October 13, 2008


(Via Drudge.)

IN THE COMMENTS: Peter Hoh said:
Soon after Drudge released this tape, Obama was quoted saying, "Well, I’m very very pleased to be cleared of saying anything about pie, any hint of any kind of references to baked goods there."

AND: If this post has you trying to remember the old "Pie in the Sky" song, you can listen to it by Michael Hurley here and read about it, including the lyrics, here.

MORE: There must be a hundred songs about pie: "American Pie," "Honey Pie"....

And there must be a million comic pie routines. For example, compare these 2 and then take a poll:

Monty Python
3 Stooges
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Hmmmm.... As a control:

Barack Obama
John McCain
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Match the comedy and the politician.
Obama prefers Monty Python and McCain the 3 Stooges
Obama prefers the 3 Stooges and McCain Monty Python
Both prefer Monty Python
Both prefer the 3 Stooges
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Buford Gooch said...

Add in "pie in the sky" and "piece of the pie" and "pie charts" and we can really have fun. How many kinds of political pie are there?

MadisonMan said...

I think the first couple may have been pi, not pie.

Florida said...

If you combine all the posts on Drudge right now, you'll also discover that Obama wants to kiss your white women, force your daughter to sign up for the draft and then send her to die in a pointless war against sharecroppers in Afghanistan.

That's the "wymen's rights" trifecta right there, baby.

peter hoh said...

Soon after Drudge released this tape, Obama was quoted saying, "Well, I’m very very pleased to be cleared of saying anything about pie, any hint of any kind of references to baked goods there."

PatCA said...

Teleprompter broken? Or is the same speech where he spoke of bamboozled and hoodwinked?

Hmmm, sweet potato pie, hoodwinked, bamboozled. Who is he appealing to?

Joe said...

Wow, he's a terrible extemporaneous speaker.

dpent said...

With Obama being our President, there is apparantly going to be a pie in very pot, instead of a chicken and have that plumber guy in Ohio pay for it.

MadisonMan said...

Why not a chicken pot pie?

With a lard crust, just for Dust Bunny Queen!

mcg said...
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mcg said...

You shouldn't give your pie away with breakfast! It makes you look cheap!

mcg said...

All I'm saying is, pie is never free!

Triangle Man said...

Speaking of pie with homemade lard crust. If you are going to render your own lard, it's best to use the kidney leaf fat (fat surrounding the pig's kidney).

Joe said...

I just realized that Obama is a stooge for Mrs. Smith Bakeries! It's all clear now. The title of his book was actually "Dreams of pies from my Father".

mcg said...

(the sketch)

Original George said...

Saddle me up my big white goose
Tie me on 'er and turn her loose
Oh me, oh my
Love that country pie

I don't need much and that ain't no lie
Ain't runnin' any race
Give to me my country pie
I won't throw it up in anybody's face

Shake me up that old peach tree
Little Jack Horner's got nothin' on me
Oh me, oh my
Love that country pie

-Bob Dylan

Ron said...

There was a similar speech back in the Clinton era where he said "intern" like Obama is saying "pie."

Chip Ahoy said...

Blast! In that moment the page loaded I thought I was going to be treated to a pretty picture of a pie.

Mmmmm, pie.

But nooooo, himsef. Again. No thank you. Let me guess, he said the word "pie" a lot.

Original George said...

Just like old Saxophone Joe
When he's got the hogshead up on his toe
Oh me, oh my
Love that country pie

Listen to the fiddler play
When he's playin' 'til the break of day
Oh me, oh my
Love that country pie

Raspberry, strawberry, lemon and lime
What do I care?
Blueberry, apple, cherry, pumpkin and plum
Call me for dinner, honey, I'll be there

In Elizabethan folk songs and slang, "to couch a hogshead" with someone meant to sleep with them or to go to bed. The toe referred to is probably the big toe, and if you haven't figured out what the song is about yet, ask your mother.

Adrian said...

I liked the take over at Hillbuzz:
"We’re actually from Ohio, and can reassure him that, yes, sweet potato pie does exist in southern Ohio, contrary to what he says here. If they have coconuts there, chances are they have sweet potatoes. Apparently, they enjoyed a bumper coconut crop in Cincinnati, while simultaneously enduring the great sweet potatoe famine of 2008."

KLDAVIS said...

Obama definitely prefers the Stooges...his favorite TV show is MASH, fer cryin' out load.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

They said there would be pie. It was a lie.

Ron said...

Perhaps Barbara WahWah could ask the candidates "If they were a pie, what kind of pie would they be?"

Ron said...

and if someone says "Obama would say 'crow'" is that racist?

Joe said...

I missed that MASH thing; what a wuss. The real questions to ask are:

1) Samantha or Jeannie

2) Ginger or Mary Ann

(The correct answers being; Samantha and Mary Ann.)

reader_iam said...

“Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.”
--Jonathan Swift

Rich B said...

And imagine, some people don't think he's qualified to be president.

reader_iam said...

“Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about ''character issues.'' Either that or just go ahead and determine the presidency with three-legged races and pie-eating contests. It would make better TV.”
--P.J. O'Rourke

Triangle Man said...

Sweet potato pie? You think he would have learned his lesson after the "lipstick on a pig" episode. He can take veiled sexist shots at Sarah Palin like that and expect to get away with it.

cardeblu said...

"I don't want to be a pie. I don't like gravy."

-Babs, "Chicken Run"

Original George said...

A man came unto us on a flaming pie, and he said...

A four of fish and finger pies in summer…

Cool cherry cream, nice apple tart—
I feel your taste all the time we're apart.

Alex said...

I'd like to know something from the trolls.

Is it legitimate to go after Sarah Palin on:

* her family
* how she dresses
* how she talks
* to make lewd comments about her

Inquiring minds want to know.

reader_iam said...

“We never make sport of religion, politics, race or mothers. A mother never gets hit with a custard pie. Mothers-in-law-yes. But mothers-never.”
--Mack Sennett

reader_iam said...

God always has another custard pie up his sleeve.
--Lynn Redgrave

Triangle Man said...

Triangle man said...

...He can take veiled sexist shots...

Gosh darn it. Should have been, "...He can't take veiled sexist shots..."

Joe said...

Jim: Guys, uh, what exactly does third base feel like?

Kevin: You want to take this one?

Oz: Like warm apple pie.

Christy said...

Wonder if the Monty Python/Stooges vote breaks down along age lines?

I pied someone the last day of high school. He dived towards his best friend when he saw it coming and I got them both. Unfortunately, I was paired up with the best friend for all the graduation processions. Awkward.

Heather said...

Funny thing. In one of my fan groups pie is a synonym for dying. I think Althouse is really calling for the death of Obama. She should be ashamed of herself.

See, I could work for MSNBC

Fred Drinkwater said...

Joe: The (beer?) commercial I remember went like this:
[obligatory guys shooting pool]
Guy 1: Ginger or Mary Ann?
Guys 2-4: Mary Ann.
Guy 1: Mary Ann or Jeannie?
Guys 2-4: Jeannie!

and you know, it's really hard to argue with those priorities.

Is there prior art on this topic that I'm sadly not aware of?

PatCA said...

I don't get Obama's response. But I guess pie is a safe subject for him to comment on, seeing as how he defended his tax and spend policies today as "spreading the wealth around." Sounds more neighborly than income distribution.

former law student said...

Pie tunes:

Honey pie you are making me crazy
I'm in love but I'm lazy
So won't you please come home.

Oh honey pie my position is tragic
Come and show me the magic
of your Hollywood song.

Listen mama, when you
finally walk on in
Don't forget to bring along
your sweet potato tin
'Cause when you serve him
a slice of your sweet potato

Sin, girl, he won't want pumpkin again,
no, he won't want

Jamie said...

There should be a pie fight at the next debate, especially if everyone gets involved. I bet Sarah Palin can throw a mean custard pie.

rhhardin said...

Among twenty snowy mountains
the only moving thing
was the pieman coming.

I was of three minds,
like Simple Simon
looking at three pies.

(Victor Contoski)

Trooper York said...

Dessert is my favourite meal, I eat it every day
A dietary supplement that's certain to stay
It's my favourite recipe and it's easy to follow
Can't wait to get a mouthful, bite down and swallow

It's got the flavour that can't be beat
It's a mans treat
Knee high in hair pie
Knee high in hair pie

A little bit of this and a little bit of that
Connoisseurs dessert is eaten on your back
Add a little honey, maybe some whipped cream
Do it with a friend if you know what I mean

Knee high in hair pie
Knee high in hair pie

Put the batter in the bowl, then begin to stir
Bring it to a lather if you want to be sure
The flavour of this delicacy really can't be beat
It's a man's meal that's more than just a treat

It's got the taste that can't be beat
More than a mans treat
Knee high in hair pie

(Hair Pie, Anvil)

Ron said...

Bye, Bye Miss American Pie,
It's Obama, not Osama,
and McCain's not the guy,
That GOP's been drinkin' whiskey and rye,
sayin' "It's John McCain, and he's not that sly"

Ron said...

Maybe Obama is referring to pie because he thinks that there are 3.14159... branches of government.

Triangle Man said...

Just so the comments don't appear too elitist for all us Joe Six Packs.

She's my cherry pie
Cool drink of water
Such a sweet surprise
Tastes so good make a grown man cry
Sweet cherry pie
Oh yeah! -Warrant

For the visually inclined Joe Six Packs here's the video.

John Stodder said...

Hmm, how do I stretch this to stay on topic?

Do you think Christopher Hitchens enjoys a nice slice of kidney pie now and again?

And wasn't he an original member of Monty Python's Flying Circus?

Anyway, here is his very pointed critique of McCain/Palin. Not for the faint-hearted:


Jim Hu said...

Don't forget Weebl and Bob

Original George said...

Hitch is all lardy crust, not filling.

He gives no reason why one should vote for Sen. Obama.

The product of an English public school and an atheist sot admire a rugged frontier woman, I should think not.

He cobblered the essay from the pits and fermenting peels of logic. Not a bit of meat to it.

walter neff said...

Christopher Hitchens is the type of guy we shot at Lexington and Concord.

Methadras said...

More like Pie Hole.

knox said...

"This must be where pies go when they die"

--Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks