Friday, October 09, 2009

Some days it doesn't pay to check the news...

Oh no they di'n't!

Written on the back of the Nobel Peace Prize was found this hastily-scrawled message
"I liek you do you liek me? Circle yes or no and tape your milk money here."


EDIT:
Quote of the Day in comments:
Late breaking news, recovered from the room where the deliberations took place was a notebook covered with hand drawn hearts and varying typeface versions of "Mrs. Nobel Prize Committee Obama". -Staghounds

52 comments:

Nathan said...

Well, that's it. The world has officially lost its marbles.

Rick said...

"Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland rejected suggestions from journalists that Obama was getting the prize too early, saying it recognized what he had already done over the past year."

And what would that be, exactly? That must be some premium grade dope they're smoking.

Tam said...

"What he had done over the past year"?!?

What, get elected?

That's all he's done. By that criteria, every U.S. President should get one retroactively (except the evil warmongering Rethuglican ones, of course. We hates them.)

John Peddie (TorontoI said...

Some things of value can be cheapened by mis-use, but I never thought I'd see this.

"Hope" is a word we've heard often in the last 12 months; guess if I played my cards right, I could collect one of these trinkets too, by being really, really hopeful-'ya think?

"Hopeless", sadly,seems to work OK too.

Tam said...

It puts him in the elite company of Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat!

aczarnowski said...

Meh. Looking at the laureate list it's clear the Nobel Peace Prize was jumping sharks from about the time I was born.

staghounds said...

It's a PRIZE- on the back it said "Here is some milk money".

Late breaking news, recovered from the room where the deliberations took place was a notebook covered with hand drawn hearts and varying typeface versions of "Mrs. Nobel Prize Committee Obama".

Wouldn't it be refreshing if he refused it, saying he hadn't done anything to deserve it, and maybe naming some Marine combat medic who's never been to Harvard as more deserving?

Tam said...

"Late breaking news, recovered from the room where the deliberations took place was a notebook covered with hand drawn hearts and varying typeface versions of "Mrs. Nobel Prize Committee Obama"."

Staghounds wins the internets!

fast richard said...

When I first looked at the linked story, I thought The Onion had hacked the Reuters site. The Nobel Peace Prize has been losing its meaning for many years. It has now become merely a consolation prize for not getting the Olympics.

B said...

I have been informed, although I cannot authenticate, that the cutoff for nominations was 2 weeks after Obama got elected. THerfore, the considerations cannot be anything but political, as there have been no accomplishments to reveiew.

But, like most liberals, for the committee, intentions count more than results.

(see middleoftheright.net for more).

MaddMedic said...

Sure makes the Noble Prize committee about as relevant as the United Nations and Obama, what a farce!! Wonder how much Soros aid for this one?

Themadlemming said...

@ B,

This article mentions that the deadline for nomination was Feb. 1st.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33237202/

Anonymous said...

Sheesh, it's a second place winner thing - Michael Jackson (the famous composer/decomposer) was supposed to win.

Jay G said...

He won the category of "Not Being George Bush"...

theirritablearchitect said...

Nathan's got it. The world's definitely gone mad.

Of course, as our hostess has already pointed out, some of the previous winners put all present and future winners of this title in rather dubious company.

Now that I think about it, it couldn't have gone to a more deserving asshole.

Anonymous said...

This besmirchs the fine work of Yasser Afafat, Kofi Annan, Al Gore, Rigoberta Menchu , Jimmy Carter ....

Oh wait.

You mean.

Doh!

It's not actually awarded based on results or saintliness but strictly on some sort of popularity with a small group of insular left leaning types.

fine.

Next.

10% said...

"Yo Barack, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but Jimmy Carter had the best win the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing of all time! Best of all time!"

RWC said...

Well, he does want peace, ...a piece of everything.

rickn8or said...

"Wouldn't it be refreshing if he refused it, saying he hadn't done anything to deserve it, and maybe naming some Marine combat medic who's never been to Harvard as more deserving?"

Yeah. That'll happen about the same time that amoebas drive speedboats.

Joanna said...

At first I tried to convince myself I'd heard wrong, but I couldn't do it. Now all I can think is "Why? What fer?"

Nathan said...

Friend of mine on Facebook a few minutes ago: "I am guessing on Monday Michael Moore will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics."

Rev. Paul said...

So he won for his first 11 days in office. During which, he did ... what again?

Oh, right - he signed the order closing Gitmo.

World peace, unicorns and rainbows.

Chris said...

Perhaps the 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse are nearer than we think

Shrimp said...

Written on the back:
"Barack, we're so sorry we embarrassed you by not giving you the Olympics. Please accept our sincerest apologies, and we still love you!"


The honeymoon isn't over yet. I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever end...

NattyBumpo said...

Chris,

The four-horsemen are coming in 2012. Isn't that the "new" end-of-the-world time-table? Isn't the world as we know it supposed to disappear on the Winter Solstice of 2012. I'm thinking that is when the Electoral College next meets to pick a new President. Unless, of course, free elections are outlawed in this fair land before then....

I'll take my wookie-suit now, I wear a size 42 Reg.

Nat

bdickens said...

What a sick joke. Barry has never accomplished anything. AlGore at least put together a Power Point.

amaddmann said...

Affirmative action really does work, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Empty suit gets empty prize...

Gmac

Anonymous said...

Aw, c'mon. Even within the 11-day deadline, his message of change and hope:

Ended the Palestinian attacks on Israel.

Persuaded the Taliban to lay down their guns.

Ended the Jihadist's use of IEDs.

Ended all the rebellions across Africa.

Brought the US of A all together with one voice on economic and foreign policies.

Persuaded the Iranian leadership to end their hostile talk about the Great Satan, and agree that the Holocaust did indeed happen.

Hey, what's not to like?

Art

theirritablearchitect said...

"...Perhaps the 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse are nearer than we think."

Quit with the teasing, already!

Brian Dale said...

Next hip fashion trend sweeping the world: "Nobel Prize medallions" replace pants falling off the ass.

Oh yeah, Art at 1:05, I'd forgotten about that. You've got a point.

Love this kool-aid, man.

Anonymous said...

Just wait until The Obammessiah wins every event in the upcoming Olympics. Sort of like Dear Leader's 13 or so holes-in-one during his first golf outing.

Erik said...

Aw, c'mon. Even within the 11-day deadline, his message of change and hope:
<...list of lots of dreamy accomplishments...>

...and on the 12th day He rested...

Steve said...

Stupid is as stupid does.

WV - durating

The correct rating for the Nobel committee: duh!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, you are all missing the big point: This gives "The Anointed One" additional cred in his goal of becoming "King of the World"!

Cut the guy some slack, willya?

cap'n chumbucket

Anonymous said...

Now i know the world is officially gone stupid!!That numbskull has done nothing but run this country into the ground!He deserves NOTHING!!!!!

Anthony said...

Nelson Mandela's new t-shirt: "I spent 27 years in prison and all I got was this lousy Nobel Peace Prize."

elmo_iscariot said...

"Attempted murder! What is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry?!"

Well, evidently they give one for attempted statecraft...

Anonymous said...

Isn't there something about the Pres not accepting gifts from furrin powers in that constitution thingy?

And if he accepts: Can you spell "Hubris"

Michael said...

Hey gang! Next: Help Obama win the Heisman Trophy!
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Next-help-Obama-win-the-Heisman-63851657.html

Tirno said...

Anonymous at 6:32pm, are you referring to Article I, Section 9, Clause 8:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

I'm suspecting that the Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn't count as a King, Prince or State. Normally, gifts to the President are received by the Presidency, not the individual.

Even if it did, Congress can provide consent to receive the prize money. I suspect that bill wouldn't be hard to pass. Why not? They've passed quite a few utterly asinine things in the last nine months. Why wouldn't they consent to the man receiving a completely discredited award, if for no other reason than the chunk of money?

Anonymous said...

The Nobel Prize for Economics won't go to Mikey Moore. Nope. It'll go to Bernie Madoff.

Art

Kristopher said...

The Nobel Peace Prize: a Special Olympics gold medal for libtards.

Mister_V said...

Yay! President Obama is the most popular girl in school!

In other news, Stockholm pulled into a miniature black hole generated by the rotation of Alfred Nobel's corpse.

Joseph said...

Um....what has he DONE, exactly? I mean, as in accomplishments? Anything at all?

Kristopher said...

He was nominally in command when three pirates were kilt. So he should get the Nobel Peace prize for Pirate Killin'.

He also followed Frank J's advice and created Pax Americana through fear: Scaring everyone by ordering NASA to begin bombarding the moon ( he should have used nukes though .... )

John B said...

I want one!
Come on!
I've done as much for the cause of world peace as he ever did!

london said...

What he had done in the last year .... why awarded him.??????????

Anonymous said...

My Interpretation Of Awarding The Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama.

Having no blog or soapbox of my own I hope you will indulge my posting my thoughts here.

I see the honor given to President Obama as the European Union influence peddling with this current American administration much in the manner that corporate lobbyists solicit American politicians behind closed doors. The EU at least has the class to do this in the bright light of day.

Controversial choice is quite apparent but if their interest of a more a Eurocentric and left leaning philosophical aligned American administration is established then it truly will have been a diplomatic card well played.

This was not a humanitarian acknowledgment. This was a bribe, plain and simple.

A1A from The FiringLine

bdickens - hehe, Power Point presentation!

10% - funny
"Yo Barack, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish K, but Michael Jackson did some of his best work this year!"

Nathan said...

Mister-V: Stockholm is in Sweden. I believe you're thinking of Oslo :)

Mister_V said...

Nathan:
Fun though it may be to imagine Oslo getting sucked into a black hole, Nobel is buried in Stockholm. So no, I'm not.

Anonymous said...

...Circle yes or no"...


That if funny as lleh. I just about spewed beer out my nose.

Frydaddy