For Throwback Thursday, here’s what we wrote on April 1, 2009:
On the Daily Show last night there was much lampooning of the Obama Administration’s “rebranding” of the “War on Terror” into the new term they want to use: “Overseas Contingency Operation”. Really. Seriously.
And taking that several steps further, John Oliver said other rebranding plans for the Administration will include:
- Flooding in North Dakota will become: Semi-Voluntary Property Baptism
- Obesity Epidemic will become: Enhanced Biological Jollification
And my favorite:
- Forest Fires will become: Extreme Wildlife Oxification and Talking Bear Employment Opportunities
Oliver then did a (poor) impression in his English accent of Smokey saying: “Only You, Kids, Can Prevent Extreme Wildlife Oxification”.
Jon Stewart: “Obviously you didn’t have Smokey Bear in England.”
Oliver: “No, Jon, we just let our forests burn.”