Tuesday, June 19, 2007


For the last few days I've meant to write a couple of posts about iPod listening habits and my quest to acquire a broader music library. Unfortunately, a combination of tiredness and a busy weekend have temporarily left those posts on hold. However, something has come up that I feel the need to blog.

Today, Althouse seems to have completely lost her mind. In a post about Hillary's new campaign ad, Alhouse jumps the shark and lands in Insano Land. The ad is a send up of the final scene from The Sopranos. One change is that Hillary orders carrots instead of onion rings. And here's Althouse's take on the food selection:

Bill says "No onion rings?" and Hillary responds "I'm looking out for ya." Now, the script says onion rings, because that's what the Sopranos were eating in that final scene, but I doubt if any blogger will disagree with my assertion that, coming from Bill Clinton, the "O" of an onion ring is a vagina symbol. Hillary says no to that, driving the symbolism home. She's "looking out" all right, vigilant over her husband, denying him the sustenance he craves. What does she have for him? Carrot sticks! The one closest to the camera has a rather disgusting greasy sheen to it. Here, Bill, in retaliation for all of your excessive "O" consumption, you may have a large bowl of phallic symbols! When we hear him say "No onion rings?," the camera is on her, and Bill is off-screen, but at the bottom of the screen we see the carrot/phallus he's holding toward her. Oh, yes, I know that Hillary supplying carrots is supposed to remind that Hillary will provide us with health care, that she's "looking out for" us, but come on, they're carrots! Everyone knows carrots are phallic symbols. But they're cut up into little carrot sticks, you say? Just listen to yourself! I'm not going to point out everything.
Judas H. Priest! That's a helluva a lot to read into onion rings! Really, sometimes an onion ring is just an onion ring. (Ditto for the carrot sticks.) Instead of being a stand-in for the vagina, the onion rings represent Bill's well-known propensity to over-indulge in greasy foods. The part of the video has way more to do with Phil Hartman than it does Monica Lewinsky et al. And yes, this whole post is simply an excuse to embed the best Bill Clinton spoof ever.

As always, I am amazed at Hartman's ability to eat so much crap in this skit. I've never checked into this, but I have to believe that he went backstage and immediately threw up.


bill said...

Shorter version of what I've said before: Althouse was more enjoyable before she started trolling for trolls.

Icepick said...