Friday, November 21, 2008

Plucky Palin Speaks with Press in front of Poultry Slaughter

It's almost impossible to overstate how incredibly unintentionally funny this is.


The stark dissonance between her perky and optimistic demeanor and the unmediated gore behind her can't be fittingly described. Note to future politicians: unless it's a large-scale human tragedy like a mass killing or natural disaster, never under any circumstances field questions from the press in front of a large trough of blood. Especially not while a mustachioed guy responsible for the viscera buckets alternates between looking at the dismemberment in front of him and turning around and smiling at you.

Even better than the visual above is the changing chyron below Palin, where clearly MSNBC staffers had to restrain themselves from typing things like, "Holy fucking shit!" and "Oh my God, seriously, what the fuck???" Highlights include:
GOV. PALIN PICKS WORST POSSIBLE BACKDROP FOR TV NEWS INTERVIEW

GOV. SARAH PALIN KEEPS TALKING WHILE TURKEYS GET SLAUGHTERED BEHIND HER

GOV. PALIN NOT REALIZING INCONGRUITY OF HER WORDS VERSUS HER BACKDROP
The incongruity line nails it. There's probably no greater clash than repeatedly talking about "opportunity" while someone else keeps murdering things in the same shot. The whole spectacle also provides excellent fodder for recasting her comments in a bizarrely sinister light.

Unintentionally Amazing Quotes:
Palin: You need a bit of levity in this job.

Palin: At least this was fun.

Reporter: What are you going to cook for Thanksgiving?
Palin: I'll be in charge of the turkey!

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