Bill Clinton Endorses Donald Trump
Posted 10/14/16 , edited 10/14/16


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“We have a lot of things in common, especially our concern for women’s rights and women’s issues. Donald and I see women in the same light.”

Thoughts?
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Is this election even real? I swear, with all the stupidity going on on both ends I'm starting to think I'm just on the Truman show and these news stories about the POTUS candidates is just some kind of recurring gag implemented by the show runners.
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I wish Deez Nuts was still running for president.
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I wish Harambe was still running
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octorockandroll wrote:

Is this election even real?


My sentiments exactly.

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cdarklock wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Is this election even real?


My sentiments exactly.



Good to know I'm not the only one.
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Hrafna wrote:



Thoughts?


A) Weekly World News is still around?? Thought they officially folded back in the early 00's.
(Seeing as they were consciously only down to joke headlines by that point, which The Onion had now cornered the market on, and the "Aliens Endorse (candidate)" shtick was becoming as rote-traditional as which candidate Batboy was supporting)

and

B) Bill, we love ya, but everytime we see you out there lovingly stumping for your wife, we just cringe at what looks like the US's ultimate "k'tshh, k'tshh".

(Sorry, Hraf, we know it's tough competition now that there's a New Looney Nordic Troll in town--and also trying to pretend to do American-election jokes--but this one's just trying too hard with too little research. Some jokes you have to be a native to tell.)
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Ejanss wrote:

A) Weekly World News is still around?? Thought they officially folded back in the early 00's.


The print publication folded. They've now gone online-only.

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cdarklock wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

A) Weekly World News is still around?? Thought they officially folded back in the early 00's.


The print publication folded. They've now gone online-only.


Yeah, it was in the late 90's they consciously turned into an Onion-style comedy act--
First with the editor going on the 80's David Letterman, facetiously trying to defend that the stories were "real", and then with a campy USA Network cable series doing "re-enactments" of the stories.
After that, it was just franchise-marketing Batboy to the camp-giggle cult, and even that had about as much shelf life as Tim Burton movies.

Even today, you still get people who don't know the difference between National Enquirer and Weekly World News.
(National Enquirer is the celebrity-gossip one, that implies that every retired celebrity or political candidate in the world has six weeks to live...)
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Ejanss wrote:


cdarklock wrote:


Ejanss wrote:

A) Weekly World News is still around?? Thought they officially folded back in the early 00's.


The print publication folded. They've now gone online-only.


Yeah, it was in the late 90's they consciously turned into an Onion-style comedy act


That's just when they dropped the "NO IT'S TOTALLY REAL" party line. They were very aware that all their stories were bullshit and if you chased them around enough they'd admit it. I played phone tag with them for about three hours one day in my teens.

The key element that kept them from getting sued was the "reasonable and prudent" clause in libel and slander laws; if they said Ronald Reagan was a communist, they could be sued, but if they said he was a space alien? No reasonable and prudent person would ever believe that, so it's not libelous.

The 1983 movie "Strange Invaders" actually had a pretty accurate depiction of the way things apparently worked at WWN. There was a massive photo morgue, and they would just arbitrarily flip through it until they found an interesting picture... then write some bullshit they could slap that picture on. The reporter I talked with told me a few interesting stories about the process; the reporters would challenge one another to write a story connecting these pictures, or to generate more fan mail than hate mail (or vice versa) with a certain topic. So the major driver of the paper's content wasn't news or readers, but bored writers trying to make their job fun and interesting.

Now that I think about it, that sounds a lot like what cracked.com looks like.
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octorockandroll wrote:

Is this election even real? I swear, with all the stupidity going on on both ends I'm starting to think I'm just on the Truman show and these news stories about the POTUS candidates is just some kind of recurring gag implemented by the show runners.


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cdarklock wrote:


Ejanss wrote:
Yeah, it was in the late 90's they consciously turned into an Onion-style comedy act


That's just when they dropped the "NO IT'S TOTALLY REAL" party line. They were very aware that all their stories were bullshit and if you chased them around enough they'd admit it. I played phone tag with them for about three hours one day in my teens.

The 1983 movie "Strange Invaders" actually had a pretty accurate depiction of the way things apparently worked at WWN. There was a massive photo morgue, and they would just arbitrarily flip through it until they found an interesting picture... then write some bullshit they could slap that picture on. The reporter I talked with told me a few interesting stories about the process; the reporters would challenge one another to write a story connecting these pictures, or to generate more fan mail than hate mail (or vice versa) with a certain topic. So the major driver of the paper's content wasn't news or readers, but bored writers trying to make their job fun and interesting.


I remember flipping through one time, just for bored grocery-line camp, and not making this up:
Actual page 7 headline: "Clown, dressed as peanut, killed by elephant". (Laugh, for Chuckles...)

Photoshop and Morph technology was only in its infancy back in the 90's--still pretty much just photo cutting-and-pasting--so you can look at WWN cover stories from the day, compare them to any fan-Photoshop on a movie-geek site today, and say...."Couldn't WWN afford anything better?"
Posted 10/14/16

octorockandroll wrote:

Is this election even real?


right? one of the candidates is not a goldman sachs candidate, in bed with or part of the c!@, dumb as a brick, all 3...

what, do people not think his ego is big enough, that he wouldnt actually like to have the "man who fixed america" attached to his name? hehe, I think he does, and has demonstrated himself to be more nationalist than globalist, and protection from globalists is a key need for this nation right now.
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