Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fewer, Leaner, Greener

I was just reminded of the 1970's television show, The Six Million Dollar Man. I loved that opening sequence of Lee Major's plane taking the "agony of defeat" end-over-end tumble. Cue announcer guy:

"Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster."

What reminded me of this old TV show?

Hat tip to RightKlik

The GM Reinvention Commercial

"Better, stronger, faster" has become "Fewer, Leaner, Greener".

The 12 Trillion Dollar Man

Obama assumes the title role formerly held by Lee Majors. He runs around in slow motion with all his bionic parts making funny sound effects, his teleprompter officially wired to his optic nerve. Obama tackles a new problem each week, only to run in super slo mo to the next one. One week he "fixes" the banking industry. The next week he "fixes" the auto industry. On to health care.


Now that I think of it, this show has already been on the air of every network channel since his campaign. I'd rather watch Sanjaya get attacked by bees honestly.


  1. Don't forget BO is also a highly touted sports expert. I see he has picked the Lakers in six. Kinda reminds me of Homer Simpson when he was learning about the vegetarian life style from Paul and Linda Mccartney. Homer sighed and wistfully said "rock stars,is there anything they don't know?". BO,is ther anything you don't know?

  2. Six Million Dollar ancient memories! Thanks for the h/t.

  3. Not to quibble but it's more like The 12 Trillion (and counting( Man

  4. Except Lee Majors LEARNED his lines!Mr Z keeps saying "He even needs a teleprompter to introduce somebody?" Yup

    Chuck..great one.. ya, we could use a LOT more quibblers in congress.

  5. Awesome blog! Another one you might enjoy:

  6. Pic Pic- If BO predicted Lakers in six, rest assured he will see those punished who get in his way.
    RK- an economy barely alive, but he can rebuild it (with a few parts made in China)
    Chuck- You are correct sir!
    Z- another excellent point. We could use a quibbler party for that matter. Where are the republicans?
    NM- I am awesome, aren't I? You have proven yourself to be a cyber surfer of superior taste, and for that I will reward you with my electronic presence!