Friday, February 20, 2009

Best Presidential Beat

Hey everybody, it's Friday, and you know what that means! Full House followed be Urkel? No, another round of Game Time! But before we go to the next game, let's recap last week's and declare a winner.

So last Friday, we asked everyone to come up with a make-believe fact that linked Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. And by make-believe fact, we mean, in fact, not a fact.

The first shout out goes to Tony, just because he spoke Shlakese. You'd think you all would have learned at least a little bit by now. I mean, it's easier than Latin, what more do you want?!

Now we have a bit of bad news. Sonny's answer was a little too close to true to be worthy of the win. Abraham Lincoln does in fact hold patent # 6469, and since it is designed for a boat, and we have no evidence that Charles Darwin did not, in fact, use it. Therefore, we regret to inform Sonny that his entry was invalid. Apologies to our former champ.

Sid's answer involving evolutionary advantages and top hats is especially funny since Darwin in fact did postulate that top hats were not a functional advantage in baboons. Unfortunately, Sid's answer is also disqualified, since it contains no link between Darwin and Lincoln. Honest Abe wore a stove pipe hat, not a top hat. One might argue that all hats go on atop one's head, so all hats are top hats. We would consider the argument, if presented, which it was not.

Speaking of stove pipe hats, we give props to Sami. In general, references to blinged out things that are not and in all likelihood will never be blinged out, i.e. a blinged out stove pipe hats, are worthy of props. Hence, props to Sami.

Now, it's time to reveal the winner. Who is the winner? Well, the winner is Elizabeth! She used classic trivia about Darwin, i.e. that his ship was named the HMS Beagle, and put it to good use. In fact, this might be the only time in history when knowing the name of Darwin's ship has ever been worth anything. So, congratulations Elizabeth, you are this week's champ!

Now on to this week's game. On Tuesday, Mike talked about a list created by C-SPAN that ranked the presidents from best to worst. Best to worst? Presidents? Sounds like something we at the Pake Shlake Band would do.

So we've decided to bring back the PSB original game Bests and Worsts with a Presidential theme. Unlike last time when we asked for a Worst, this time we want you to give us a Best.

Best Song to Replace "Hail to the Chief"

You know "Hail to the Chief," right? It's the one that goes "bum ba da bum, bum ba doo bee da bee doo ba, dee dittley wow, bam be doobley doobley wonk wonk wonk wonk." Anyway, that song is what they play whenever the President comes into the room, and if you ask us, it's getting old and needs some updating.

Here's our answer for the Best song to replace it: The Imperial March from Star Wars. That way whenever the President walks in to the room, you won't know if it's Barack Obama or Darth Vader.

What do you think? Comments.


  1. I'd like to put in a vote for "The Stroll," a classic groove that will really let the president get his politics on.

  2. My vote is for "Jock Jams." Nothing gets Americans more pumped for politics....or sporting events....Come to think of it, sporting events should be part of the State of the Union, too!

  3. Wasn't there a similar music question a few weeks ago? I'll stick with my answer from then, "Jump for my Love"

  4. "Ode to Joy", unless its a republican, then "Loser" by Beck.

  5. David Bowie's "Golden Years."

  6. I say "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin. Congress won't try and mess with you once that howling Viking comes in in the song.

  7. The 20th century fox movie opener .....everyone would automatically become silent and all eyes would be on the president.

  8. im gonna steal Elizabeth's idea, but make it better. Still a movie opening, but the HBO movie intro.

    You have to skip to like 40 seconds in, but man, that would get everyone's attention.