Democrats, in media and politics, rely on the elusive Seinfeldian yada yada yada to sound truthful even as they are lying like crazy.
One of my favorite Seinfeld episodes was the yada yada yada episode. (Spoilers ahead.) George has started dating a woman who tells very abbreviated stories. She starts with the premise, says, “and yada yada yada,” and then jumps to the conclusion:
Marcy: You know, a friend of mine thought she got Legionnaire’s disease in the hot tub.
George: Really? What happened?
Marcy: Oh, yada yada yada, just some bad egg salad. I’ll be right back. (She gets up)
Jerry: I noticed she’s big on the phrase “yada yada.”
George: Is “yada yada” bad?
Jerry: No, “yada yada” is good. She’s very succinct.
George: She is succinct.
Jerry: Yeah, it’s like you’re dating USA Today.
Soon, all four members of the Seinfeld gang are yada yada yada-ing their way through conversation.
Of course, the plot twist is that Marcy’s been leaving out more than even the squirrely Seinfeld gang realized. Thus, when she said, “So I’m on 3rd Avenue, mindin’ my own business, and, yada yada yada, I get a free massage and a facial,” this was the whole story: [Read more…]