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While you were eating the rest of that bag of chips and wondering whether to watch the teevee or stalk your ex on Facebook, Joe Biden and Barack Obama were dressed in evening clothes at the Kennedy Center, arguing the merits of recent work by Kennedy Center honorees Bruce Springsteen and Robert DeNiro. Biden’s opinion? It’s all fucking great.

Obama’s view? “If both of these Guidos had expired by the mid-eighties, American Culture would’ve died with a little bit more class.” Wait did he really say that? Oh right, no. [White House Flickr]

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  1. Obama totally has that “I’m putting up with this drunken idiot because I am too fucking tired to swing a punch right now” look.

    Or, as I call it, Tuesday…

  2. Actually, if Robert DeNiro and Bruce Springsteen had a child together (as Nancy Pelosi wishes all babies were made, by gay sex) the kid would only be 3/8 Italian (a high-falutin’ word for Guido).

  3. “If both of these Guidos had expired by the mid-eighties, American Culture would’ve died with a little bit more class.”

    What — and miss out on masterpieces such as Angel Heart and — um — lots and lots of forgettable Springsteen? I rate DeNiro’s egg explication as one of the triumphs of pseudointellectual wankery screenwriting pre The Matrix. Although I’m sure Avatar has already revolutionized all that, what with all the exegesis being in 3-D and everything. It’ll be like Jack Kerouak times Poul Anderson times Michael Jackson (when he flew into the Los Angeles Olympics on a jet pack, of course). Throw in Amiri Baracka as the homeless street-preacher/shaman, Helena Bonham-Carter as the unstable girlfriend and Dame Judy Dench as Queen Elizabeth and you have the entire collection of 20th century intellectual oversimplifications in one goulash.

    Now I’m going to go pee for twenty minutes and then try to cook a frozen pizza.

  4. Can we just buy Barack Obama some hookers and blow for Christmas? The guy seriously looks like he could use a stress reliever. Dump all the work on Clinton for the week-long bender, and just let Barry go hog wild in Denmark. He’ll return bloodshot and (hopefully) shirtless, but maybe we can smack that Frumpy McFrumperstein look off his face.

  5. Looks like O/Michael is about to give Biden/Fred the “Don’t go against the family” speech. So who’s going to wind up getting shot in the eye on a massage table ala Moe Green – my money’s on Lieberman (hope, hope, hope).

  6. I’ll have to side with Obama on this one with a late-eighties caveat: ‘Midnight Run’ with Chuck Grodin is Deniro’s best film and it was downhill for Bruce after he danced with Courtney Cox.

  7. [re=481265]ella[/re]: I love Hopey in a tux, too.

    It’s so consistent with his True Inner Being: “Butler To Wall Street.”

    The only question now is: Who will play Jack Benny to his Rodchester in the remake of the old TV show?

  8. [re=481270]TVarmy[/re]: Obligatory, “In the swamps of Jersey?”

    I been pissed at Obama’s policies for awhile now, but that tux reminds me I’d still hit it repeatedly.

  9. BO does look like a “The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle” elitist to whom Biden is trying to sell “Born To Run.” It’s exactly the “Yeah right” posture I adopt in such situations.

  10. Obama is hoping now that the awards ceremony is over that Joe will stop pointing at him and saying, “You’re good, you’re very good!” and likewise quit looking at Nancy Pelosi and yelling, “Are you talkin’ to me?!?”

  11. [re=481277]NJB[/re]: Yes, it makes you a depressive, but “that’s alright with me.”

    [re=481279]Mr Blifil[/re]: I’m convinced President Flavor Flav is inevitable for our “reality” world, in which case P-Funk at the Kennedy Center is a lock. You’re welcome to be my date.

    [re=481334]Schultz[/re]: Midnight Run has my favorite movie line of all time. DeNiro to Grodin: “I have just two words for you, ‘Shut the fuck up.'” Someone should say that to Lieberman.

    [re=481387]Marlowe[/re]: Live Darkness on the Edge of Town. The greatest nights of my life, and I include my marriage in that.

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