THEATER REVIEWS  10:44 am June 15, 2009

Blago Dazzles, Baffles In Satirical Show Cameo

by Sara K. Smith

Human hairballAmerica’s favorite hair trap, Rod Blagojevich, appeared in a Second City comedy show on Saturday and made everybody deeply uncomfortable by either not getting the joke or getting it too much. “Everyone in the place was wondering the same thing: How could he sit there and watch himself depicted in this way? To sit sportingly through a fictional satirical critique is one thing; but in this case the material came from a federal indictment. Making ample use of tape.” Rod Blagojevich is the greatest performance artist in America since Karen Finley. [Chicago Tribune]

 

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norbizness June 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

Proof that man-sized rodents have infiltrated our halls of power.

freakishlystrong June 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

[re=338618]norbizness[/re]: He’s a R.O.U.S…

Monsieur Grumpe June 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

Human Hairball is a promotion for Blaggo. One that he does not deserve.

WestEdEd June 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

The second worst blunder you can make is getting into a land war in central Asia.

The WORST blunder you can make is a three way tie, between getting on Rahms bad side without wearing a cup, having your top spokespeople being named Newt, Rush and Palin, and letting a GOP party hack have access to the intertubes.

Come here a minute June 15, 2009 at 10:58 am
One Yield Regular June 15, 2009 at 10:59 am

Your Karen Finley link doesn’t seem to work, but I’m guessing the implication is that conservatives and, well, human beings, will now rise up to strip Blago of his NEA funds.

shortsshortsshorts June 15, 2009 at 11:04 am

It’s about fucking talent. You don’t just fucking give it away.

Jsab June 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

[re=338631]One Yield Regular[/re]: Conservatives and Liberals together on this one.

SayItWithWookies June 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

Hey at least he’s not naked and covered in chocolate.

El Pinche June 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

I smell a photoshop cropping. Clearly, there’s 85% of hair missing from this photo.

Manos: Hands of Fate June 15, 2009 at 11:11 am

Dude was elected two times to lead one of the top five biggest states.

Cape Clod June 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

[re=338638]SayItWithWookies[/re]: or inserting yams into place that they don’t really belong.

TGY June 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

Yeah, Blagojevich is a a good performer of the ‘Whacko Nutjob Political Idiot’ role. Oh, wait! That’s not an act, so basically he gets no talent award for playing himself.

2druk2phluq June 15, 2009 at 11:29 am

[re=338638]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Why would you say that? No, really, why?

Larry Fine June 15, 2009 at 11:29 am

Does he have any jokes about Sarah Palin’s daughters?

bitchincamaro June 15, 2009 at 11:29 am

I know “any publicity is good publicity”, but this attention whore has absolutely nothing going for him other than his willingness to be in the spotlight at all costs. I have no pity for this prick and he does not me laugh. Next.

SayItWithWookies June 15, 2009 at 11:33 am

[re=338659]2druk2phluq[/re]: See come here a minute’s Karen Finley link. And sorry about the image but I couldn’t resist.

Enturbulate June 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

The total merge of reality and entertainment. It’s finally been completed and we don’t know what the hell to make of it. Blago is the personification of…wait.

What the fuck? He’s a whore. The guy will wander into any spotlight. And if today’s stunt/appearance could screw up a jury pool, so much the better.

Public stoning with turds. So turding?

Come here a minute June 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

Rod you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you, not Fitz,
So tell me that I’m saved.
Blago I am with you.
Touch me, touch me, Blago.
Blago I am on your side.
Kiss me, kiss me, Blago.

norbizness June 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

[re=338642]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]: Same with Rick Perry, with whom he bears a sort of “failed clone” resemblance.

Mr Blifil June 15, 2009 at 11:50 am

I used to see Karen Finley perform at discos in the mid-eighties, when she’d pour chocolate on herself and shout “fuck my tits!” Rather than titillating my erotic urge, it put me in mind of the dehumanizing effects of our industrialized Dystopia.

proudgrampa June 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm

[re=338666]Enturbulate[/re]: “What the fuck? He’s a whore. The guy will wander into any spotlight. And if today’s stunt/appearance could screw up a jury pool, so much the better.”

I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. Besides the whoredom, there has got to be another motive for this behavior. An insanity defense, mebbe??

[re=338678]Mr Blifil[/re]: Now THAT was funny!

Nigerian Business Executive June 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

From the Chicago Tribune article: “Is he oblivious? Wholly invested in the seduction of potential jurors? Trapped in the mother of all personal bubbles? Or what? Nobody has yet come up with a satisfactory answer.”

I think, in fact, that he is one of the aliens from Galaxy Quest, as can clearly be seen here. He appears to have gotten a little sidetracked, and grown his hair since then.

Jsab June 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I don’t know who I’m sick of more; Blago or Palin

Joey Ratz June 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Blago Dazzles, Baffles In Satirical Show Cameo

I first read that as “Blago Bedazzled In Satirical Show”. Now that would have been primo entertainment!

RightLies June 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Blago and Rod Serling – seperated at birth? (Blago got the family hair.)

TGY June 15, 2009 at 1:27 pm

The fact that Blagoclown isn’t in the slammer yet proves the Wheels of Justice move very slowly.

Scandalabra June 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I loved Karen Finley. [nostalgia] Now we are probably looking forward to the Ben Stiller action parody “Blago!: Bangs of Steel” for stimulation.

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