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2012-07-12 02:20:56 PM  
"Is this good pot?" a potential customer asked.

"Absolutely," Martin replied. "This is the pot that Mitt Romney will be on when he debates Obama. Enjoy the park."

Using Romney's name to sell marijuana to tourists may be a good business strategy, but the GOP hopeful is a Mormon who doesn't drink alcohol, use caffeine or smoke. So it is unlikely that the Republican presidential candidate will be high during the debates or any other time.


Well, there goes my dream.
 
2012-07-12 02:22:50 PM  
Should have got Tommy Chong for that.
 
2012-07-12 02:36:21 PM  
Lets get small.
 
2012-07-12 02:37:42 PM  
Using Romney's name to sell marijuana to tourists may be a good business strategy, but the GOP hopeful is a Mormon who doesn't drink alcohol, use caffeine or smoke. So it is unlikely that the Republican presidential candidate will be high during the debates or any other time.


The media is so used to telling both side of a story no matter how crazy they have to clarify a joke.
 
2012-07-12 02:37:49 PM  
I love how a politicians religion supposedly makes them less likely do do things their religion doesn't allow. I doubt that he actually believes in the faith let alone stays sober.
 
2012-07-12 02:45:55 PM  
He is on heavier stuff than dank if he believes anything he says.
 
2012-07-12 02:48:32 PM  

samiam4200: I love how a politicians religion supposedly makes them less likely do do things their religion doesn't allow. I doubt that he actually believes in the faith let alone stays sober.


That's the joke. It's politics. They get high, but pretend it's bad. They make decisions that kill thousands, but pretend they have Christian hearts. They pass laws that don't apply to themselves or their inner circle. They write tax legislation that doesn't apply to those that paid to put them in power. I'd write more, but I have to go to the store. I'm low on tin foil for my new hat.
 
2012-07-12 02:51:20 PM  
Letterman checked in to see the tricks Martin was using to attract tourists, which included giving a beer to a minor and selling a loaded handgun with a broken a safety to a woman.

Wait...what? I like Steve Martin as much as the next person, and I'm all for ripping on Rmoney, but I don't understand how Steve was able to get away with this. I feel like I'm missing something critical in the joke, other than "he was just being crazy!", because that stuff sounds illegal and dangerous.

Someone please help me understand!
 
2012-07-12 02:51:23 PM  
Boy, oh boy was that funny.
 
2012-07-12 02:54:34 PM  
Steve Martin is still alive? Who knew?
 
2012-07-12 02:54:52 PM  
I guess you had to be there?

/I don't understand how this is in any way funny
 
2012-07-12 02:55:23 PM  

Jim.Casy: Letterman checked in to see the tricks Martin was using to attract tourists, which included giving a beer to a minor and selling a loaded handgun with a broken a safety to a woman.

Wait...what? I like Steve Martin as much as the next person, and I'm all for ripping on Rmoney, but I don't understand how Steve was able to get away with this. I feel like I'm missing something critical in the joke, other than "he was just being crazy!", because that stuff sounds illegal and dangerous.

Someone please help me understand!



Fake beer. Fake gun. Fake pot.
 
2012-07-12 02:56:11 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Steve Martin is still alive? Who knew?


for now
 
2012-07-12 02:57:03 PM  

schattenteufel: Jim.Casy: Letterman checked in to see the tricks Martin was using to attract tourists, which included giving a beer to a minor and selling a loaded handgun with a broken a safety to a woman.

Wait...what? I like Steve Martin as much as the next person, and I'm all for ripping on Rmoney, but I don't understand how Steve was able to get away with this. I feel like I'm missing something critical in the joke, other than "he was just being crazy!", because that stuff sounds illegal and dangerous.

Someone please help me understand!


Fake beer. Fake gun. Fake pot.


Fake kid too. He works on the show and appears in other bits.
 
2012-07-12 02:58:43 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Steve Martin is still alive? Who knew?


Guess you're one of those douchebags who thinks grey hair automatically makes you old.

He's only 66.

There'll be an Anderson Cooper headline in 20 years and you'll say the same thing.
 
2012-07-12 03:02:15 PM  

Jim.Casy: Letterman checked in to see the tricks Martin was using to attract tourists, which included giving a beer to a minor and selling a loaded handgun with a broken a safety to a woman.

Wait...what? I like Steve Martin as much as the next person, and I'm all for ripping on Rmoney, but I don't understand how Steve was able to get away with this. I feel like I'm missing something critical in the joke, other than "he was just being crazy!", because that stuff sounds illegal and dangerous.

Someone please help me understand!


The article just narrates a Letterman skit.
 
2012-07-12 03:02:29 PM  

schattenteufel: Jim.Casy: Letterman checked in to see the tricks Martin was using to attract tourists, which included giving a beer to a minor and selling a loaded handgun with a broken a safety to a woman.

Wait...what? I like Steve Martin as much as the next person, and I'm all for ripping on Rmoney, but I don't understand how Steve was able to get away with this. I feel like I'm missing something critical in the joke, other than "he was just being crazy!", because that stuff sounds illegal and dangerous.

Someone please help me understand!


Fake beer. Fake gun. Fake pot.


We used to have these things in this country called jokes. See, what you'd do is make a claim no reasonable person would believe, and then other people identify it as unreasonable, and laugh. This releases endorphins in the brain, and is likely tied to several forms of ancestral bonding and safety behaviors. Unfortunately, we started running out of reasonable people in the late 1990s, and the new batch of kids we let the Baby Boomers raise have been completely worthless at picking up the slack. Now, instead of "jokes", we have "reality TV", which is like a joke, except it's being played on the entire first world.
 
2012-07-12 03:03:01 PM  
Letterman has been riding Romney's arse for a while now. Of course they'll mention Romney in a bit.

/Mitt Romney's dog.
 
2012-07-12 03:03:22 PM  
Grey hair is a pretty good indicator of being old douchebag. Why so hostile?
 
b3x
2012-07-12 03:07:06 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Steve Martin is still alive? Who knew?


steve martin can still be funny? who knew?
 
2012-07-12 03:10:38 PM  
Wow. From gas station attendant, to big name comic, to drug & arms dealer. Poor Steve.
 
2012-07-12 03:11:25 PM  
I gather from the comments that if you like Obama, this is cutting-edge social satire and an hilarious send-up of Romney's bizarre religious practices. If you like Romney, this is a mean-spirited cheap shot and beneath Letterman/Martin. Huh.

I watched the program, and thought it was a fairly funny comedy sketch that was more about Bloomberg trying to attract tourists to NYC.

People....
 
2012-07-12 03:17:10 PM  
i can only conclude that this means Letterman wants to have sex with Mitt's youngest son.
 
2012-07-12 03:17:47 PM  
www.rawstory.com

A bag of weed, a bag of weed, oh everything is better with a bag o' weed!!!!
 
2012-07-12 03:18:12 PM  
Poor black children grow up to be drug dealers in central park. it is the circle of inner city life.
 
2012-07-12 03:18:53 PM  

Jim.Casy: Letterman checked in to see the tricks Martin was using to attract tourists, which included giving a beer to a minor and selling a loaded handgun with a broken a safety to a woman.

Wait...what? I like Steve Martin as much as the next person, and I'm all for ripping on Rmoney, but I don't understand how Steve was able to get away with this. I feel like I'm missing something critical in the joke, other than "he was just being crazy!", because that stuff sounds illegal and dangerous.

Someone please help me understand!


i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-12 03:24:14 PM  

b3x: Slaves2Darkness: Steve Martin is still alive? Who knew?

steve martin can still be funny? who knew?


Steve Martin is a damned fine banjo player and has a new bluegrass album out (well, last year). Check it out if you are into that kind of thing.
 
2012-07-12 03:30:42 PM  

lousy screw: I gather from the comments that if you like Obama, this is cutting-edge social satire and an hilarious send-up of Romney's bizarre religious practices. If you like Romney, this is a mean-spirited cheap shot and beneath Letterman/Martin. Huh.

I watched the program, and thought it was a fairly funny comedy sketch that was more about Bloomberg trying to attract tourists to NYC.

People....


Oh you! Don't you understand? IT HAS TO MEAN SOMETHING. And not just something, it has to mean something that takes one of only two sides. Why? Because it has to, that's why!
 
2012-07-12 03:38:50 PM  

Cheron: The media is so used to telling both side of a story no matter how crazy they have to clarify a joke.


Telling two sides. Both sides implies there are actually two sides to tell. Two just means they like to say two things.
 
2012-07-12 03:46:22 PM  

Mr Guy: schattenteufel: Jim.Casy: Letterman checked in to see the tricks Martin was using to attract tourists, which included giving a beer to a minor and selling a loaded handgun with a broken a safety to a woman.

Wait...what? I like Steve Martin as much as the next person, and I'm all for ripping on Rmoney, but I don't understand how Steve was able to get away with this. I feel like I'm missing something critical in the joke, other than "he was just being crazy!", because that stuff sounds illegal and dangerous.

Someone please help me understand!


Fake beer. Fake gun. Fake pot.

We used to have these things in this country called jokes. See, what you'd do is make a claim no reasonable person would believe, and then other people identify it as unreasonable, and laugh. This releases endorphins in the brain, and is likely tied to several forms of ancestral bonding and safety behaviors. Unfortunately, we started running out of reasonable people in the late 1990s, and the new batch of kids we let the Baby Boomers raise have been completely worthless at picking up the slack. Now, instead of "jokes", we have "reality TV", which is like a joke, except it's being played on the entire first world.


This.
With every reality show or florida tag, humor dies. I guess I see how conservatives fail to see the humor of the Daily Show. When everything is a conspiracy of lies then there is no more sarcasm.

Comedy meets Poe's law.
 
2012-07-12 03:47:34 PM  

D_Evans45: Grey hair is a pretty good indicator of being old douchebag. Why so hostile?


Why does 'old' equate to 'douchebag'? Do you have daddy issues?

BTW, Steve Martin has had grey hair since, well, forever.
 
2012-07-12 03:52:37 PM  
Steve Martin is definitely near the top of my "favorite people in the world I've never met and probably never will" list. Anyone else a fan of his bluegrass band?
 
2012-07-12 03:54:48 PM  

Mississippi Hippie: Anyone else a fan of his bluegrass band?


Gotta check them out. Steve Martin was no joke on the banjo even in the 70's.
 
2012-07-12 03:55:33 PM  

Jim.Casy: Letterman checked in to see the tricks Martin was using to attract tourists, which included giving a beer to a minor and selling a loaded handgun with a broken a safety to a woman.

Wait...what? I like Steve Martin as much as the next person, and I'm all for ripping on Rmoney, but I don't understand how Steve was able to get away with this. I feel like I'm missing something critical in the joke, other than "he was just being crazy!", because that stuff sounds illegal and dangerous.

Someone please help me understand!


OK in all seriousness is anyone else a little sad that decriminalizing an ounce or less of pot just got killed in NYC? Awesome couple months of late night jokes we got out of the deal though.
 
2012-07-12 03:56:54 PM  

TrollingForColumbine: Poor black children grow up to be drug dealers in central park. it is the circle of inner city life.


*chuckle*

/don't care to see his Special Purpose
 
2012-07-12 03:57:01 PM  
the man is amazing.
 
2012-07-12 03:58:14 PM  
Heh, Anyone know if he (Steve) and Bill Murray get along? That could lead to something awesome.
 
2012-07-12 03:59:59 PM  
It's supposed to be funny because Mitt Romney doesn't smoke weed. If they did that bit with Obama (who did smoke weed, a LOT), it would be racist. It should be easy enough to understand.

/there is NOTHING funny about liberals or democrats
//nothing at all
 
2012-07-12 04:01:18 PM  

tommydee:

BTW, Steve Martin has had grey hair since, well, forever.


1974 or '75. But I guess that's close enough to forever. ;-)
 
2012-07-12 04:01:49 PM  
I have to say, my heart lifts a bit every time Steve Martin does a funny bit. He is a great banjo player, and I do enjoy that, but thing seem righter when he is doing comedy.

I should stop by that park, I am running low on creme.
 
2012-07-12 04:02:49 PM  

voran: Heh, Anyone know if he (Steve) and Bill Murray get along? That could lead to something awesome.


What the hell is it?
 
2012-07-12 04:04:20 PM  

PsyRat: It's supposed to be funny because Mitt Romney doesn't smoke weed. If they did that bit with Obama (who did smoke weed, a LOT), it would be racist. It should be easy enough to understand.

/there is NOTHING funny about liberals or democrats
//nothing at all


i think it's funny because of GAY
 
2012-07-12 04:05:13 PM  

lousy screw: thought it was a fairly funny comedy sketch


So you're a Ron Paul kind of guy?
 
2012-07-12 04:05:15 PM  

FloydA: voran: Heh, Anyone know if he (Steve) and Bill Murray get along? That could lead to something awesome.

What the hell is it?


I know what that is!

.....What the hell is that?
 
2012-07-12 04:07:02 PM  
Does no one proof read articles before they get published? It's as though the article was written as a test to see if anyone would notice the repeating word(s).
 
2012-07-12 04:17:17 PM  
It's funny because it's true? WTF?
 
2012-07-12 04:29:39 PM  

FloydA: voran: Heh, Anyone know if he (Steve) and Bill Murray get along? That could lead to something awesome.

What the hell is it?



Oh, I know what that is. No, ... what the Hell is it?
 
2012-07-12 04:31:19 PM  
Sorry elffster.
 
2012-07-12 04:43:03 PM  

The water was cold: FloydA: voran: Heh, Anyone know if he (Steve) and Bill Murray get along? That could lead to something awesome.

What the hell is it?


Oh, I know what that is. No, ... what the Hell is it?



Hey, you kids, get away from there! Don't put your lips on it!
 
2012-07-12 04:45:48 PM  

tommydee: Mississippi Hippie: Anyone else a fan of his bluegrass band?

Gotta check them out. Steve Martin was no joke on the banjo even in the 70's.


I'm not the biggest Bluegrass fan, but I enjoy the Steep Canyon Rangers. His banjo playing is just ridiculous, too. They also had a great performance on Austin City Limits, worth checking out.
 
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