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Turks Love Obama, Dancing, 3D Text

Here is something fun to lighten the mood on the day before the weekend! How to explain this one … It’s sort of like if the Scissor Sisters met Omar Sharif and directed an intergalactic cruise together, with a backup singer wearing cave-lady rags. Cocaine would almost certainly be involved. This might be talking it up a little too much. [YouTube]

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  1. hobospacejunkie

    Do they realize a guy who wandered in from the neighborhood middle eastern cafe highjacked their video and started singing out of tune? That guy kind of ruined the video for me.

  2. Larry Fine

    Hopefully the Taliban will spread its moral law upon Turkey, and these dancers will get punishment.

  3. SmutBoffin

    Why is the guy who starts dropping his lyrical bombs at the end all blacked out? Is he really an embarrassed Nelly or something?

  4. TGY

    In the long list of those who perpetrate Crimes Against Humanity, the inventors of Youtube will not be overlooked.

  5. hobospacejunkie

    This is way too ghertto for me. Does Turkey offer music that is less obviously from suburban urban hip hop settings?

  6. Lascauxcaveman

    Soooo … the disco kings of Turkey are middle-aged mobsters? American hegemony really has gone too far.

  7. SnarkNotFark

    What was with the tacked on hiphop breakdown at the end? That was ghertto pandering at its worst.

  8. BillyClubb

    Bring back hopes

    I agree, and if it helps to have a giant, free floating trumpet in the background, let’s do it.

  9. A Better American Than YOU

    Contrary to popular myth, L-tryptophan in Turkey does not make you sleepy. It’s teh popular music that does it.

  10. Custerwolf

    Is Dick Clark dead yet, or is there a way we can bring these guys overseas for an American Bandstand revival? Be sure to bring plenty of mescaline.

  11. slappypaddy

    Hello right back atchya, big fellow. You know, don’t you, that this video will be used by wingnuts to prove to themselves that our Prez is a secret muslin terriss, whose secret muslin code name is Obama Sin-Laden and who is receiving secret coded messages for our annihilation in this very video, which they don’t need to prove because they have faith in its so-ness, and faith is all you need to laugh in the face of reality, unless you’re playing hide-and-go-seek on the freeway or sumpin’.

  12. Nigel

    [re=292982]Nigel[/re]: Also, in Turkey the sun rises in the West and sets in the East (see spinning globe at 1:47). Is Obama messing with the time-space continuum? Someone should probably investigate.

  13. american mutt

    The subtitles for that “rapper” at the end was weird. Was he really rapping, “We love you Obama”?

  14. american mutt

    In the future, I’ll be showing my children a scrapbook of terrible, terrible music videos inspired by the most wonderful man in history.

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