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Watch 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.)

Anthony 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?

Obama 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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