Friday, June 19, 2009

Hillary's Elbow

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had surgery today to repair a broken elbow after she fell Wednesday in a parking garage at the State Department on her way to a meeting at the White House. The surgery, we are pleased to report, because we care deeply about the SOS and all of her body parts, was a success.

Which means we are now free to ask,

Is the elbow the funny bone -- or is it not?


If you are comedian Craig Ferguson, who had this to say in response to news of Clinton's injury:

Not such a great day for Hillary Clinton. She fell down, broke her elbow . . . . You know, Fox News is going to be all over this story. This proves the Democrats are weak. Reagan fell over 10 times, didn't even break his hair.

Now the official report said that Hillary fell while she was walking to her car in the parking lot of the State Department. But Hillary likes to exaggerate, so she's telling everybody it was sniper fire.

The Secret Service performed beautifully but they had to use the Jaws of Life to cut Hillary out of her pantsuit.


If you are comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who offered this doodalicious little quip:
Our secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, is in a cast. She fell and fractured her elbow. Fortunately, her scowl broke the fall, so she is okay.

If you are Dave Letterman, who said this, perhaps hoping not to infuriate the only two women left in the country who aren't outraged at his tasteless jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter:
When he heard [Clinton] broke her elbow, Rush Limbaugh sent over some painkillers. So she's going to be fine.

If you are Melissa McEwan, goddess of Shakesville and most righteously hilarious feminazi on the face of dog's earth (except for my typist), who had this to say on the subject of Hillary Clinton's broken elbow:
The fall is just a cover story. It's really a repetitive strain injury sustained from four decades of nudging dudez in the ribs to get shit done or get the hell out of her way. Feminist elbow.
Now that is funny, Liss. Thanks for showin' 'em how it's done. You get a PAWS UP from the funny girls of Roxie's World, and the SOS gets two Vicodins and this inspirational poster for Edie Falco's delicious new show about another woman with her own wicked case of feminist elbow. Get well soon, Hill. The world needs you, and we love you.


  1. Love, LOVE this. Do those white male jokesters pull their pants down on this one or what? Misogyny rules in this country, often goes virtually unchecked, and is frequently perpetrated by many of the guys who are still patting themselves on the back because they voted for a black guy for president. Love Melissa and go NURSE JACKIE!!!

    And Rox, you are the staunchest feminist around.

    Always yours,

  2. What do I have to break to get one of those posters?

  3. I <3 "Nurse Jackie." What a queer, queer show!

  4. I can't wait until Nurse Jackie is on DVD -- or until I reason to stay in a hotel with Showtime!

    "Hillary's Elbow" should be the name of a constellation.

  5. A constellation -- I love that! Or maybe the bend of some incredibly complex river. Also, Clio, check online for episodes of Nurse Jackie -- at least the pilot was up on YouTube a couple of weeks ago. It rocks.

    Kelly, you know Roxie's World would not encourage violence or theft of any kind, but, you know, you could probably click on the image we used here and blow it up on some fancy xerox machine at the office. Or, go to the Showtime Web site and just beg. Whatever -- We are so pleased to see you here in Roxie's World!

  6. Given that you are Mayor of the Sligo Creek Trail, perhaps you could throw your political weight behind a motion to have a bend or two named "Hillary's Elbow"?

    YouTube! Brilliant! Or maybe Hulu? I keep forgetting the magic that is the intertubes!

  7. Martha Smith? Wow, haven't read you in years, nice to 'see' you again.

    As to Hilary, I liked the jaws of life commen best. As to Letterman? Fire his ass.


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