Hilary Clinton parody by Craig Brown
June 11, 2003 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Hilary Rodham Clinton Lets It All In: I couldn’t speak. I could hardly breathe. I was gulping for air. I couldn’t take it any more. There was only one thing left to do. I took it out of my mouth and bundled it back in his pants. A parody by Craig Brown, the man who dared follow in Auberon Waugh's steps, from Private Eye.
posted by Carlos Quevedo (17 comments total)
I must admit, the diary section is one I always skip when reading Private Eye. I know humour is a very personal thing, and I just don't see how it's funny. The premise - of putting words into the mouth of a celebrity - is not inherently unfunny. I found Dear Bill and The Secret Life of John Major absolutely hilarious.
posted by salmacis at 8:23 AM on June 11, 2003

This is deeply unfunny.
posted by stonerose at 8:36 AM on June 11, 2003

Wow, and usually I just get my daily dose of unfunny Hillary humor from lowbrow mass-forwarded jokes passed along mindlessly by relatives...
posted by COBRA! at 8:51 AM on June 11, 2003

No offense, Carlos, but this post was like one of those Farrelly brothers trailers that gives away all the jokes in the movie, so you don't need to bother going to see it. In this case, it's the one joke. After that, there was no reason for the piece to continue.
posted by soyjoy at 9:06 AM on June 11, 2003

Neal Pollack interviews Hillary Clinton. [Funny]
posted by dydecker at 9:10 AM on June 11, 2003

dydecker - that was fantastic, thanks!
posted by jonson at 9:33 AM on June 11, 2003

Thanks, dydecker, for redeeming this thread. I forgot to keep checking Neal Pollack daily because he kept going on vacation and having less-than-inspired ringers subbing for him. This is a typically fine Pollack interview, and will especially appeal to those people who still believe he and Dave Eggers are the same person.
posted by soyjoy at 9:35 AM on June 11, 2003

Good link dydecker. Made me laugh.
posted by a3matrix at 9:37 AM on June 11, 2003

I couldn’t speak. I could hardly breathe. I was gulping for air.

Are you sure that's not a quote from Monica Lewinsky?
posted by Beholder at 9:47 AM on June 11, 2003

Uh, yeah Beholder... that's kind of the joke. Well done.
posted by jonson at 9:57 AM on June 11, 2003

"I remember back in 1998, when it all got started, Bill and I were in the White House, and he was like, "have you heard about that Metafilter thing," and I was like, "fuck that shit. It's all so twee and forced. America needs a REAL blog, about real things. I hate all those fucking bloggers except for quonsar."
posted by quonsar at 9:58 AM on June 11, 2003

Who is Neal Pollack and why is my employer blocking access to his website??
posted by widdershins at 10:21 AM on June 11, 2003

widdershins: You may want to check and see if your employer's system blocks sites using the term "fuckety-fuck-fuck" - just a guess...

Oh yeah, and Neal Pollack is America's Greatest Living Writer, of course.
posted by soyjoy at 10:31 AM on June 11, 2003

widdershins - I emailed it to you. It'll be funnier if you have read A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers.
posted by jonson at 11:38 AM on June 11, 2003

Ah - thx, jonson. This thread makes so much more sense now. I can't say I was terribly impressed by the interview, though - who is this Pollack guy and why does soyjoy love him so much?
posted by widdershins at 12:19 PM on June 11, 2003

widdershins - this link (assuming your employer doesn't block Amazon.com) could answer both questions. But for the record, it's not my opinion that he's the Greatest Living American Writer, it's fact: Look, it's right there in the first sentence. I don't know what other proof you'd need.
posted by soyjoy at 12:31 PM on June 11, 2003

Ask and ye shall receive. soyjoy, you're batting 1000! Thx for your help - again. jonson, you're slacking...
posted by widdershins at 12:44 PM on June 11, 2003

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