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Pull My Finger!

pullmyfinger.bmpThere may be nothing I like less than flatulence humor. It is a complete mystery to me why anyone would find the expulsion of fetid exhaust via one’s anal drainage system to be the height of comedy. And yet, nary a weekend goes by when Hollywood’s new releases aren’t dominated by at least one flick that features a rectal shout-out — and folks whose brains have not yet fully evolved still seem to find endless comedic value in the Anal Anthem.

Well, we can now include our esteemed President as one of the half-evolved members of our population, who no doubt spends countless hours watching Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy family flicks and asking Laura to pull his finger. Indeed, this from U.S. News (via TalkLeft):

[President Bush] loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we’re learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he’s still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can’t get enough of fart jokes. He’s also known to cut a few for laughs, especially when greeting new young aides, but forget about getting people to gas about that.

Actually, the desire to “cut a few” seems to me the antithesis to a “funny, earthy guy.” Bush, on the other hand, seems like a fella who could spend days watching “America’s Funniest Videos” and never get tired of the one-gun salute. After all, this is the man whose idea of foreign policy talks is to ask Hezbollah to “stop doing this shit.” Maybe next time he’s trying to break some tension during peace negotiations with North Korea, President Bush can “cut a few” before getting the talks underway.