We’re supposed to pretend it’s really him?

October 20, 2010


Blog Guy, sometimes I worry about security for President Obama in this crazy world we live in.

How do other countries deal with protecting their leaders? Does anybody do it better than our own Secret Service?

FRANCE/Yes. France is miles ahead of us in safeguarding President Nicolas Sarkozy, by keeping him under wraps constantly.

Really? But Sarkozy goes out a lot. I’ve seen him.

Hah. No, you haven’t. You’ve seen the Sarkozy 3000, the animatronic computerized version of the president that makes ALL of his public appearances.

It’s still a tad herky-jerky and acts up now and then, but it’s getting better, and it fools most of the French people most of the time.

See these photos? He almost looks live!

FRANCE/Ah. Now that you mention it, I CAN tell the difference. But what about Sarkozy’s wife, former supermodel Carla Bruni? Is she animatronic, too?

Are you stupid? If they could produce a life-like copy of Carla Bruni do you think there would be any problems left in the world?

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Top: France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy speaks to mothers awarded with the Family Medal during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris October 15, 2010. REUTERS/ Charles Platiau

Right: French yachtswoman Maud Fontenoy poses with France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy after she was awarded Chevalier of the French order of Merit during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, July 12, 2007.     REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Left: France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, patron of the French aerobatic squadron “Patrouille de France”, smiles as she attends the exhibition in Salon, April 2, 2010. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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darn, I was inspired to start writing limericks, but what rhymes with robot? or cyborg? or biomechanical construct?

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

I want to see him dancing! Make him dance!

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

He’s grabbin’ her chest, she’s grabbin’ his crotch – what kind of robots are these again?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Back off, Jazz, they’re not sold in stores…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

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Posted by We’re supposed to pretend it’s really him? | Placedelamode | Report as abusive

The top picture kinda looks like it could be a scene from the Godfather…with Frenchie-boy as Al Pacino….well….if you squint a little….and turn your head to the left a little…as long as there’s a picture of Al Pacino on your left… Hey, who DOESN’T have a picture of Al Pacino on their desk?

Posted by justK | Report as abusive

That’s a terrible picture of Carla. Or a really accurate one and she’s usually airbrushed back to life.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

haha I loved the first picture, like he’s dancing and everyone’s just thinking “££% 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I can’t say nothing, in that second pic alone Sarkozy got more action then I have seen in the past year and a half. Yes folks, it’s been a very rough time for me being single.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I’m not sure if the first photo is Tickleass Tea-Cozy imitating Mr. Bean, or the other way around. Or maybe it’s his audition tape for break-dancing with the stars.

The second photo is of a typical French scene – he goes in for the boob grope and she goes for his wallet.

The third photo would seem to indicate that Mr. Bean, uh, Mr Sarkosy, is in fact a vampire who has been draining the life from his bride, in order to appear young himself.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Where are these robots made then, Mr.B?
He actually looks pretty good in the 1st pic… 😀
I get the impression you like Mrs. First Lady of France?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive