Iowahawk and the Egg of Power

Iowahawk is one funny guy. His latest post, “It Takes a Proverb to Run a Village,” was inspired by the rather fatuous flap over President Obama’s Egg of Power statue. See here, here, here and here for said flap. Personally, I think it’s kind of a neat looking little doodad, and don’t think it means anything other than then-Senator Obama thought it was a neat looking little doodad when he saw it on his trip to Kenya.

It’s supposed to symbolize an African proverb that says power is like an egg: if it’s held too tightly, it breaks, and if it’s held too loosely, it will slip from your grasp. I have no idea why my fellow right-wing bloggers have latched onto this and made fun of it. Whether the proverb is ancient or not, African or not, it’s 100% true, and a neat looking doodad that sits on the President’s desk and reminds him of this eternal truth is all for the good, as far as I’m concerned.

And don’t go e-mailing me telling me I’m a closet Obama Mama, defending him again just because he’s so gosh darn cute.

But back to Iowahawk, who doesn’t try to make the absurd point that the Egg of Power statue says anything negative about the President. No, he just uses the “African proverb” angle as an excuse to write his own hilarious a list of multicultural proverbs. Some are funny and political:

“A wise man offers his millet to be shared among the village, for his gift will be repaid a thousand times in gratitude. A wiser man takes somebody else’s millet and offers it to the village. Guess what? Same gratitude, and extra millet for good ol’ numero uno.”
Ethiopian

Others are just plain funny:

“Remember that the egg of power will drop if held too loosely; and an egg cannot break a rock. Okay, maybe if it’s some sort of crazy unbreakable super-duper-power egg. But then you can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs, and neither can you make an omelet with broken rocks. It would taste like crap, and be hella hard on your teeth enamel. That is why you should probably just order the waffles.”
Luo

I got quite a few laughs out of this. Hope you will, too.

Oh, and if you like these, check out his “transcript” of the incredibly asinine video Demi Moore and her boy toy husband and their Hollywood friends put together.  The only problem with the parody is that the video itself is actually funnier than Iowahawk’s parody. It’s hard to parody something that’s already something of a parody in its original form — exactly what the left used to say about Sarah Palin – but Iowahawk is right up there with Tina Fey.

Comments 5

  1. Grue in the Attic wrote:

    “The Idiossey” is sheer unadulterated GENIUS. I have that thing BOOKMARKED and read it fairly regularly when I’m having a down day. I’ve shared it with almost everyone on my email list. Heck I’ve even posted it on forums where I know the majority of the members are heavily liberal and/or Obama fanatics (with appropriate “don’t read if you’re a spineless wimp and easily offended” warnings) and gotten laughs.

    Iowahawk is a frickin’ master.

    Posted 03 Feb 2009 at 4:07 pm
  2. Dan wrote:

    I was fully expecting the Oracle of Doritos to be Rush Limbaugh.

    Posted 03 Feb 2009 at 5:30 pm
  3. Grue in the Attic wrote:

    Nah, he would be the Oracle of Cigaros. Or perhaps the Doomsayer of Eib.

    Posted 03 Feb 2009 at 5:41 pm
  4. Dan wrote:

    How about the Oracle of Oxycontos?

    Posted 03 Feb 2009 at 6:03 pm
  5. Grue in the Attic wrote:

    Boatman of the River Oxyc – there we go.

    Posted 03 Feb 2009 at 6:07 pm

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