Steve Buscemi, an actor whose career began in the 1980s, has said more lines on film than anybody can keep track of. One sentence from his brief appearance on “30 Rock” is probably all that will be remembered of him.
“How do you do, fellow kids?”
For the uninitiated, Buscemi portrayed a police officer who had formerly been a member of “a special task unit of extremely young-looking officers that infiltrated high schools.” The joke was that 1) this was a riff on the storyline of “21 Jump Street,” a ridiculous Fox program from the 1980s, and 2) Buscemi had never looked very youthful, even when he was very young.
The result is a meme used anytime the “old folks” make another feeble attempt to connect to kids.
Axios claims that Karine Jean-Pierre will be stating this very soon.
According to a story published on Sunday, President Biden’s not-yet-official push for re-election will count on hundreds of social media ‘influencers’ which will promote Biden’s record — and soon may have their own briefing room at the White House.
The strategy attempts to increase Biden’s image among young voters who are vital to Democrats’ success in elections — and to possibly challenge former President Trump’s extensive social media following if he’s the Republican contender in 2024.
Those “who may not follow the White House or Democratic Party on social media — or who have turned out mainstream media entirely,” as Axios put it, are the target audience. It’s the same old foolishness that’s been going on since the beginning of time, from MTV’s “Rock the Vote” in the ’90s to Sean “Diddy” Combs’ much-mocked “Vote or Die” campaign in the ’04 election. I don’t see how the three are different.
Although former President Bill Clinton was happy to discuss whether he wore boxers or briefs on MTV, neither Stone Temple Pilots nor Dr. Dre were ever granted access to the White House’s briefing room.
“We’re trying to connect young people,” Biden’s deputy chief of staff told Axios. Jen O’Malley Dillon said they’re also trying to reach parents, climate activists, and folks whose primary means of receiving information are online.
“How do you do, fellow kids?” Give old Uncle Joe a chance to explain how he plans to continue taking advantage of you for the next four years.