Category Archives: Politics
Bad Lip Reading is one of the Internet’s true treasures, and they don’t hold back when it comes to crazy presidential debates. They slammed out the first Democratic debate last night, and I’m gonna add the Republican debate from a few months ago to be fair!
This is all the politics I need in my life.
I dunno what it is about this week, but not much is going on. Javier reminded me of this sweet blooper reel from Game of Thrones Season 4, so why not partake?
If Game of Thrones bloopers aren’t you thing, about about a mishmash of President Barack Obama singing the song Fancy, which I guess was a hit this summer? I don’t know. I have absolutely zero connection to the music world of today. I’m like Abe Simpson. It has happened to me!
But these mishmashes are always fun. Can we start calling them all ‘mishmashes’? That’s a fun word.
Hail to the Chief, baby! President’s Day was this past Monday, so I’ve decided to celebrate by showcasing some of the coolest and weirdest fictional presidents in comic books. Surprisingly, the Commander in Chief rarely plays a big role in comic books. I know Marvel Comics usually likes to use the real world POTUS whenever he’s needed, and DC Comics throws up a stand-in whenever a superhero interacts with the Oval Office. But where’s the fun in any of that? Especially when Marvel uses President Obama in a terrible story with the Chameleon, to support the evil Norman Osborn or to indirectly order the Avengers to attack the X-Men in Avengers vs. X-Men. What’s up with that, Marvel?
Of course, comics have also given us Barack the Barbarian!
Hopefully that will be the title of his eventual movie biography. Sarah Palin plays Red Sonja. So clearly the real President has a place in comics, but what about the fictional Presidents? Who are the characters that the writers make up for their story? That’s who I want to explore! So here are the 6 coolest (and sometimes creepiest) comic book presidents.
If only all political debates were like this:
Bad Lip Reading is quickly becoming one of my favorite humor videos. They have done some fantastic work with movies, and now they’re hitting politics like a hilarious sledge hammer. I would watch every political debate if they were like this. I can’t wait to see what they do with the next two.
I’m not going to talk about politics all that often on this blog, but a certain moment recently came to my attention when Republican Candidate Herman Cain dropped out of the race. He quoted Pokemon: the Movie 2000. First he did it unknowingly, then the media called him on it, and in his concession speech, he just straight up admitted it.
See for yourself:
I won’t blame you if you stop watching that video after the first 20 to 30 seconds. I just think it’s awesome. That has to be my favorite part of the Republican race for the presidency so far. I’m not following the campaign with any depth. I haven’t watched a single debate. And I’m barely even keeping up via The Daily Show. All I know is that Herman Cain quoted the Pokemon movie, and he admitted that it was the Pokemon movie, and that just makes my day.
Apparently Cain has been using that quote since 2003, attributing it to an unknown poet.
Life can be a challenge. Life may seem impossible. But it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line.
Later he said it was from the theme of the 2000 Olympics. Not so, Mr. Cain. Once he started using it in the campaign, some Pokemon-savy people out there pointed out that this big quote he’d been living by, been using, was from Pokemon: The Movie 2000. At least the man was brave enough to admit on camera when he’s quoting a children’s cartoon.
It’s too bad Cain is dropping out of the race. It just got interesting.