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Rob Beschizza at 8:13 am Tue, Dec 11, 2012
It’s hard to imagine an American high government official making such a subtle joke. Because it would be plastered on the front of every supermarket tabloid as God’s honest truth.
well, not if you’re Herman Cain, who is himself a walking punchlines.
Listening to John Oliver talk about this on The Bugle was fantastic.
“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” —Ronald Reagan (August 11, 1984)
Yeah, that one didn’t go over too well either.
Reagan made a very similar joke, not to the press, but to Steven Spielberg. The ‘Berg had just shown E.T. in the White House to Raygun and a bunch of dignitaries, and afterwards Ronnie looks at him without a hint of a smile, and says “You know, I’d say there are about 4 or 5 people in this room who know just how real that picture actually is!” Everybody did a double-take and then started laughing. I’d always assumed the incident was an urban myth, but Spielberg confirmed it awhile back in an interview with aintitcoolnews. Great story.
If Obama made this joke, the blogosphere would come alive with rumors he was planning to give the aliens green cards and free health care.
Oh, you poor Americans, you only wish you had a leader as cool as ours :D
It’s a lot easier to tell the truth when you are an alien yourself…
It’s hard not to have a sense of humor more subtle than Putin’s. All his jokes involve blood loss.
If a major authority DID tell the world the truth that there are absolutely no aliens on the planet, people would still panic on the simple grounds that it must be a coverup.
Poke the russians, poke the russians, OMG they are coming !
It would cause panic because there are none and the world is booooring.
A prim B prim C prim. It’s all triangles.