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Tue Mar 11, 2014, 08:47 AM

Obama Goes Between Two Ferns

to discuss current events with Zach Galifianakis. It's funny and well worth the 6 minutes or so.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/18e820ec3f/between-two-ferns-with-zach-galifianakis-president-barack-obama

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Reply Obama Goes Between Two Ferns (Original post)
sharp_stick Mar 2014 OP
sufrommich Mar 2014 #1
Richardo Mar 2014 #2
Autumn Mar 2014 #3
SidDithers Mar 2014 #4
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2014 #5
Brainstormy Mar 2014 #6
TwilightGardener Mar 2014 #7
Z_California Mar 2014 #8
DFW Mar 2014 #9
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #10
DFW Mar 2014 #13
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #14
DFW Mar 2014 #15
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #16
freshwest Mar 2014 #25
DFW Mar 2014 #32
freshwest Mar 2014 #35
DFW Mar 2014 #40
freshwest Mar 2014 #42
DFW Mar 2014 #43
PhilSays Mar 2014 #11
SidDithers Mar 2014 #12
mucifer Mar 2014 #17
Cha Mar 2014 #23
Kali Mar 2014 #18
freshwest Mar 2014 #19
nyquil_man Mar 2014 #21
freshwest Mar 2014 #22
bvf Mar 2014 #29
Starry Messenger Mar 2014 #20
Cha Mar 2014 #24
JayhawkSD Mar 2014 #26
joshcryer Mar 2014 #31
JayhawkSD Mar 2014 #34
rocktivity Jul 2014 #52
Stellar Mar 2014 #27
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #33
Stellar Mar 2014 #37
Stellar Mar 2014 #38
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #39
Stellar Mar 2014 #44
Bonobo Mar 2014 #28
joshcryer Mar 2014 #30
Initech Mar 2014 #36
ReverendDeuce Mar 2014 #41
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #45
myrna minx Mar 2014 #46
Rex Mar 2014 #47
Paladin Mar 2014 #48
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #49
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2014 #50
rocktivity Jul 2014 #51
sharp_stick Jul 2014 #53

Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 08:49 AM

1. I just watched it. Hilarious. nt

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 08:57 AM

2. It was funny even with Galifinakis?

I'm guessing the President did the heavy lifting.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 09:17 AM

3. That was hilarious.

And fantastic.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 09:29 AM

4. "Is this what they mean about drones?"...



Sid

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 09:31 AM

5. !!!




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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 10:07 AM

6. Soooooooo cute! n/t

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 10:42 AM

7. That was funny!

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:29 AM

8. Reagan was GOP funny

Obama is for real funny.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:04 PM

9. OMG--3 months ago, I was in that very room!

Strange, they didn't ask ME for an interview.....

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Response to DFW (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:17 PM

10. That's because you were on the

other side of the black curtain and didn't see it. Even Obama didn't know they were there.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:25 PM

13. No one told us which side to stand on

Last edited Wed Mar 12, 2014, 07:54 AM - Edit history (1)

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So we just picked a side. How were we to know?

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Response to DFW (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:47 PM

14. Nice Picture

That must have been exciting. Did you meet the Obama's?

I did love the look on Obama's face when curtain came down.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:53 PM

15. Yes, but I didn't get to spend as much time talking to him as last time.

This time, I had about ten seconds. Last time, I had an hour:
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Response to DFW (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:56 PM

16. Nice n/t

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Response to DFW (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 12:11 AM

25. Good golly, I still love that picture. I was kidding with someone on another thread about this:



Thought you might be related, but the photo credits say it's President Luiz...

Sorry, no idea where he's from. Or the other guy.

But they had beards, ya know?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 07:53 AM

32. Might that be Brazil's Lula?

He was always better trimmed than I was (so is Obama). But I still have a day job, and don't get to the barber much. And as for the hour-long meeting 2 years ago, I was on vacation in the States out in the middle of nowhere when I got the email, "if you could make it to Washington this Friday, the President would love to see you, etc. etc." It wasn't exactly on the schedule when I had left Europe. Well, I was lucky I had some halfway formal attire with me at all. I could just as easily have turned up in shorts and a white T-shirt (would have made the security check a piece of cake, though).

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Response to DFW (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 10:52 AM

35. The credit did say Luiz and Lula, as well. And as far as you getting a trim, well, if Obama wanted

Yours Truly to show up in a meeting, I'd drop everything and do my best to get there.

I still remember your awesome report of that pre-election talk.

It really did my heart good!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 03:18 PM

40. Yes, but not everyone got THAT report! LOL

The talk was mostly (though not all) election strategy, and not for public publication (for obvious reasons). The extremist right reads this blog, too, and the last thing I was invited to do was to let them in on election strategy!

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Response to DFW (Reply #40)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 04:20 PM

42. I know, did not repeat it, and felt honored at your confidence. n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #42)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 05:38 PM

43. I knew you'd respect it

Never gave it a second thought. And see? We won! LOL!

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:18 PM

11. Hilarious and highly effective.

 

His comedic timing is impeccable.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:20 PM

12. If I ran a third time, it would be like doing a third Hangover movie...



Sid

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 02:17 PM

17. They had some good writers. Looks like in less than one day they got

4.7 million views.
Great job!

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Response to mucifer (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:26 PM

23. Two ferns up to 5.6m views.. as of this..

Greg Greene @ggreeneva
Follow
Good news: Obama’s ‘Btw Two Ferns’ hits 5.6m views.

Best news: exchange + Medicaid enrollments under ACA hit 8.6m.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116981/obamacare-enrollment-now-4-million

10:27 AM - 11 Mar 2014

Obamacare Enrollment Now Up to 4 Million

By Jonathan Cohn @CitizenCohn
Amazing what happens once you get a website to work.
The New Republic @tnr
74 Retweets 29 favorites
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http://theobamadiary.com/2014/03/11/obamacare-giving-8-6m-people-peace-of-mind/Tw


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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 04:43 PM

18. pretty good!

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 10:37 PM

19. I can never get those other sites to load. Here's the youtube version:



That was zany. You can see Obama isn't afraid of his critics.

And just who gave that guy clearance, again?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:01 PM

21. I love it when he mumbles "Bush"

when asked who gave him permission to shoot there.

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Response to nyquil_man (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:18 PM

22. You get a picture that he's been hiding out in the tunnels all this time at the White House, maybe

sneaking food from the kitchen, or something since then...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 02:49 AM

29. Same problem here -- thanks for this link, freshwest! eom

 

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 10:52 PM

20. That was great.

I don't know what the right-wing are screaming about.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:28 PM

24. Because they're crazy green jealous.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 12:18 AM

26. Which one was the comedian?

 

Obama was not all that funny, reasonably so but far from a knee slapper.

But he was "fall down side splitting" compared to that idiot Zack whatever. That guy was just an arrogant jerk.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 03:07 AM

31. That's the "joke."

He sits there "between two ferns" and asks very awkward and stupid questions and basically the more awkward it is the better.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 09:59 AM

34. Okay

 

And people enjoy that?

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #34)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 04:19 PM

52. People who can remember the days of no-talent, low-production values,

mega-amateurish public access channels certainly do!


rocktivity

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 02:23 AM

27. I've been trying to watch this video since

11am yesterday. Not working out for me...still trying...

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Response to Stellar (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 08:14 AM

33. Try the Youtube version

Last edited Wed Mar 12, 2014, 01:54 PM - Edit history (1)



I hope you get it.

Sorry Funny or Die deleted it from youtube for copyright.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 01:33 PM

37. Cool...thanks for sharing!

When I tried early this morning YouTube was down. I thought oh hell, maybe it's me. But finally it's up, thanks again!

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 01:49 PM

38. Oops..when I got back to the video

to watch it...they took it down, damn it! Oh well...

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Response to Stellar (Reply #38)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 01:55 PM

39. That's too bad

keep an eye open, it'll probably be back.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #39)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:58 AM

44. I'm sure it will...

Thanks again!

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 02:40 AM

28. It was great. Obama has a very good sense of humor and was excellent. nt

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 03:06 AM

30. I don't dig the PR stunts and stuff, but I just watched that, and LOL.

It was good, even if it was obviously staged.

I do think Zach intentionally kept interrupting Obama when he was doing his stately plugging of HealthCare.gov.

Also, the "drones" bit was beautiful.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 01:21 PM

36. Best line of the whole interview:

Zach: It must suck to not be able to run for a third term.
Obama: I actually think it's a good thing. It would be like making a third Hangover movie.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 03:28 PM

41. And predictably, the hard-right is furious...

WorldNutDaily has some screed about it being "humorless" and it seems pretty much all the comments left to the story believe it was truly unscripted and that "Obummer" is just that mean. LOL!

I'm so glad I'm not an idiot.

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Response to ReverendDeuce (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:04 AM

45. I love it when they're mad

simply because when those shitheads are happy I'm mad and I'd rather not be.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:09 AM

46. That's pretty funny. The President does have great comedic timing.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:21 AM

47. Yeah I might have to watch that 5 or 6 times.

 

Obama upstages Zach!

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:26 AM

48. Am I the only one who was underwhelmed by this presentation? (nt)


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Response to Paladin (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 09:41 AM

49. You're in the minority

it seems but life would be pretty boring if everyone liked the same thing.

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Thu Mar 13, 2014, 12:45 PM

50. loved it!

As a connoisseuse of comedy, i thought that was excellent!

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Response to sharp_stick (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:53 PM

51. It's been nominated for an Emmy!

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #51)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 08:18 PM

53. I know, and I couldn't be happier

I laughed my ass off when it first came out and slowly realized just how effective a tool it had become.

I've been a big fan of between two ferns and the uncomfortable comedy it produced. The fact that Obama and his people were OK with doing it really impressed me.

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