Eric’s Shartacus Moment

Eric’s Shartacus Moment

How much you wanna bet that more people are talking about Eric Swalwell blasting out a loud one on MSNBC than are talking about Adam Schiff’s impeachment inquiry?  Shart Twitter is the best Twitter.  And, man, was last night entertaining.

Harmeet Dhillon referred to the clip of Eric’s on-air gas-passing as his “Fartacus Moment.” But since that fart of his probably required a change of underwear, I think Shartacus is probably more accurate.

Okay, for those who don’t know: A “shart” is a fart that ends up being a shit.

Come on, you know what I’m talking about. It happens to everyone at some point.  You’re expecting to pass a little gas and your colon has other plans so what you end up with is a shart.

And there is no way Eric’s star turn on MSNBC was just a little gas.  No way.

Of course Shartacus is denying he cut the cheese.

But of course he is.  As the old saying goes, “He who denies it supplies it.”

MSNBC’s Hardball tweeted out that the sound you heard was just a Hardball mug scraping across Chris Matthews’ tabletop.

As my brother said, if that’s true, then the table must be made of rubber.

All during his presidential campaign (that ironically sputtered out like a wet fart), Eric Swalwell couldn’t generate the level of attention he’s received since last night’s on-air shart.

How pathetic is that?

Just twelve days ago, I wrote a post titled “Hot Take Swalwell spills the beans.”  And now that title has a level of comedy I hadn’t anticipated.

Comfortably Smug went back and found some old tweets Shartacus sent out during his campaign that read quite differently today.

Like this one:

And this one:

And, as usually happens at times like these, in honor of Shartacus someone edited the Wikipedia page on the Procedures of the United States House of Representatives to include this:

Shartacus wikipedia entry

Bummer, though.  That entry has already been removed.  Too bad.  It made for a nice addition.

Swalwell is getting more attention for his Shartacus moment than the hapless Cory Booker got for his Spartacus moment.

Beto is probably kicking himself for not live-streaming a shart of his own.

“If I had known sharting on live TV would bring so much attention, I never would’ve settled for filming the barber clipping my ear hair!”

From here on out, every single time Eric Swalwell appears on MSNBC or CNN, everyone watching will be so focused on hearing the next blast, they won’t hear a damn word he says.

And you know what?

That’s how it should be.

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11 thoughts on “Eric’s Shartacus Moment

  • November 19, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Ah, let see…. Shartacus retweeted this from @Hardball: “This, too, shall pass…” in response to Chrissy Teigen’s post, “no it’s a fart don’t ruin this.”

  • November 19, 2019 at 9:38 am

    The ‘break wind’ segment played backwards at half-speed sounds like ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself.’ Weird.

  • November 19, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Hilarious today Dianny!

  • November 19, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I wasn’t sure, at first, if this was an organic sound or manufactured by a mug being dragged across a table. But, upon closer examination, it is definitely emanating from Swalwell – his mouth is open.

  • November 19, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    The picture was taken just before the horse’s eyes started watering.

    • November 19, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      (I actually Photoshopped the horse’s eye to make it wider. It’s half-hooded in the original movie poster).

  • November 19, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Check the January 2019 NRA publication “America’s First Freedom”. Swalwell with the headline “Gasbag in the house”.


  • November 19, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    What? Are you kidding me? Swallows Well actually sharted while talking crap about Trump?

  • November 19, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    What’s the big deal? EVERYONE farts! I fart – you fart – and EVIDENTLY HIS MOTHER FARTED!

  • November 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    OK so if I don’t agree to hand over my shootin’ iron, Pres. Swalwell says he’ll come nuke me. And here everybody thought he was talking about atomic weapons…

  • November 20, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    The most intelligent thing I’ve ever heard Swalwell say, even if it wasn’t his mouth that said it.

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