THAT ONE has a brain…

November 6, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Posted in News, Politics | 1 Comment
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Newsweek is running some fascinating excerpts from a project they did where they were allowed to record the candidates on the campaign trail under the condition that they wouldn’t release the material until after the election.

Here’s my favorite so far (on Obama preparing for one of the debates and why he thinks some of the questions are ridiculous):

“I don’t consider this to be a good format for me, which makes me more cautious. I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, ‘You know, this is a stupid question, but let me … answer it.’

So when Brian Williams is asking me about what’s a personal thing that you’ve done [that’s green], and I say, you know, ‘Well, I planted a bunch of trees.’ And he says, ‘I’m talking about personal.’

What I’m thinking in my head is, ‘Well, the truth is, Brian, we can’t solve global warming because I f—ing changed light bulbs in my house. It’s because of something collective’.”

Awesome. And also – good thing he didn’t go with that as his answer.

Still staggered

November 5, 2008 at 9:18 pm | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment
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In the face of the words spoken last night, I find myself without any. I offer this video from a few months ago instead (I know, I know – two videos in a row, quite a cop-out).

For the love of god, the man orates in verse. How did we ever doubt that he would be victorious?

At least she’s not giving out apples.

November 1, 2008 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Politics | 2 Comments
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I….actually have no words for this. Just…just watch.


October 16, 2008 at 9:01 am | Posted in Politics, Video Games | 1 Comment
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So last night was fairly one-sided (and a little bit embarrasing, to be honest). The moment that sticks out to me, though, is the repeated use of the “Joe the Plumber” lines. How, I wondered, does something like this come out of the mouth of a 30-year Washington veteran who’s wife dresses in $300K suits? What is the significance of the plumber?

Here’s what I think happened (cue the music from JFK, conspiracy theory coming…)

1) Obama is, by all counts, winning handily right now. Obama is also vastly outspending McCain in almost every conceivable state.

2) On Monday, Obama posted a new campaign ad in Paradise City. Never heard of Paradise City? That’s because it’s in a video game.

That’s right. Obama has such an overwhelming amount of money right now that he is advertising in fictional cities that appear in racing video games. As a side note, this is a wonderful validation of my chosen past time…but I digress.

3) McCain wakes from his afternoon nap and hears about this. He must respond! He must relate to this crazy-hipster video game crowd. Now, what would a 93 year old man know about video games? What would the one piece of knowledge be that he might possibly have absorbed through simple pop-culture osmosis?

And “Joe the Plumber” is born.

I rest my case.

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