June 10, 2012

"Don’t sell yourself well? Think of 'you' as a superhero version of yourself."

"Make a list of your best qualities. Dress the way SuperYou would dress. Talk the way SuperYou would talk. Be SuperYou. Role play. It’s a part. Experiment. This is play."

Advice, from Susannah Breslin, via Instapundit.

Is it good advice? I don't think I want everyone following it. I think Obama follows it.



That's a great video from JibJab, which I'd never seen before. It went up in June 2009. Really interesting to watch now. I just happened upon it, Googling "Obama superman" to illustrate my little "I think Obama follows it" remark.

IN THE COMMENTS: EDH links to this hilarious "Dragnet" clip ("Would your entire life fit into one small room?"):

25 comments:

pm317 said...

Is there a jibjab video for the 'kill list' and the drones?

edutcher said...

Madame, you hit the nail on the head. For many of us, Little Zero was never the "sort of God" he was to those who allowed themselves to be gulled by him.

You need to have stopped a few trains to earn the superhero attribute.

As for Ms Breslin, I usually find her advice a little less than convincing as a one-size-fits-all.

pm317 said...

This sounds like role playing a superhero, no?

When one of the historians brought up the difficulties that Lyndon Johnson, another wartime president, faced trying to wage a foreign military venture while implementing an ambitious domestic agenda, Mr. Obama grew testy. He implied that he was different, because he could prevail by the force of his personality. He could solve the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, put millions of people back to work, redistribute wealth, withdraw from Iraq, and reconcile the United States to a less dominant role in the world.

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EDH said...

"Would your entire life fit into one small room?"

bagoh20 said...

I don't think people who know me want me to follow this advice, and I don't really want to be known as Superdouche.

caseym54 said...

I think this was done for the Correspondent's Dinner (or some similar function) in 2009, and Obama was there when it debuted. I thought it a bit over-the-top then, but it gets funnier as time passes.

edutcher said...

EDH, I remember that episode.

Devastating.

ganderson said...

The great Tim Donnelly in "The Crimson Crusader"!

EDH said...

Yea, while the Dragnet delivery is always good for a laugh, in context it's sad how the "Crimson Crusader" eventually came to disappoint his mother.

pm317 said...

The EDH link was great!

Now, will Obama give back all the delegates he and his campaign and DNC stole in Primary 2008?

bagoh20 said...

We need to find the SOB that bullied Obama as a kid. This is all his fault.

pm317 said...

How about this cover on Ms. Magazine in Jan 2009 -- the Superman feminist that was Barack Obama?

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lemondog said...

re: Dragnet, did Friday book him? Prep could probably get a ton of $$$$ for the posters on Ebay

Weather killed Chicago as the movie making capital Hollywood on the prairie

I lived near Broadway and Foster where, I’m told, one of the studios had been situated. The building is still there.

lemondog said...

Hahaha, re: selling yourself, David McCullough, Jr, son of the writer and historian, is not helping

High school teacher tells graduating students: you’re not special

The Crack Emcee said...

Hey - you guys are turning Romney into SuperClean when (along with his cult) he's anything but:

You're So Bain, Part II (The Vetting Of Mitt Romney,...)

I don't see a difference, except he's on "our side"...

sydney said...

IMHO, employees who overestimate their abilities are the worst employees.

Astro said...

Was the Might Mouse reference deliberate? "'Here I come to save the day.' That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way..."

Mighty Mouse Theme Song.

jeff said...

Thankfully, back in those days, a minor arrest wouldn't keep a man from going on to a rewarding career as a LA fireman.

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Lawyer Mom said...

Obama's new campaign ad: "The Government Can!"

http://youtu.be/LO2eh6f5Go0

Quaestor said...
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Quaestor said...

Good old Dragnet. According to Wiki Jack Webb began that media brand as a radio drama starring himself as Joe Friday. The clipped laconic style is native to the character called Joe Friday, and not Jack Webb. Actually he was an actor of considerable range. Check out his roles in Sunset Boulevard and Pete Kelly's Blues.

I suspect that by 1969 Webb was thinking the formula had gone a bit stale, and therefore he wasn't above a bit of self-parody from time to time, such as this bit of bathos EDH has found for us. One would have to have a heart of hardest stone not to laugh at the degradation of Stanley Stover.

Those mocked up superhero posters in Stanley's little room were a real hoot, particularly the Captain Lightning lobby card. If that isn't the prototype for one or both of the Ambiguously Gay Duo I'll eat my hat... er, something. I mean dig at that fey mask he wears. It looks look Dorothy Kilgallen's sleep mask from the original What's My Line. Anyway, Dragnet also inspired one of the better Chuck Jones helmed Looney Tunes called Rocket Squad, though the title is mostly ripped from a show called M Squad which itself was mostly a rip of Dragnet. Daffy and Porky not only talk like Joe Friday and his partner, they move like them too. It's animation gold that has never been exceeded IMAO.

furious_a said...

SuperBarry looks like the Teletubby who slipped and fell in the Tubby Custard.

sonicfrog said...

You know... That JibJab video... Isn't that why he ended up getting the Noble Peace Prize? They thought it was real??? :-)