Daily Archives: November 21, 2012
This picture of Mitt Romney pumping his own gas in La Jolla was a big hit on the internet Tuesday.
For some reason NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams decided to do a sneering story about it Tuesday evening.
During the campaign, they harped on how Mitt was allegedly this snooty, entitled, rich guy who was totally out-of-touch with ordinary working Americans. Now they’re mocking him because his hair is out of place and he’s doing something ordinary working Americans do every day?
On Twitter, the whack jobs who voted for Obama crowed about how “deranged” and “haggard” Mitt looked in the photo. One called “Romney having to pump his own gas … the most satisfying picture you will see all day.”
Have these jerks even NOTICED that election day is over and that Mitt is again just a private citizen like themselves?
Or are they simply so pathetically addicted to their own hate-fueled adrenaline that they can’t just be happy and leave the loser alone?
On the plus side, many of those who saw Mitt at Disneyland tweeted nice stuff about him.
While acting as paid chaperone to a group of 40 disabled adults visiting the Tomb of the Unknown, Bay Stater Lindsey Stone posed as a fellow chaperone snapped this photo.
Lindsey then uploaded it to her Facebook page, cuz, you know, she’s a moron and thought it was teh funny. Too bad for her, most who saw it were disgusted and the image went viral.
Lindsey has issued a public apology for her “incredibly poor taste” and been put on unpaid leave from her job at the disabled living facility.
Linsey said she meant the image to be a “visual pun.” It is visual, I’ll give her that. But it is not a pun.
A pun can be visual or otherwise and it may or may not be particularly funny. But in order to BE a pun, it must play on multiple meanings of one or more similar-sounding words.
These are puns:
He ate so much over the holidays that he decided to quit cold turkey.
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
We all agree that Lindsey’s photo is not amusing in any way. I just wanted to point out that it also is not a pun.