Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ask not what your hearing aid can do for you ...

We're alone in the dark.

I am playing Beweled Blitz. Wonderhubby has rolled over and is snuggled up to his favorite pillow, preparing for sleep.

The TV is on.

And the cast of "Law and Order: SVU" has stopped for a brief word from our sponsors.

As the commercials wind down, we hear John F. Kennedy giving a speech.

Suddenly Wonderhubby sits bolt upright in bed.

"Three Jews go to the moon??????????"

What?

"Three Jews go to the moon," he repeats. "That's what he said!!!"

I think not. We pay dearly for DVR and the ability to back up live television just for this very reason. SO BACK IT UP, DUDE!

So he does, finding the beginning of the speech that President Kennedy gave in 1962 at Rice University, apparently with the express purpose of selling Omega watches in 2009.

"We choose to go to the moon ..." the president intones in that familiar New England cadence.

And I wake up the neighborhood with my hysterical cackling.

19 comments:

Trannyhead said...

Does that mean you're one of the three on the way to the moon? If so, who are the others?

Burgh Baby said...

Once again proving that you can't trust men to accurately hear anything . . .

LceeL said...

And the three Jews are Henny Youngman, Myron Cohen and George Burns.

HY - "Take my wife. Please!!"
GB - "We can't. We're going to the moon."
MC - "Oy. I though this was the express to Far Rockaway."

And so on. For days.

When they get back, the capsule is opened and all three are found to have expired.

On GB's kneepad notebook is written the following: If we get back and we're all dead, it's because we couldn't shut Cohen up. That last story lasted three days. I never did hear the punch line. Tell Gracie I love her, and I said "Say Good Night, Gracie."

Jenni said...

They're Jews out in space
Zooming along protecting the Hebrew race...
Bwahahahah!
Maybe that's how Mel Brooks got his ideas!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDunm_hzdgA

Jenni said...

Oops. Wrong link. Oh well, the song is on there--to a Transformers cartoon. Interesting...

Jenni said...

Aha! Patience, Jenni.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV9BPyWCKTg

Momo Fali said...

I doubt he would have been such a popular president if he had said that!

Junebug said...

That is so funny. I have been seeing those Omega commercials and thinking about doing a post on it too. And do the other things will be my title. I think every time I here that of Arnold Scwharzenegger saying, "this, that, and the other thing."

HalfAsstic.com said...

OH!THAT IS PRICELESS! You have made me laugh out loud for the first time today!
John swears that Willie and Waylon are saying "She loves him in spite of his MICKY MOUSE ways, she don't understand", in She's A Good Hearted Woman. I have laughed my ass off about that one, too.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Can't believe no one's mentioned the scene from Annie Hall, where Alvie Singer is insisting that someone said "Jew eat yet?"

Momisodes said...

That is hilarious. As someone in New England, I can totally imagine the accent :)

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Janet said...

bwahahahahahahaaaaaa!!!!!!

Rachael said...

oh my gosh, that is SO funny! Love it.

Kaytabug said...

OMG! That is frickin' hilarious!!! I totally LOL!! I'm still snickering!

Jaina said...

Haha, that's hilarious! Right up there with the incorrect lyrics that we all laugh about.

Karen said...

That sounds like the beginning of a bad joke.

Pamela said...

one of the best things I've heard all week. I loved it.

Gramps said...

My wife, too, loses herself in Bejeweled Blitz while I sleep.

 
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