Dear 100 Hour Board,
I remember the episode of The Office when the workers from Dunder Mifflin Stamford were coming to work in the Scranton office and Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) said that his secret for getting "in" with people was to quickly read them and then mirror their personality. He then is in the line of the Stamford employees shaking hands and meeting Michael Scott, and of course after about three seconds of processing in his face, he assumes a "hidely ho, okely dokely" manner and Michael expresses a like for Andy.
Do you get this type of vibe from the air-kiss-blowing, old-tweet-deleting, almost-exact-same-language-using, hypercomplimenting, new press secretary Anthony Scaramucci?
Dear Jim In Disguise,
I haven't seen much footage of The 'Mooch in action, so it's hard for me to say. I also haven't seen that episode of The Office (I haven't seen most episodes of The Office).
However, I have been very disappointed in the internet for not making the seemingly obvious comparison between new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci...
(Source is a Vanity Fair article but it contained too much raw, unfiltered Mooch (in other words, lots of swears) to be able to link directly to it here.)
...and the robotic assassin from the final season of Samurai Jack, Scaramouche:
The injustice of it all was just too much for me to stand, so I took it upon myself to correct this egregious oversight:
That's all for now.
P.S. The names Scaramouche and Scaramucci come from an old stock character from Italian commedia dell'arte, called Scaramouche (or Scaramuccia).
I was going to say the real connection we should be making is to the Boneitis guy from Futurama, but I guess a more accurate comparison would be to William Henry Harrison, just based on the brevity of his term. Good old WHH died after only one month of being president, or in other words, he was president for three times as long as the Mooch was the White House communications director.
Dear Me A Few Days Ago,
Give up on all of your dreams of achieving mild internet stardom with your Scaramucci/Scaramouche plan, because as of today The 'Mooch is out.
Better luck next time, I suppose.