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Oh Daddy Chronicles

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Loved it! 😍

Funny yet tragic, a great reflection on the current states political situation.

Synopsis

No one and no thing is safe in the Oh Daddy Chronicles - a political satire taking dead aim at the 45th President of the United States - a guy named Trump. It's structured as largely independent skit-like episodes, each one taking on a different target. It's been described as "Saturday Night Live, in written form, on steroids."

The episodes generally take actual events we're familiar with, toss in a healthy dose of comic imagination, and put everything in a high-speed blender. What emerges is anyone's guess, but it's usually not what you expect. The "Chronicles" answers questions such as why the President was so into hydroxychloroquine and how his cognitive impairment exam actually went.

Helping to carry the burden of irreverence is a motley assortment of lovable supporting characters - Squishie the FedEx deliveryman, the fortune cookie master Wang So Fun, the tomato sauce expert Giuseppe Sauceatoni and, of course, Melania's dear Uncle Slobodan, the pig farmer from Zagorje ob Savi.

This is comedic genius, a great humorous reflection on the seriously awful situation of american politics currently. If you are in favour of mr orange cheeto being in power than PLEASE do not read this or you will not enjoy it, you have been warned. For those of us who think the man is an imbicile, it is in fact a fabulous read.


The whole book feels like a skit, with different episodes on things that have occurred due to Trump and his absurd beliefs and reactions to situations. Every episode of the book is overly done for comedic affect and not factually correct but they are all reimagining's of things that did actually happen and through my laughing I did find myself very put out knowing that these things are true in basic terms and the people he has affected with what he has said.


I loved the inclusion of side characters such as Melania Trump and seeing how they were brought into the novel and used as great and funny plot devices.


My favourite 'episode' had to be the feud against TIK TOK. As it didn't happen so long ago it's so funny remembering it and seeing how the president of the united states basically was in a war with the K-POP fandom and tried to ban a huge app because he was having a hissy fit.


This book is great for getting a basic understanding for some of the things this fool has done whilst giving you a good laugh but I think it may be best to read when he is no longer in power and capable of doing such damage (not long now) as otherwise it is a little scary to know that a man who does these things is still in a situation where he can.

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Synopsis

No one and no thing is safe in the Oh Daddy Chronicles - a political satire taking dead aim at the 45th President of the United States - a guy named Trump. It's structured as largely independent skit-like episodes, each one taking on a different target. It's been described as "Saturday Night Live, in written form, on steroids."

The episodes generally take actual events we're familiar with, toss in a healthy dose of comic imagination, and put everything in a high-speed blender. What emerges is anyone's guess, but it's usually not what you expect. The "Chronicles" answers questions such as why the President was so into hydroxychloroquine and how his cognitive impairment exam actually went.

Helping to carry the burden of irreverence is a motley assortment of lovable supporting characters - Squishie the FedEx deliveryman, the fortune cookie master Wang So Fun, the tomato sauce expert Giuseppe Sauceatoni and, of course, Melania's dear Uncle Slobodan, the pig farmer from Zagorje ob Savi.

Episode XX - Twit-in-Chief

"Get me Jack Dorsey on the line and toot it sweet.” (The President barks to his assistant. Ed. note – Jack Dorsey is CEO of Twitter.)

“Good morning. You have reached the corporate offices of Twitter, where, twue to form, we twy to make your day as twuly wonderful as possible.”

“Are you guys totally bonkers?”

(The President continues to rant for ten minutes before realizing that he is listening to a recording. Finally, a person comes on the line.)

“Young lady, this is the President of the United States.”

“Wow, really? The twit-in-chief! Just a minute, sir, and I will tee up the proper automated prompts.”

“If you know your party’s extension, you can tweet it at any time. For the misspelled words department, tweet 1. For the bald-faced lie department, tweet 2. For the deranged conspiracy theories department, tweet 3. For tips on how to insult the maximum number of people in 280 characters, tweet 4. For medical advice that is hazardous to your health, including whether non-diabetics should take insulin, tweet 5. For incomprehensible rants, tweet 6. To get the latest on Joe Scarborough, tweet 7. To order or reorder twinkies, tweet 8. To hear this menu repeated, tweet 9."

(The President presses "0"; that usually works.)

“Good morning. You have reached the corporate offices of Twitter, where, twue to form, we twy to make your day as twuly wonderful as possible.”

(Twenty minutes later, the President gets to speak to an operator.) 

“I demand to speak with Jack Dorsey and you goddamn better do it now.”

“There is no reason to raise your voice, sir.”

“I’ll raise my voice and use whatever goddamn words I want. Do you know who this is? This is the goddamn...”

(The line goes dead and the President is sitting there listening to a dial tone.)

(Jack Dorsey calls the switchboard operator at Twitter.)

"Jennifer, did he call?"

"Yes, sir, he did. Just like you said he would."

"Did you put plan A into operation? Switched him to that special options menu we developed just for him?"

"I did, indeed. Worked like a charm. Then had him on hold for a long time. Then disconnect. I don't think he was very happy, sir."

"Then everything worked perfectly. Next time, you can use the second special options menu, just for a little variety. Keep up the good work, Jennifer."

"Thank you, sir. I'll do my best."





About the author

I'm a retired CPA who moved to Helsinki, Finland about 20 years ago. I can't blame that idea on my Finnish wife (now the ex) or my two beautiful daughters (they were pretty darn young at the time). No, the decision lay squarely on my shoulders. Now, I'm mainly in Florida and using WhatsApp a lot. view profile

Published on October 12, 2020

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Contains explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Humor & Comedy

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