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"Like Being An Extra On The Muppet Show": Former Congressman Speaks

Continuing revelations of scandals at all levels of American Government are leading to some stunning admissions by members of the power elite, including statements from a congressman allegedly comparing membership in the U.S. congress to "...being an extra on The Muppet Show."

"Just watch the show - take a few hours out and watch it. Notice the muppets in the background, the ones who's names you don't know. They don't know what's going on, so they look around to see what everyone else is doing, and start to figure out that nobody know's what's going on, so you end up just trying to be the least crazy person in the room. It's a total whack-out head trip.

"You could get stepped on. You could get shot by a cannon. You could get stamped by a herd of pigs, mice, even chickens. You never know when you're about to become part of someone else's joke. Silly things dancing on unseen strings. The haunting disembodied laughter."

The congressman then went on to begin a top 5 list of guest stars, briefly changing it to a top 10 before ultimately conceding "They're all the best. But they got to leave. Imagine doing that every single day. Imagine the horror."



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Michael Nystrom's picture

Google Panda

No seriously, Google Panda.

Google Panda is a change to Google's search results ranking algorithm that was first released in February 2011. The change aimed to lower the rank of "low-quality sites" or "thin sites",[1] and return higher-quality sites near the top of the search results. CNET reported a surge in the rankings of news websites and social networking sites, and a drop in rankings for sites containing large amounts of advertising.[2] This change reportedly affected the rankings of almost 12 percent of all search results.[3] Soon after the Panda rollout, many websites, including Google's webmaster forum, became filled with complaints of scrapers/copyright infringers getting better rankings than sites with original content. At one point, Google publicly asked for data points[4] to help detect scrapers better. Google's Panda has received several updates since the original rollout in February 2011, and the effect went global in April 2011. To help affected publishers, Google provided an advisory on its blog,[5] thus giving some direction for self-evaluation of a website's quality. Google has provided a list of 23 bullet points on its blog answering the question of "What counts as a high-quality site?" that is supposed to help webmasters "step into Google's mindset".[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Panda

A lot of people were pissed about this.

This guy is right, but no one wants to listen to him right now. They're still to enamoured with the technology. But I think "Don't be evil" is going to end up as one of the profound ironies of its day.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Googlization-Everything-Should-Wor...

Meanwhile we've got a bunch of muppets standing around in congress.

This was really funny Chris.

He's the man.

you had me with this one

I missed the humor label and I was like, "c'mon, what's this guy's name?"

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Same

touchet once again mon frere.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

distraction welcome

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Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

jrd3820's picture

Stupid Sock Creatures.

http://www.amazon.com/Stupid-Sock-Creatures-Lovable-Cast-off...

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

forgot about this one thanks.

'Proposed panda Muppet scrapped due to public outrage'

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

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jrd3820's picture

Public outrage towards proposed Panda Muppet

stirred up by the propaganda churning machine known as AntiPandaPAC. Check them out at appac.com

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

gun manufacturers reject warning labels

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Defeat the panda-industrial complex

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jrd3820's picture

psssttt.....just an fyi

you spelled your last name wrong.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

He is practicing the warrior's art of

erasing personal history.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus