My god, what have I done? Donald Trump as David Byrne in "Once in a Lifetime"


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/01/same-as-it-ever-was.html


#2

Not MY beautiful house.


#3


#4

Of the Talking Heads videos featuring old men of orange countenance, for my money it’s “Burning Down the House” as covered by Tom Jones/The Cardigans:


#5

Same as it ever was, I guess…


#6

DByrne

Not my beautiful president.


#7

What an obscenity. I love his voice, but as David Byrne?


#8

I would think Life During Wartime would better fit this administration but I love the vid regardless. :3


#9

The self questions seem apropos. ( If our commander in chief was a more introspective type. )


#10

Brilliant. These things are almost always great as ideas, but not nearly as great in reality. Typically, I can’t get past the first 15 seconds, without thinking, “All right. I got the joke.” This was great, though. Really, really well done.


#11

Reminds me somehow of Tay Zonday


#12

His version of Prince’s ‘Kiss’ with Art of Noise is fantastic:


#13

I think we should avoid the impulse to find him funny or fun. like it or not he is rewriting the meaning of president and this may be a pivotal moment in history for how we see government in the US (also thanks to Mitch M and his gang of opportunist…)


#14

"And you may ask yourself
How do I work this scam?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large bankruptcy?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my 'beautiful hotel!'
And you may tell yourself
This is not my first or last wife!"


#15

what a time to be alive


#16

I am horrified by this. We should not in any way be romanticizing this piece of shit criminal.


#17

We’re not. We’re laughing at him.

Gallows Humor Man

If you want something more serious, I recommend reading this relatively short paper…

Humor as a Defense Mechanism in the Holocaust by Chaya Ostrower
https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2004/55.pdf


#18

If I wanted to laugh at trump, I’d pull up his twitter feed. But I see what you’re getting at. Fortunately, I am only living in fear of some future analog of a holocaust rather than actually living through a holocaust. Until then, there is hope we can all share the last laugh upon this man’s conclusive disgrace!


#19

Take a look at these (small) hands
The hand speaks
The hand of a government man


#20

His cover of Bad As Me is at least as good as the Tom Waits original.