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Blago Dazzles, Baffles In Satirical Show Cameo

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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  1. WestEdEd

    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.

  2. One Yield Regular

    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.

  3. Cape Clod

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

  4. TGY

    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.

  5. bitchincamaro

    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.

  6. SayItWithWookies

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

  7. Enturbulate

    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?

  8. Come here a minute

    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.

  9. norbizness

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

  10. Mr Blifil

    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.

  11. proudgrampa

    [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!

  12. Nigerian Business Executive

    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.

  13. Joey Ratz

    Blago Dazzles, Baffles In Satirical Show Cameo

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

  14. TGY

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

  15. Scandalabra

    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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