Can. I. Finish?

Hello Thursday! Meet my blog group, comprised of a fantastic group of ladies  who will dazzle you with insight on various topics.  After reading my post, check out their blogs as well. Just click on:

Froggie (Tracey): One frog’s distinct voice on the world around her.

Merry Land Girl (Melissa): Tales of a suburban mom who likes to talk about pop culture, books, Judaism, family, friendship and anything else that comes to mind.

Darwin Shrugged (Denise): Civilized Observations in an Uncivilized World

For this week, Melissa asked that we write something fun/humorous about voting/elections. She also asked that we not mention anything about our upcoming election/candidates, which I very much appreciate. Seems there’s enough drama and controversy out there; no need to add my own fuel to THAT fire!

I chose the title of my blog post from Dana Carvey’s fantastic impersonation of Ross Perot. I’ve blogged a few times on how influential Saturday Night Live has been on my life. Watching their political satire was no exception. Having come from a background where politics were rarely discussed, it was a way for me to better understand what was going on, a way to climb outside my little bubble.

 

I always assumed that imitation was the highest form of flattery. And the skits were funny. REALLY funny. Who can forget this moment?

Or these? I’m still undecided on who did the best Bill Clinton Impression. Phil Hartman, or Darrell Hammond?

Bill Clinton was always a really good sport, and held his own. I was a teenager when he famously claimed that he never inhaled when he’d smoked marijuana. He also made good use of his saxophone skills, trying hard to relate to my generation.

Going back to Dana Carvey, I felt as though George Bush was pretty cool in allowing Dana to impersonate him. You know the President can handle it, when the impersonator is invited to the White House.

I could go on and on, really, so I’ll end this with a recent Jimmy Kimmel episode, with President Obama. E.E. Cummings once said, “The most wasted of all days, is one without laughter.” Sometimes, the best thing you can do is attempt to find the humor in a situation, in order to get through the rough times.

If you don’t watch any of the other videos I’ve posted today, you NEED to watch this one. It’s pretty hilarious!

Out of curiosity, who do YOU think made the better Bill Clinton? Phil Hartman, or Darrell Hammond?

 

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