Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Kumar Goes to the White House

There might still be hope for me in politics after all.

The White House has hired actor Kal Penn as a liaison between President Barack Obama's administration and Asian constituents. White House spokesman Shin Inouye said Tuesday that the actor who had a recurring role on Fox's TV show "House" and has starred in several movies would join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison.

His role will be to connect Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts groups.

Penn starred as Kumar in the movie, "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." His "House" character committed suicide in Monday's episode.

Penn backed Obama during the campaign.

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle was the original dope pop culture stoner movie, not the Guantanamo Bay sequel. Suicide seems to be a harsh outcome for his character on House and Penn was pretty money in Van Wilder flicks too.

On a related side note, I recently watched American Pie and Harold (John Cho) was the one who first said the term MILF while describing Stiffler's mom. The word has never left our lexicon and most likely never will. There needs to be some recognition of people who first ignite such words into pop culture prominence.

I would make some lame weed joke but I do not to ruin my renewed hope for a white house gig.

Oh, I could not resist the clips.

Kumar loves his ganja.

This could be the best mocking of the highly ineffective anti drug commercials.

I will apologize now because this song will stuck in your head all day after viewing.

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