Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Itiod: Tales Of The Great Obamacles

Part One: The Palinite Stone.

(Click on the video for some background music.)




After the great oratory gathering at the Temple of Barack, located in the city of Obamopolis, Obamacles was riding high on a wave of euphoria and delusional grandeur. At such time when he should have been the most popular and the chosen deliverer of much extravagant fanfare for the purpose of healing his land, his fate was being decided in secret.McCainus Maximus was ready to strike. And strike he did, for it came to be that he cast a Palinite stone brought in from the great north, and struck Obamacles in the head.

Well, suffice it to say, it left a mark.

But more than just a second degree contusion, it caused Obamacles and his supporters to become dazed, confused, and bewildered. Things were not clear, they were foggy, murky, and opaque. And the sirens sang no more for Obamacles, rather, they sang for the Palinite Stone .


The people were not prepared for such a thing to happen, for up to that point in time, no one dared to attempt to lay and wait for one such as, Obamacles the Great. Mass Communicaticus had forbidden it. It had been written by the ones they called "the screamerasmus" and the socialistus billionairium". How bold and unheard of it was to put forth a Palinite stone against the anointed one.

So it then came to pass that Obamacles set forth with a mission given to thirty (or so) choice men and women, who were believed to be the choicest of the choice, and cream of the crop. These were the bravest stone finders he could find and he sent them forth to investigate, explore, track, and hunt the source of the Palinite rock that had been the source of confusion and bewilderment, the one that left the second degree contusion on the forehead of Obamacles. He loudly proclaimed, "we must find the source of the stone and study it's environment, so that this may never happen again".

~TO BE CONTINUED~


Next Week: Part Two - Leaving No Stone Unturned



16 comments:

Greg said...

Palin looks like a better choice every day. And Biden looks worse.

Seasoned politician/tough guy vs. Political novice/wimp. It's not much of a contest.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Sunset may pretend he is sharing the fruits of his classical Greek literature background with his audience, but I think most of us realize that “Obamacles” is more than a mere mythical character. Like others who visit here on a regular basis, I’m holding my breath for the next installment … but I would recommend the Sunset Group exercise caution in the telling of this tale. Remember that 99.9% of all sober Europeans prefer an Obama presidency, so an important question remains. Does the SG really want to alienate tens of thousands of Greek Patriots by besmirching America’s next socialist president AND poking fun at one of Greece’s major tourist attractions?

Andreas Popsiclous
Greek Cultural Attaché

L'Amerloque said...

Hi LAS !

On CNN Int'l (US program rebroadcast here this morning) Larry King's guest was Joy Behar.

She said that Joe Biden was better because "he's been on Meet the Press forty-two times".

That's a lotta "change" from the Obama camp. (grin)

Results of French survey today re: US presidential preference (in Le Figaro, considered 'rightist'):

Obama = 80%
McCain = 8 %
Neither of the above = 7%
Don't know / Don't care = 5%

If McCain can outsmart the enemies of America the way he has apparently outsmarted the Democrats by choosing SuperSarah, the world might well be a better place.

Best,
L'Amerloque

Greg said...

I'm so happy about that survey, Amerloque! I wonder, do the Europeans think that by expressing their love for Obama they are helping him? It's quite the opposite, isn't it?

OT: Democratic congressman compares Obama to Jesus, Palin to Pilate. No joke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp_2Cw4RH1c

Mustang said...

Greg:

For anyone who questions whether or not there are idiots in the House of Representatives, this should remove all doubt.

Once again, Democrats are poised to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

LASunsett said...

Popsicle Toes,

//Does the SG really want to alienate tens of thousands of Greek Patriots by besmirching America’s next socialist president AND poking fun at one of Greece’s major tourist attractions?//

As one who as reached the full measure of self-actualization (the pinnacle of Maslow's theory), I don't give a rat's derriere what anyone thinks.

LASunsett said...

//On CNN Int'l (US program rebroadcast here this morning) Larry King's guest was Joy Behar.

She said that Joe Biden was better because "he's been on Meet the Press forty-two times".//


How ironic that Behar would cite Sen. Biden's 42 appearances on MTP. Like Behar, it has given him ample opportunity to stick his foot in his mouth.

Behar has to be the stupidest of The View hosts, now that Rosie O'Donnell is gone.

LASunsett said...

//I wonder, do the Europeans think that by expressing their love for Obama they are helping him? //

Yes, indeed. I hope they keep those stats coming.

L'Amerloque said...

Hi Greg !


///OT: Democratic congressman compares Obama to Jesus, Palin to Pilate. No joke:///


That’s not going to play too well in Heartland America. (sigh)


BTW, once Amerloque explained the cultural reference (GB Snr’s campaign) behind the slogan, Mrs Amerloque was particularly struck by the Republican ladies’ ‘Read My Lipstick !’ (grin)


Looks like things are, er, hotting up ! (smile)


Best,
L’Amerloque

L'Amerloque said...

Hi LAS !

Over here, the 'View' is not broadcast on any of the 100+ channels that Amerloque's provider offers. (Rocket ? Rocket's part of Paris ?)

So the only time he is exposed to 'The View' is when one of the hosts appears on some program like King's, or Jay Leno, or Conan O'Brien. The latter two are on CNBC, with a three-day delay.

Every time he sees a 'View' person, he wonders about the state of US 'entertainment', but he's been worried about that for decades and decades. (grin)

Best,
L'Amerloque

Rocket said...

Hi Amerloque

Don't get the View over here in the 17th either (except of the rooftops) But did see Joy Behar on Larry King live replay yesterday morning Paris time.

"Every time he sees a 'View' person, he wonders about the state of US 'entertainment', but he's been worried about that for decades and decades. (grin)"

I second that.

In fact every time I hear Leno or Conan I wonder about the state of comedy writers in the US.

PS - Gotta love that Dr. Popsicle from Greece.

PSS - What was Biden's intent saying that Hillary may have been better qualified for the VP job than himself? I am perplexed or maybe I shouldn't be. Any thoughts?

LASunsett said...

//So the only time he is exposed to 'The View' is when one of the hosts appears on some program like King's, or Jay Leno, or Conan O'Brien.//

You have no idea just how lucky you are. I don't watch it, but clips always find their way to news programming whenever something stupid is said on the show. And believe me, it's a lot.

LASunsett said...

//What was Biden's intent saying that Hillary may have been better qualified for the VP job than himself? I am perplexed or maybe I shouldn't be. Any thoughts?//

Maybe he realizes that the party would have been better served by Hillary being on the ticket? Because right now, they are on a path to defeat and it may just be, he doesn't want to be on a losing team.

L'Amerloque said...

Hi Rocket !



///PSS - What was Biden's intent saying that Hillary may have been better qualified for the VP job than himself? I am perplexed or maybe I shouldn't be. Any thoughts?///



Not too many. Perhaps he feels that Hillary should’ve been nominated, as LAS points out ?



Amerloque is looking forward to the debate between SuperSarah and Joe. (grin)



Best,
L’Amerloque

L'Amerloque said...

Hi LAS !


///You have no idea just how lucky you are. I don't watch it, but clips always find their way to news programming whenever something stupid is said on the show. And believe me, it's a lot.///



Yes, sometimes clips find their way to CNBC Europe. Not too many, fortunately. (sigh)



Now, moving on to more important matters … will a Sword of Obamacles appear in LAS’ second episode of ‘The Itiod’ ? ‘grin)


More appositely, will Obamacles be able to handle it ?! (grin)



//// …/… The Damocles of the anecdote was an excessively flattering courtier in the court of Dionysius II of Syracuse, a fourth century BC tyrant of Syracuse. He exclaimed that, as a great man of power and authority, Dionysius was truly fortunate. Dionysius offered to switch places with him for a day, so he could taste first hand that fortune. In the evening a banquet was held, where Damocles very much enjoyed being waited upon like a king. Only at the end of the meal did he look up and notice a sharpened sword hanging by a single horsehair directly above his head. Immediately, he lost all taste for the fine foods and beautiful boys, and asked leave of the tyrant, saying he no longer wanted to be so fortunate.

…/…


Dionysius had successfully conveyed a sense of the constant fear in which the great man lives.

…/…

The Sword of Damocles is frequently used in allusion to this tale, epitomizing the imminent and ever-present peril faced by those in positions of power. More generally, it is used to denote the sense of foreboding engendered by the precarious situation,[especially one in which the onset of tragedy is restrained only by a delicate trigger or chance. Moreover, it can be seen as a lesson in the importance of fully understanding another person's situation or experience. …/… /// Wiki, at http://tinyurl.com/36j8s2


Nothing like the Romans for spicing up those old Greek tales, eh ? (grin)


BTW, the ‘Temple of Obamacles’ wouldn’t be in Syracuse, NY, by any chance ? (grin)



Best,
L’Amerloque

LASunsett said...

//Now, moving on to more important matters … will a Sword of Obamacles appear in LAS’ second episode of ‘The Itiod’ ? ‘grin)//

Maybe, I am always open to requests.

;)

//BTW, the ‘Temple of Obamacles’ wouldn’t be in Syracuse, NY, by any chance ? (grin)
//


I was thinking more like Invesco Field in Denver. You know, that movie set he gave his acceptance speech on? But hey, if he gives a speech in Syracuse, I'll keep an open mind. ;)