Sunday, October 11, 2009

Late Night Fodder: Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

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Amid the gasps and head-scratching, the last few days have been a barrage of Obama jokes about the Nobel Peace Prize that, amazingly, even Obama himself admitted was undeserved.

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It's been great fun for people and terrific fodder for the late night hosts! Here's a sampling to enjoy.

Tweet: Humor Czar condemns Nobel Prize jokes.

Rush Limbaugh: I don’t believe this! He’s not only the first post-racial president; he’s also the first post-accomplishment.

Tweet: Just wait until Obama wins American Idol before the new season even starts!

Jay Leno: Ironically, his biggest accomplishment as president so far: winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

Tweet: Obama stripped of Nobel Prize for using Performance Enhancing Teleprompter.

Bill Maher: Conservatives say the award represents everything they stand against: black people, foreigners, and peace.

Tweet: I've read about the other nominees. So it looks like actually doing something knocks you out of the top spot.

Jay Leno: The Nobel committee said they wanted to recognize the president's fine work in bringing peace to a black professor and a white cop through the strategic use of beer.

Tweet: Why didn't Obama win the Nobel Prize for Literature? Answer: He actually wrote 2 books.

Conan O'Brien: The committee said they gave it to Obama partly for his idealism and commitment to global cooperation, but mostly for calling Kanye West a jackass.

Tweet: If you hear rumors of an Obama accomplishment, report it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Seth Meyers: In a surprise decision, President Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Friday. In other premature awards this week: high school football player Billy Reynolds has been named this year's Heisman Trophy winner; fifth grader Amber Collins has been named Miss America; and nine-year-old Dylan Holt has been named People's 'Sexiest Man Alive.

Conan O'Brien presented a list of the other awards Obama received on Friday:
Oscar for Best Cinematography 2009
Cy Young Award
International Air Guitar Championship
Winner, Ernest Hemingway Look-a-Like Contest
Best in Show, Westminster Dog Show
Blue Ribbon at the Texas State Fair for Best Corn Relish
World's Best Grandma

Tweet: Obama’s lesson to children: Success is 99 percent aspiration and 1 percent perspiration.

1 comment:

  1. I think we (aka conservative America) knew how worshipped Obama was by liberals, domestically and abroad, and I try to use that word, worshipped, loosely, but this really did give a good indication of it for the entire seeing world. So, I'm not surprised that he is adored in Scandanavia, where they protested George W. Bush, but I am surprised that an award of such prestige would sink this low. Now, all things are political!

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