Washington, DC— Fifty-eight-years ago in Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus and by doing so triggered a civil rights shit storm not seen since The Ghetto Shaman’s last Barely Legal Kundalini Cruise. Parks apparently also never served on jury duty or returned any of her library books. Yet she was honored last week with a bronze statue that will forever reside at the National Statuary Hall. Due to a number of missteps, however, many are calling the ceremony “a fiasco”. Organizers unfortunately chose to play The Beatles’ Get Back as the statue was being unveiled.
Director of the exhibit, Dan Godfrey, said, “Hey, at least we didn’t go with our original idea, George Thorogood’s Move It On Over.”
About halfway through the ceremony the statue was suddenly dragged to the back of the hall by a crane, causing outrage and…er…sorry, Thesaurus.com crashed tonight.
“This was not meant as an insult,” insisted Godfrey. “We were simply correcting a layout mistake. We were actually reserving that spot for Chris Christie for his work after Hurricane Sandy and he’s obviously going to need some space.”
President Barack Obama told those in attendance, “We can do no greater honor than to remember and to carry forward the power of…sorry, Teleprompter.com crashed tonight.”
Then John Boehner stared at the new Parks statue, sobbed uncontrollably for a while, and said, “Well, she did break the law at the time, but ditto I suppose.”
Organizers admitted they also got the plaque wrong. As it turns out, Rosa Parks never said, “Get these MFing snakes off this MFing bus!”