Wednesday, June 21, 2006

President Bush on the World Stage

This week President Bush was in Europe dazzling their leaders with his personal charm.


At 11:43 PM, Blogger LaurelhurstDad said...

Was that your joke on Leno, about the boomerang?

At 12:00 AM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

No, but thanks for wondering. For this post, I also should have written "I'm lot leaving Austria till I see one of THEM kangaroos." Ahh, the subtle comedic differences in a word. As jokes go I think kangaroo is a better comedic word than boomerang although it's a toss-up so to speak. I also think it deflects to bring Cheney into it, unless you're going to have Cheney accidentally hit someone with one. (The joke was President Bush is in Austria and he told Dick Cheney he'd bring him back a boomerang.)

At 11:42 AM, Blogger LaurelhurstDad said...

I once heard that words with 'k' in them were funny to some people. Do you think there's any truth in that?

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

I never heard that, but it's possible. Knockwurst is funny - that's for sure. Kangaroo emphasizes the last syllable, which is why they just call them roos sometimes. Boomerang emphasizes the boom, and you want the joke to go off at the very end. So if it was rangaboom we'd definitely have something.

At 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, the comedy writing books say hard consonnants, especially k words, but also g and other letters I cannot recall now.

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