Monday, September 08, 2008

bananas

"Go, balloons. I don't see anything happening. Go, balloons. Go, balloons. Go, balloons. Stand by, confetti. Keep coming, balloons. More balloons. Bring them. Balloons, balloons, balloons! More balloons. Tons of them. Bring them down. Let them all come. No confetti. No confetti yet. No confetti. All right. Go, balloons. Go, balloons. We're getting more balloons. All balloons. All balloons should be going. Come on, guys! Let's move it. Jesus! We need more balloons. I want all balloons to go. Go, confetti. Go, confetti. Go, confetti. I want more balloons. What's happening to the balloons? We need more balloons. We need all of them coming down. Go, balloons. Balloons. What's happening balloons? There's not enough coming down. All balloons! Why the hell is nothing falling? What the f--- are you guys doing up there? We want more balloons coming down. More balloons. - — Don Mischer, 2004 Democratic Convention Producer

7 comments:

Rachel Mallino said...

HAHAHAHA!!! I heard about this, but didn't actually "hear" it...oh my, this made my day.

SarahJane said...

This is truly hilarious. It reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon in which there's a piece of penne (the pasta) talking on the phone, saying "Hey Fusilli, you old bastard!"
or something like that. but this is ten times funnier.

Laura said...

Is this for real?! Oh, I have to hear this live. Too funny.

SarahJane said...

you actually can hear it on youtube, but it isn't half as funny, being drawn over about 3 or 4 minutes.

Valerie Loveland said...

So funny! I checked out the video after reading it. I agree it isn't as funny as the transcript, but I love how CNN talks about the balloons not falling too like it is a news story, and the song in the background.

Jessy Randall said...

Oh, thank you for that. That was wonderful. At first I thought it was a poem of yours and I thought, as always I love this woman's poems, but then it was something quite different!

SarahJane said...

Hi Jessy,
I think this is one of those truth is stranger than fiction found poems.
Loved your fake bio, by the way.

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