John McCain on WWE Raw

April 23, 2008 | Get free updates of new posts here

This is my Watercooler Wednesday post. Give yourself a few minutes and check out the other posts linked on Randy’s site – great stuff!

Okay Americans – I DARE YOU to watch this, look me in the face and tell me that the entire American electoral process has not jumped the shark. I’m sorry but this is ridiculous.

 

UPDATE: For Casey and others, I’m sure –

The term jumping the shark alludes to a specific scene in a 1977 episode of the TV series Happy Days when the popular character Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli literally jumps over a shark while water skiing. The scene was so preposterous that many believed it to be an ill-conceived attempt at reviving the declining ratings of the flagging show. The phrase has become a colloquialism used by U.S. TV critics and fans to denote the point at which the characters or plot of a TV series veer into a ridiculous, out-of-the-ordinary storyline. Such a show is typically deemed to have passed its peak. Once a show has “jumped the shark” fans sense a noticeable decline in quality or feel the show has undergone too many changes to retain its original appeal.

Thanks Wikipedia and JumpTheShark.com!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Casey Ross April 23, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Yes, it is ridiculous. Probably not out proudest political moment…although I can think of some worse political moments. But…what in the world does “jumped the shark” mean? I don’t know whether to agree with you or not on that one. Does Canada have a lot of sharks swimming around? Why are Canadians jumping over them?

  • Reply kim April 23, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I am so proud right now.

    So…. heard of any job openings in your area?

  • Reply Jim Drake April 23, 2008 at 9:27 am

    JUMPED THE SHARK–ref; HAPPY DAYS (American TV episode based on a Family in the 50’s. one of the characters jumped a shark in one of the shows–after that, ratings plummeted and the show was over

    Agree Chris–JUMPED THE SHARK!

  • Reply Angela Hart April 23, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Oh my quiggly quag. I don’t usually get my dose of kooky this early in the day. I really AM proud to be an American…really, I am…

  • Reply Scott April 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Hey, come on. Anybody that can quote the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair is alright in my book! WHOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Reply Bobby Gilles April 24, 2008 at 8:56 am

    What’cha gonna do, brother, when McCain-a-mania runs wild on you?

    Yeah, that was surreal. Same with Obama and Clinton’s WWE promos. Jumped the shark, for sure.

  • Reply Mark Warnock April 29, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Yeah, we’re screwed up, dude.

  • Reply Jermaine Rapoport April 21, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Very interesting blog post thank you for sharing I have added your site to my bookmarks and will be back.

  • Reply Layla Collins May 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I love watching wrestling and WWE on TV.wrestling is an awesome sport.;`;

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