Yesterday, shortly after half the Internet achieved simultaneous indignation orgasms over Foster Friess's crappy birth control/aspirin comment. Was it a shitty attempt at a joke? Or was it a heartfelt statement of belief? Nobody seemed to care. Everyone just seemed to enjoy getting apoplectic about it, as people are wont to do on the Internet.
Maybe it was all the negative attention — or maybe it was getting media-punched by the candidate he loves so much – but Friess decided to offer a formal, and seemingly heartfelt, apology for his awful awful comedy skills on his cowboy-themed blog…
"Last week my joke at the Conservative Political Action Conference generated laughter and media attention. Today on Andrea Mitchell's show, my aspirin joke bombed as many didn't recognize it as a joke but thought it was my prescription for today's birth control practices. In fact, the only positive comments I got were from folks who remembered it from 50 years back. Birth control pills weren't yet available, so everyone laughed at the silliness on how an aspirin could become a birth control pill.
"After listening to the segment tonight, I can understand how I confused people with the way I worded the joke and their taking offense is very understandable. To all those who took my joke as modern day approach I deeply apologize and seek your forgiveness. My wife constantly tells me I need new material — she understood the joke but didn’t like it anyway — so I will keep that old one in the past where it belongs."
I really hope that apologizing for bad jokes doesn't become, like, a thing. I barely ever have any free time as it is now.
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Tags: Contraception, Foster Friess, Sex