Tuesday, May 12, 2009

White House jazz and hip-hop poetry slam

The first ever White House Poetry Slam will be hosted by the Obama's tonight. The featured performers include James Earl Jones, who happens to possess one of my very favorite voices.

"Luke, I am your father!"

"Simba! You deliberately disobeyed me!"

"People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway, not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door, innocent as children, longing for the past."
- Field of Dreams

Sneak Preview of James Earl Jones' poetry slam


According to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, it is generally felt that Joe Biden has the most to gain from the Alphabet poem.

Oh, and some professional slam poet named Mayda Del Valle will be there, as well as jazz pianist ELEW. It is not known if Wanda Sykes will make a repeat performance of "Roses are red, Limbaugh's kidneys are blue". There could be surprise performances by Reverend Wright, with his ever popular "G-- D--- America" slam; and possibly Iran's own Mahmood Akmadeenadude, performing "Armageddon Thru To Jew?"

Maya Angelou is always good for a mish-mash of random words that are fawned over like they hold some cryptic deeper meaning. Sort of like Obama "hisself".

5 comments:

Linda said...

I thought I was the only one who thought that about Maya. Her words never made sense to me! Poems are supposed to rhyme, aren't they?

RightKlik said...

Maya Angelou...what a waste of time she is.

DaBlade said...

Apparently Angelou won't be there. She's not hateful enough (just nonsensical).

Chuck said...

Maybe they should bring on The COunt for Joe "J-O-B-S a 3 letter word" Biden

Cartman said...

Remember that guy who sat in the diner and shouted out nonsensical one liners on In Living Color ???

Gotta be related to Maya.....

"I got a boil that look like Elvis !!!!"