‘Oh The People Who Hate You’ from The Daily Show

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I just wanted to throw in a quick little post about the hilarious Dr. Seuss reference on The Daily Show. I’m a little late on the uptake, because this was at the end of January, but I still think it is rather hilarious and well done. You can view the clip at http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-january-31-2013/skeet-fighter

Jon Stewart reads from a book titled Oh, The People Who Hate You which is an edited cover from Oh The Places You’ll Go. The contents of the story are more along the lines of Green Eggs and Ham. The gist of the story is that Obama should stop trying to please everyone, because no matter what he does there will be people who just hate him.
I just get a kick out of Dr. Seuss’s work being used so cleverly in a way that doesn’t insult the author, but is instead used because it is a common structure that we all recognize. Unlike using the phrase “A person’s a person no matter how small” as an anti-abortion slogan (which was not it’s original meaning,) this is an example of using Seuss in a politically humorous way without adding a moral or political message that isn’t there.
Here is a typed out version of the story for your enjoyment.

Oh, The People Who Hate You

except from The Daily Show 1/31/2013They do not like you Barack Obama,
Whether on a plane, a train, or llama.They do not like you shooting skeet,
They do not like you eating meat.

They do not like you drinking beer,
or even if you roped a steer.

They won’t like you with the monster trucks,
because, young man, they do not give a f*ck

They do not like you when you pray,
They did not like you anti-gay.

They do not like you cutting tax,
You could not stand… when you wore your mommy slacks…

You cannot reach across the aisle,
Cuz everything you do is vile.

They complained when you killed Osama…

So, on a plane, a train, or a llama,
Rolling a 44 at Bowl-O-Rama,
Despite your nice white Kansas mama.

Coma.

They do not like you, Barack Obama.

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2 comments on “‘Oh The People Who Hate You’ from The Daily Show

  1. Matt says:

    Can’t believe the person that brought this to your attention didn’t even get a shout out 😉

    • jackstrebor says:

      Hahaha, sorry Matt. Thanks for showing it to me, obviously I thought it was pretty darn cool. I’ve been slacking on the blog. I need to pick it up a notch.

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