Mar 22, 2009 iRant
The other night our president made history by appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He made history, he made me laugh and he made the people at the Special Olympics unhappy. I am grateful to anyone who can make me laugh. People don’t laugh enough
This is how it went down: Toward the end of the interview Obama answered Jay Leno’s inquiry into whether he was using the White House bowling alley.
“I bowled a 129,” he said
“That’s very good, Mr. President,” Leno sarcastically replied.
“It’s like the Special Olympics or something,” the president said.
This is funny. Our president has some natural comedic ability. He has timing, he can laugh at himself and he has economy of words. “It’s like the Special Olympics…” Look at all this tells us. He knows he will never compete against a pro. He compares himself to an athlete with a disability. Why is this offensive? South Park did a very funny episode on Special Olympics. In the episode Cartman, (one of my personal heroes) figures he can be a sure winner at the Special Olympics and feigns a disability to get in. Of course he is beaten by the disabled athletes. My guess is that president Obama would lose bowling game against a disabled bowler. And that would make him eligible for the Extra Special Special Olympics.
We need to lighten up. We are eliminating one by one the topics about which we can laugh. Keep up this elimination process and we will have nothing left we can laugh at. That in itself is just as dangerous to the survival of mankind as is global warming.