While shooting fish in a barrel I like to have my cake and eat it too because a stitch in time saves nine; not just any nine, but the whole nine yards, except when the nine is out in left field or not having a leg to stand on (unless that leg is being pulled).
Greg Charles wrote:I'm pretty sure he's trying to be funny.
He's pretty funny; especially when he talks about shooting a cake. However, maybe he's not trying to be funny. I can see why someone might question the idiom shooting fish in a barrel since it suggests cruelty. Similarly, I can see why someone might question the idiom shot in the arm since it suggests narcotic use.
Apart from the philosophical question about whether one can say “German” and “funny” in the same sentence, I didn’t like that video clip. It is not at all funny; I’d sooner get shot of it. That is, as long as nobody thinks I am feeling suicidal.