09 Oct

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Q. How much did Europe hate George W. Bush?

A. They just gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for not being him.

Snerk. So now we know a few things:

  1. Those Norwegian grandpas look adorable! That one in the background is totally snickering about everybody’s reaction.
  2. The West Wing was not really a TV show, it was prophecy (one, two).
  3. If you want to be a prophet, break out the good shit.
  4. Now Bill Clinton’s Vice President and his Democratic successor both have a Nobel Peace Prize… and Obama hasn’t even been in office for a year. Why do the Europeans hate Bill Clinton?! WHY? Bill Clinton haz a sad.
  5. Obama’s now laboring under the expectations of the world, so he better get himself that bigger plate if he wants to accomplish even a fraction of what his fanbase expects out of him.
  6. I’d hate to be in Obama’s shoes.

In related news, that giant boom you heard in the middle of the night was not a thunderclap – it was the sound of rightwing heads exploding across America.


Posted by on October 9, 2009 in Celebrity, News, Newsmakers, Politics


15 responses to “BwaHAHAhaha!

  1. apu

    October 9, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Wow. That was quick. Totally agree – I think part of the reason they gave him the prize is simply because he’s not Bush 🙂

    And yes, I actually feel sorry for the man – the expectations from him were already too high, now they will be absolutely impossible.

  2. sachita

    October 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I woke up to this joke today morning..

    and then read this some where…

    The Wall Street Journal judged the award “completely bizarre,” arguing in an editorial that “traditionally it has been standard procedure that winners of the prize do their peacemaking first.”‘

    or for the scientists to make the discovery first & so on. World is def. a comedy show.

  3. Sharon

    October 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    So. Bizarre.

    Am convinced this is all part of a far-reaching right-wing conspiracy to:

    (a) win over middle-of-the-road voters disgruntled by Obama winning for something he hasn’t done yet (unless the Nobel committee has had a flashforward to the Obama-created Utopia of 2012?)
    (b) cement the right-wing nutjob vote (“We’re not voting for Obama in 2012! The Europeans like him! EUROPEANS! And everybody knows they’re socialists!”)

  4. No, Bell

    October 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Although the whole “Nobel for Obama” thingy reeks of rampant liplockapallooza — Euro lips firmly locked on US ass (a.k.a. “Yay! We’ve belled the cat”) — to avert WW III (or something far more benign like war on Iran, N. Korea…), I feel more compelled to run with your theory.

    Put your Q&A together with the West Wing prophesies and Aaron Sorkin’s crack comment and what have we here? Right! An instance of “bad crack in the [global] schoolyard.”

    So what? The kids thought that gifting a nice big white “lollipop” to the bully-in-making will, you know, pacify him. Can’t blame them kids. They’ve had it real rough with that Old Bully Named Bush.

    And about the giant boom we heard in the middle of the night, you sure it wasn’t those kids at NASA (not knowing what to do with the $79 million chump change Uncle Sam gave them) slamming this huge LCROSS or something into the moon, to see if all that frozen
    water they thought was in those craters, would crack open in a fountain of fizz, which they would then watch — all “wrapped in silver space blankets and sleeping bags on a grassy plaza” — on a giant outdoor tv screen, screaming “wheeeeeee”?

    Remember those days? Aaah… Some things never change (a.k.a kids will be kids).

  5. ramesh

    October 9, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    astrologers here should study obama’s horoscope .. it might sort of validate their theories for all you know

  6. the mad momma

    October 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    ROFL. Have you ever considered stand up comedy by the way?

  7. pitu

    October 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    ROFL I *just* theorized on my friend’s FB page that giving the Nobel to Obama was essentially a collective sigh of relief after 8 yrs of retarded behavior. Altho, what credibility does an association that gives goondas like Yasser Arafat the Peace prize but not to Gandhi, have?

  8. arti

    October 9, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    “In related news, that giant boom you heard in the middle of the night was not a thunderclap – it was the sound of rightwing heads exploding across America.”… Hahaha. I read the news and thought it was an Onion piece, so I can absolutely imagine the blood pressure rising (or having risen beyond safe thresholds, caused an explosion) in the collective conscious of conservatives across America.

  9. deedee

    October 10, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Its like Obama has now become the Marisa Tomei of awards. that Norwegian grandfather was probably going senile and did a Jack Palance…?

  10. memsaab

    October 10, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Anything that is clearly a bitchslap to the Bush Administration is okay with me! Hugely enjoying the tamasha resulting from it too 🙂

  11. tanay

    October 11, 2009 at 12:12 am

    indiequill, one of the reasons obama was given the nobel was not for whether he has walked the talk so far, but for showing ‘potential’ to bring about change in myriad fields from international poilitics to healthcare, from nuclear weapons free world to putting brakes on the avaricious financial systems, etc, etc.

    all these have in words mostly so far, not converted much to action.

    on another note, einstein is best known for his theories of special relativity and general relativity. this theory showed great ‘potential’ but was very difficult to prove and apply in experiments and in real. many would be surprised to know that einstein was awarded the nobel prize not for his theories of relativity but for for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. this was in 1921.

    so showing ‘potential’ is lot different from ‘achieving’.

    “It’s not what I do, but the way I do it. It’s not what I say, but the way I say it.”
    i feel for obama, the second part has nourished his 9 months in office so far, a lot more on the first part remains to be seen. let’s see how it goes.

    btw, how are you? long time no see.

  12. Orange Jammies

    October 11, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    ROFL@your last line!

  13. Amey

    October 11, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    I think winning a prestigious prize was never so bad for a man… Obama (once again) makes history 😉

  14. Amrita

    October 12, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Apu – You bet it was quick – it blew my mind! 😀

    Sachita – it was definitely political. The Economist this week has a front page asking somebody to wake Europe up (it’s hilariously creepy with Tony Blair as a peeping tom) and I guess this will do it!

    Sharon – haa! “And everybody knows they’re socialists!” Not just any old socialists – gay, arugula munching, effete socialists!

    NB – Maybe they’re just glad that these days they’re bombing the moon instead of places right here on earth. 😀

    Ramesh – seriously! Remember when Advani’s horoscope was all anyone could talk about a few years ago? If only Obama had been Indian, what faltu entertainment could have been ours!

    TMM – too much work! 😛

    Pitu – at least Arafat got a chance to do something!

    Arti – you and me both! I was so sure it was bunkum!

    Deedee – hahaha, poor Marisa Tomei – thats going to haunt her forever!

    Memsaab – I heard it left even Rushbo speechless!

    Tanay – It’s great to see you again!

    OJ – it’s true!

    Amey – if his life was a TV show everyone would say it was just too fantastical.

    Hades – ha, yes, one of the better ones.

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