Sunday, September 05, 2004

The Most Important (Blank) of All Time!

I perform improvisational comedy on the weekends with ComedySportz. One phrase that people use a lot in improvised scenes is "This is the best (blank) ever" or "This is the most important (blank) ever. For example: "This is the best science project ever!" or "This is the most important board meeting ever!" It's not a very interesting phrase and it never carries the amount of power that you think it will. In fact I've taken plenty of workshops where professional improv comedians have said not to use these kinds of phrases ever. People want to see a regular old science project just as much as the most important science project ever. Trust me.

That being said, I do honestly believe that this election is the most important election of all time. It's improv sacrilige, but it's political truth. The thing that perplexes me is that the other side believes it as well. That just doesn't seem to make sense to me.

President Bush has pushed this country from having record amounts of international sympathy (post 9-11) to having record amounts of international antipathy (post Iraq).

There has been a net loss of jobs since President Bush began his term. That hasn't happened since Herbert Hoover. HERBERT HOOVER!!! Hoover screwed things up so bad in a time of need that he was followed by FDR, one of the greatest progressive politicians EVER.

I could go on. There are plenty of reasons why I feel that changing the current administration is the most important decision the american people can have made for decades, if not ever. But why should Republicans feel the same?

WE'VE CONTINUED DOING A LOT OF THINGS IN THE PAST, BUT NEVER HAS THERE BEEN A GREATER NEED TO CONTINUE DOING EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING THAN RIGHT NOW!!

quoi?

IMAGINE HOW MUCH BETTER THE WORLD WILL BE IF WE REPRODUCE THE EXACT SAME CONDITIONS THAT IT IS CURRENTLY UNDER!!

uhm...

IT HAS NEVER BEEN THIS IMPERATIVE THAT WE PUT OUR GUYS IN CONTROL BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T BEEN IN CONTROL OF THE HOUSE, SENATE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL BRANCH FOR NEARLY ENOUGH TIME!!

Forgive me for ranting, but my mother is playing her Evangelical TV Christian Broadcast Network garbage in the next room and Copeland just said that he feels that this is the most important election ever... How? Why? If it's so important that this president be in power, wasn't the last election the most important one ever?


Ugh. I'm so disgusted and perplexed.