September 8, 2011

"I will totally break my diet to try this.... Laughing is healthy & burns calories!"

"I can't wait to see all the jokes about Schweddy Balls."

Oddly, this strikes me as the squarest thing I've read in months.

21 comments:

traditionalguy said...

But do you eat it or just lick it?

Quayle said...

Which raises the question of whether it is possible for any generation to stay hip for 40 or 50 years?

I know one generation that thinks it has.

But that is only because of its heavy use of shame and ridicule to totally dominate and zombify all succeeding generations to date.

I'm waiting for the true anti-boomer revolution to break out soon.

ndspinelli said...

I really don't like Alec Baldwin as a person, but I can put that aside regarding him as a performer. That was a classic SNL bit and he is a funny actor.

rcocean said...

Regular NPR listeners will find this "hilarious" and so Risque.

Fred4Pres said...

You know you are going to try it.

jimspice said...

See where it's trending on twitter.

DADvocate said...

It's one of those jokes that's funny one time. (I've seen the SNL skit.) But, some people don't understand such things and repeat the joke infinitely.

Here's a real food with an equally funny name, spotted dick. Also available on Amazon.com.

bagoh20 said...

There's some great Teabagger jokes in that, but as a strong Tea Party supporter, I ain't helping with that.

Chuck66 said...

Of topic....does our blog hostess have any thoughts or insights on the goofy Ryan Rotary Club temper tantrum from yesterday?

Crimso said...

I didn't see that one, but they did another one where he was pushing Schweddy Wieners. It was remarkably deadpan. IIRC, one of the "NPR" hosts made a Freudian slip (can't remember exactly what it was) that nearly brought the whole skit down. They managed to keep their composure, but barely.

Rumpletweezer said...

Who's going to produce Betty White's Dusty Muffins? Sara Lee? Hostess?

Drew said...

An entire SNL skit based around a badly-contrived pun?

Man . . . remember when SNL was funny? You know, more than 30 years ago?

Carol_Herman said...

Put me on the list! I'd sin for this.

Carol_Herman said...

Their next flavor should be MORE COWBELLS.

Carol_Herman said...

And, Anthony Weiner did "schweddy" weiner better than anybody else.

EDH said...

The Delicious Dish

"Good Times. Good times."

Fred4Pres said...

Drew, that was a funny skit first time around (because it just did the whole NPR thing about perfect). They did beat those balls to death, however, by bringing it up again everytime Alec Baldwin hosted (which seems to be three or four times a year).

Chase said...

I really don't like Alec Baldwin as a person, but I can put that aside regarding him as a performer. That was a classic SNL bit and he is a funny actor.

He actually was in a skit with the real Sarah Palin and was respectful towards her.

AND, Condi Rice was with Alec in the last episode of this seasons's 30 Rock. Condi Rice!

I can be vociferously opposed to those on the other side politically, but I give props to anyone willing to humble themselves even just a little and make fun of themselves.

One of the all time best making fun of oneself here.

Fred4Pres said...

Alec Baldwin plays a conservative well. Sort of like William Shatner. Both are liberals, Alec a crazy raving one in real life, but I find them both entertaining.

edutcher said...

I don't eat Communist ice cream.

Quayle said...

Which raises the question of whether it is possible for any generation to stay hip for 40 or 50 years?

For the answer, look at a list of hot celebrities and see how many you recognize.

Me, neither.

Robert said...

The genius of SNL's Schweddy Balls sketch is its pitch-perfect capture of the chirpy naivete and sexual repression of the female public-radio persona best exemplified by Terry Gross.

When Gross interviewed Lorne Michaels on Fresh Air a few years ago, she asked him if the SNL character was modeled on her. Michaels started to talk about "dryness" and "cheerfulness" before trying to extricate himself by saying the parody was meant as a compliment.