Sunday, March 23, 2008

accidental comic gold

One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals is watching The McLaughlin Group.* Not only is this show the ultimate circus in political discussions, featuring the half-retarded musings of Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift and, of course, the ringmaster himself, John McLaughlin, but the topics this motley crew often chooses to discuss are mindblowingly ridiculous. For instance, take this morning's first discussion topic: Who would Jesus vote for?

I'm dead serious. WWJVF? The panel couldn't answer so they moved on to the next logical question: Would Jesus support the death penalty? Again, I'm dead serious (pun intended!). WJSTDP? While McLaughlin argued no, Buchanan, who later in the program condemned some Catholic priests for being "involved in that gay stuff," said Jesus would 100 percent flip the switch. Um... (Pat Buchanan is nuts!)

But honestly, who the hell knows what the f*ck Jesus would do (WTHKWTFJWD?), which is why The McLaughlin Group is so damn entertaining. It's like watching someone repeatedly step on a rake and having it rise up to slap him in the face over and over again. You know exactly what's coming, you've seen it before, but it doesn't stop being funny. Pure comic genius.

And as I just found out through a quick Interweb search, I'm not the only one inspired by this level of hilarity. So is "Party Hard" singer Andrew WK, who recently wrote a song inspired by actual dialogue from a previous McLaughlin Group discussion. I hope this is just the beginning of what will become an entire album inspired my McLaughlin Group dialogue.

*Yes, I am a dork. And Happy Easter.


jheisel said...

that's the first time i haven't hated andrew wk.


Marissa said...

You are welcome. PARTY HARD!