George W. Bush

Warning: Do not look Bush in the eye

In 2001 and 2002, some friends and I produced one of the first post-9/11 anti-Bush films called "The War Effort". In the third act, I included a joke in which overly patriotic participants in a radio contest are warned to not make direct eye contact with the morning show "talent". This, of course, is based on numerous accounts of from the trenches of the entertainment industry.

Now it appears parade performers at next week's inauguration have been warned not to make direct eye contact with George W. Bush. Scripps-Howard News Service:

Other instructions given performers include a warning not to look directly at Bush while passing the presidential reviewing stand, not to look to either side and not to make any sudden movements.

This has only one appropriate response: "What a dick!"