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Parodies

We'll Have Sequestration for Christmas this Year


SEQUESTRATION? It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like……Congress! (a Holiday Parody by Ken Rynne)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Congress / Ev’rywhere you go.
Take a look at the budget tiff / approaching the fiscal cliff /
With revenue & tax cuts all aglow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Congress /Domestic cuts in store
But the prettiest sight to see /is the tax cut that will be /
On your own front door.

A pair of hop-along boots /& a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Generals and friends /
Dolls that won’t talk but will go for a walk /
Is the hope of Petraes’ men /
And Grover Norquist pledges not to start that pledge again.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Congress / Ev’rywhere you go; /
The White House has got a tree / The Capitol now has three /
for Democrats Republicans, and Tea (party)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Congress/ a deal will soon be near
But the thing that will make us sing / is the silliness they’ll bring /
as they do each year!

But the thing that will make us sing / is the silliness they’ll bring /
as they do each year!

Merry Congress & Happy Sequestration Everyone from Planet Washington!

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!

Parodies

How Your News Is Made – 3 Flavors: PBS, MSNBC, & FOX

…..Professor Ken Rynne of Planet Washington explains to a live audience “How Your News Is Made.” Three flavors: PBS SnoozeHour, MSDNC, and FAUX NEWS.
If it leads…it bleeds. “Breaking News” means BE AFRAID!!! And more lessons from the other side..

Live comedy performance.

College Tour Healing with Humor Parody Videos

How YOUR NEWS Is Made & Our First Term Obama Medley “Barack Obama Superstar”

…..Professor Ken Rynne of Planet Washington explains to a live audience “How Your News Is Made.” Three flavors: PBS SnoozeHour, MSDNC, and FAUX NEWS.
If it leads…it bleeds. “Breaking News” means BE AFRAID!!! And more lessons from years misspent on the Hill.   Also – our first term Obama tribute.

Live comedy performance.

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!!!

Inspirational/Motivational/Sensational Parodies

DC Public School's Own – Warren Buffett!

While his dad served in Congress (4 terms) Warren attended Deal Junior High (now, Deal Middle School) and graduated from Wilson High in DC – Class of ’47. Yearbook: “Likes Math, Future stock broker.” Who knew?

Buffett was back at Deal Junior High today with a CNBC crew reliving old memories and sheepishly asking if they still had his conduct records which by his account would show him to be a baaad boy! Imagine! A late bloomer! There’s hope for us all!

More later. See our olde Fabulous Baker Boyz song dedicated to Warren and Jimmy (Wasted Away in W’s Hooverville).

Inspirational/Motivational/Sensational Think Piece

DC Public School’s Own – Warren Buffett!

While his dad served in Congress (4 terms) Warren attended Deal Junior High (now, Deal Middle School) and graduated from Wilson High in DC – Class of ’47. Yearbook: “Likes Math, Future stock broker.” Who knew?

Buffett was back at Deal Junior High today with a CNBC crew reliving old memories and sheepishly asking if they still had his conduct records which by his account would show him to be a baaad boy! Imagine! A late bloomer! There’s hope for us all!

More later. See our olde Fabulous Baker Boyz song dedicated to Warren and Jimmy (Wasted Away in W’s Hooverville).

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

Jimmy Kimmel ‘Outs’ Celebrity Icons!

Late Night Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel was criticized today by the Human Rights Campaign, the BLT Alliance, and Nabisco for claiming during an otherwise lame performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night that Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was the son of gay parents – whom Kimmel identified as the Michelin Man and the Sta-Puft Man.
Neither corporate icon was available for comment. Butt Gingrich, characteristically, would not stop talking.

In Austin, Texas, Governor Rick Perry added his two cents, “They insulted Newt? Hell. it’s even worse to be ignored! Hello?”