Grouch
Jim Sterling -- Obama is winning in the "Looking amazingly condescending when the other guy talks" race. #debates
Danny Sullivan -- Sorry, that was Obama spending five seconds arguing that he's owed five more seconds to argue #debates
Phil Plait -- After reading all the variations of the debate drinking games, I have decided to simply remove my liver and set it on fire.
Mo Mandel -- This is the worst SNL skit of all time. #debates
Tara Ariano -- Frankly, neither candidate is working hard enough to land the immigrant feminist small business owner non-voting socialist vote. #debate
Fired Big Bird -- If you don't vote Obama, Mitt Romney is going to be eating me by the end of November. Show your support. #BigBird2012
Dave Weigel -- This is like watching a tax law professor debate an investment advice infomercial host
Silent Jim Lehrer -- ...I...so, I...guys...
Patton Oswalt -- Hey Obama -- TRAIN WITH HILLARY. This is ROCKY III and she's your Apollo Creed. #eyeofthetiger
Nisha Chittal -- where is the orchestra from the Emmys when you need them! #debates
Crystal Bruce -- Whoever dances off stage horse riding style to Open Gangnam --- wins! #debates2012
Doug Benson -- 14 minutes until we can all go back to preferring the candidate we liked when the debate started. #debate
Are You Italian? -- The debates in my house are much louder. #2012debate
Dennis Miller Show -- Obama better hope a Kicked A** is covered under Obamacare
Woo-hoo, top 10! Thanks for the Friday Silliness, Lucky!
Happy Friday Everyone! Woo Hoo!
I finally got around to going fishing this mornin but after a while I ran out of worms.
Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth, and frogs are good bass bait.
Knowing the snake couldnt bite me with the frog in his mouth, I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog and put it in my bait bucket.
Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bit.
I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth.
His eyes rolled back, he went limp, I released him into the lake without incident, and carried on my fishing with the frog.
A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot.
There was that same snake with two frogs in his mouth.
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Yay! It’s been busy this morning, but the end is in sight!!
The “silliness thread” has already been posted
Obama says he doesn’t know who the look-alike was who was on stage with him claiming to be Mitt Romney.
On the other hand, Mitt Romney says he doesn’t know who the look-alike was who was on stage with him acting like he had just been awakened from a nap.
Michael Moore has suggested that Obama’s biggest failing in Wednesday’s debate was using John Kerry as a sparring partner.
Mitt Romney stated that he practiced against an empty chair. Said Romney, “Actually, the chair was tougher.”
Big Bird died.
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Compilation Of Every Uh Obama Uttered During Debate
Ya Friday !! Bring on the silliness!! It’s snowing right now here in southeastern Wyoming.
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-years phase-in plan that would become know as “Euro-English.”
In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c.” Sertainly, this will make sivil servants jump for joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of “k.” This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with “f.” This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.
In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent “e” in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.
By the 4th year, people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v.”
During the fifz yer, ze unesasary “o” kan be droped from vords kontaining “ou” and after ziz fifz yer, we vil hav a rel sensibl riten styl. Zer wil be no more trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.
Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.
Gore said that the altitude affected Obama’s performance in the debate.
But Obama delivered a wonderful acceptance speech in Denver four years ago to thousands of people who were smitten by the Obama rhetoric and presence.
When Gore was asked about that, he said “The altitude affected the voters.”
Adele is in the news again.
Apparently, the Independent Voters have all been singing “Rumor Has It” to Obama.
If counting on Biden to save the day, the Obama campaign has decided to attack Romney on the basis of who is more trustworthy.
ARE THEY NUCKIN’ FUTS??????????
Sorry, Lucky, life is too silly today. Maybe we need an Official Friday Seriousness Thread for a break from it.
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