That was fun. Live blogged the inauguration. Transcript and snarky comments after the break.
10:28 – Obama’s kids are introduced. The CNN announcer just mubled “awww, how cute”.
10:29 – Mrs Bush is waving to the Obama girls, like they give a crap.
10:30 – Awkward silence.
10:30 – Holy crap is that lawn packed. Crowd starts chanting “Oh-Bam-A” like it’s a rock concert. “One more song, one more song!”
10:31 – The first lady looks like a jewel encrusted key-lime pie. Which is a compliment, I love key-lime pie.
10:32 – Why is Chaney in a wheel chair?
10:34 – What would it be like to be that photographer just inside the main doors, talk about presure of “getting the shot”, geez
10:35 – Seriously, Chaney looks like Mr. Potter from “It’s a Wonderful Life” in that chair.
10:36 – “Ladies and Gentleman, the President…” yeah, for the next 20 minutes, lol.
10:38 – The police officers in the stairwell are just chit-chatting as Biden walks by. Very funny.
10:39 – Chaney totally just picked his nose.
10:40 – Obama looks cool as a cucumber… or on valium, I can’t decide which. I’m going to go with “cool and collected”
10:41 – WOW, that’s a lot of people. The arial shots really put an exclamation point on the entire event.
10:44 – Wow, very presidential looking. Whatever your opinions of the guy are, you’ve got to admit, he looks the part.
10:46 – Honorable Chairman on Inagural Proceedings? We have positions like that? Wow.
10:47 – “The freedom of a people to choose it’s leader is the definition of liberty”
10:48 – Rick Warren looks like a high school English teacher
10:50 – He may look like a English teacher, but he’s right, “we are so greatful to live in this land, a land of unequaled opportunity”, “help us oh God, to remember that we are Americans, united for freedom and justice for all.”
10:54 – Nicely said Rick
10:55 – I didn’t realize we get musical performances too, how nice!
10:55 – …and cue the CNN video montage of flags and people smiling.
10:56 – Arethra just completely forgot the words and is making it up as she goes… and the backup singers aren’t helping. lol
10:58 – “Associate Justice of the Supreme Court”? What, they couldn’t roll Roberts out of bed? Maybe he gets to do the president instead?
11:02 – As much as I like John Williams, I just can’t stand “Simple Gifts”. It’s a personal thing. I had to sing it in elementry school and it’s scared me for life.
11:05 – Ah, there’s Roberts, never mind
11:06 – And the flash bulbs go nuts.
11:06 – Wow, that was short and to the point. Cool.
11:07 – And the CNN feed is slammed
11:07 – “My fellow citizens…”
11:08 – “Every so often the oath has been taken under gathering clouds…”
11:09 – “We are in the midst of crysis.”
11:10 – “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord”
11:11 – I wonder if Bush get’s angry when Obama says things like “the old dogma” and “past mistakes”
11:14 – “Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America”
11:15 – “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works”
11:17 – “As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake”
11:20 – “We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you” Awesome.
11:20 – “We will extend a hand if you’re willing to unclench your fist…”
11:25 – “The knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny…”
11:26 – “When we were tested, we refused to let this journey end…”
11:27 – Good speech, really, really good speech.
11:28 – So… now what? Keg party at Bidens!
11:29 – Random poet lady, about to speak or speaking, all about her is noise. Noise, silly poems and words. Someone is stiching up this speech. Someone is trying to make poetry somewhere, it’s not here. Random events that I am saying. School tests, banana, dirt, monkey, space ship.
11:31 – Built the glistening edifices, kept them clean and worked inside them? WHA?
11:32 – What if the mightiest word is “STOP”, please stop. You’re ruining Obama’s really good speech.
11:33 – Please stop. Really. Be done now.
11:34 – Oh my, now that is an old reverend. His benediction is hundreds of times better than random poet lady.
11:35 – “He’s got the whole world… in His hands, he’s got the whole wide world… in His hand.” Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
11:37 – lol, jive talking finish, awesome. AMEN!
11:39 – The Navy choir is nice, but they should have had a Jimmy Hendrix-esque rockin’ finish, with a big guitar solo finish and lots of jumping around.
11:42 – Obama’s leaving… and the CNN commentary will comense in 3, 2, 1….
11:43 – “The Inauguration of Barak Obama is sponsored by STARBUCKS”!!!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. I just threw up a little, in my mouth.
11:45 – I’m done. Got work to do. That was fun though.
No cracks about Aretha’s head gear? I expected a good zing from you!
Awesome! Thanks, updated now.
Nice work, Matt. I enjoyed watching it with you. To think, in 2000 we watched Bush get elected in your room at OHouse. Wow.
Why thank you sir. I enjoyed that too. And I had completely forgotten about that, yeah, we did. Damn, it’s been 8 years already. That’s freaky. lol.
Really though, that was a blast, we’ll have to do that more often. Next time, we’ll have to figure out a way to do it at the same time, maybe IM or something, and then post the transcript. That would be fantastic!
Agreed. Maybe for the Oscars?
hah. you crack me up 🙂
My favorite part of the whole shabang was the way Rick Warren said Sasha and Malia. I will be laughing about that for a good week.
I know, Rick Warren said their names like they were tasty and delicious. Too funny.