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« on: May 02, 2010, 01:00:34 PM »
White House Correspondents' Association Dinner 2010

Part 1
Part 2

« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 01:39:44 PM »
At least he's good at something.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 11:58:11 PM »
Better than Leno.

but then again what isnt imirite
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 12:36:13 AM »
What's your problem, Canadian?

« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 01:13:01 AM »
That was actually pretty funny. Obama's got good delivery.

« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 01:16:34 AM »
Weegee: you don't even live here.

Besides, chances are he can at least put his own socks on.

« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 05:14:50 AM »
Weegee's just trolling. He's spoken positively of Obama (at least regarding the health care overhaul) in other threads.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 10:26:55 AM »
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 12:32:35 PM »
What's your problem, Canadian?

Kidding. I see him as being completely average in presidential prowess.

As for the speech, Obama's delivery was good, but I wonder if he actually conceived a single word of the routine himself.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 01:38:22 PM »
Weegee you don't even know what a president is, gtfo off my God given American Internet and go eat some pizza ham.
every

« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 02:44:22 PM »
I laughed at Turtlekid's comic. Why am I laughing at old memes...
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 03:49:41 PM »
It's missing a lame pun.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 07:13:49 PM »
Also why is Obama's tie talking in panel #1? I would also accept that it's his gut.
every

« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2010, 07:28:18 PM »
Why is the last panel a picture of Bill Clinton?
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2010, 08:55:07 PM »
Stolen jokes aren't cool, yo.
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2010, 09:06:16 PM »
That joke has become such common knowledge that I assumed it would be perceived as a reference to the joke, but whatevs.
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2010, 11:08:13 PM »
Did he actually say f***?
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2010, 11:11:15 PM »
If he did, who cares?
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2011, 01:51:05 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9mzJhvC-8E" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9mzJhvC-8E</a>.

« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2011, 10:03:22 PM »
Man, I love so much that we have a president with a sense of humor.

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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2011, 11:39:01 PM »
I thought it was funny how Seth Myers talked in a C-SPAN interview about what a great American tradition it is to have an event where comedians get up and make fun of the president to his face, and then proceeded to only make fun of the president's opponents.

Obama's routine was great, though. Hell, he should write SNL. Or whoever wrote his speech should.

I liked The Adjustment Bureau, though.
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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2011, 11:42:05 PM »
Man, I love so much that we have a president with a sense of humor.

The only president without a sense of humor was Richard Nixon.
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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 12:41:26 AM »
Don't credit all of Obama's awesome jokes to the writers; the man can deliver.

« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 01:51:46 AM »
It's a shame he can't deliver on his campaign promises. :(
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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2011, 10:12:16 AM »
If Obama resigned and replaced Seth Myers as head writer of SNL, I think that would make everyone happy.
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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2011, 10:37:26 PM »

« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2012, 06:59:01 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlJG5mpsyvI" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlJG5mpsyvI</a>.

« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2013, 12:53:28 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON2XWvyePH8" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON2XWvyePH8</a>

« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2013, 01:11:53 PM »
And don't miss Conan's followup. He seems nervous (understandably) but the material is sick.

« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2013, 09:34:37 PM »
When did sick come to mean awesome or cool?
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2013, 02:47:51 AM »
The earliest recorded documentation of that sense of the word is in the 1983 UNC-CH Campus Slang by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2013, 07:35:27 PM »
Better than Leno.

but then again what isnt imirite
You leave Jay Leno ALONE.

Sorry that he doesn't dance as much as Conan.

« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2013, 05:59:51 PM »
If we're going to talk about humorous moments at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, someone's going to have to bring up Stephen Colbert's performance in 2006.
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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2014, 01:14:39 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HFLwotYfl0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HFLwotYfl0</a>.
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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2015, 11:19:12 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM6d06ALBVA" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM6d06ALBVA</a>

« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2016, 12:02:55 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA5ezR0Kh80" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA5ezR0Kh80</a>


The last one...  :'(

CrossEyed7

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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2016, 01:31:01 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0GwZFAV1Lw" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0GwZFAV1Lw</a>
We never put up his 2009 performance did we



<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IDFt3BL7FA" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IDFt3BL7FA</a>
Larry Wilmore was good too, even if everyone in the room hated him
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« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2016, 02:08:37 PM »
What's going to happen next year?

Imagine Clinton doing one of these.

Imagine Cruz doing one of these.

CrossEyed7

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« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2016, 02:27:17 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq1Cb4WshFM" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq1Cb4WshFM</a>

If Cruz wins, he's definitely doing his Leno impression
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« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2016, 03:07:08 PM »
Sounds like Ted Cruz imitating Chris-chan imitating Leno.
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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2016, 01:50:23 PM »
...has Cruz ever denied being Chris-Chan?
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« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2016, 03:25:38 PM »
Well, they both

-sound alike
-recite jokes poorly
-are not currently running for president

So you never know.
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« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2016, 09:27:39 PM »
Oh hey here's a thing

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOUFsCS7xYE" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOUFsCS7xYE</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_OLkQDDsT0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_OLkQDDsT0</a>
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« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2016, 11:41:53 PM »
Wow! Nothing says 'hot comedy roast' like having a cardinal sit next to you.

Neither approaches President Obama but Hillary was passable (probably just from speaking skill, not necessarily comedy chops). Donald started okay but the second half was significantly worse.

They're both very good at taking jokes. The same cannot be said of Rudy Giuliani.

CrossEyed7

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« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2016, 03:47:48 PM »
After her performance there, I'm definitely more okay with Hillary doing eight of these than I thought I would be.

Trump's Michelle-Melania joke was really good, and the little "it's not her fault! boy am i in trouble!" bit afterward is probably the most human he's seemed all year. His delivery was pretty lousy overall, though; he's not very good at reading. And it definitely got pretty uncomfortable around the halfway point where it went from "slightly edgy political roast" to "Breitbart comment section" and even starting to border on "personal manifesto written by Charlie Sheen" and he started getting booed by a room full of Republican priests.

(Interesting sidenote: this thing has happened pretty much every election for the past few decades, but Bush and Kerry were not invited to the 2004 dinner because the foundation felt that election was too divisive (or it might've been because Kerry was a pro-choice Catholic))

Definitely interesting how Trump seemed to take this one so much better than he took Obama's jokes in 2012. Is it because he knew it was going to be a roast going into it? because he's still technically Hillary's equal? because he got to go first? did his handlers tell him to look happy (doubt it; they clearly don't have that much control over him at this point)? because Hillary's white?
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« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2016, 05:10:08 PM »
For comparison, here's McCain vs. Obama in 2008 and Romney vs. Obama in 2012

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AsLsnGYpQg" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AsLsnGYpQg</a>   <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cen37qxA7E" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cen37qxA7E</a>




<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBelIMrKll8" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBelIMrKll8</a>   <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6g2YkTAYQ4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6g2YkTAYQ4</a>
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2016, 06:01:21 PM »
I played all four at once and entered a new level of existence.
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CrossEyed7

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« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2017, 06:40:08 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7oG74nHSTQ" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7oG74nHSTQ</a>

so this happened
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« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2017, 01:08:52 AM »
Boy did he really slay.
Relics.

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