social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center
Marshall Pierce
Membership has its privileges. Sign up to be a Triple M Member. You could win stuff!

Kitty Dunn

What does Kitty have to say?


 


Colbert's inspiration?

Stephen Colbert is getting a lot of attention for his bogus run for the presidency, with real ads being run by his SUPER-PAC, or I guess the totally independent Super-PAC being run by his buddy Jon Stewart.

Colbert is not the first comedian to poke fun at the system by staging a run for the Oval Office. Anybody else remember Pat Paulsen? He staged his campaign on the controversial Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour back in 1968.

It started out with his deadpan editorials he would do on the show..and then it really took off.
 
Several years ago I found a copy of the book Pat Paulsen For President at St. Vinnie's. To my luck, it was autographed. Admittedly, it would have been better if my name was Tony, the guy to whom it was signed. The picture above is from the back cover of the book.

Here's a look back at the first major satirical run for the office of Commander in Chief. It's narrated by Henry Fonda!! (Youtube has more segments of this documentary, if you're interested.)






Tags :  
Topics : Entertainment_Culture
Social :
People : Henry FondaJon StewartPat PaulsenStephen Colbert


Share This: | More


 
01/19/2012 11:37AM
Colbert's inspiration?
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
2 Minute Promise
Submit
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about George Harrison
Who else still misses George? George Harrison was born on today's date in 1943, and was only 58 when he died in 2001. I was interviewed by Channel 3 after he died, and I said it was truly sad for me, because I grew up with the Beatles and almost...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: The Sylvers "Hotline"
"Hotline, hotline, calling on the hotline for your love!" The hook is so contagious you will probably be hearing it in your head all day. Sorry about that. "Hotline" was a number 5 single for the family band the Sylvers in early 1977. (Yes, Sylver...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Kool & The Gang "Cherish"
There was not a lot of love today for the song "Cherish" by Kool & The Gang. It was a huge hit for the band in 1985--getting all the way up to #2 on the pop charts. This song is not to be confused with "Cherish," a song which was a big hit for the...
Read More
Discover & Download: Scars on 45
New from Scars on 45: "Take You Home"
World's Worst iPod: Donna Fargo "Funny Face"
Copuntry singer-songwriter Donna Fargo had two big crossover pop hits. One was "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., and the other was the one we featured from the World's Worst iPod. "Funny Face" made it to number 5 on the pop chart..which means a...
Read More
Discover & Download : Zella Day
This Week's Discover & Download is Zella Day - Hypnotic. We have 50 download codes available this week! Click the download picture and copy and paste one of the unused codes for your free...
Read More
Grammy flashback: most awkward moment ever?
The Grammys always have their share of awkward moments and unusual pairings. But this one from the early 1970s is so awkward, it's amazing. It's obvious John can't really believe he's being forced to read such cheesy lines! Watch...
Read More
5 Great Bob Marley quotes
Bob Marley would have been 70 years old today! He was taken from us much too soon, but in his 36 years on this planet he shared with us some great music, and some great wisdom as well. Here are five Bob Marley quotes that I think are his...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know about George Harrison
Who else still misses George? George Harrison was born on today's date in 1943, and was only 58 when he died in 2001. I was interviewed by Channel 3 after he died, and I said it was truly sad for me, because I grew up with the Beatles and almost...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: The Sylvers "Hotline"
"Hotline, hotline, calling on the hotline for your love!" The hook is so contagious you will probably be hearing it in your head all day. Sorry about that. "Hotline" was a number 5 single for the family band the Sylvers in early 1977. (Yes, Sylver...
Read More
World's Worst iPod: Kool & The Gang "Cherish"
There was not a lot of love today for the song "Cherish" by Kool & The Gang. It was a huge hit for the band in 1985--getting all the way up to #2 on the pop charts. This song is not to be confused with "Cherish," a song which was a big hit for the...
Read More
Discover & Download: Scars on 45
New from Scars on 45: "Take You Home"
World's Worst iPod: Donna Fargo "Funny Face"
Copuntry singer-songwriter Donna Fargo had two big crossover pop hits. One was "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., and the other was the one we featured from the World's Worst iPod. "Funny Face" made it to number 5 on the pop chart..which means a...
Read More
Discover & Download : Zella Day
This Week's Discover & Download is Zella Day - Hypnotic. We have 50 download codes available this week! Click the download picture and copy and paste one of the unused codes for your free...
Read More
Grammy flashback: most awkward moment ever?
The Grammys always have their share of awkward moments and unusual pairings. But this one from the early 1970s is so awkward, it's amazing. It's obvious John can't really believe he's being forced to read such cheesy lines! Watch...
Read More
5 Great Bob Marley quotes
Bob Marley would have been 70 years old today! He was taken from us much too soon, but in his 36 years on this planet he shared with us some great music, and some great wisdom as well. Here are five Bob Marley quotes that I think are his...
Read More
Categories
Archives