He Ruined The Word “Great”
While relaxing on a fine December morning and still trying to wake up from the nightmare that was the U.S. elections, I found comfort in the fact I got to see some comedians in November. The star that month was Hari Kondabolu — one of the best political comedians of our generation. I had the good fortune of watching him perform live in Boston. Among his other jokes, what really stuck with me was when he said, “He ruined the word ‘great’ forever.” And in that moment I realized how true it was and he didn’t even need to mention the name, Trump.
Trump’s mis-tweet is our unexpected treasure. He misspelled the word “unprecedented” as “unpresidented.” And to me it almost sounded like a new HBO show. If I ever manage to make enough of these cartoons, maybe I’ll publish a book called UnPresidented.
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Desh (Ketan Deshpande) is a writer, cartoonist, photographer, and marketing man. When he isn’t busy wearing all these hats, he likes to travel and explore new places or simply settle in with a classic Calvin and Hobbes. Follow him and see more of his cartoons on Instagram (@ketand) and Twitter (@keeda).