Tuesday, November 17, 2009
What Sucks Breaking News…Robin Williams: “No thanks ‘Stimulus Package’, ‘Public Option’ Puns, I’m Going With ‘Weapons Of SELF Destruction’”
Dateline New York. Noted comedian Robin Williams (Mork from Ork, the Robot in Bicentennial Man, “Dan” in “Old Dogs”) will call his upcoming HBO stand up special “Weapons Of Self Destruction”, a clear play on the phrase “Weapons of Mass Destruction”, a Bush-Era term coined to justify the war with Iraq. It should also be mentioned that this special will air in, and it currently is…2009.
In choosing “Weapons of Self Destruction” (emphasis mine), Williams glanced over any number of cheese-dick puns he could have associated with more timely events in Barack Obama’s term as President such as something to do with the “Stimulus Package” or even a take on “Public Option”. Such a choice would have allowed Williams to maintain his trademark hackiness while not seeming like SUCH a douchebag for going all the way to make a “Weapons of Mass Destruction” joke.
Said one observer “I guess we should feel lucky he’s not calling the show ‘I Did Not Have Sex With That Woman’ with an arrow indicating Hillary Clinton. Jesus, what’s with that guy, I wonder if he’ll do that racist black voice that he uses.”
Others have not given up on the “Stimulus Package” idea for the title. “The word package will be too hard for him to pass up. I think we’ll see “Robin Williams’ Stimulus Package’ sometime during Jeb Bush’s first term as President in the year 2018.”
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