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0Watch This: The Best Rick Perry Parody Ad Yet

Hey! Come over here! I want you to meet someone.

Reader, this is a friend of mine. His name is The Best Video on the Whole Internet.

I know, I know, it’s kind of audacious of me, but I thought you two would really hit it off. Video, meet Reader. I’ve heard Reader is super into those Funny or Die videos, which are all the rage. You two are gonna have a lot to talk about, I just know it.

(You can watch the original Rick Perry “Strong” campaign ad here; meanwhile, six great parodies are embedded here.)

December 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Jenn
Filed Under: Boring Politics, videos

5Anthony Weiner’s Wife Still Hasn’t Dumped Him

 

Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, folliwing the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner 

Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin—who is so much more accomplished, intelligent, beautiful, and pregnant than her gross husband is—celebrated her first wedding anniversary with Mr. Twitdick this weekend. According to Page Six, the couple “looked very much in love as they dined with friends at Miami’s celebrity hot spot Prime 112 steakhouse on Saturday night.”

And on July 4, the couple reportedly “looked happy together” too! Please remember that Huma’s husband, then a New York congressional representative, tweeted and Facebooked his peen to any young gal who could bear to peek at it. Last month Weiner resigned over the scandal, and his seat is currently up for grabs.

Am I wrong, here? Am I wrong for expecting that Ms. Abedin would make like a tree and run as far away from Anthony Weiner as treely possible? Or is it totally admirable that Weiner’s wife is, erm, sticking it out?

July 11, 2011 at 4:30 am by Jenn

4Obama Impersonator Yanked from Republican Stage

Obama impresonator Reggie Brown

Comedian Reggie Brown has made a career out of his Barack Obama impersonation—his cadence is right-on, and with a little makeup, Brown is nearly a dead ringer for the 44th president. Plus he’s pretty funny.

It’s small surprise, then, that Brown was hired to do a set, in character, at the Republican Leadership Conference held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside this weekend.

The set started well, and it made pretty funny use of a slideshow presentation, but after about 18 minutes—and just as he was getting ready to zing Michele Bachmann!—the Obama impersonator was escorted offstage. (RLC President Charlie Davis himself did the axing—all smiles—and Brown handled the indignation very nicely.)

Gawker reports that Brown’s uncomfortably off-color, racially charged digs at the president were what arbitrated his ousting (and Charlie Davis agrees), but nearly every other media outlet is reporting that, when it comes to their own kind, ahahaha, Conservatives can’t take a joke.

In the video, you can hear the crowd turn just as soon as “Obama” makes his first joke about presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his “first lady, second lady, uhh, third lady…” (Romney is Mormon.)

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June 20, 2011 at 7:30 am by Jenn

6I Guess There’s Still an Election Going On

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We don’t care much about politics around here — politics is such a downer — but when the stars get involved, we’re obliged to at least post on it.

Extra has compiled a list of which candidates the stars are supporting.

No real surprises here — they lean toward Democrats, and Barack Obama seems to have the majority of star support. Jump in for the full list.

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January 14, 2008 at 10:33 am by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Boring Politics

10Nobody Cares That Oprah Is Supporting Obama

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Ya know, Oprah and Obama makes me think of that schtick David Letterman used when he was hosting the Oscars. Remember that? “Oprah, Uma. Uma, Oprah.” You could just as easily stick “Obama” in that joke; it’s equally funny.

Anyway.

This is interesting.

One in three New Hampshire women between the ages of 18 and 29 said the talk-show queen’s recent campaign appearances with Barack Obama made them less likely to vote for the Illinois Democrat, according to a poll released yesterday by Zogby International and Lifetime Television.

At the other end of the age spectrum, 17 percent of women over 65 said Oprah’s support lowered their opinions of Obama.

And 73 percent of women said it made no difference to their campaign choices at all.

Voters don’t want “to have their entertainment figures involved in political support,” Fritz Wenzel, director of communications at Zogby International, told the Chicago Sun-Times.

In fairness, these statistics don’t address that all-important demo of women between 29 and 65, and the 73% figure isn’t qualified (which demo does it apply to?), and, with women 18-29, how did the remaining 2/3 respond? You always have to look at stats like this with a critical eye. I’d be interested in seeing the raw data. I checked the Zogby site for it, but couldn’t track it down. Anyone have any thoughts on where I might find it?

December 21, 2007 at 12:24 pm by Evil Beet

0Headline of The Day

I can’t believe that The Post is actually called “news.” I have to say I do buy it sometimes when I have a quarter in my pocket and I need something to flip through on the subway.

Their headlines harken back to a time when “newsies” would shout out “Extra extra read all about it!” They have no shame and they forgot that they weren’t US Weekly a long time ago. I love that they are creating a soap opera out of the Obama/Hillary feud.

Somehow I am obsessed with this…The war of words is heating up and it is a bit stupid. I think there are more important issues in the campaign other than which celebrity supports which hot Dem. If you vote based on who Jennifer Aniston gives her money to then you have a lot more issues you need to sort out on your own.

Daivd Geffen, see center pic above, has now jumped into the ring and slammed the Clintons. I don’t know why David Geffen’s political stance is important but his “dis” is quite amusing.

“Everybody in politics lies, but the Clintons “do it with such ease it’s troubling.” He went on to hint that Bill still had marital fidelity issues, and that Hillary was over-produced, over-scripted, over-ambitious, stiff-necked and haughty. And then he said the worst thing a Hollywood guy could say: The Clinton Show was boring. “And I’m tired of hearing James Carville on television,” he said.

Snap David Geffen! Boring? I mean, Obama would make a much better reality show. Ohhhh, a reality show about a political campaign. I have a pitch. David, call me.

February 22, 2007 at 9:20 am by EvilT
Filed Under: Boring Politics
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