...WHY?  5:38 pm March 25, 2009

Terrifying Teevee Fireball Confuses City

by Jim Newell

Here is an image of the much-anticipated explosion on the Potomac River today that was filmed for some new teevee pilot. It was still confusing to D.C. residents even though they had been alerted beforehand, because why the fuck is a rowboat being blown up? Should be a real winner of a show, although Obama will probably just preempt it every night to read more lies off of his Tellyprompter. [Flickr]

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Red Zeppelin March 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm

It’s just Mark Penn lighting farts again.

NoWireHangers March 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm

O so the wingnuts are blowing up TELEPROMPTERS now! No more peaceful teabagging! Their loud angry voices will be heard!!1!

One Yield Regular March 25, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Oh the humanity.

Jukesgrrl March 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm

[re=273384]Red Zeppelin[/re]: First AND funny!

randomsausage March 25, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Way to nuke the Harvard rowing team!

isadelia March 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Seriously, how can a row boat blow up like that? Stupid CBS.

The Cold Sea March 25, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Meh, I’ve seen manhole fires bigger than that in Georgetown.

bitchincamaro March 25, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Well, it ain’t no airliner splashing in the Hudson, but soooooo compelling, nonetheless.

Joey Ratz March 25, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Which show is this for anyway? Gossip Girl? Sober House? Or are they making a CSI:DC spinoff?

facehead March 25, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Never Forget.

Yes You Can Own A Piece of History March 25, 2009 at 5:59 pm

[re=273399]Joey Ratz[/re]: Real Housewives: DC?

Monsieur Grumpe March 25, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Coach always said “Never smoke and row!”

chascates March 25, 2009 at 6:07 pm

The Cheney tunnels have sprung a leak! The smell of sulfur gags the onlookers. In the distance, a dog howls.

SayItWithWookies March 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Why didn’t Obama pay attention to that PDB entitled Al-Qaida in Iraq’s Navy Determined to Strike inside United States?

Jukesgrrl March 25, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Please, please let this be a sequel to the unintentionally hilarious Rowdy Herrington movie where Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker played cops patrolling the three rivers of Pittsburgh in a sexy speed boat. (As a Pixburger I can assure yunz there is no such thing as either police speed boats OR sexy cops). In the original, Robert Pastorelli took a hiatus from painting Murphy Brown’s walls to play a serial killer who lived on a houseboat. In this version, we can only hope the crazed criminal is knocking off Congressmen.

Fox n Fiends March 25, 2009 at 6:18 pm

between this and the segway rides, there’s finally a reason to go to DC

Knob Gobbler March 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm

What the hell kind of show is this where they blow up a kayak?

Custerwolf March 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Dear god, another exploding pilot?

The Helvetica Scenario March 25, 2009 at 6:29 pm

This is like when that covered wagon and horse explode in the Family Guy pilot.

problemwithcaring March 25, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Glen Beck predicted this on his Doom Bunker Hour….

bitchincamaro March 25, 2009 at 6:41 pm

[re=273400]facehead[/re]: Win.

Brendan M. March 25, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I heard all the Jewish rowers didn’t show up that day…

WIDTAP March 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm

I still want to know the name of the actor who can’t row a boat.

Tra March 25, 2009 at 7:39 pm

That’s a pretty lame fireball. I can make bigger fireballs than that with my grill.

Aren’t rowboats flammable anymore?

Mr Blifil March 25, 2009 at 7:42 pm


Mr Blifil March 25, 2009 at 7:45 pm

[re=273386]One Yield Regular[/re]: Jinx

[re=273514]Mr Blifil[/re]: Note to self: read at least first 15 comments before favoring the world with your deathless humor. You suck also.

Mr Blifil March 25, 2009 at 7:47 pm

[re=273427]Knob Gobbler[/re]: It’s not a kayak it’s a rower’s scull. Let’s just put it this way: whatever type of show it may be it is definitely designed to be a cautionary tale to our ruling elites.

Atlas Spanked March 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Expect many copycat firebombings of sculling crews for the forseeable. That looks too damn fun.

DC Hates Me March 25, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Take that, William E. Colby!

gliberal March 25, 2009 at 10:26 pm

It were one a them there explodin crappies.

Jewdishoowary Square March 26, 2009 at 9:58 am

President Obama has clearly failed to restrain the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic Republic of Lilliput.

thefrontpage March 26, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Non-humor entry: This particular shot was filmed for a scene of “Washington Field,” a television pilot currently being filmed by CBS-Paramount. The show is about an “elite” team of FBI agents who are mobile and respond to disasters around the world. Much of the crew of the show has worked on “24,” including the director, and the actors involved include Cole Hauser, Teri Polo and Gina Torres. They shot various scenes throughout D.C. for several days. The title, by the way, refers to the FBI’s term for their regional offices, as in “Washington Field Office.”

Bruno March 26, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Can’t they just blow stuff up with CGI now? Or is it do good computerized explosions have a bigger carbon footprint than just blowin shit up?

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