Friday, October 5, 2012

I Say Potato, You Say ... Potatoe? Really?

October 5,
Zinger Day!

Not the amazing little cakes. You know, a Zinger: a quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort.
After an afternoon spent recounting every person in the media's take on the debates Wednesday, this is a fun distraction. Do you remember the days of truly entertaining debates? These are the times when we miss our nations first clown Vice-President, Dan Quayle. What? He wasn't a clown, he was for real?! Ohhh, I see. Any ways we can thank him for our fun today.
On October 5, 1988, during the U.S. Vice Presidential debates, Democrat Lloyd Bentsen faced Republican Dan Quayle. Dan the Funny Man stated,  "I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency."
Bentsen quickly shot back with the oft-parodied zinger: "I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."
Since that night, October 5th has been known as Zinger Day. So let the sarcasm roll!
I'm gonna leave you with a little present today... The Best of Dan Quayle. They just don't make vice-presidents like they used to, thank God!
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future." 

"The future will be better tomorrow."

"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world." 

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."

"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe." 

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican." 

"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix." 

"It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago."

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls." 

"When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame." 

"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it." 

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur." 

"For NASA, space is still a high priority." 

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children." 

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." 

"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system." 

"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make."

"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things." 

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."

Wedding Cake Martini
A really great couple I know is getting hitched tonight! I invite everyone to share a toast for the happy couple and send them all your best! Congratulations Matt and KT!
1 1/2 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake it up ooh yeah, Shake it up
Strain into martini glass
Toasts a long and happy life
May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

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