July 14, 2006

"Save us all from certain death?"

"Less talk, more action."

(Via EW, which interviews Al Gore, who says, "I didn't see how the slide show could be a movie.")


Icepick said...

The whole article is just an excuse for the writer to bring up Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Because, you know, Boutros Boutros-Ghali is a funny name. Go ahead, say it. "Boutros Boutros-Ghali." It just rolls off the tongue! In fact, it even feels good to say it. "Boutros Boutros-Ghali."

I bet if everyone in the Middle East would just repeat "Boutros Boutros-Ghali" a few times every day, we could clear up this messy Isreal-Hamas-Hezbullah-Lebanon-Syria-Iran thing overnight. I mean you never heard of Boutros Boutros-Ghali starting wars. I don't know if it would help with the India-Pakistan situation.

Jennifer said...

If only political ads could be like this. Ned Lamont - forget that you can't make coffee. Get an animated robot to make fun of Joe Lieberman.

knoxgirl said...

An Inconvenient Truth has accomplished something many people once thought inconceivable: It's made Al Gore cool.

uh... no. It proves he's as full of pompous hot air as ever, preaching that everyone should adopt his pet hobby as their own.

I remember as a kid hearing all the time that acid rain would destroy the planet. whatever.

SteveR said...

Don't forget about the new ice age scare of the late 70s, or the conference in the early 70s that said we'd be out of oil about ten years ago.

Not to mention Paul Ehrlich and the "Population Bomb" and Chicken Little

Kev said...

Since when does EW know what's cool? They remind me of that one table of losers in the cafeteria that point and giggle at everyone else.

I mean, they thought 'Everybody Loves Raymond' was the greatest sitcom ever. Yeah, they know cool.

sonicfrog said...

When I first saw the title of the post I thought "EW.com" was akin to "Ew, icky, that's gross", not entertainment weakly!

Icepick said...

Okay, you people have lost the thread here. Repeat after me: "Boutros Boutros-Ghali is not a gay man trying to nude sunbathe with his dog on Fire Island. Boutros Boutros-Ghali is a former Secretary General of the UN, and a good chant to use at soccer matches:

Boutros Boutros-Ghaaaaa-li
Boutros Boutros-Ghaaaaa-li
Boutros Boutros-Ghaaaaa-li
Boutros Boutros-Ghaaaaa-li

There, don't you all feel better now?

Kev said...


Don't forget this exchange from Seinfeld, about George's girlfriend sunbathing topless -

Kramer: Yo Yo Ma!

Jerry: Boutros Boutros-Ghali!

Elaine: Wow! What a rack!

Jeff said...

Which one is Gore?

Seriously, his daughter got a plum writing position on "Futurerama", right outta college. I guess the family trade in nepotism in politics has transitioned to Hollywood.

Meanwhile, Jenna Bush is prepping to be a schoolteacher in Latin America.

DBrooks said...

"Which one is Gore?"

My thought exactly. Then, the robot on the left began to talk, and it was much too animated and interesting to be Al Gore. So, my vote goes to the robot on the right, even though it makes a bit of a joke, which doesn't seem consistent with Al Gore. Artistic license, I guess.

dklittl said...

Oh please, with the Jenna Bush humanitarian of the year award. She's incredebily wealthy and by 2010, she'll be running Haliburton.

johnstodderinexile said...

Al Gore is the new Leslie Nielsen.

AJ Lynch said...

Icepick trying to make us feel good? Has he forgotten his job to get us riled up and we count on him for that!

Gore's daughter writes for Futureama??? That explains why that show is so lame.

knoxgirl said...

Oh please, with the Jenna Bush humanitarian of the year award. She's incredebily wealthy

If you think the Gores aren't wealthy... and Nancy Pelosi is the richest person in congress, BTW. Oh, wait they're liberal, so it doesn't count, right?

Why don't you just come right out and say it doesn't matter what people *do* or how much money they have... it's whether they agree with you that qualifies or disqualifies them for "humanitarian" status.

Reminds me of that scene in Broadcast News, where Holly Hunter's boss is like: "It must be nice to believe you know better, that you're the smartest person in the room."

AJ Lynch said...


Bravo for two great posts!

I have to try to memorize the first..." it proves he is as full of hot air as ever, preaching that everyone should adopt his pet hobby as his own."

And re money and libs. You are correct. Enormous wealth is not evil if you are George Soros or the guy who owns Progressive Insurance.

Dawn said...

Sitting through PowerPoint presentations are hard enough without Algore droning onandonandon....

Yeah, being ambitious, having goals and working hard to achieve those goals, especially if they result in wealth of any kind (generally, wealth that is more than you make) is just plain wrong!

Unless you're a limosine liberal/Democrat.

Get real.

PatCA said...

It's about 90 at 7 p.m. in California. If Algore will cool things off here with a wave of his magic Democratic wand, I promise to vote for him next time.

(Don't tell him I'm kidding.)

Daryl Herbert said...

Don't believe in global warming the way Al Gore tells it?

Then you should be hit in the head with a baseball bat!

We're trying to save the planet, people.

The sad thing is, this video will be used as evidence that Al Gore has a sense of humor.

tcd said...

Can someone just please flush Al Gore down a low-flow toilet already? Maybe if he shut his piehole, all that hot air won't be able to escape?