Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Metaphor of the Day

I will admit that I never really got the whole Andy Kaufman thing. I think I was born about five years too late for it to make a whole lot of sense, as I suspect that the context of the times had a lot to do with the humor.

Well, you know what they say, history is cyclical. The quote I hear most often is "History repeats itself," but I think Mark Twain said it better, when he said (and I'm paraphrasing here, because I'm too lazy to do a 5 second Google search) that history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes.

Well, we're back, apparently, to a time when Andy Kaufman makes sense, in the context of the times. Today, I would like to present to you: Andy Kaufman channeling Barack Obama.

The military, represented here by the martial tomes of the Mighty Mouse theme song, works hard to keep the nation safe and free, performing heroically and, yes, Saving the Day, whilst Barry stands around doing nothing. Or, more likely, golfing.

But when the climactic action comes, there's Barry, waiting to take the credit for his "gutsy call, trying to look brave while mouthing someone else's words.

And failing to see the irony inherent in such behavior.

Or perhaps I'm just reading too much into a dumb sketch.

Anyway, I will continue to be on the lookout for more metaphors in need of a good waterboarding.

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