Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton opened Saturday Night Live tonight with a bipartisan statement, decrying the sexism in the presidental campaign. (As ''Hillary'/Amy said, "Now you notice?!")
When listing their greivances. Palin said she was tired of being called a MILF. Hillary asked that people quit calling her a FLIRG because she googled it up, and it's not very nice. But as you can probably see by now, if you google it yourself, folks aren't really using it, or at least it's not really showing in Google.
So as a public service, here's some g's that people might like to do to the First Lady.
A FLIRG is:
- First Lady I'd Like to Gag. (Harsh)
- First Lady I'd Like to Gut. (Even harsher -- sounds like something Palin would do in Alaska)
- First Lady I'd Like to Graph. (Polling political science nerds?)
- First Lady I'd Like to Grift. (Sounds like the plot of Ocean's 14...)
- First Lady I'd Like to Grill (See "Gut" above")
- First Lady I'd Like to Govern (That's not exactly sexy, and I'm pretty sure that Hillary would have liked that \nnickname.
Anyway, the sketch was amusing, though not sure it could have possibly met up to the hype that has surrounded the possibility of Fey's guest star ever since McCain made his announcement a couple of weeks back and Palin came out o stage in those Tina Fey's glasses. 1
But the most cutting bit re: sexism of the night was Andy Samberg as the comic character Cathy during Weekend Update. He hit all the right Cathy notes: I hate Mondays, I hate bikini system, men are from Mars, women are from Chocolate, etc. etc. I'll try to post it as soon as it gets online, but any sketch that has the line "ACK! Sweatdrop, sweatdrop, sweatdrop." is a winner.
1-While I'll admit that they share a physicality when their pictures are side by sde, when I watch Palin, I can't see the resemblance. And not just because Tina Fey doesn't sound like she walked off the set of Fargo. Tina Fey has an aura of awesome; Sarah Palin has an aura of asshole.
UPDATE 1: Mel has noted in the comments that The Daily Show -- whom I would take as an authority on such matters -- correct spelling is "flurge" and the definition is "a flaccid penis." Which relates to the phrase "boner killer" comment Poehler made.
UPDATE 1.5: I'm an asshole. I remembered in a dream this morning -- SERIOUSLY, it came to me as I slept -- that Mel has a different blog. I will admit that I haven't been reading it much lately -- since I was unable to add it to my RSS feed. But I checked it out again today, and it's pretty awesome. So, sorry.
UPDATE 2: Andy pointed out this afternoon that my original definition didn't include the "R" in my spelling of "Flirge." So please enter "really" in the definitions above. "First Lady I'd Really Like to Grill/Govern/G etc."
UPDATE 3: Brian in comments below remembered the "really" when he came up with "First Lady is Really Gay." We may have a winner.