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92 comments

  1. b bab

    I knew the tape was going to be bad, but I had no idea. I’m going to go send some money to hillaryis44.com right away. They must be stopped.

  2. Lascauxcaveman

    First. (That is, I am the first white American voter to have experienced this particular rickroll).

    I’m honored!

    And I should be in bed. But instead, I’m at work, politely telling Japanese tourists the nearest place the can buy condoms. Ah, the glamorous life of an innkeeper.

  3. jagorev

    This is a disaster. I have lost all of my faith in democracy and the American way. How could they do this to us?! After watching that video, I have no choice but to leave for Canada.

  4. jagorev

    I was going to post the exact same thing on Youtube last night, but I went to sleep after Windows Movie Maker started acting finicky… by the time I woke up this morning, apparently half a dozen other people had had the exact same idea. Mine would have been much better though, because it would have been an actual Michelle Obama speech for the first 20 seconds. The guy who posted this wins on speed, but the execution is shoddy as hell. God, I remember the days when people took some pride in their rickrolls!

  5. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=10413]jagorev[/re]: [re=10411]b bab[/re]: Geez, guys. I’m at work. What’s your excuse?

  6. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=10418]jagorev[/re]: OM NOM NOM NOM! (I’m white, so that’s funny. Right?)

  7. Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=10420]ronaldpagan[/re]: She could tell a lie and hurt us (like a big ol’ bag o’ dicks)– what do we do? VP her?

  8. ronaldpagan

    [re=10421]Smoke Filled Roommate[/re]: At least those are white dicks. If Michelle ate them, would it be racial transcendence?

  9. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=10424]ronaldpagan[/re]: Speaking of white dicks, I wonder if that cute little Japanese girl (she came down with her boyfriend, in search of condoms) would like to see one.

    OK, I think I may be steeping over the line of international hospitality here.

    International Relations! HA! I am now a diplomat! Seriously, those 20-something Japanese girls are cute. They are a weakness of mine.

    Never mind me, I only get this creepy when I’m drinking bourbon on the night shift.

  10. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=10426]ronaldpagan[/re]: I’m confident there will be a highly credible, hi-def video of Bary O gettin’it on with his kids’ 17-year-old French au pair girl before Nov 1. Despite the fact that the Obamas have never employed an au pair.

    It’s an election year, after all.

  11. ronaldpagan

    [re=10428]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: I want to work someplace where I can get away with drinking bourbon! Don’t think you have a chance with that Japanese girl here with her boyfriend, though. Sorry.

  12. Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=10431]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Is there an elevator in which you could both horrify and amuse her with your tiny member?

  13. ronaldpagan

    [re=10431]Lascauxcaveman[/re]:

    Dear Fox News,

    Audicity and I would both be happy to play the au pair. And, not to undermine Audicity, but I could pass for Arab. I’ll need to make sure your Barry lookalike meets my high standards, though; you people tend to think all “coloreds” look the same.

    Love,
    RP

  14. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=10434]heathenish[/re]: Right you are.

    [re=10432]ronaldpagan[/re]: In my experience, any place you are the only employee on site after 10pm is a pretty good place to to be drinking bourbon on the job. It also helps if you are the general manager, as am I. It’s a really small hotel. http://www.portangelesdowntownhotel.com/ Come visit, next time you are on the North Olympic Peninsula! Bring many young Asian girls with you. I will provide much bourbon.

  15. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=10438]ronaldpagan[/re]: With your masculine screen name, I keep forgetting you’re a female.

    How do feel about performing across Tim Meadows? I hear he’s looking for work these days. A little makeup and lighting; he could pass. I used to work for an ABC affiliate, I bet I could get an inside line to some FOX producers for a project such as this. There are A LOT of FOX producers who work strictly on spec (no kidding?!) Might be your big break, if you can make it dramatic without overselling it like I’ve seen some do…

  16. Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=10443]b bab[/re]: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins is a wild man so bug off.

  17. Revmachine21

    I’m posting just to see my new avatar. I got Rick Rolled and I got nuthin’

  18. AnnieGetYourFun

    [re=10439]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Port Angeles, eh? I rarely make it out there with my posse of Japanese jail bait… maybe I have to start making more trips now that I know that there is bourbon to be had.

  19. fem

    Could’ve spotted that metal fence behind the picture from a mile away.

    God damn I’m a nerd.

  20. Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=10446]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: Everyone thinks of the Children. That’s why they will die of School Bus.

  21. ReelectTilden

    That is indeed disgraceful. I guess I have no choice now but to write in David Duke.

  22. valobama

    i have said “white folks is crazy” once or twice myself. i hope that tape never comes out!

  23. El Bombastico

    [re=10469]ElectricZen[/re]: Gee Mark, I wonder why it was that the Clinton campaign “found itself without adequate money at the beginning of 2008″. Perchance because everyone was giving to the rival campaign whose message they like better?

  24. wonk_the_heck

    Well, the video is “no longer available”. I’m sure my friends
    in FL who believe Obama might blow up the White House will have
    a copy. The “racist Michelle” meme would probably go viral via
    email if not for the mailboxes stuffed with 7 guardian angels
    being forwarded to 10 friends X 10 friends X 10 friends…

  25. CollegeStudent

    today is my birthday.
    Thank you, Wonkette for starting the tradition of birthday rickrolls

  26. bitchincamaro

    [re=10469]ElectricZen[/re]:
    I know it’s OT, but Penn should be forced to play every interminable moment of the campaign (that he mis-engineered) over and over in his head until Forevermore!

  27. Magsbe

    I’ve been rickrolled so many times that I’ve passed the point of no return: I unironically love the song now. I have it on my iPod! I click on Youtube links hoping to hear Rick Astley’s sonorous voice! Something is wrong with me.

  28. SayItWithWookies

    [re=10479]Magsbe[/re]: I think it’s a variant of Stockholm Syndrome — a transference of affection for your oppressor. Exactly the opposite of the feelings that Michelle Obama has developed for Whitey.

  29. ladymacbeth

    why are some of you indented (graceless, reverendgreen) on my comments page? is this a mark of your specialness and possbily i am jealous…

    also does it hurt?

  30. Inadequate Blackmail

    When did saying “Whitey” become an unpardonable racist sin, anyway?

  31. Barrett808

    An April 2008 poll by SurveyUSA estimated that at least 18 million American adults have been rickrolled… Rickroll

    Damn you Hilz!

  32. Sortofexpat

    I thought Michelle was darker than that…

    [re=10482]ladymacbeth[/re]: I noticed that too. it’s because their avatars are blank.

  33. RaptorAvatar

    That’s one of the best rickrolls I’ve seen.

    [re=10469]ElectricZen[/re]: He forgot “I also didn’t understand how delegates are apportioned.”

  34. DoctorCulturae

    [re=10469]ElectricZen[/re]: What a load of load. From Penn’s explanation O just ran a better campaign? Has nothing to do with message or Hilz utterly and confoundedly contradictory behavior. So energizing the bitters earlier would have helped, and having more money would have helped? Sorry, but I suspect most are sick of the bitters. What is a word for bitters plus? Physical hostility? And more $? Meh. And going after O directly? More meh: where’s the behavior where we see her acting like a person? Not just posturing or drinking Crown Royal. LIke Bill it looked like they were just having fun “doing campaign.” Meh-meh-meh.

    The last 2/3 of Hilz speech was like the statesperson I thought she was. Why did that persona go hiding? Why did Bill become WC Fields? All that morphing is scary stuff. Penn should call up JImmyCarter to see if some spots at Habitat are open or go work in an inner city school. You can’t govern without knowing people. Hilz wanted my support, as if when I gave it she’d give me something in return, quid pro quo. Like a business deal. With a limited message what came across was wanting to win by divine right. O has engaged my conscience to participate in social action. Last time I heard that was a relevant way of doing democracy.

  35. greatgooglymoogly

    There’s funny. There’s stupid. That wasn’t funny.

    I guess we have to give Wonkette a pass given the drunken delirium that they — and I hope everyone else here — is experiencing after Hillary’s “gracious” armistice declaration. But otherwise, this was just lazy.

  36. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=10483]Inadequate Blackmail[/re]: You obviously are not a member of the oppressed White race, and so you do not understand how the “W” word reminds us of our oppression and the pain it causes. Why, do you know that just 40 years ago, it wasn’t unusual for Whites to have to use different restrooms, water fountains and to ride in the front of the bus?

    Thank God patriotic Conservative white men like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly (who is still waiting for evidence so he can lynch Michelle Obama) are willing to stand up for those of us who have suffered by being made to be less of a person as soon as the “W” word is thrown around.

  37. j6n

    As painful as Rick is, I think the political equivalent should be “Hillary for U an Me”

  38. valencia

    “Whitey” is totally acceptable to everyone. I haven’t seen any news of Hill having missspoke(d) yesterday, so I think this is a good sign.

  39. FunkyPalmettoBug

    I sent this video to every hillary supporter and staffer I knew. None were happy, but I think one sent it higher up the food chain.

  40. Servo

    That decade was painful enough the first time! For those too young, you don’t want to go there.

  41. ronaldpagan

    [re=10479]Magsbe[/re]: [re=10484]Barrett808[/re]:

    I have a confession, y’all. This was the first time in my adult life I’d ever been Rickrolled. Completely true. I knew what the phenomenon was, but I’d never experienced it.

    …and I do think that chorus is super-catchy…

  42. Whore Diamond in the Rough

    [re=10428]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Geez, stuffwhitepeoplelike.com was right.

  43. S.Luggo

    1. Do truly luvs the video’s background of the broken, purple varicose veins of Hiltard bitterette Nazi-fembots. “Never give up, never give in, bite me.”
    2. Roget’s Thesaurus (Street Parlance Edition) says the term “whitey” includes “mulatto”. Therefore, no harm, no foul, no weary tears?
    3. The photo looks like Condi with a double strand of democrat (small “d”) molars, given our gap-tooth, antiquarian Soviet expert by the Archduke of Saudi Arabiastan, her next employer.

    A song, a dance, a smile.
    — Sluggo

  44. populucious

    Ok, now I’m just really confused. Her anti-white vitriolic screed still managed to confine the jolly gay dancing black dude to BEHIND the bar. What does this mean? Is Michelle Obama both a racist AND a racist, or is she merely a racist who also hates jazz hands?

  45. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=10596]S.Luggo[/re]: So, your saying that it is possible that Michelle was using a term of affection for her Husband? “He might be a Whitey, but I love him,” kind of thing?

  46. Words

    [re=10441]Lascauxcaveman[/re]:

    ah, you must be in beddy-bye land now… Wash. State good… ferries good… hum, …. ah Vancouver, better, and San Juan Islands, OOOO better–

    [re=10628]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]:

    Sorry, Michelle, but in the Old South, Obama wouldn’t even count for a “high” or “quadroon” — white grandmother notwithstanding — and you can thank the Confederates! who are Definitely from Brits … who else would quantify, in measurable quarters or sixteenths or whatever, what your ancestry is/was??!! Who would f***king care but the damn Brits??!!

    Disclaimer: Belately to the US, I am 2/3 Irish, 1/3 English…. sigh, … still I find herself rising up w/a “BRITS OUT!!!” cry on occasion…. sorry.

  47. AudicityofHope

    Never have I been so glad to see Rick Astley’s pastey ass dance around on my screen.

  48. regisgoat

    Say, Lascaux, how is that rough is that little voyage across the San Juan strait?

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