Tuesday, August 29, 2006



EMPEROR DISGUSTUS-FARTACUS

Somebody over on FDL started referring to Bush as "Fartacus" this morning, a reference to the recent article about the Preznit's extraordinary yet somehow unsurprising fondness for all things flatulent. As monikers go, I really like that one, so am doing my part to "pass," even egg, it on. The hyphenated title under the picture is a reference to the Hollywood remake of the French hit comedy "La Cage Aux Folles" which IIRC was called The Bird Cage, starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. Anyhow if you saw that light yet enjoyable fare, you'll surely remember Hank Azaria's over-the-top portrayal of a gay nightclub queen pressed into service as emergency domestic help; his new masters claimed he was Greek and introduced him to future in-laws as their butler, "Augustus-Spartacus." Comedic chaos ensues.

(Graphic courtesy of Doonesbury by Gary Trudeau)

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