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American Chopper 2016: Presidential Edition

23 Feb

February 23, 2016

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Wow, everything old is new again. It has been a very long time since I did an American Chopper Weekly Rundown, but just like it is time to Make America Great Again, as somebody somewhere keeps saying, it is time to Make Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride Great Again too. And what better way than to bring back one of our all-time favorite blowhards?

Wait, am I talking about Paul Teutul Sr. or Donald Trump?

Frankly, what’s the difference?
-they have both been covered extensively in this blog- weekly rundowns of both American Chopper and The Celebrity Apprentice
-they both yell a lot
-Trump’s hair may or may not be any better than Paul Sr.’s neck beard

Trump also had the pleasure of firing Paul Sr. on The Apprentice, a pleasure I wish we could all have once in our lifetime.

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Anyway, Paul Sr. today publicly made his endorsement for President: Bob Dole, who at age 92 is not running. Upon being informed of that fact, Paul officially endorsed Donald Trump in a video you can find on Trump’s Facebook page, twitter account, and pretty much anywhere else with his name slapped on it. It is understated and subtle, as befits these two quiet and dignified gentlemen.

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/videos/10156674068880725/

In a video released to Facebook this afternoon, Paul Teutul Sr. urges everyone to vote Trump for president. In the short clip, Paul Sr. is shown in his workshop explaining how he first met Donald Trump on “The Tonight Show” and went on to work for the presidential candidate on “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

Talking about his experience on Trump’s reality show, Teutul says that “nothing but greatness” was expected from him, and that Trump also expects greatness from his family and the people around him.

While pointing at the camera, Teutul says that he believes Trump will make America great again and urges everyone to cast their vote for his former “Apprentice” boss. Trump posted the video on his own official Facebook page this afternoon.

Read More: Paul Sr. From Orange County Choppers Endorses Trump

I only wish I could see the bloopers and alternate takes. I bet he calls Hillary numb nuts and takes unnecessary shots at his son, Paul Jr.

Meanwhile, for another perspective, here is an unnecessary photo of Paul Sr. in a dress from an episode of American Chopper.

I can explain it but I won’t.

PAUL SR DRESS

 

 

American Chopper: OCC Is Back On CMT

19 Nov

November 19, 2013

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I guess television hasn’t had enough of the Teutuls. Not long after American Chopper was canceled, here comes Orange County Choppers on CMT, Country Music Television. (Discovery/TLC owns the American Chopper name.)

From all appearances, this is the exact same show, with fake builds, stupid pranks, lots of bellowing, and that same idiot designer. The only difference is that Paulie seems to have had the good sense to keep PJD out of this nonsense. (I’m assuming he was asked, of course.)

So since this is no longer technically American Chopper. I need a new logo.

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Um, I going to have to work on that.

For the record, this seems to be their real logo:

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See that dopey-looking dragon bike? We’ll get back to it.

As I said, this seems like the exact same show. While I did not (and will not) watch the first episode, I did see clips and previews online. What did I see? Jason smashing a door down and grinning like a mental patient at his dragon drawing. In fact, someone seems to think so highly of that doofus that when I clicked on show info I saw this:

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And that picture is enough for me. Someone seems to think that people like him, yet all the analytics I see show that people search for “Jason Pohl idiot,” “Jason Pohl fired,” and “Jason Pohl asshole” far more than “Jason Pohl funny” (zero searches) and “Jason Pohl genius” (zero searches.)

Remember, he is nothing more than a cartoonist. How many times did Rick Petko say that his designs were unrealistic? More than once Mike Ammirati had to redesign Pohl’s plans because they were unworkable. And this dragon bike? I’m sure it was cool when I was 13.  Looks totally uncomfortable to ride. So let’s see what he says for himself in his online bio:

jpocc4“Pohlie?” He really makes this easy, doesn’t he?

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Um, that’s not a prank, Pohlie. It is impossible to play a joke on an inanimate object.

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No, your most annoying habit is being a kiss-ass toadie to Paul Senior.

Anyway, if you miss American Chopper I really do recommend that you watch this show. You won’t see PJD or Paulie, Vinnie or Cody, and surely not Mikey, but you will see Paul Sr, the real train wreck of the show in the first place. Will I follow the show? Will I do weekly recaps? Nope, but I will check in from time to time, when I’m feeling in need of something less painful than a root canal, but worse than a splinter in the eyeball.

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