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September 6, 2010

Blog Guy, it looks to me like those Government Death Panels you write about still aren’t popular. Is President Obama doing anything to help sell them as part of his health care reform?

obama umbrella 300Sure. I guess you haven’t seen his promotional video based on the classic kids’ movie, “Mary Poppins.”

It features an updated version of the film’s iconic umbrella scene, remade with Barack and Michelle taking off and floating over Washington, DC.

Amazing! Do the Obamas actually sing?

Do they ever! They’ve done a great job on the movie’s beloved song, “A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine go Down.”

Plus, it’s uncanny how appropriate the actual lyrics are in selling the Death Panel concept:

“In every job that must be done,
There is an element of fun,
“You find the fun and SNAP!
The job’s a game…”

Um, SNAP?

poppins promo 260Yeah, just a very quick-cut to a masked Death Panel guy breaking some sick dude’s neck, and then right back to the Obamas, floating over the Potomac River.

Jeez, I don’t know, Blog Guy. Is this video going to give my children nightmares?

Only if Julie Andrews comes knocking on your door very late on a dark night…

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Left: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk through a gate in the Columbia Parc Development to visit newly built homes in New Orleans, August 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

Right: Scene from “Mary Poppins”

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Oooh this reminds me of the ‘Scary Mary’ trailer where Mary Poppins becomes a horror film! Gives me goosebumps!

o_O

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

I looooooooooooved Mary Poppins!!! :)
We used to have this hard candy back in the 90′s which were called Poppins… :).. I used to like to think Mary Poppins made those.. :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Umbrellas on the brain after the last post, BG. That’s ok, it isn’t raining on your parade.

If the Death Panel guys have the flying umbrellas and we let Unca and Cam know their flight path, would we then have a bumbershoot?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Yeppers, those Death Panel guys could become cereal killers for sure.
Snap goes the neck,
Crackle goes the zapper,
Pop goes the gun…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Very nice, One! You’re one of the VERY few people who know the word bumbershoot. I’m impressed.

The only others I’ve heard use it are my two good friends, Sol Mason and Sol Johnson, or as I refer to them, my pair o’ Sols….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Clever play of words there, Mr.B! I like!
Pair o’Sols indeed!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Nice … picture of the POTUS with an umbrella. Last time it was the POTUS on a bike. Maybe you could get Lamar to take a pic of the Prez with an umbrella on a bike? Very Mary Poppins-ish.

@Shra … Julie Andrew’s bag was full of those (magic) candies. How do you think she could fly!

@Onedoor … be careful, that’s bordering on educational. ;-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

BG … only Sol I know is a nice, cold Cerveza. Cheers!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

Unca, I suspect that’s because she didn’t realise you meant a brolly…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

“..promotional video based on the classic kids’ movie, “Mary Poppins.”…features an updated version of the film’s iconic umbrella scene, remade with Barack and Michelle taking off and floating over Washington, DC…

I don’t care what anyone says, THAT’S funny!

Posted by Madison_Mujer | Report as abusive
 

LOL Michelle is thinking:?
“God is he gonna make me feel wet again!” ;-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Oohh… and I can see some shoes! :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Fwd, you officially have a one track mind now! :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

@fwd…LOL how did you get away with that one? :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

hehehehe thanks Shra :D :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Would any of the guys here agree with me that Julie Andrews is a hottie? Something about her and her prim and proper ways. A spoon full of sugare indeed! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Unca, like, she meant that she was dumb!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Poor old POTUS looks to be having an ‘under’ or ‘over’ moment.
I can readily imagine him with an Ozzy Osbourne-like accent saying something like ‘Michelle, Michelllleee – I can’t the f***ing umbrella under the f***ing gate, Michelllleee’.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

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