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Old 09-27-2010, 09:20 AM
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Why is John Boehner orange?

He told the WSJ he has never used a tanning salon or tanning product in his life. Since we know politicians never lie, that leaves open the question: Wherefore the amber hue?

My guess: when we find the answer, Chester Cheetah will be implicated somehow.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:38 AM
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He told the WSJ he has never used a tanning salon or tanning product in his life. Since we know politicians never lie, that leaves open the question: Wherefore the amber hue?

My guess: when we find the answer, Chester Cheetah will be implicated somehow.
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo,
Iíve got another puzzle for you.
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-dee,
If you are wise youíll listen to me.
What do you get from all those Corporate treats?
Eating as much as the elephant eats?
What are you at? Getting terribly Fat?
What do you think will come of that?

(I don't like the look of that....)
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:48 AM
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A shameful carrot addiction?
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:33 AM
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A shameful carrot addiction?
Doubtful, unless "shameful" is a type of carrot. Like all GOP leadership and Fox News commentators, Boehner has had a consciencectomy and is utterly incapable of experiencing shame.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:44 PM
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It's an artifact of his previous job as a mascot for Syracuse University.
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:28 PM
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He's from a RED state and he's a YELLOW bastard ... together you get ORANGE.
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:30 PM
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Doubtful, unless "shameful" is a type of carrot. Like all GOP leadership and Fox News commentators, Boehner has had a consciencectomy and is utterly incapable of experiencing shame.
The way I figured, carrots are vegetables and thus associated with hippies and "health nuts," as compared to something macho and "all-American" like beef. So having a carrot addiction might bring on whispers of unsavory liberal leanings.
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:31 PM
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He's Hulk Hogan's brother.
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:44 PM
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Let's see, we know that grass-fed beef contains twice the amount of beta-carotene as other beef and he is often accused of being full of bullshit...
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:02 PM
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Link for those of us who have never heard of the dude. He could be naturally olive-skinned, but he definitely has the grey, unhealthy-looking long-term smoker's skin going on.

ETA: Yeah, that's really not a colour often found in nature.

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:04 PM
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Jaundice?
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:13 PM
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He's from a RED state and he's a YELLOW bastard ... together you get ORANGE.
He may be from a red district, but Ohio is not a red state: it's some shade of purple as a whole.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:30 PM
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There's also the fact that the Republican mascot is the elephant, and elephants can be found in the circus eating peanuts, which leads us to:

GOP manna

Now, where have I read about this before? Oh, right -- here: a link to Fight Ignorance

Which includes this typically prescient statement:

SPOILER:
So apparently what we've got here is a product that survives not because anybody is genuinely fond of it, but because less than 100 percent of the populace is totally repelled. Strange, but people have used the same principle to become president of the U.S.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:53 PM
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Addison's disease?
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:59 PM
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Dunno, but who's up for a Constitutional amendment requiring the addition of "Boehner's a dick" to all oaths that public officials must swear when entering office? And maybe to our paper currency, too?
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:13 PM
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:27 PM
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Every year at Halloween the Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch ...

You wanted to know where the Great Pumpkin was the rest of the year? Now you do.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:28 PM
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Uh, bad photography? He's not orange in this article from a bit over two weeks ago (though the photo itself isn't dated, one presumes it's fairly recent.)
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:39 PM
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Uh, bad photography? He's not orange in this article from a bit over two weeks ago (though the photo itself isn't dated, one presumes it's fairly recent.)
Actually, I suspect that photograph has been retouched to remove the orangeyness. Do a Google Image search on "John Boehner" and just scroll down through. Dude is orange.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:49 PM
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Uh, bad photography? He's not orange in this article from a bit over two weeks ago (though the photo itself isn't dated, one presumes it's fairly recent.)
Actually, I suspect that photograph has been retouched to remove the orangeyness. Do a Google Image search on "John Boehner" and just scroll down through. Dude is orange.
Hmm. Perhaps he's a big fan of SunnyD. That turned at least one person orange.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:53 PM
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Actually, I suspect that photograph has been retouched to remove the orangeyness. Do a Google Image search on "John Boehner" and just scroll down through. Dude is orange.
Link for your convenience - there's a distinct orange tint. I think it's even stronger on TV.
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