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(AP)   George Bush calls US Soccer team to wish them good luck against Ghana today   (myrtlebeachonline.com ) divider line
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2006-06-12 01:33:08 PM  
I don't get the joke. Is there something in the article that I missed?
 
2006-06-12 01:33:52 PM  
I don't get it either
 
2006-06-12 01:34:44 PM  
www.worldcupjapankorea.com

Not effective in the event of an insurgency.
 
2006-06-12 01:35:54 PM  
uh... because they are playing the Czecks. You guys are slooooow.
 
2006-06-12 01:37:32 PM  
Did the submitter read the article? Bush wished the US soccer team good luck before their opening game against the Czech Republic..

Ghana doesn't appear in the article at all!

/Maybe it's a test to see if anybody reads the articles anymore..
 
2006-06-12 01:38:30 PM  
Mike_Bolton: uh... because they are playing the Czecks. You guys are slooooow.

...says the guy who can't spell "Czech". :)
 
2006-06-12 01:38:55 PM  
Oh, it's a joke. Because Bush is dumb and stuff.

Stupid.

/sheepishly going away now..
 
2006-06-12 01:43:26 PM  
Mike_Bolton - Usually when people have a joke headline with that "dumb guy gets it wrong" formula, there is some kind double entendre or play on two words that sound the same. I assumed the headline couldn't possibly be that stupid and there has to be something I'm missing.
 
2006-06-12 01:43:57 PM  
It's obviously a code command for the upcoming Ghana invasion...
 
2006-06-12 01:44:50 PM  
Wow. I didn't know so many Farkers are unaware of the 'stupid Bush' cliche. Huh.

If they were actually playing Ghana, we could have had a funnier headline...

"Bush calls US soccer team to wish them good luck against Gonorrhea"
 
2006-06-12 01:44:57 PM  
Apparently Bush isn't as dumb as the summitter, or maybe the horse is getting beaten another time.

Another chance to be funny has been pasted up for stupidity.
 
2006-06-12 01:45:35 PM  
The headline should have said Czechoslovakia instead of Ghana. Would have been funnier that way.
 
2006-06-12 01:50:37 PM  
wow, did everyone forget the "bush is bad with geography" thing? seriously, you can't get all huffy and "stupid submitter, RTFA" about that, it's a standard, well-worn, hand-tooled joke. it's not even the "bush is stupid" one.

sheesh.
 
2006-06-12 01:54:37 PM  
Jack31081
If they were actually playing Ghana, we could have had a funnier headline...

"Bush calls US soccer team to wish them good luck against Gonorrhea"


I'm totally submitting that when they do play.
 
2006-06-12 01:55:17 PM  
ignarus: wow, did everyone forget the "bush is bad with geography" thing?

No, but the joke should be funny. This one is not. Ghana? WTF? Now, "Yugoslavia" might've been funny...ish.
 
2006-06-12 01:56:30 PM  
Jack31081: Wow. I didn't know so many Farkers are unaware of the 'stupid Bush' cliche. Huh.

ignarus: wow, did everyone forget the "bush is bad with geography" thing?

Making fun of Bush's geography mistakes: funny.

Making up geography mistakes that Bush didn't make: not so funny.

Perhaps if submitter had made fun of Bush's pronounciation (Bush calls US Soccer team to wish them good luck against Checko..er Czeca..er...WHUP them commies!) that would have been kinda funny.

Different sense of humor for different folks I guess.
 
2006-06-12 01:57:08 PM  
5 will get you 10 the submitter couldn't find Ghana on a map w/o help.
 
2006-06-12 01:57:23 PM  
That's the worst team picture I've ever seen, Bloody William. They look like they'd rather be anywhere else.
 
2006-06-12 01:58:23 PM  
He jinxed em.
 
2006-06-12 02:00:01 PM  
No Bush bashing, please. The U.S. team royally boned this game on their own.

/let's play "Where's Landycakes?"
 
2006-06-12 02:00:03 PM  
Any truth to the rumor that Bush just named Bruce Arena as FEMA director?
 
2006-06-12 02:00:14 PM  
Ghana is the U.S. World Cup group. Because the U.S. got their ass handed to them today, does that mean they have to play Ghana next? The headline might make sense then in a president has no faith in our soccer abilities sort of way.

/not willing to take the headline at face value
//can't possibly be that unfunny
 
2006-06-12 02:01:59 PM  
partial threadjack (and spoiler alert if you are recording the game to watch later) The U.S. lost, 3-0.

so, does that mean they are done, or do they go into a losers bracket or something?
 
2006-06-12 02:03:12 PM  
Tyee

I'll take that bet. Found it...pay up.
/has several friends from Ghana, Ghanaians rock.
 
2006-06-12 02:03:40 PM  
priestrape

Any truth to the rumor that Bush just named Bruce Arena as FEMA director?

None whatsoever. Arena's overqualified for the job. After that game against the Czech Republic, he's got experience dealing with disasters.
 
2006-06-12 02:04:59 PM  
chevydeuce: so, does that mean they are done, or do they go into a losers bracket or something?

They play the other teams in their group. Its a points thing.
 
2006-06-12 02:06:35 PM  
The submitter's joke is dumber than Bush.
 
2006-06-12 02:08:10 PM  
chevydeuce

this is the group stage. they are grouped with 3 other teams (italy, ghana, czech republic). After 3 games - one against each of them, the 2 teams that did the best advance. After that, you have a playoff situation - lose and you're out.
 
2006-06-12 02:17:02 PM  
i blame bush?
 
2006-06-12 02:23:52 PM  
He told them they're doing a heckuva job.

\obligatory
 
2006-06-12 02:25:52 PM  
We just didn't show enough creativity and passion in our Grass Diving today.
 
2006-06-12 02:26:53 PM  
"The Joke"™ must be that the U.S. is expected to lose to both Italy and the Czech Republic.

I knew they'd lose to the Czechs (but not 3-0)... I'm not so sure about Italy.
 
2006-06-12 02:27:30 PM  
He forgot about Poland. Is that what's amusing?
 
2006-06-12 02:42:04 PM  
Maybe it was the bait for those creative soccer bashers so they wouldn't show up in the real soccer threads.
 
2006-06-12 02:47:10 PM  
ShutterGeek: Perhaps if submitter had made fun of Bush's pronounciation (Bush calls US Soccer team to wish them good luck against Checko..er Czeca..er...WHUP them commies!) that would have been kinda funny.

Something along the lines of "Bush calls US soccer team to wish them luck against Checkers and Baklava"??
 
2006-06-12 03:03:43 PM  
Jack31081: Something along the lines of "Bush calls US soccer team to wish them luck against Checkers and Baklava"??

See? Now THAT'S funny!
 
2006-06-12 03:17:05 PM  
This thread is over. The libs won.

Bush is stupid. There's little left to deny.

People who use to call themselves "conservatives"
have hidden in shame for having supported such a
stupid person.

/cold flamewar
 
2006-06-12 04:12:22 PM  
US lost 0-3.
 
2006-06-12 04:50:26 PM  
Bush's call was the kiss of death in the group of death.
 
2006-06-12 04:57:11 PM  
fark em all, Submitter, I thought it was funny.
 
2006-06-12 05:09:14 PM  
I thought it was funny. Because I'm not retarded, and I got the joke right away. See, it's because Bush isn't smart. He's stupid. Stupid people don't know certain things. That's why they aren't smart. Smart people would know what country their country is playing. But not stupid people. Stupid people wouldn't know that at all. Stupid people w.......

I give up.
 
2006-06-12 05:22:46 PM  
Headline would have been better as:

"George Bush calls US Soccer team to wish them good luck against Banana Republic today; asks team if they could pick him up some cargo pants"
 
2006-06-12 05:50:00 PM  
Does Ghana have blacks too?
 
2006-06-12 07:26:50 PM  
I am not fond of Dubya Bush. Ok, I can't stand him.
But IMHO, it was a nice thing for him to do, calling the
coach of the national soccer team and wishing him good luck.
God bless his pointy little attention whoring head.
 
2006-06-12 09:13:24 PM  
It should have been against Czechloslovakia, you know, the country that no longer exists as of 10 years ago.
 
2006-06-12 10:46:00 PM  
Jack31081

Wow. I didn't know so many Farkers are unaware of the 'stupid Bush' cliche. Huh.

Except unless Bush "actually" does something stupid I fail to see teh funny.

See it wasn't a cliche, Bush really used to make alot of verbal gaffes, now your making it a stupid cliche by using it falsely.
 
2006-06-13 08:29:56 AM  
You were always at war with Ghana.
 
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