Sunday, February 11, 2018

Yay For the Porkpie Party! Silent-ology's 4th Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon

This is my entry in Silent-ology's 4th annual Buster Keaton Blogathon. For more things Keaton, click here and, come on, smile!

Buster Keaton had a dream.....

Buster usually stood by - silently - and watched the world go by. But what if he - Joseph Frank Keaton - were President of the United States? As he tossed and turned, somehow it all became clear...

His party: Forget the big 2. Buster represented the Porkpie Party. 

The Porkpie Party Platform: See More Movies! Buster felt certain that movies would cure anything that ailed anyone.

The Porkpie Party Cabinet:
Buster will stick pretty close to the traditional titles, but adds a special one for his Porkpie constituency.

1. Vice President: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

Roscoe has always supported Buster in more ways than one.

2. Secretary of State: Mary Pickford

Beloved worldwide, if anyone can make everyone behave, it's Mary.

3. Secretary of the Treasury: Douglas Fairbanks

Buster saw "Robin Hood" and concurs with its fiscal policy.

4. Secretary of Education: Laurel and Hardy

Getting 2-for-1, Stan and Ollie will elevate the higher learning standards of our nation.

5. Secretary of Commerce: Clara Bow

Clara knows what sells and she sure can rake in the big bucks.

6. Secretary of Transportation: Mabel Normand

Mabel knows show to get around in style.

7. Secretary of Energy: Ben Turbin

Ben has lots of real (and manufactured) energy.

8. Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Theda Bara

Buster figures if any vet wants to have an affair, Theda is the woman for the job.

9. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Harold Lloyd

Harold has his finger on the pulse of the city.

10. Secretary of Defense: Harry Houdini

Buster knows Harry from way back and figures his talents might just come in handy.

And a new position: Secretary of the Cinema: Charlie Chaplin

Secretary Chaplin will travel the world promoting film as the universal language.

In his slumber, Buster's brow began to furrow. With all of this talent in government, who will make the movies? Suddenly, what started out as a dream ended in a nightmare.

Buster woke in a cold sweat and decided right then and there that if drafted he would not run and if elected he would not serve. He'd rather make movies. Now that's something even Buster could  smile about!


Remember, there is more Buster at Silent-ology's Buster Keaton Blogathon!


This post is a re-working of a little fantasy I had quite a few years ago. But, hey, if you can't steal from yourself, who can you steal from?

17 comments:

Caftan Woman said...

Marvelous! I'm sitting here clapping (well, stopping to type). I'll be back to the applause in just a second.

FlickChick said...

Aw, CW, you are just the sweetest. But, if only.... :)

Diane said...

Yeah, I'm glad BK was in movies and not the White House too!

FlickChick said...

HI Diane - oh, me, too!!

Silver Screenings said...

I'm ready to volunteer as a Porkpie Party campaign worker! Where do I sign up?

(A gal can dream, can't she?)

A delightful post, and one I heartily support.

Carrie-Anne said...

This was a really fun post! Buster as president would've been a neat subject for a film.

Joe Thompson said...

This was a fun idea. I know Buster would come up with some imaginative ways to run the country. I'd vote porkpie, but we need Buster to make more movies.

Lea S. said...

Lol, I loved this! Sign me up for the Porkpie Party. Somehow, having Laurel and Hardy as secretaries of education seems to fit, weirdly enough... :-D

Thanks for this creative contribution to the blogathon, much appreciated!

FlickChick said...

Connie - the Porkpie Party is gaining momentum!

FlickChick said...

Carrie-Ann - I agree - it would be a fun film (and star studded!).

FlickChick said...

Joe - yeah, you're right. Buster made a bigger contribution on film. Good thing it was only a dream. :)

FlickChick said...

Lea - thanks for hosting. There can't be too much love for Buster!

said...

That was so funny - especially the part about Theda Bara!
As I see that politicians are very bad both in the US and in Brazil, I'd certainly support Buster for president!
Thanks for the kind comment! Kisses!

FlickChick said...

Le - I would never want Buster corrupted by power!

Virginie Pronovost said...

Wow loved this!!! :)

Brittaney said...

What a creative post on one of my favorite comedians. I loved it!

tgreywolfe1 said...

Now that's a presidential cabinet to be proud of!