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Parodies

NSA Hacks Putin’s iPod: Putin on the Hits

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Finally, something fun and/or useful from the National Security Agency (NSA) Evesdropping — tunes on Vlad Putin’s iPod:

10. ‘This Land is MY Land’                     9. ‘Back in the USSR’
8. ‘Crimea River’                                          7. ‘Tanks for the Memories’
6. ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’                   5. Russian Army Sings ‘Close To You’
4. Ricky Martin, ‘Livin La Vida Loca’    3. ‘Swan Lake’ (the Black Swan)
2. Madonna, ‘Don’t Cry for Me Angela Merkel’

and Vlad’s #1 Fave: Pussy Riot’s Greatest Hits

 

Appearances

Election Special: Planet Washington Show!


“BELIEVE” – THE BOOK OF ROMNEY!

“FORWARD” – BARACK OBAMA SUPERSTAR!

“JUST GO AWAY” – AMERICA

 

Planet Washington will present a special show of wicked funny and musical spoofs of the elections, the candidates, and all the fun, fudge, and gridlock that is Washington – in the weekend between the two presidential debates:

Our Triumphant Return to DC: At our old haunt The Westin, formerly the Vista International, made infamous in 1990 when DC Mayor Marion Barry was videotaped smoking a small pipe in Room 727 (apparently a non-smoking room) and was escorted out by FBI agents who just happened to be next door (There’s always a cop around when you DON’T need one. ) (“At the Vista with the Sista” is Stop #12 on The Planet Washington Irreverent Tour )

Last time we performed at The Westin our friend and mentor Mark Russell, Dean of DC political satirists, dropped in to share a few of his arrows which were as always right on target!
Mark just turned 80 in August and is still the Jedi Master of musical political parody!

Videos

Mitt: Miss Me Yet?

LIVE PERFORMANCE!!! Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne does it again. Wicked funny parody ‘honoring’ the GOP’s likely nominee for Prez, that dog-loving, wealth-creating, prep school prankster Mitt Romney to the tune of “That’s Amore.” (“When the moon hits your eye — so you offer to BUY!” That’s Mitt Romney!”) Former Hill aide and lawyer Ken Rynne ‘splains DC in hilarious – often true – stories and wicked funny songs. Like Jon Stewart’s Daily Show…with great music and Hill experience.

That’s Mitt Romney   Parody of That’s Amore By Ken Rynne

In politics where gold is king/
When boy meets nomination here’s what they sing:/

When the Moon hits your eye / so you offer to BUY! /That’s Mitt Romney
When your eyes always shine / though you never drink wine /That’s Mitt Romney

Cash box rings / ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling/ he “Bain of Your Existence”
Positions ‘Steep,’ / tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay/ With Tea Party assistance.

When you’ve more than one house/ and a stay at home spouse/ That’s Mitt Romney.When some income they miss/ cause your banker is Swiss/ You’re in dough.

When you’re biggest “quote” goof, is a dog on the roof?!?!?!?!/ well excuuuuuse me!!! Come November, next fall/ Who’d ‘outsource’ Democrats all?/ That’s Mitt Romney!

Romney / Exxon 2012 – Hey, Corporations Are People Too!

Congressman Bud Noir Parodies Radio

Garrison Keillor (Guy Noir, Private Eye) Meets Ken Rynne (Bud Noir, Member of Congress)

Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne (Bud Noir, Member of Congress) and A Prairie Home Companion’s Garrison Keillor (Guy Noir, Private Eye), no relation, met and swapped stories in a Noir Summit Saturday at a sold-out performance at Wolftrap. A peak experience for A Prairie Home Companion fan!!!

Appearances Inspirational/Motivational/Sensational Videos

Motivational Ken: From Lawyer, Banker to Humorist. Ken’s “Rags from Riches” Story

INSIDE E STREET interviewed Ken at The Monocle Restaurant on Capitol Hill – about Ken’s ‘second career’ as a political humorist – and lessons learned from starting one’s own business.

Ken’s truly rediculous evolution from lawyer, Hill staffer, banker to humorist (his “rags from riches” story) was recounted in the 2010 almost best selling ‘What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job’ by Kerry Hannon, Business Editor, US News & World Report (Chronicle Books 2010).

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Ken’s interview re: financing an encore career (comedy) with a day job begins @ 6:30…

Funny Stuff

Gingrich, Romney Campaigns Trade ‘Valentines’

Happy Valentine’s Day Taxpayers!
FROM Cam-PAIN 2012:  Of all days – Valentine’s Day - the negative campaigning has reached an all-time low.  On this sacred day when we are called to express our true affection, deep appreciation, and pure love as we gaze into our beloved’s eyes, Gingrich workers made this impossible by stealing all the mirrors from Mitt Romney’s hotel room!
 ———————–
Later, things escalated as Romney workers caused mass confusion at Gingrich campaign headquarters tying up the phones for hours with calls from hundreds of women identifying themselves only as ” Mrs Gingrich” ———————
Here on Planet Washington Valentines Day is very inclusive
- all are celebrated here!
we have men who love women
we have men who love men
and then we have men who love no one at all
these men we call lawyers.
Happy V Day to you all – unless you have other plans!
———————-
And Washington’s Mayflower Hotel is commemmorating the fourth anniversary of  Eliot Spitzer’s Valentine’s Eve sojourn there with a woman not his wife.  That’s right, for just $3,000,
you get to stay in Suite 827 where Eliot & ‘Kristen’ ‘slept’ for 20 minutes
you get a press release announcing your resignation from your job to spend more time with the family,
and you get a talk show on cable.  
Socks are extra.
————————-
 View our ‘tribute’ to Love Client #9 elsewhere on this site!
Ken Rynne on PBS’s 350 station network this Sunday on “Inside E Street” a co-production of MPT and AARP.  Check for listing in YOUR city, town, or hamlet.   http://insideestreet.sgewebdev.com/  If you are NOT listed there, isn’t this a good time to consider moving?  10 AM Channel 22 in DC.
Parodies

Gingrich, Romney Campaigns Trade 'Valentines'

Happy Valentine’s Day Taxpayers!
FROM Cam-PAIN 2012:  Of all days – Valentine’s Day - the negative campaigning has reached an all-time low.  On this sacred day when we are called to express our true affection, deep appreciation, and pure love as we gaze into our beloved’s eyes, Gingrich workers made this impossible by stealing all the mirrors from Mitt Romney’s hotel room!
 ———————–
Later, things escalated as Romney workers caused mass confusion at Gingrich campaign headquarters tying up the phones for hours with calls from hundreds of women identifying themselves only as ” Mrs Gingrich” ———————
Here on Planet Washington Valentines Day is very inclusive
- all are celebrated here!
we have men who love women
we have men who love men
and then we have men who love no one at all
these men we call lawyers.
Happy V Day to you all – unless you have other plans!
———————-
And Washington’s Mayflower Hotel is commemmorating the fourth anniversary of  Eliot Spitzer’s Valentine’s Eve sojourn there with a woman not his wife.  That’s right, for just $3,000,
you get to stay in Suite 827 where Eliot & ‘Kristen’ ‘slept’ for 20 minutes
you get a press release announcing your resignation from your job to spend more time with the family,
and you get a talk show on cable.
Socks are extra.
————————-
 View our ‘tribute’ to Love Client #9 elsewhere on this site!
Ken Rynne on PBS’s 350 station network this Sunday on “Inside E Street” a co-production of MPT and AARP.  Check for listing in YOUR city, town, or hamlet.   http://insideestreet.sgewebdev.com/  If you are NOT listed there, isn’t this a good time to consider moving?  10 AM Channel 22 in DC.
Parodies

Talkin' bout My Generation

Recently I had the opportunity to meet and speak with university students from South Africa concerned with their country’s progress. I quoted from memory my fellow Quincy man John Adams on the subject of intergenerational responsibility, ” I study war and politics so that my sons may study art and music.”

Mr. Adams’ quote follows:

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture in order to give

their children a right to study paintings, poetry, music, artchitecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

With respect Mr. A, my edits were effective with a 21st Century audience — and they make you tweet-able!

Healing with Humor Think Piece

Talkin’ bout My Generation

Recently I had the opportunity to meet and speak with university students from South Africa concerned with their country’s progress. I quoted from memory my fellow Quincy man John Adams on the subject of intergenerational responsibility, ” I study war and politics so that my sons may study art and music.”

Mr. Adams’ quote follows:

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture in order to give

their children a right to study paintings, poetry, music, artchitecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

With respect Mr. A, my edits were effective with a 21st Century audience — and they make you tweet-able!

Appearances Videos

Today Show’s John Palmer Interviews Ken Rynne

John Palmer discussed the 2006 mid-term elections with Planet Washington’s Ken Rynne near election eve, September 22, 2006.

John Palmer is now host of The Informed Citizen on AARP’s Retirement Living TV (RLTV).