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Bush’s Humor Becomes Tiresome

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There was a time in which I thought having George W. Bush as president wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Well, not such a bad thing for comedy that is. In truth Bush’s humor ran out four or five years ago. Every time this man speaks he says something funny, but it’s becoming predictable and bland. Please Mr. Bush, get some new material. I mean you do have some of the best writers working for you.

It became more apparent this Veterans Day during Bush’s speech that he needs a new comedy writer. You know when you hear a joke and you know it’s funny, but you’ve heard it so many times you can’t laugh at it any more, that’s what his material has become.

My favorite joke from Friday’s speech was the one about baseless facts. You all know how that one goes. “These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America’s will.” I know I should be laughing at this, but I just can’t bring myself around to doing it any more. It’s just not funny any more.

Take another example, “It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began.” Now this one did make me smirk a bit, but I should be laughing my ass off.

Maybe I’m just becoming too depressed of the fact that none of this is actually a joke. This man is serious. The fact that he is serious about what he says used to add to the comedic factor, but nowadays I find myself barely acknowledging the humor behind what Mr. Bush says.

I used to also think that this whole war thing that he’s been building on was just part of an elaborate act, but I haven’t seen the joke behind it yet. Maybe it’s one of those Andy Kaufman types of jokes where you don’t realize it’s funny until later. I sure do hope that punchline is coming up soon.

Perhaps twenty or thirty years from now we’ll get the joke. I mean we’re still waiting for the punch line from the Vietnam War and that thing ended a while ago.
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  • http://www.mondoirlando.com Aaron, Duke De Mondo

    Jon, i share your pain here. heh, i;’m reminded of Morrissey, in fact;

    “That joke isn’t funny anymore,
    It’s too close to home and it’s too near the bone”

  • http://iaif.blogspot.com/ Jon Fowler

    Thanks Aaron, I’m glad to see others are tired of Bush’s jokes.

  • http://FlyingBananaPie Flying Banana Pie

    I didn’t know he was trying to be funny, anyway he stinks.

  • http://journals.aol.com/vicl04/VictorLana/ Victor Lana

    Jon,

    This reminds me of the Mike Myers character on SNL (in the “Sprockets” sketch).

    As he used to say to a guest who had become boring, “You have become tiresome.” So has W.

  • Anthony Grande

    Well, I would get tired of it too if I hated the person.

  • http://iaif.blogspot.com/ Jon Fowler

    Anthony, I don’t hate Mr. Bush. I do hate some of his policies and decisions, but not him personally.

  • Nancy

    Well written (and amusing) article. Thanks.

  • sarah

    OH NOW I GET IT

  • Brian

    It is very simple to make these statements about a person whom you do not agree with. The statement you make about saying that Bush actually means what he says is proof in itself. You are taking your personal political views to draw your conclusions. Is it not the rooted concept of our nation to have a wide range of ideologies?

  • Dave Nalle

    Well, perhaps the process is – laughing, scoffing and finally acceptance. That might be how you go from irrational bias to accepting truth.

    Dave

  • http://iaif.blogspot.com/ Jon Fowler

    >>It is very simple to make these statements about a person whom you do not agree with.< <

    I cannot deny the fact that bias does make it easier to write a piece like this. I also would say that somebody with a bias towards a liberal politican could do the same thing with quotes from them.

    >>Is it not the rooted concept of our nation to have a wide range of ideologies?< <

    Yes it is the concept of our nation to have a wid range of ideologies. Everyone has the right to have their own point of view and as you can see I find some of the things that Bush says are humorous in an unbelieveable sense. I'm not trying to be disrespectful of people's ideologies. My quarl is with the fact that Bush says so many things that go against his what he himself says he believes.

    >>That might be how you go from irrational bias to accepting truth.<<

    I’m sorry you see my bias as irrational Dave. I’m not quite sure what you believe is truth, but I think you can agree that all politicans lie to some degree. I was just trying to point out sarcasticlly some of the statements that I found to be hypocritical or humorous to me. Maybe it’s irrational because I didn’t back it up with too much detail of why I think they way I do on this matter. Overall my point was to show that I am growing tired of what Bush says most of the time and that I wanted to leave it up to the reader to consider why I feel this way. I’m glad that you have drawn your own conclusion, but I disagree that I am being irrational.

  • Dave Nalle

    The irrationality is in having expectations of something different from Bush. He’s a politician. He’s going to do things a certain way and say certain things and expecting something different makes no sense at all. Focusing as this article does on the superficialities of your disagreements with the way he presents his positions just highlights your bias and doesn’t address the basic truths behind what he says.

    Dave

  • http://iaif.blogspot.com/ Jon Fowler

    I’m not just disagreeing with the way he states it, but also with what he is stating. My point was that what he is saying isn’t true and the fact that he keeps saying what he does is comical. Now you may or may not agree with that, but that’s your opinion. I do agree that politicans will say things a certain way as will anyone. Although the way Bush says things may be comical, it wasn’t my intent to focus on that. My intent was to focus on the comical nature of Bush’s actual message, not necessarily how it was said.