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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:31 PM

David Sedaris on Undecided Voters

Not sure how old this quote is, but it's an instant classic:

"To put them {undecided voters} in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes​ down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. 'Can I interest you in the chicken?​' she asks. 'Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?' To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."

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Reply David Sedaris on Undecided Voters (Original post)
Bucky Nov 2012 OP
sufrommich Nov 2012 #1
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #7
frogmarch Nov 2012 #2
PCIntern Nov 2012 #3
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #4
Cha Nov 2012 #5
GoneOffShore Nov 2012 #6
kath Nov 2012 #8
babydollhead Nov 2012 #9
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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:33 PM

1. I love David Sedaris so much. His books make

my sides hurt from laughing so much

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:52 PM

7. His books are a 'must read' for me.

Sedaris is hilarious.

I never miss his show on NPR.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:34 PM

2. Perfect! K&R

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:38 PM

3. Wow! K n r. Nt

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:42 PM

4. lol

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:47 PM

5. That does put it Nicely in Perspective..thanks Bucky

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:51 PM

6. Thanks Bucky.

I've posted this before and it's so true. It was written in 2008 for the New Yorker.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2008/10/27/081027sh_shouts_sedaris

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:53 PM

8. He wrote it in 2008, for the New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2008/10/27/081027sh_shouts_sedaris?currentPage=all

Here's a lengthier excerpt about undecided voters:
I don’t know that it was always this way, but, for as long as I can remember, just as we move into the final weeks of the Presidential campaign the focus shifts to the undecided voters. “Who are they?” the news anchors ask. “And how might they determine the outcome of this election?”

Then you’ll see this man or woman— someone, I always think, who looks very happy to be on TV. “Well, Charlie,” they say, “I’ve gone back and forth on the issues and whatnot, but I just can’t seem to make up my mind!” Some insist that there’s very little difference between candidate A and candidate B. Others claim that they’re with A on defense and health care but are leaning toward B when it comes to the economy.

I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?

To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.


on edit -- oops, crossposted with GoneOffShore!


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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:30 PM

9. Just saw him in Pittsburgh

he read it again, because its appropriate AGAIN. Fantastic show he put on. He's so funny

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:32 PM

10. I just love that I read that

 


With his voice superimposed.

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