October 9, 2004

Furious George

Enjoy debate highlights? Do yourself a favor and stop by Oliver Willis’ blog entry entitled “Bush Flips Out.” He’s got a link to the video of Furious George wigging out and getting medieval on Charlie Gibson.

For an extra hoot, I checked out some of the titles people were using for blog entries that reference this video. Here’s a summary:

  • Bush Flips Out
  • Bush’s anger management problem
  • All Over But the Yelling
  • TWO MEN ENTER, ONE MAN LEAVES!
  • Bush is angry
  • Thomas Blair is our staunchest ally
    • (This is a reference to Bush, in his angry tirade, calling Silvio Berlusconi “Servio”. The transcript says “Silvio” but in the video he is definitely saying “Servio.”)
  • The Bush Scream
  • I wonder if it’s always this hard for George Bush to exercise discipline
  • I’m so happy he has his finger on the nuclear button
  • Let me answer…I gotta answer this!
  • obviously, charlie should have said “let me finish”
  • Bush going apeshit
  • I got your wood right here
    • A reference not to the video, but another interesting debate moment when Kerry claimed Bush would have qualified for a tax credit as a small business on the force of $84 of income from a timber concern. Bush turned to the audience and claimed ignorance, then asked “Need any wood?”
    • The Annenberg analysis said Bush qualifies under that definition because he reported $84 in income from his part-ownership of a timber enterprise on his 2001 federal tax return. (SignOnSanDiego.com)
Posted by James at October 9, 2004 1:01 PM
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i esp. like the commenter over on Oliver's blog who refers to our Dunce in Chief as Chimpy McPretzel. :)

Posted by: beth at October 11, 2004 4:53 PM

How funny that you mention Furious George. I worked for Houghton Mifflin, publishers of Curious George books, etc., and remember a trademark dispute over Curious George. A band called itself Furious George, and used a drawing of a monkey who looked EXACTLY like Curious George, who wore shades and a leather jacket and did un-George-like things.

The defendant(s) swore there was no way it was copyright infringement. Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

I just read through the case, and I can't tell who won or what the outcome was. I did, however, find the band's website. It appears they had their final concert this summer. The trademark infringement case is now moot.

Posted by: Patti M. at October 12, 2004 10:45 AM

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