Life in the Land of the Rising Sun

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Non-PC Bus

Rule of the Office of the President #743: off-color jokes can make people see red. President Obama's recent quip to Jay Leno about his bowling skills being akin to the Special Olympics has definitely ruffled some feathers. Not only that, but it seems to have gotten the self-appointed Political Correctness Police (PCP) newly re-interested in our culture's use of the "R-word" (RETARD!!!). I can imagine that there will be a lot of ranting, finger pointing, and soul-searching about that word (RETARD!!!) for some time...

...which makes me wonder how people would react to this bus:

Non-PC Bus

What the Sam Hill (that RETARD!!!) is a "powertard brake", anyway?


  • Obama is finding out that he can't use the same trash talk he uses playing b-ball with his friends when he now speaks for all Americans. He used Tonya Harding as the butt of an earlier comment as well but since it is okay to hate her, nobody cares.

    The PCP term is more appropriately applied when private people are having a private conversation. Obama should know by now that his words will be scrutinized and used, especially by his political opponents, against him. The irony is that some of those opponents would probably approve of much harsher treatment of mentally retarded people than they currently receive.

    word verification - Scienth: A conthept some people bewieve is oppothed to wewigion. - Baba Wawa

    By Blogger Don Snabulus, at 10:49 PM  

  • Powertard

    Power Tie


    A powertard is a brightly colored leotard for buses.

    Certain recreational drugs can help you understand the word retard.

    By Anonymous Dave, at 7:34 AM  

  • LOL

    It's a bus with more brawns than brains.

    Word Verif: resids.
    Life without dents.

    By Blogger Olivia, at 10:30 AM  

  • (Groan...)

    (Actually, those were pretty good!)

    By Blogger The Moody Minstrel, at 2:39 PM  

  • Well a brake that retards the speed of the bus would make sense I suppose, not that the people who name vehicles in Japan ever make much sense. But what the Sam Hill is a President of the USA doing on a TV show like Leno? Is there no dignity to the office anymore? Well, after Bush, I guess that's a silly question, but I was expecting at least SOME change.

    laxopa - a Dutch grandfather at the big airport in Los Angeles?

    By Blogger Pandabonium, at 5:31 PM  

  • Yeah, I heard the other day that Jay Leno is the first talkshow host to host a President-in-office.

    WV: zerstin = zer bus iz zhust a tin can - no brain

    By Anonymous happysurfer, at 5:48 PM  

  • Pandabonium
    Considering there's a supercompact here called "Naked" and another one called "We've", I guess you do have a very good point.

    I think Obama is trying to drive home the point that he is more of an everyday American than a member of the isolated elite and is therefore not so out of touch with the average doe. The trouble is that people take it for granted that the President is "above" the average, so such things are liable to backfire.

    I'm not surprised...nor am I surprised that it was Jay Leno that did it first!

    That WV is a gut-busting classic!

    By Blogger The Moody Minstrel, at 9:40 PM  

  • I'm Tired of Taxes!

    Nympyr? Psychiatric slang for a Nymphomaniac who sets fires?

    By Blogger Phillipa Scratch, at 8:58 AM  

  • Phillipa
    Well, have you ever considered that maybe Taxes are Tired of you?

    By Blogger The Moody Minstrel, at 4:13 PM  

  • I certainly don't favor an "imperial presidency" a la Tricky Dick Nixon, but on the other hand, I would hope the chief executive of the country was a cut above the average schmuck on the street.

    kinvi - I "kin vi" vewy kwever sometimes. (now not being one of them).

    By Blogger Pandabonium, at 5:31 PM  

  • I'm sure taxes are tired of me. Very very tired. 17 days and counting.

    For those of you who don't know I work for a CPA.

    By Blogger Phillipa Scratch, at 3:59 AM  

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