White House Phone Tap

debt cartoon china

Obviously, this video is a parody, because we don’t have any access to any government anything. (Even if we did, I would never risk my freedom by leaking such classified information!)

This project started like any other. We were sitting in our apartment, here in sunny Southern California, a catapults’ hurl from the unforgiving New England winter and several ideas were bounced around. (I figured if “a stone’s throw” can be used for a short distance, “a catapult’s hurl” is a great way to describe long distances!)

***Please remember who coined “a catapult’s hurl!”***

Usually, most of our ideas are forgotten, except for the few that find their way into my smart phone’s memo app or my cousin’s diary notepad. We thought it would be funny if the President of China decided to call President Obama in an effort to collect the huge debt.

Furthermore, we felt it would be more hilarious if the Chinese leader mimicked one of the wonderful employees at Sallie Mae. The idea took on a life of its own and we really felt it would be a disservice to the citizens of the world if we failed to follow through and complete the skit.

For the most part, our ideas require many people, a lot of equipment, and a great deal of time, which is difficult for two people who work full-time jobs. This project was different. Everything that we required was readily available and we didn’t mind sacrificing some free time to ensure the job got done.

Here is the final product:

China Calls Obama

If you enjoyed the video, don’t be selfish; share our skit with your friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, delivery person, mail carrier, and spiritual leader. You should even share our video with your enemies, crushes, spouses, parents…etc.

Don’t quote me on this, but I heard, through the grapevine, that China will reduce the debt by 1 million dollars for every thousand views! LET’S ALL SPREAD THE WORD AND GET THIS DEBT UNDER CONTROL! Our Children’s future depends on this! (By “our children,” I mean “your children;” I don’t have such responsibilities!)

***I’m not afraid to admit that in all my years on this planet, I have never heard anything through a grapevine! (I have yet to truly live!)***


Published by Peter Teixeira

First and foremost, I enjoy writing stories. I recently completed my first novel, and I successfully co-wrote a short film script, which won the grand prize in the words made easy competition.

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