Friday Funny: New Transit Mode: White House Briefing Room Podium
"Social media was abuzz Friday morning celebrating the sight of Melissa McCarthy, dressed as Sean Spicer, riding around Midtown Manhattan on a Segway disguised as a White House press room podium," according to an article by Aja Romano. The article includes a sampling of social media posts showing the comedian scooting through Manhattan.
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) May 12, 2017
— Samantha Barry (@samanthabarry) May 12, 2017
— S. Mitra Kalita (@mitrakalita) May 12, 2017
Melissa McCarthy is headed to Saturday Night Live this weekend to host the show in an event that will be highly anticipated thanks to the many varieties of breaking news stories coming from the direction of Washington, D.C. this week (assuming you heard about some of that).
The team at Greater Greater Washington picked up on the transportation angle of McCarthy's stunt, more than the geopolitical stuff, calling on the staff for a chance get some jokes in about protected podium lanes, induced demand, and Podium Rapid Transit (PRT).