Drive! They’ll get out of the way!

October 7, 2009

Okay, staff, now you’ll see why we’ve kept our newest movie release under wraps.

We think it’s going to be the surprise smash hit of the holiday season. Who can compete with “Hugo and Muammar’s Excellent Adventure”?

Think of it as “Grumpy Old Men” meets “Thelma and Louise.” Two gruff guys with hearts of gold drive from Memphis to New Orleans, to “find the real America.”

Muammar has all these flamboyant outfits, see, and sleeps in a tent, and Hugo is a chatterbox who loves fried onion rings and never stops talking.

Meanwhile, people start mistaking them for two world leaders! There’s an accidental convenience store hold-up, confusion over a colonoscopy, a hysterical scene on a Mardi Gras float…

So let’s start the screening. Watch out for the sure-fire movie catch-phrase of the year: “Faster, Hugo, eet’s time for ‘Peemp My Ride!’

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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez (R) drives Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s limousine as they arrive at an event in Margarita Island September 28, 2009. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout¬†¬†¬† FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

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Wow! Just. Wow!

Posted by Dave | Report as abusive

He is really having too much fun – they don’t let him drive much, do they?

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

Somebody needs to photoshop Glenn Beck between these two to really make it a fun ride!

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

So, who’s in the back? Muammar looks like he’s trying to figure out how the stereo works.

Posted by DewaltGirl | Report as abusive

I’m pretty sure it’s Barry Manilow in back

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Barry Manilow has a moustache and is brown?? Man, that face was such a cover-up!!! Why isnt this front-page news???

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Why the blazes are these not for commercial use? THere goes my latest idea for an ad campaign: Chevrolets are so good even world leaders would kill to drive them, and have a ball doing it!!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

M, we’ve noticed this before – the really good shots just aren’t for sale commercially.

In this particular instance, it seems this was a publicity photo from a remake of the popular TV series “Car 54 Where Are You,” and until the final contracts are signed, we’re not supposed to know that Chavez has been cast as Gunther Toody.

Remember, you didn’t hear this from me…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

[…] I thought of two more that deserved to be in that list, as well. One shows two world leaders having fun behind the wheel, and the other shows invading space goddesses getting their first look at […]

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[…] driving around with Hugo Chavez, or steering his “Mr. Toad” Club Car, or making an origami swan at the United […]

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