July 26, 2008

I Remember Now!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:28 am

As I listened to Barack ______ Obama’s Berlin speech, I could not escape the thought that it sounded like something I had heard before. This morning, as I was doing the morning ground pound, it dawned on me.

When I was in seventh grade (a few years after Newton figured out the gravity thing), the local Optimist Club ran an oratorical contest (they still do), the theme of which was “Optimism: Ingredient for True Leadership.” Many students wrote speeches on that theme and delivered them before a panel of judges. Those of us who did not choose to enter the competition (I believe I had discovered rock and roll by that time) also got to listen to the speeches.

Thinking back, I have to say that it would have been close, but Barack _____ Obama’s Berlin speech just might have nosed out the speeches of those seventh graders for the win.


  1. Amen. God bless America…?

    Comment by Hudson — July 26, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

  2. You guys are so fucked.

    Comment by keeskennis — July 26, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

  3. re: “…a few years after Newton figured out the gravity thing…”

    Why must you deprive me of the great fun I could have at your expense?

    Comment by Erica — July 26, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

  4. Hope. Change. Hope. Change.

    Wow, that DOES feel good.

    Comment by dogette — July 27, 2008 @ 9:34 am

  5. HA! You’re final sentence made me chuckle outloud! hehehehe

    Comment by Joyce — July 27, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

  6. Depends on the 7th grader…

    Comment by Teresa — July 27, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

  7. Columbia U and Harvard Law….hmmmm
    What seventh grader could possibly out-think, speak or out-write Mr. Barry? Me thinks any one of them could ACE the mofo. Happily! 🙂

    Comment by Joyce — July 28, 2008 @ 12:05 am

  8. Here’s the summary of his speech: America Evil. Hope. Change.

    Yo, Jimbo. Are you gonna get a new T-shirt now that says FUBHO?

    Comment by Denny — July 28, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

  9. Yo, Denny,

    They didn’t have an FUBHO shirt, but I bought this one.


    Comment by Jim — July 28, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

  10. Hope this is a fart, change my undies, hope this is a fart, change my undies, hope this is a fart, change my undies… Talkin’ shit is easy, trust ME on that one, trustin’ a fart is hard… No, I don’t know why I wrote that drivel, but all this hope and change horseshit got me wound up a bit.

    Comment by RedNeck — July 29, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

  11. Most sad is the fact that what our political geniuses say reflects more about the general intelligence of the people, no so much themselves individually. They speak to catch the ears of the majority, so they speak the (stupid) language of the majority. The problem is much bigger than our candidates.

    Comment by Hudson — August 1, 2008 @ 8:46 am

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