”You put your left hand in…”

Cidu Bill on Oct 17th 2012


Filed in Barack Obama, Bill Bickel, Mitt Romney | 32 responses so far

32 Responses to “”You put your left hand in…””

  1. Jeff S. Oct 17th 2012 at 02:01 am 1

    Things have come to a pretty pass,
    Our romance is growing flat,
    For you like this and the other
    While I go for this and that.
    Goodness knows what the end will be,
    Oh, I don’t know where I’m at…
    It looks as if we two will never be one,
    Something must be done.

  2. Jeff S. Oct 17th 2012 at 02:05 am 2

    Ebony And Ivory live together in perfect harmony
    Side by side on my piano keyboard oh lord why don’t we?

  3. James Pollock Oct 17th 2012 at 02:11 am 3

    When you point at someone, three fingers point back at you…

  4. James Pollock Oct 17th 2012 at 02:11 am 4

    … is that a cat behind Mitt?

  5. Kedamono Oct 17th 2012 at 02:43 am 5

    Anything you can do,
    I can do better.
    I can do anything
    Better than you.

    No, you can’t.
    Yes, I can. No, you can’t.
    Yes, I can. No, you can’t.
    Yes, I can,
    Yes, I can!

    Anything you can be
    I can be greater.
    Sooner or later,
    I’m greater than you.

    No, you’re not. Yes, I am.
    No, you’re not. Yes, I am.
    No, you’re NOT!. Yes, I am.
    Yes, I am!

  6. Kilby Oct 17th 2012 at 03:23 am 6

    Eeny, meeny, miney, moe,
    Catch a candidate by the toe,
    If he hollers, let him go.
    My mother said to pick the very best one
    And YOU are NOT it.

  7. Proginoskes Oct 17th 2012 at 04:46 am 7

    You keep on accusing me
    Of making your life misery
    But if that’s not abusing me, what isn’t
    You wanna be my friend, well it’s too late
    My love for you has turned to hate
    And I think that it’s a permanent condition
    You say you wanna make the peace
    Smile and turn the other cheek
    I can’t put myself in such a weak position
    Now I’m willing to accept this fate
    You and me just can’t cohabitate
    We agree to hate and that’s our fast decision

  8. Proginoskes Oct 17th 2012 at 04:47 am 8

    BTW, his name is WILLARD, not MITT!

  9. Proginoskes Oct 17th 2012 at 04:48 am 9

    @ James Pollock (4): No, it’s the woman’s hand, out of focus.

  10. fj Oct 17th 2012 at 09:06 am 10

    What is this feeling,
    So sudden and new?

    I felt the moment
    I laid eyes on you;

    My pulse is rushing;

    My head is reeling;

    My face is flushing;

    What is this feeling?
    Fervid as a flame,
    Does it have a name?
    Yes! Loathing
    Unadulterated loathing

    For your face;

    Your voice;

    Your clothing;

    Let’s just say - I loathe it all
    Ev’ry little trait, however small
    Makes my very flesh begin to crawl
    With simple utter loathing
    There’s a strange exhilaration
    In such total detestation
    It’s so pure, so strong!
    Though I do admit it came on fast
    Still I do believe that it can last
    And I will be loathing
    Loathing you
    My whole life long!

  11. Walt Morris Oct 17th 2012 at 09:13 am 11

    Again with the finger!

  12. Judge Mental Oct 17th 2012 at 10:27 am 12

    I am totally lost.

    I don’t understand the reason for the picture. Is there something humorous about it that I am not seeing? I just sort of listened to the debate while I took care of some other things. If I had paid closer attention the video portion, would I be getting the joke here?

    I also for the life of me can’t see where the hand to the left of Romney could possibly be construed as a cat, unless there is some sort of inside joke that I missed.

  13. User McUser Oct 17th 2012 at 11:06 am 13

    No, you pull *my* finger…

  14. Pinny Oct 17th 2012 at 11:11 am 14

    Point of the picture:
    Both Romney & Obama seem to be left-handed.

    This would seem to negate the advantage of being left-handed that most recent presidents seem to have had.


    As of 2012, five out of the last seven presidents have been left-handed. Counting as far back as Truman, the number is five (or six) out of twelve. In the 1992 election, all three major candidates – George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot – were left-handed.[2] The 1996 election also involved three left-handed candidates: Clinton, Perot, and Bob Dole, who learned to use his left hand after his right hand was paralyzed by a World War II injury. Additionally, both major-party candidates in the 2008 presidential election – Barack Obama and John McCain – were left-handed.[8] The percentage of the population who are left-handed is about 10%.[3] While some write this trend off as a coincidence, others have tried to come up with scientific explanations. According to Daniel Geschwind, a professor of human genetics at UCLA, in 2008: “Six out of the past 12 presidents is statistically significant, and probably means something”.

  15. Ron Oct 17th 2012 at 11:17 am 15

    @Judge Mental (12)
    1. The entire joke is the Hokey Pokey. Either it works
    for you or it doesn’t.
    2. It’s hard to mistake the hand for a cat. Once it’s
    pointed out, though, it’s possible to see the cat. Blur
    your vision a bit and realize that it’s a Garfield-like
    cat. It’s facing toward you, in an upright position.
    It’s staring with its head held high, with its white,
    bulbous eyes showing at the very top of its head above
    its wide, gaping mouth.

  16. Paperboy Oct 17th 2012 at 11:49 am 16

    Both are lousy at “Rock-Paper-Scissors”.

  17. Arvy Oct 17th 2012 at 12:28 pm 17

    @Pinny (14)

    Barack: Why are you smiling
    Mitt: Because I know something you don’t know
    Barack: What’s that?

  18. James Pollock Oct 17th 2012 at 12:30 pm 18

    “It’s hard to mistake the hand for a cat. Once it’s
    pointed out, though, it’s possible to see the cat. Blur
    your vision a bit and realize that it’s a Garfield-like
    It’s easier to blur your vision at 2:11 am, too. OK, technically the three time zones mean it was reall 11:11, but the point still applies. It’s a whitish looking blob on the stage behind Mitt.
    Sure, things look different in the light of day. So many things do…

  19. Dave in Asheville Oct 17th 2012 at 01:17 pm 19


    I didn’t even realize that, at least not consciously.

    Clearly I don’t watch much Fox News; I wonder if they say “Willard Romney” as much as they do/did say “Barack Hussein Obama” (surely just for accuracy and completeness, and to be fair and balanced of course).

  20. Inkwell Oct 17th 2012 at 02:35 pm 20

    ^ I don’t understand. Neither Willard or Barack Hussein is derogatory. (I also fail at politics.)

  21. farmer Oct 17th 2012 at 05:48 pm 21

    @ Inkwell #20,

    Barack Hussein is derogatory if you belong to a certain subculture of the American right that believes Muslims are inherently dangerous, and thus anyone with a Muslim-sounding (or even non-Anglo) name are such. Particularly if you recall the other famous Hussein (never mind that Hussein is like the American Jones). And Willard just sounds goofy to modern ears, like Ebenezer. Calling Mitt Willard functions as an easy way for the left to make Romney sound foolish.

    @Arvy #17,

    Thought the same thing:

    “I would sooner destroy a stained glass window as a leader like yourself. However, since I can’t have you defeating me either…”

  22. Cidu Bill Oct 17th 2012 at 06:02 pm 22

    That being said, farmer, I’m not entirely sure “Mitt” is a great improvement over “Willard” (though of course “Mitt” doesn’t conjure images of rats)

  23. Boise Ed Oct 17th 2012 at 06:50 pm 23

    That “fair and balanced” slogan always reminds me of 1984. “Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.”

  24. Lost in A**2 Oct 17th 2012 at 07:11 pm 24

    Yeah, the reminder of Mr. Romney’s first name got me to wondering a rat pack, too.

  25. Wendy Oct 17th 2012 at 07:37 pm 25

    I guess I’m the wrong age for that (and I don’t like horror movies either). To me Willard brings up Willard Scott and Ronald McDonald. Not that that’s a particularly good association for a presidential candidate either…

    And at least Mitt is a little better than Florida’s previous governor - Jeb! (That name just screams “Redneck” to me.)

  26. Mark in Boston Oct 17th 2012 at 08:19 pm 26

    If somebody there chanced to be
    Who loved me in a manner true,
    My heart would point him out to me,
    And I would point him out to you.
    [Referring to book.]But here it says of those who point,
    Their manners must be out of joint—
    You may not point—
    You must not point—
    It’s manners out of joint, to point!

  27. J-L Oct 17th 2012 at 10:33 pm 27

    They’re just reenacting their favorite scene from “E.T.”:


  28. James Pollock Oct 18th 2012 at 02:14 am 28

    They’re suited up. Obviously, they’re showing off their Barney Stinson impersonations.
    “Ladies, H-a-a-a-a-a-v-e you met Mitt?”
    “If I get to be President, it’ll be legen–wait for it–DARY!”

  29. farmer Oct 18th 2012 at 07:50 am 29

    @Bill #22,

    I think what matters is the attachment of a new name….if he had always gone by Willard, it wouldn’t be as derogatory. Same as if Obama had always used Hussein.

  30. CIDU Bill Oct 18th 2012 at 10:22 am 30

    Farmer, I think the Mitt/Willard thing is more analogous to people who enjoy calling Obama “Barry” — since if he’d kept that Americanization, you know they get even more joy out of calling him “Barack.”

  31. Mark in Boston Oct 19th 2012 at 08:03 pm 31

    When someone hands YOU a microphone, do you hold it in your dominant hand or your non-dominant hand?

  32. Boise Ed Oct 19th 2012 at 10:35 pm 32

    Mark (#31), if I’m reading, the mike is in the non-dominant hand. Otherwise, in the dominant hand. Why, what has that to do with the price of bacon?

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