Let’s see, governor, there’s Moe, Curly and…

November 10, 2011

It’s supposed to be the fourth thing that slips your mind. You know, you go to the store and remember the tuna fish and floor wax and avocados, but not the toilet paper.

But ANYBODY can remember three things.

Anybody but Texas Governor Rick Perry, that is. He declared at last night’s Republican debate that he planned to eliminate three government agencies but then could only remember two of them, Commerce and Education.

This left potential voters wondering if he would close the Defense Department, the State Department, or what?

“Oops,” said the governor.

How hard is it to remember three fricking things?”

Athos, Porthos, Aramis…

Huey, Dewey and Louie…

Strike one, strike two, strike three…

The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe…

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh…

Go on, try it yourself. You CAN’T know three things but only remember two of them.

“General, this is President Perry. I want to order an immediate attack on Iraq, Afghanistan and…and…and…”

Jeez Louise. I’m off to iTunes, to download “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” by Peter, Paul and what’s-her-name…

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Republican presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) makes a point as businessman Herman Cain listens at the CNBC Republican presidential debate in Rochester, Michigan, November 9, 2011.

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…and don’t forget, Snap, Crackle and Pop
…Wynken, Blynken and Nod
…Stop, Drop and Roll
…and (most appropriately for this debate) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Rick the Magic Blowhard, living by the sea
playing rock, paper, and… and… uh…

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I’m not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your name?
Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest?
Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What… is the capital of Assyria?
[pause]
Sir Robin: I don’t know that.
[he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]

If only it were that easy to resolve our political elections.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

Maybe we’ll be seeing Perry on Slumdog Millionaire…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Blog Guy, I noticed you put “Disaster” up there in the tag line. Would that be a disaster for the Perry Campaign, or for the rest of us?

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

@Moonshine, excuse me but being locked in Robert’s basement for so long has left me somewhat unclear on several things. One of them is: which is the good in last night’s debate? I can see the bad, the more bad, the more badder, the worse, the ugly, the bad and ugly…

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

And then there are the 3 stooges…
Or the 3 Stygian witches…
[PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT ME TO NAME THEM!]

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Pic #1 multiple choice
Governor Rick is:
a) proving to the American people he can still milk a cow the traditional way
b) dancing the “mashed potato”
c) showing Herman Cain how to REALLY make a pizza
d) bringing on the apocalypse, one word at a time

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

Don’t forget my three sisters. :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Lamary, Lamarette, Lamarissa. ;-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Truth! Justice! Freedom! Reasonably Priced Love! and a Hard-Boiled Egg!

Oh wait. Darn. That’s 5 things.

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Reminds me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH0ja5mb- Mc
I wonder if Rick is realted to that guy?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@jclimacus:
e) trying really hard to do that thing where you snap your fingers then slap your fist to make that cool rhythm
f) doing the hand jive
e) showing what he wants to do to the president of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association

There. That’s three things…

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

More threes to remember:
- Red, white, and blue
- Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
- Legislative, Executive, and Judicial
- Sleep, excercise, and a healthful diet
- Snickers, Milky Way, and Twix

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

@Shra: you’re trying to teach us.
Deino (“dread”, the dreadful anticipation of horror), Enyo (“horror” the “waster of cities” who had an identity separate from this sisterhood) and Pemphredo (“alarm”).

I much prefer these three: Alecto, Tisiphone, and Magaera.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

e) Showing how to Shake, Rattle and Roll

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

“the tuna fish and floor wax and avocados…”

That was one heck of a party Blog Guy.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Not really, Crow. Not without the toilet paper.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

CAM, is Hulga not your sister??

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Perry: One potato, two potato…uhhh…mmmm…I can’t remember the next part.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

LOL, Georgia!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@Shra: Hulga is the Blog Guy’s sister. I know it’s difficult to keep up, but we have to try: http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/01/25/the-sound-of-family-getting-clo ser/

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Sorry for the delay, JustM…For some reason, I can’t access the OE Blog on Wednesdays and most of the day on Thursdays.

The Good? When it was all finally over…. What a relief.

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Ofcourse, thanks for that Spin..
I think I need to up my meddies!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive