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Feature Story December 25, 2003
 
What a Laugh!
The eXile Looks Back on 2003, The Funniest Year Yet!
 
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The Joke: For once, Zhirinovsky had rivals for funniest candidate in the Russian elections. You don't think of SPS trio Chubais, Khakamada and Nemtsov as comics, but for the 2003 Duma elections, they came up with a commercial that had voters rolling in the aisles. In order to persuade Russia's starving millions to vote for them, these geniuses' commercials showed the three of them sitting in a private jet, chatting over lattes and laptops as they cruise above the frozen slums. And then when they failed to make the 5% barrier, they topped that gag with another, blaming their failure on "national-socialist" rigging.

Sad Clown factor: Russia is now controlled by national-socialists.

Side-Split Score: Sad Clown Sad Clown Sad Clown Sad Clown Sad Clown

27. Western Shock at "Democrats'" loss

The Joke: even funnier than the Democrats' idiotic campaign was the West's stunned horror that SPS and Yabloko were wiped out in the election. You could see the little wires smoking inside the teeny brains of Western Russia specialists. What could have happened? Why didn't these pesky Russians love democracy like they're supposed to? The answers the Russia hands gave were even funnier, dodging wildly to avoid the obvious fact that Russian voters hate the thieves of the 90s so much the only office they could hope to win is human sacrifices.

Sad Clown factor: The West already got what it wanted out of SPS and Yabloko -- the destruction and sale of Russia -- so it doesn't really care that much.

Side-Split Score: Sad Clown Sad Clown Sad Clown Sad Clown

28. Bush Flight Deck Landing

The Joke: On May 1st, a draft-dodging President who fled into a hole in the ground on 9/11 pulled off perhaps the single funniest stunt of the year when he landed a Navy jet on an aircraft carrier, claiming the war victory all for himself, sending liberals into apoplectic fits ever since. You can't help but laugh every time a whiny liberal bitches about the Dubya flight landing -- they remind you of Clousseau's hapless chief with the eye twitch, or Yosemite Sam turning bright red and blowing steam out of his ears. Ooo, grrr, that Bush and his flight deck landing! You go, Dubya!

Sad Clown factor: Unfortunately, the real Iraq war started a couple of weeks after Bush's victory flight, meaning that liberals have since been able to roast Bush over that stunt, destroying all of its inherent bitch-slappin' humor.

Side-Splitting Score: Sad Clown Sad Clown Sad Clown Sad Clown Sad Clown

29. Just-a Kidding!

The Joke: Silvio Berlusconi was having a bad summer back home, so he decided to wake up the European Parliament by comparing a German who'd criticized him to a Nazi camp guard. The best part is that the Germans, still on excruciatingly good behavior and hoping nobody will mention You-Know-Who, couldn't even answer back, because that might sound Nazi. So the good little German socialist that Berlusconi insulted just had to sit there and fume.


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