Monday, February 18, 2008

Presidents Day

A few of my favorite Fictional Presidents:

President Tom Beck
"Life will go on, we will prevail." -Deep Impact

President Steve Rodgers
Captain America as President? What could be more American than that!
-What If, vol. 1 #26

President Thomas J. Whitmore
“Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!” - Independence Day. Want to know what fantasy land the republicans are living in? This is it!

President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho
“Shit. I know shit's bad right now, with all that starving bullshit, and the dust storms, and we are running out of french fries and burrito coverings. But I got a solution.” -Idiocracy

Unnamed President played by Donald Pleasance
“You’re the Duke of New York! You’re “A” Number One!”-Escape From New York

President Travis Morgan
A former Pilot and sword & Sorcery champion from a Pelucidar-like world travels to a post-apocalyptic future and overthrows what’s left of corrupt US government. He frees slaves, becomes President, and then travels back in time to stop the nuclear war from happening in the first place. Now that’s what I’d call a proactive executive. -Warlord #84

President Merkin Muffley
“Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.” – Dr. Strangelove

President Margaret Valentine
“…I’m President of the United States and I said Drop You’re Goddam Weapons” -Y that Last Man

President Kenneth Yamaoka
“That’s a Dangerous thought. A powerful few could crush the dreams of the majority” –Eagle: the Making of an Asian American President.



Nick said...

Got that issue of What If somewhere

Doctor Smoke said...

I always laugh my head off when I hear that ridiculously hammy speech in Indipendence day.

Don Snabulus said...

As the burrito coverings go, so goes the world.

Arkonbey said...

Nice list. You forgot to add the sound effects to Donald Pleasance's speech.

"You're the Duke of New York" *BRRRRAP* You're A Number one! *BRRAPPP*

I was talking with a friend this weekend on whether Escape... is too much of a 'guy' movie for a girl; even one who religiously watches B5 and loved Army of Darkness and Shoot 'Em Up (I am so lucky).

Pandabonium said...

Frankly, I'm torn between Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho and Merkin Muffley. Of course the snooze media focus on the "bald guy" vs the "black guy", So long, mom,
I'm off to drop the bomb,
So don't wait up for me.
But while you swelter
Down there in your shelter
You can see me
On your TV.

While we're attacking frontally
Watch Brinkally and Huntally
Describing contrapuntally
The cities we have lost.
No need for you to miss a minute of the agonizing holocaust. Yeah!

Little Johnny Jones, he was a US pilot,
And no shrinking violet was he.
He was mighty proud when World War III was declared.
He wasn't scared, no siree!

And this is what he said on
His way to Armageddon:

So long, mom,
I'm off to drop the bomb,
So don't wait up for me.
But though I may roam,
I'll come back to my home
Although it may be
A pile of debris.

Remember, mommy,
I'm off to get a commie,
So send me a salami
And try to smile somehow.
I'll look for you when the war is over,
An hour and a half from now!

pissed off patricia said...

And anyone of them would have probably been no worse and even better than the one we have now.

Swinebread said...

Nick – Yeah me too… although I’m having trouble locating it.

Doc S – You’re very generous, but if you look at it like comedy that works!

snab – apparently

arkonbey – I didn’t think anybody would get it, that just makes you the coolest!

Panda – Tom Lehrer! Awesome!

POP – Yeah, my bellybutton lint would have been a better president. :D

Arkonbey said...

"I didn’t think anybody would get it, that just makes you the coolest! "

or the oldest.

I suppose I lose cool points for not getting Panda's Tom Lehrer. :(

Dean Wormer said...

President Camacho's got a plan?

My response to him:

That's what you said last time, dipshit!

The Moody Minstrel said...

If only real life weren't stranger than fiction...

Dr. Zaius said...

Don't forget Leslie Nielsen as President Baxter Harris!

Swinebread said...

Dean – yeah but this time he’s gonna kill somebody if it doesn’t work

Moody – well GW is certainly as dumb

Dr. zaius – Only saw the 1st Scary movie but for Leslie Nielsen I can make an exception.

BAC said...

Don't forget President Mackenzie Allen from "Commander-in-Chief", played so wonderfully by Geena Davis, or President Josiah Bartlet from "The West Wing." He kept me sane through the first four years of GWB.

I also liked President James Marshall from "Air Force One." President William Harrison "Bill" Mitchell/Dave Kovic in "Dave". And President Andrew Shepherd in "The American President."


Swinebread said...

Yikes! - Those are great examples… I just thought it would be more fun with obscure or totally strange Presidents.