Larry David was the host on Saturday Night Live yesterday, so of course Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders also appeared on the show. While the sketch wasn’t that funny, it was hysterical to see the two of them together. Now that we have, I still don’t know who was who. Can you tell the difference between the politician and the comedian?
Maybe this other bit from the show yesterday where David played Sanders can help you out or maybe it will make it worse?
Jerry Seinfeld has gotten some of the biggest names in comedy to drive with him, and now he has the biggest name in the United States riding with him on the new season of his show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. That name is Barack Obama! The comedian didn’t say how he landed the President, but he did say, “‘How did I get here?’ ‘Is this really happening?’ The President’s humor and generosity are the only reasons this was even possible. He was so easy and fun to be with. Being President and just a cool guy to hang out with at the same time made the experience my own personal moonwalk. It was an unforgettable day.”
You can stream that unforgettable day on Crackle, December 30th at 11:30p as they ride around in a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe.
Tonight at 10p, Bear Grylls has the biggest person he has ever taken with him on Running Wild, and he has taken some really big names with him. That man is President Barack Obama and I was on a conference call with him last week and he talked about his wild adventure in Alaska with the President of the Unites States.
How it came about? BG – Well, they reached out to us, you know? We’ve gotten approached by the White House to – saying would we, you know, consider taking the president on an adventure to Alaska. I almost didn’t really believe it. When we started, it was like I thought this was spoof. But, you know, we got into it and, you know, we all came together. There are obviously quite a few, you know, hurdles along the way of trying to, you know, keep everyone happy including, you know, the whole Secret Service, presidential team and all of that. We did it and it’s an episode I’m, you know, hugely proud of and definitely this is, you know, the high point of our “Running Wild” journeys.
What was like taking the President into the wild?
BG – Well, he was the president or whatever, you know, all of our titles and our belongings and everything. And as I said, it’s what I love about the wild, you know? It doesn’t care who, you know, when you’re in bear country, you know, a lot of grizzly and brown bears and black bears around, you know, they don’t care that you’re the commander in chief and – or whatever.
What was his impression of President Obama?
BG – Well, my overriding impression was just he’s really humble, family-centered, lovely guy, you know? I mean, of course, the times along the route I have to kind of pinch myself and think actually, you know, this is the president of America, you know? And I think there’s a connection when you’re out in the wild with someone. I always say it’s the ultimate learning, you know, and he’s a dad and I’m a dad and, you know, he cares about preserving.
Did the President have an ego?
BG – You got to be respectful and you got to make the decisions. You got to leave your ego behind. And he totally embraced that, you know, as a man who really, you know, he does a pretty selfless job and I just came in waiting. He’s an incredible man and one incredible human being. And just, you know, there’s a connection there as a father and as somebody really cares about the planet and I thought, you know what, I love it. I love him and love the mission.
They talked about what?
BG – You’re out there and, you know, you kind of light fire together and climb up trees and, you know, half eaten salmons and, you know, talking about flatulence and the berries and all of that gets out, you know? That is as you come at the great moments with, you know, the connections always come. So huge privilege but definitely a fair side of the president you never see before.
What did the people at the White House want their Commander-In-Chief to do out in the wild?
BG – It’s a big petition on the White House saying “You got to get the president to drink his own pee.” And I can say (unintelligible) I’m not going to ask you to do that. And it was fun because we had a good conversation about “You tell me what is it with you and pee,” you know, “Why you’re known for this?” And he wanted to understand the science again behind it. So its funny sort of our conversation about when pee is good and when pee is bad and how these berries can help people’s flatulence and all this. I would think toilet/lavatory humor is always a great leveler.
How many people came along with the President and him to Alaska from the White House?
BG – I thought initially they would have five or six Secret Service guys with us that, you know, end up like 50. You know, it’s a whole team with the press corps and, you know, even got a guy who’s there to make sure if there’s any food or drink he’s drinking is approved, you know? So it’s, you know, it’s a big, old group to move around where they got helicopter stuff in the air.
What moment stood out for Bear Grylls from their time together?
BG – But I think at the end of it that really stood out for me was the little thing we did right at the end where we prayed together and it’s funny because it’s like sort of such an intimate thing to do but we talked about faith on the journey and how he’d said that one of his heroes is President Lincoln have said this quote that if you’re not a religious man when you take off, you know, you will be by the end. It brings you into your knees.
And I think one of the reasons he said to me this seems to be one of the best days of his presidency all of eight years and he said “You didn’t want anything from me. We’re just, you know, sharing a little bit of our world.” And, you know, so nice to be able to lay hands on him and just say a little prayer to, you know, pray for protection of all the work he’s doing and it was just for ten seconds, you know, and he gave me a big hug at the end of it and I thought (you know, this is a real) special moment actually and a moment I’ll never forget.
What does he think of tonight’s episode?
BG – We’ve delivered the program that I feel is the ultimate “Running Wild” I’ll ever do. I watched it, as I said, the other night and it’s just, you know, I’m so proud of it, you know, the complete show and it’s got heart and fun and, you know, all of that – and adventure and all of that good stuff. And I won’t beat that.
Yesterday on Jimmy Kimmel Live, they had one of their focus group with kids and they wanted to know what the 4 youngsters thought of having a woman President. The two girls were more for it than the boys, but would that change when Hillary Clinton entered the room. Even though only one of them knew that Barack (Orack) Obama was the President of the United States, three of them knew who the former First Lady is. Which is actually really impressive, to me.
Now that we know that they know who she, what would she have to do to get their vote. Since they are kids, they want free things and no school. Will she add that to her campaign promises? If she is going for the under 10s, she will; but I don’t think that is her target audience.
So now that the kids listened to her and she listened to them, would they vote for a woman President? Three out of four of them would. Which is not bad, not bad at all.
Now for the nonpolitical part of this bit, the best part is when one of the kids called the ABC late night host fat. Little by little they are getting their revenge! Good for them.
US Senator Cory Booker heard that Congress is in desperate need of a Speaker, so he offered up his suggestion. He did a John Cusack in Say Anything and held up a speaker.
It is photos like this that me sad he is not running President. He would be a better choice than all the people that are currently running for the position. He truly is a politician for the people. They are rare these days. I will get off my Soap Box now.
One last thing, I will say that speaker is better than the people who threw their hat in the race to be the Speaker. Now, I am officially off of my Soap Box.
Hillary Clinton was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon brought up Donald Trump. The Presidential candidate asked the NBC host if The Donald ever let him touch his hair. When Fallon said no, she asked him if he wanted to touch her locks. He agreed and declared they are indeed real. She said they are, but the color is not. See she can tell the truth!
Before the two of them talked about Trump, Fallon pretended to be her competition and interviewed her via the phone. Their conversation was so full of zingers that the Republican candidates are now afraid of her.
Funny how while all of the GOP candidates were coming off like crap yesterday at the debate, Clinton was coming off as great! Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
Mark Cuban played the President of the United States in Sharknado 3 and he told CNBC that he thinks it would be fun to run for the real office. Before you are like that is all we need during this election, he is not planning on running, just yet. But if he were to, he thinks he’d be a slam dunk for the position. He told them, he would crush Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in the poles if he ran as a Democrat. I swear, I thought he was Republican.
I hate to say it, but I would probably vote for him. He is a blowhard, but he is not as much of an egomaniac as Trump. Plus, he really knows business. How to control himself during a basketball game is another story, but he does know business.
What is really funny about the timing of this announcement, is that hours after emailing CNBC, he Tweeted to Trump, “@realDonaldTrump have a great event tonight @AACenter. The buzz in Dallas is amazing. You will crush it !” He means you will crush it, as long as I don’t run against you.
Would you vote for him?
President Barack Obama is going to be on a special episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls to air later this year, and today NBC released the first clip from it. In it we see POTUS devouring a salmon that was half eaten by a bear. Obviously, they cooked up the dead fish before he ate it. What did he think of the host’s cooking? He said it was “mediocre”.
BTW I wonder how many pieces of the fish Bear was able to get from that Bear’s leftovers because you know the Secret Service had to test it out before the President got his bite.
On that note, can you imagine going over the menu with the White House before they went into the wild looking for food? Grylls is like can I do a urine soaked thing? No! Can I do live bugs? No! What about a salmon that has been eaten by a bear. Salmon, OK, he likes that fish.
It’s good thing for Marco Rubio that kids can’t vote because if they could, they wouldn’t be voting for him. The Presidential candidate was tossing the football around in Iowa yesterday when he accidentally hit one of them in the face. Then when the little guy fell to the floor, instead of checking on him, he went to catch the ball that was boomeranging back towards him. Luckily for the US Senator, the little boy is OK.
Since this was posted on Bloomberg Politics, I will get a little political here. I guess he only worries about harming a child when they are in the womb, once they are out of it then it’s fair game.
Now back to Rubio and tossing the pig skin around with the children, here is him throwing and missing a lot of tosses with the other kids. Thankfully, for them they only dropped the ball and didn’t get hit in the face by one. I wonder if after all of those misses, if he actually scored a touchdown with any of the parents that came out to watch all those bad throws.
Melissa Gilbert had a big announcement today, she is running for Congresswoman in Michigan. The Little House on the Prairie star said, “Iâ€™m running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in todayâ€™s economy. I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done.” I think this is how more politicians should feel. It is about families first, and lobbyists second.
When it comes to what is her political background, she was President of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001-2005. The last person who held that title and ran for office, eventually became President. That’s right, Ronald Reagan was President of SAG before he was Governor of California and then President of the United States. So who’s to say in the future, we might not be saying President Half Pint? Better than that other celebrity who is currently running for that office.