Bob and Elvis Show

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 10/14/11

We Introduce the Show to The Huffington Post Audience; Herman Cain and his Ridiculous 999 Plan; News Media Policy Coverage; Corporate Media Monopolies; Michele Bachmann and the Hero Worship of Saint Reagan; Tax Rates in the 1980s; The Values Voters Summit and the 'Cult' of Mormonism; Senate Republicans Filibuster the American Jobs Act; and much more! Brought to you by Bubble Genius!

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  • muselet

    “A whole new steaming bucket of listeners”? Way to make people feel welcome.

    Think about your favorite college professor—on second thought, think about your favorite high school teacher: it’s possible to convey complex information relatively quickly and in an interesting way. What do we get on the national networks? The trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, for pity’s sake. Surely that’s not a particularly important news story, no matter how many eyeballs it attracts. Again I say, the person who first realized that a news division could be a profit center deserves to spend eternity in the special hell.

    “What is it with Republicans and deification?” It’s primitive thinking, fetishism pure. Righties have no earthly idea what’s going on or how anything works or how to solve problems, so they are (to employ some old computer-geek terminology) waving a dead chicken and hoping nobody notices. Alas, nobody notices, not even—or, perhaps more accurately, especially not—our wonderful news media, which are cowering under their metaphorical desks for fear of being called “liberal.”

    Bob, I’d never really thought about it, but you’re right: every Righty preacher has the same speaking rhythms, the same weird not-quite lisp (I assume they’re all taught in Televangelist 101 that cheap church PA systems don’t handle sibilance well) and the same quasi-Southern accent (now I think about it, even Tim Lovejoy sounds like that). Ignore what he says and concentrate on his voice: Robert Jeffress sounds to me like a weird cross between Kelly Connell and Leslie Jordan—meaning no disrespect to either of those two actors. It’s creepy and disturbing.

    Good show, gentlemen. Keep up the good work.

    –alopecia

  • Draxiar

    !!NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN, NEIN!!

    Everytime I read about 9-9-9 that clip will instantly come to mind…LOL…too funny!

    • Scopedog

      Damned right–it’s just too funny! Dammit, Bob, how did you figure this one out?

  • mrbrink

    “Bloodbath Bubble bath!”

    “Boo bath Glow in the Dark Ghost.”

    Genius, Bubble.

    Great show. Excellent use of clips. Steamrolling flow, yet mindful of the pedestrians(does that make any sense? yes, yes it does.). Great timing and expression — manicured to Go. I’m talking about a goddamn intellectual rabble rousing. Where did the time go? Great package, and I don’t mean the crotch.

    The fundamentals of the soapbox are strong.