Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It just goes to show, a black man in America still can't catch a break

WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation's broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."


From the Onion

3 comments:

MisterBarrington said...

Only ONE other person applied?

Saw this, lovin' their cov'rage. Also time to revisit:
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/bush_can_i_stop_being_president

MisterBarrington said...

"Revisit" is it. Innit. A bit.

lee said...

he heh. Genius. The Onion have been owning this cycle. ("Cycle"? I need to turn the internets off for a month and go lie in a darkened room somewhere.)