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From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity

Saturday night, a few friends and I went to the Paris satellite of Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity". It was held at the Thistle Pub - it's really too bad they couldn't have found a larger venue because the place was packed to the gills and spilling out onto the sidewalk, which also made it hard to see and hear the broadcast.

But that said, I supported the point of the rally. So many Americans out there are apathetic about the direction our country is headed and this was one man's attempt to wake some of those people up. To give voice to some of the "normal" people out there, instead of all the crazy extremists that have been hoarding the airwaves as of late.

The rally got off to a bit of a rocky start - opening with a slightly awkward mix Cat Stevens' "Peace Train" , Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and The O'Jays "Love Train", and continuing on with a strange back-and-forth between Stewart and Stephen Colbert. But the highlight of the event for me was Stewart's speech. I thought he pretty successfully combined humor and politics - but take a listen for yourself:

Lastly, this has nothing to do with the above rally, but it is English Sunday and this is too funny not to share. This morning, C told me "Oh, your new tooth pasta smells really good". Me: ??? C: Teeth pasta?? Me: LOLLLLL, it's called toothpaste my dear. C: I was close enough, non??

Could the man be any cuter?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I went to DC for the rally. It took us 2 hours to go the short distance from where we were staying to the rally venue. I have never been in such a crowded, packed place. The signs people made were hilarious. It was lots of fun and I'm glad we went. When my hubby downloads his photos from the phone I'll e-mail the funny ones to you!!

October 31, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Animesh said...

Wonderful post KSam! I am glad I finally got around to reading your post on it :). Thanks a lot for the video. Was looking for it.

November 8, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

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