Thursday, 24 September 2009

I wonder what PETA have to say about this.

We've known for a while that Glenn Beck's state of mental health has been in a controlled and rapid decline.

His eagerness to prove a point through visual aids hasn't been an approach that has served him well recently (remember the 'oligarhy [sic]' blunder?), and this recent video is no exception.

I was at first rather disturbed by the combination of a smart blazer and tie with jeans, but as soon as I heard his description of Obama's presidency and saw the saucepan, I realised that the ending to this story wasn't going to be good.

It seems the payoff of this video was even better than I dared imagine.

I know hindsight is 20/20, but I think he could have done with a trial run of this beforehand. Maybe I'm being rather obtuse, but I didn't really understand the point he was trying to make.

I assume from the results of this experiment that Obama won this one by default.


  1. Hahaha. That was a joke, though, right? It wasn't a real frog. You can't do anything with live animals on TV without a dozen animal handlers and welfare experts and supervisors and producers and so on.

  2. There's a lot of debate about it, nobody really knows. It would make sense to use a plastic frog, but then he was always going to make a tit of himself when it didn't work.

    On the other hand, I think these days even pretending to do what many think he did will stir up a bit of trouble. After all, many would argue that it's irresponsible to joke about boiling an animal alive, especially when leading the audience to think it was real at the time.

    Funnily enough this is all outdated now, there's an interview where he refuses to explain his Obama racism comments, which is very awkward and very funny.

    It's like a laugh a day with that man.