Is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?

please_tell_me_this_is_a_joke.jpg[Natural Patriot’s semi-trivia contest: My 11-year-old son wants to know if any alert reader out there can identify the source of that quote.]

In the meantime, a note to the Ex-President-to-be: Dude, stick with the flag pin on the lapel. At this stage in your administration’s tailspin, I would recommend accessories that divert, rather than draw, attention. Yes, I know, you were only being polite — and perhaps trying to salvage a few Hispanic votes for the GOP in advance of the 2012 campaign. But it’s really not you.

And on a related note: I realize that this is tantamount to kicking someone when they’re down, but I cannot resist passing on the link to this astonishing video of the Governor of Alaska, allegedly being interviewed after the ceremonial pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey — while its pals are getting the bass-o-matic treatment in the background!:

Check out this video

Verily, truth is stranger than fiction. I know that, strictly speaking, this has little to do with Natural Patriotism, but give a guy a break. After eight years, there’s a lot of stuff pent up here that needs to be cleared out of the system to restore a healthy outlook on life . . .

About Emmett Duffy

I am a Natural Patriot and an ecologist with expertise in biodiversity and its importance to human society. My day job is Professor of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
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7 Responses to Is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?

  1. Sir Hideous says:

    For 1,000,000 Rupees:
    Who is Frank Zappa!

  2. Dave X says:

    Darn. I was too slow. It’s from “Dynamo Hum” on “Apostrophe” by Zappa.

  3. Sir Hideous says:

    The song is “Jiving with that Cosmik Debris”….It’ll cure your asthma too!!

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  5. Beavis says:

    In Camarillo Brillo, he says, “Is that a real poncho? I mean is that a Mexican poncho or is that a Sears poncho?” In Cosmik Debris he asks “Is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?”

  6. Emmett Duffy says:

    Thank you Beavis for resolving this dilemma at last!

    Sometimes when I see one of the newer models on the street, I ask “Is that a real Jaguar or is that a Ford Jaguar?”