Showing posts with label The Fonz. Show all posts
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October 4, 2023

What Trump and The Fonz don't have in common and what they do

Photo by Olga Ernst (Great white shark in Wikipedia) 
CC BY-SA 4.0 adapted by Hal Brown with Trump's hand and tie

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By Hal Brown

This is Wednesday's blog. Thursday I posted the same illustration with these captions. Read that blog here.

Wednesday blog:



The former president turned a rant against renewable energy into a wild explanation of how he’d rather die if he were on a sinking electric boat.

“But if I’m sitting down, and that boat’s going down, and I’m on top of a battery, and the water starts flooding in, I’m getting concerned,” Trump said at an event in Iowa in Sunday. “But then I look 10 yards to my left and there’s a shark over there. So I have a choice of electrocution or shark, you know what I’m gonna take? Electrocution. I will take electrocution every single time.”

If anyone hasn't seen  a video of Trump's insane rant about electric boats, sharks, and how he'd chose to die, here it is:

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What Trump and The Fonz don't have in common.

According to someone who had a very close relationship with him, Trump is obsessed with sharks and is terrified of them.

 The strangest thing about that night — this was the best thing ever. You could see the television from the little dining room table and he was watching Shark Week and he was watching a special about the U.S.S. something and it sank and it was like the worst shark attack in history. He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks. He was like, “I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die.” He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. It’s so strange, I know. Stormy Daniels interview in Touch Magazine.

The Fonz wasn't afraid of anything and if he knew there was a shark in the water in the iconic episode which led to the term "jumping the shark" being added to the lexicon, meaning the beginning of the end (as follows), he wouldn't have be fazed.

The idiom "jumping the shark" or "jump the shark" is a pejorative that is used to argue that a creative work or entity has reached a point in which it has exhausted its core intent and is introducing new ideas that are discordant with, or an overexaggeration of, its original purpose. The phrase was coined in 1985 by radio personality Jon Hein in response to a 1977 episode from the fifth season of the American sitcom Happy Days, in which the character of Fonzie (Henry Winkler) jumps over a live shark while on water-skis. (Wikipedia)
What do Trump and Fonzie have in common?

Fonzie jumped the shark. However, this happened in the fifth season of Happy Days and it went on to air for six more years. It is unsettling to think that Trump will wield power for six more years. There are critics who argue that in spite of Happy Days' longevity the level of creativity declined in its final seasons. Likewise, there are those who may look back years from now and say the same thing about Trump in his later years.

Trump in his rant about sharks proved once and for all that he has gone irrovocably into the delusional drink. His boat is sinking and he's just admitted to this fantasy suggesting that in some recess of his mind he has this knowledge and fear.

He said it. This means it is in his mind. The unconscious percolated up into his conscious and this is why he speculated on the way he'd  chose to meet his demise.

He sensibly sensibly chose execution as the way he'd want to die if he was on a sinking boat between the choice of a quick death and being riped apart by apex ocean predators. However, dead is dead, and not to be too graphic, once you're dead in shark infested waters the disposal your corpse is taken care of.

If you watch a Sinclair Broadcast Group owned local station you need to know just how right wing their reporting is. By Hal Brown, MSW

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