Obama & Christie = Laurel & Hardy? Just Saying….

I don’t mean to trivialize a serious situation, but the images speak for themselves:

Governor Chris Christie & President Obama - Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy

Christie & Obama – Laurel & Hardy

Governor Chris Christie welcomes President Barack Obama to New Jersey to inspect the damage caused by the killer super-storm Hurricane Sandy.

Obama & Christie - Laurel & Hardy



Tina Fey & Homer Simpson Win Emmys

If you are not a fan of NBC comedies 30 Rock or Saturday Night Live, you may not have even heard of Tina Fey until she made a mocking impression of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin in an SNL skit during the 2008 presidential campaign. On September 12, Ms. Fey was awarded the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her portrayal of Governor Palin in Saturday Night Live • Presidential Bash 2008.

The Creative Arts Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance went to Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson in The Simpsons • Father Knows Worst on Fox.

In case it is necessary to state the obvious, Ms. Fey and Mr. Castellaneta were both honored for performances in works of fiction. Do you know how many Obama voters don’t know it was Tina Fey and not Sarah Palin who said “I can see Russia from my house!”? According to a Zogby poll of 512 Obama voters taken from November 13-15, 2008, 86.9 % mistakenly believed it was Sarah Palin who made that comment.

Of those included in the polling sample, 97.1% were high school graduates or higher and 55% were college graduates.


A Hope Worth Remembering

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.” — Bob Hope

Born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England on May 29, 1903, Bob Hope emigrated to the United States with his family when he was four years old. He died July 27, 2003, in Los Angeles, California, at age 100.

Mr. Hope’s entertainment career spanned vaudeville, radio, film, television and live performances. A comedian, actor, singer and dancer, Mr. Hope was also a humanitarian. For 50 years, he went on the road to entertain American troops, wherever they were stationed. In 1997, he became the only person in history to be designated an “honorary veteran,” for his dedication to the U.S. Armed Forces.

The video clip below is an episode of a Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Bob Hope, featuring Don Rickles. It was broadcast on October 31, 1974. Among the guests seated at the dias were Bob Hope, Jack Benny, John Wayne, James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Howard Cosell, Phyllis Diller, Flip Wilson, Rich Little, Milton Berle, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Governor Ronald Reagan, Reverend Billy Graham, General Omar Bradley, Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, President Gerald Ford, and Mr. Hope’s wife Dolores.