Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween from Viva Chuck Todd

Click on the above image(s), print it out, cut it out and amaze your friends with how much of a political geek you are. Hell, anybody can dress up like Sarah Palin.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Chuck goes all psyops on McCain and Palin

So The Chuck steps away from the hard numbers and does a little psychoanalysis of the GOP ticket. Compelling stuff. It almost looks as if Brian Williams is the tense one with the buckets of behind-the-scenes scoop The Chuck's imparting. Then again, it doesn't take Freud to say McCain looks like he's going to pull a "Bulworth".

The Chuck's personal clothier

Many of us have often wondered who did away with the blasé earth tones of The Chuck's earlier online broadcasting days; well, today the lovers of Chuck Couture got their answer.

The morning mannequin of couture, Dame Mika Brzezinski quizzed The Chuck on where he sources his snappy ensembles segueing from the Palin $150K shopping spree kerfuffle. The Chuck gladly offered up that his ensembles originate from Mario's of Seattle.

Just knowing where Chuck got his lucky aubergine silk tie makes this blog worth it - Mario's of Seattle, the official clothier of both Chuck Todd and Viva Chuck Todd

Hello my name is Dr. Chuck Todd and I've seen your test results and the news is not good

Is it fair to assume that The Chuck's now frequent pronouncements that the McCain campaign is on life-support is affecting some swing voters who respect The Chuck?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oh look, a lanslide's a'comin'

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hey Scarborough, spring for some decent shoes will ya'

On a special Sunday edition of Hardball with Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough felt wearing the appropriate footwear was not necessary while commenting on General Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama.

We got your number Scarborough.

The Chuck on the Meet The Press

So in case you missed it: The Chuck tickled the Surface, McCain's screwed electorally and Scarborough was part of the round table. Yeah, Scarborough. I know, as if five days a week weren't enough.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We're not even going to bother with a poll -
but we've got new presidential debate e-cards!

Oh, those wacky kids over at Cerebral Itch threw together some more e-cards based on the more memorable lines of tonight's debate. Enjoy (they're free).

The Chuck serving up the bad news for McCain

Oh, can he work that Microsoft Surface or what?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What the hell was that all about?
The Chuck takes on James Cromwell

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hey look! It's Pat Riley - Oh wait, it's The Chuck

Many of you commented on The Chuck's appearance this morning on Morning Joe. Most notably, the saucy wet look he was sportin'. Well, the senior editorial staff of Viva Chuck Todd was briefed late this afternoon on the cause of the moistened follicles.

It appears while en route to work (the NBC Washington D.C. Bureau) early this morning from his bucolic Virginia home, The Chuck caught sight of a building ablaze. He quickly responded to the sight by skillfully wrenching his black 1964 Corvette Stingray across three lanes and a grassy burm to the nearest highway exit to investigate. By the time The Chuck roared to the scene, the building was a hellish inferno. It turns out that the burning building was the Susan Lucci Home for Wayward Youths. A halfway house for teenage actors who didn't quite make it in the Baltimore theater scene and ended up on the street. The home was essentially an angel with shuttered wings helping unfortunate young soap star wannabes find a future.

Upon arriving at the scene, The Chuck was immediately recognized by law enforcement and firemen. He asked if there was anything he could do. The on-scene Fire captain, William O'Shaughnessy deferred to The Chuck. As six engines turned the full wet fury of their hoses on the building, The Chuck doffed his suit jacket, loosened his tie and bolted for the front door of the building. Minutes later, he emerged with a teen on each shoulder. He carefully handed them over to the EMT's standing by and raced back in knowing that there were more to be saved. Eight people later, The Chuck sat on the curb, soaking wet and wrapped in a blanket sipping bottled water asking Chief O'Shaughnessy if everyone was accounted for. The Chief's answer was "yes". The Chuck grabbed his jacket off of the hood of his car and was about to leave when a young girl ran up to him pleading that he rescue her puppy "Luntz". According to eyewitnesses, this young girl sank into Chuck's heaving pecs and begged that he rescue the poor dog. She admitted that the dog was significantly overweight and not that smart, but she loved him just the same. Not wasting a moment, The Chuck gently placed the girl in the arms of a county child protective services worker and sprinted for the building. As beams and embers fell like confetti, The Chuck darted from room to room calling for Luntz, the fat stupid dog. Luntz was in the bathtub of the very last room The Chuck was able to check. Scorched and soaked, The Chuck scooped up Luntz and began to head back from whence he came. It was then when the ceiling collapsed and all sources of egress were eliminated. The only way out was out a small bathroom window 25 feet above the street. The Chuck threw Luntz out the window to the fireman below where he was successfully caught. People on the street could see The Chuck begin to scramble through the small window when at the same moment a gas main blew. In a half-second the building was a cloud of splinters and orange heat. Many on the scene believed that there was no way The Chuck could've survived the blast. But to the shock of all who witnessed the pre-dawn conflagration; unexpectedly, a black Stingray squealed from the scene as quickly as it arrived.

Six minutes later, The Chuck was on-air sitting next to the lovely Andrea Mitchell speaking of the anemic McCain numbers and October surprises.

Little did any of us know that The Chuck's hair was still wet from the fire hoses and his heart was still full from saving lives, especially Luntz, the beloved stupid fat dog.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Viva Chuck Poll:
Who won the 2nd Presidential Debate?

For the sheer academic exercise, we're putting up this poll; despite knowing how most of you are going to vote on this one. Oh, with that said, those kids over at Cerebral Itch created a brand new e-card in honor of tonight's shining moment - check it out

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Chuck:
keeper of the scorecard

Hey, when Brokaw labels you twice in one day with colloquial titles - you take'em and like it.

With that said, The Chuck brought his A-game to Meet The Press this morning. Like we're shocked.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

SNL Mentions the Viva Chuck Todd/Viva Rachel Maddow V.P. Debate Drinking Game,...we think

Watch this clip and you tell us whether or not Tina Fey and the Saturday Night Live writers sent a little Gladys Wood third-grade class shout out to the Viva Chuck Todd family. We like to think so; then again, we like to think a lot of things.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Vice Presidential Debate:
What say you Chuckolytes?

The results are in and apparently the highly astute Chuckolyte saw through the pageant queen razzle-dazzle of Governor Palin and gave the night to Senator Biden.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

brought to you by Viva Chuck Todd and Viva Rachel Maddow

You know John McCain is going to be tipping back more than a few tomorrow night, so why not join him in spirit while enjoying the most-watched Vice Presidential Debate in history. As only the
Viva Chuck Todd and Viva Rachel Maddow people could do, we've put together a drinking game complete with recipes of the official drinks for each of the candidates plus the official Rachel Maddow libation and the much-anticipated, Chuck Todd-y - the official drink of Viva Chuck Todd.

Prior to beginning the game, the group must pick an official arbiter who will make all official decisions. Their word is law.

Sarah Palin

Anytime Governor Palin says:
  • "Gosh"
  • "9-11"
  • "Y'know"
  • "Well Gwen"
  • "Islamic Fundamentalists"
  • "Russia" and/or "Pootin"
  • "Maverick"
  • "hockey mom"
  • "Joe six-pack"
everyone drinks.

If Trig is being hoisted around in the audience, take a drink.

If Trig gets a another spit-makeover by his sister or father, take 2 drinks and do the same thing to yourself.

Every time you see the "First Dude", take a drink and do a jumping chest bump with someone.

Anytime the television audience nervously giggles at a Governor Pal
in non-sequitur, everyone yells "Katie, I'd like to use my lifeline!" and drinks. Arbiter will have final say as to what qualifies, though not a hard call to make.

If Governor Palin should break down in tears and leave the stage prematurely - chug every last drop of booze in the room, doff your clothing and run naked through the neighborhood hooting in a schadenfreude-induced celebration.

Joe Biden

Anytime Senator Biden says:
  • "Aw c'mon"
  • "Malarkey"
  • "Scranton"
  • "Well Gwen"
  • "The policies of George Bush"
  • "Dick Cheney"
  • “John's a friend of mine” or a variation thereof
  • "Joe six-pack"
everyone drinks.

Anytime Senator Biden looks up to the rafters, audibly sighs OR raises his voice beyond an appropriate level out of sheer exasperation, everyo
ne drinks. Arbiter will have final say as to what qualifies, though not a hard call to make.

Anytime Senator Biden makes an inappropriate reference to Governor Palin's gender, everyone drinks. Arbiter will have final say as to what qualifies, though not a hard call to make because you probably will hear Biden's handlers slapping their foreheads and blurting "D'oh!".

Anytime Senato
r Biden makes the sign of the cross and asks for God to grant him patience, everyone drink from their partner's drink as if being given communion.

When Senator Biden looks at Governor Palin and says "Get the hell off this stage, you're an insult to the process!" or any variation thereof - chug every last drop of booze in the room, doff your clothing and run naked through the neighborhood just for the hell of it.

The Chilla from Wasilla - The official drink for Governor Palin

Scale ingredients to servings - Serve in a Mason Jar

3 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 pint beer (preferably Midnight Sun Kodiak Brown)
2 oz Coca-Cola®

Pour the amaretto into the jar over crushed ice. Follow it up by pouring a chilled beer (Alaskan if possible). Then top it off with the Coke.

The Moji-Joe - The official drink for Senator Biden

1 1/2oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Delaware Punch or Hawaiian Punch
3-4 Mint leaves Club Soda

Combine lime juice, mint and punch in a Collins or highball glass.
Stir gently to bruise the mint.
Fill glass 3/4 with ice.
Add the rum.
Top with soda. Stir well.

The Perfect with a lemon twist - The official Viva Rachel Maddow drink

1.5oz sweet vermouth
1.5oz dry vermouth
lemon twist
over ice in a rocks glass

Watch Rachel personally whip this juicy bit of heaven up by clicking here

This drink is smooth and easy, as smooth and easy as “the Chuck” himself. Nothing harsh, or cloying or bitter. Just cool, baby. Smooth and cool, just like “the Chuck.”


Fill glass with ice and add

1 oz Malibu Rum
1 oz Parrot Bay Rum
½ oz Grenadine or Crème de Almond
Top off glass with equal parts orange juice and pineapple juice.
Shake and pour into glass.

This drink was designed by Patrick - Official Viva Chuck Todd Mixologist,
who can be found in the summer months manning the spirits
at the
Dragonfly Deck Bar in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Viva Chuck Todd Lexicon Watch:
Dan Quayle-ized and Spiro Agnewed

Thanks to the drubbing Governor Palin's been getting by the press regardless of their stripe, The Chuck ingeniously gives us two new words to describe the metastatic creep that is beseiging the brand called"Sarah Palin". And with that, we give you today's Viva Chuck Todd Lexicon Watch word(s): Dan Quayle-ized / Spiro Agnewed

Dan Quayle-ized / Spiro Agnewed
Function: Adverb
Usage: colloquial
Etymology: Modern English - First coined by Charles (Chuck) Todd in St. Louis, MO circa early-21st century

1 a: a pejorative appellation given to someone who is out of their depth while seeking the second highest office in the land. Dan Quayle-ized refers to Dan Quyle, the 44th Vice President and Spiro Agnew, the 39th. Both were much-maligned by the public and the press. 1 b: A complete a-hole, moron or both