Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bungle In The Jungle

As you may have noticed, I’ve been refraining from poking fun at celebrities lately. It’s not that I’ve been trying to become a nicer person or anything, it’s just that they haven’t been doing anything all that funny. Simple as that.

Britney never goes out without underwear and jail must have reformed Paris because she’s just not all that fun anymore. Nicole has a baby now and Lindsey Lohan appears to be spiraling so badly out of control that it’s reached non-joke-able territories.

Thank goodness for Rod Blagojevich, that’s all I have to say.

Blago, Illinois’ hair brained, bungled governor, just can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight. Facing almost fingers and toes worth of federal charges (including trying to sell Barack Obama’s open senate seat) that could probably land him several hundred or so years in prison, Blago has decided to use his last few months of freedom to appear on a reality show under the pretense of raising money for his defense, but we all know what a publicity whore he is. Who's he trying to kid?

I’m not even sure he could assemble a “dream team”. (We’ve all heard the bleepin’ tapes, Blago.)

Anyway, he is asking a judge permission to appear in “I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!”. They will drop off Blago in the heart of a Costa Rican jungle along with 9 other celebrities "to face fun and comedic challenges designed to test their survival skills." No word on the other celebrities yet, other than rumors one is Olympian Nanc-Knee Kerrigan. Seriously, to win a competition like that you need to be cunning, crafty and devious. The jungle in Costa Rica is home to a whole bunch of undesirables like biting ants, venomous spiders and poo slinging monkeys. How could anyone be expected to compete against Blago who works with exactly that for a living? It's really not fair.

Understandably, people are upset about this. Maybe he won’t return? Why should he get special passport privileges?What's going to happen to his hair with all that humidity?

Am I upset? Not so much. The only thing I’m really upset about is that there’s been a show called “I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!” and I didn’t know about it! (How could this happen?)

There will be plenty of episodes of “Locked Up: Governor’s Edition” coming up soon. In the meantime, if Blago wants to go bungle in a jungle while awaiting trial, well, that’s all right by me.


Jay said...

I have to admit that I find Blago pretty entertaining. I don't really consider him any more corrupt than any other politician and he's pretty funny.

If the judge won't let him leave the country for the show, maybe he can be on Michael Vick's reality show?

katelynjane said...

Oh my word, girl! You crack me UP!

This was such a great post, from the comment "poo slinging monkies" (an image of Ninja monkeys throwing poop - mid kung foo action sprung into my mind), to your question about his hair in the humidity...FUNNY!

Thanks for swinging past my part of the jungle and leaving a comment (: