LEMMIWINKS?  1:48 pm October 16, 2009

Georgia Gov. Candidate Produces ‘Citizen Kane’-esque Technical Breakthrough Of Our Time

by Jim Newell

A Republican candidate for Georgia governor in 2010, John Oxendine, e-mailed political reporters about some epic YouPorn thing he had just shot, one that would destroy the Democratic candidate, former governor Roy Barnes, politically: “A campaign spokesman said the ad ‘demonstrates John Oxendine’s commitment to using innovative, cutting-edge genre to communicate serious messages in creative mediums.” He would reveal this monumental achievement at an event later Thursday night, according to the press release, “at an undisclosed laser-tag facility … closed to the public. After viewing the commercial, the volunteers will enjoy pizza and laser-tag.” Oh, we’re so making you click the clicky for this one…

HAHAHAHAH. Well we could dissect this, or we could use the time to back up this video, because at some point today, someone in John Oxendine’s campaign will realize, “Oh wait… Wait. Shit. We actually made this thing and invited people to watch it. That was a thing that we did. Wow. We really just should have done the opposite of that.”

(Also, does anyone notice a disconnect between the narration and the events depicted from 1:43 to 1:52? Or from 0:00 to 3:52?)


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Seldo October 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm

They can do amazing things with clip art these days.

PsycGirl October 16, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Now, who is it that can stop the rat again? I don’t think that was mentioned.
I’m pretty sure the 6th-grade class group that put this together got a C-.

GDuvall October 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

This is what political campaigns will be by 2012, 24/7. Every commercial break will look just like this.

jodyleek October 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

My 4 year old son just looked at the screen shot above and said, “The bull burned up the house.”

From the mouths of babes…

Suds McKenzie October 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Creative consultant “SkoalRebel”?

AxmxZ October 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm

The Ox fixed the problem of the burning house by staring dolefully to the side, then pissing on the flames mightily. Golden showers for everyone!

KilgoreTrout_XL October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I can’t believe he didn’t “explain things to Georgia”. Georgia’s stupid. You got to explain shit to it. Christ.

Also, nice job on finding the world’s creepiest narrator.

SmutBoffin October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

“at an undisclosed laser-tag facility … closed to the public. After viewing the commercial, the volunteers will enjoy pizza and laser-tag.”

Wait, sane, adult humans are running this campaign, right? I mean, the alternative makes just TOO MUCH SENSE. (I have also seen better animation in episodes of The Herculoids.)

FMA October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was that!
That may work in Georgia, but not here in the real world occupied by literate people.

Formerly Preferred October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Doesn’t this ad make you think “man, it would be cool to go and see some of the cool sites in the world, like the Eiffel Tower, or the Empire State Building, or the Hollywood sign, or…uh…Turner Field, which is in, where, Atlanta? Or something?”

God, Georgia sucks.

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Mike Gravel now has a SILVER medal.

Advocatus_Diaboli October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

That’s it. I’m totally convinced the Republic party has been taken over by a troupe of German performance artists.

queeraselvis v 2.0 October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

It’s like a PowerPoint gone horribly, horribly wrong. Also, needs more cow ox patties. Boo and FAIL.

RoscoePColtraine October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Well, I’ll reserve final judgement for the edited version, but I hope they keep the part about the ox being graceful. That was brilliant. Republicans are cold stealing all the artistic talent in Georgia.

slappypaddy October 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm

what a load of ox-sierra. if that’s cutting edge, they’ve got themselves one mighty dull saber.

see, this is what happens when you burn a state to the ground (which catastrophe the ox was clearly incapable of dealing with, qv. 1:43 to 1:52). nearly a century-and-a-half later, and they’re still hopelessly benighted. weep for them.

Neoyorquino October 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm

I’ve seen this before–

Please do not be alarmed.
We are about to engage…the nozzle.
Please do not move while the nozzle . . . is engaging.
Moving will disrupt calibration of…the nozzle.
Please wait while we calibrate…the nozzle.
Please do not look away from…the nozzle.
The nozzle is now calibrating.
The nozzle is still calibrating.
The nozzle has completed calibration.
Thank you.

HipHopOpotamus October 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Man, I really have missed Kid Pix. I think this needed more pixelated neon green dripping blood, though.

AbstinenceOnly Ed October 16, 2009 at 2:01 pm

REAGASM @ 3:25.

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Sly: Fox
Stealthy: Tiger
Innocent: Lamb

Graceful: Ox


Noonan October 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Aw man that made my week.

problemwithcaring October 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Wow. Another bovine head-on-head collision…unexpected.

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm

[re=437368]jodyleek[/re]: What he should have said is, “I could do better than that.”

Obamaton October 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I thought that oxen lacked testicular fortitude?

@jodyleek – Your son and every school kid in Chicago knows…COWS CAUSE FIRE!

Monsieur Grumpe October 16, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I find the spread eagle pig very disturbing.

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm

King Roy.

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm

The ox is a steer. Next.

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm

The Rat.

ManchuCandidate October 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Davey and Goliath was better animation that this shit.

natoslug October 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Willard better get his ass back to Georgia and punish that mini cow picking on his rats. Or are the rats in Georgia really as big as oxen?

nbawriter October 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Can you blow your brains out with a laser-tag gun?

CapnFatback October 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

That was the suckiest episode of South Park ever.

Cranky Little Camperette October 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Am I the only one who wanted to see the ox head-butt the puppy?

Autochthon October 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Um, they *DO* know that’s not an ox, right? A steer, maybe, but not an ox. If the Georgia Repugs are going to pose as “friends of the farmer,” they might ought to actually visit a farm.

Please note I don’t even bother to point out that an ox is a castrated adult male of this species…

martinette October 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Vote for Ox. Lum Ox.

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm

King Roy..

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

The Rat..

Ninjacat October 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm

That’s the best clipart I’ve ever seen.

Zadig October 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm

[re=437393]user-of-owls[/re]: Well if he couldn’t, it’s time to fire your son.

We have reached the absolute apex of political advertising, people. Nothing will ever be this good again. The best part of all of this was that the guy who made this video was probably feeling so proud of himself as he edited the epic score and bored narration into this animated abortion.

problemwithcaring October 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

[re=437388]AbstinenceOnly Ed[/re]: You just know this all started when someone forward an app on Facebook that allowed someone to cartoonize their favorite picture of President Ronaldus McDonaldus.

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

[re=437379]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: No shit, I mean c’mon. You simply cannot convince me that at some point, a major candidate for the office of governor turned to his aide after watching this and said, “I like it. Let’s run with it!”

martinette October 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

That dickless cow cold fuckin’ set a house on fire! Man!

CapnFatback October 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

[re=437397]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Particularly the light-colored mystery liquid it appears to be wallowing in.

S.Luggo October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Save balloon boy from attic. He burn. Fly, balloon boy, fly, way up into the sky.

Had to get that out of my system.

Dave J. October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

skee skee skee skee
skee skee skee skee

queeraselvis v 2.0 October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

[re=437402]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Filmation is going to be mighty pissed that Oxendine stole their animators.

norbizness October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Oh, and congratulations on recycling your Pi Kappa Alpha, Emory chapter frat nickname for these construction-paper abominations. Is Ogre running for Lieutenant Governor??

loquaciousmusic October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

[re=437364]PsycGirl[/re]: I’m a sixth-grade teacher, and a C- would be a gift for an assignment like this.

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

King Roy…

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Hey, don’t let the Barnes door hit you on yer way out. Oxymoron.

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

The Rat…

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

[re=437412]Extemporanus[/re]: That’s not very graceful.

nbawriter October 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

[re=437408]Autochthon[/re]: Honestly, if Roy Barnes doesn’t refer to him as a castrated cattle for the rest of the campaign, he is missing a golden opportunity. That dude might get so mad that he’ll threaten to take him down to the paintball field and challenge him to a duel.

Dave J. October 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Also, why are the rat and ox the same size? Is that a huge rat, or a tiny ox?

slappypaddy October 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

[re=437379]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: jetzt wir tanzen!

Rajul October 16, 2009 at 2:13 pm

You know it’s funny, about 3 minutes and 20 seconds in there I was thinking, gee, this looks like something Ronald Reagan did while he was having a senior moment and playing with Wall Street Mailer on his Commodore 64 in 1985.

Jim89048 October 16, 2009 at 2:14 pm

What’s with the clipart shot of John Kerry @ 1:05?

Needs more cowoxbell. Also.

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm

[re=437412]Extemporanus[/re]: Also – King Charles, the Spaniel (3:22).

PartyMart October 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm

“NEW YORK CITY?!?…. String ‘em up.”

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm

[re=437430]user-of-owls[/re]: King Roy.

Blue_in_VA October 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

That time your house burned down? The ox was there! Goddamn ox with his servant’s heart burned your house down. That’s right.

proudgrampa October 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

[re=437417]user-of-owls[/re]: Precisely. Can’t believe he said, “I approved this message.”

jetjaguar October 16, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Yeah, what is stronger than an ox? A snake? I stoat? An odorable PUPPY???

What does cartoon Ronald Regan think?

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

[re=437436]Jim89048[/re]: It needs more cow ball.

SmutBoffin October 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Wait, isn’t Neal Horsely running in this race? I think this video was produced to tempt him with images of hawt, sexay cows.

Autochthon October 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

[re=437431]nbawriter[/re]: Not to mention that “ox” is pretty much synonymous with “slow and dimwitted”…as is, um, amply illustrated by this ad…

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Alternate Title: Mad Cow Disease

Doghouse Riley October 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

On the other hand it does make a strong argument about the results of Barnes’ anti-education policies.

PrairiePossum October 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

If Mr. Rogers had swallowed a handful of percocet and washed it down with a fifth of vodka, he would sound like that narrator.

Slow Fish October 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

[re=437425]loquaciousmusic[/re]: Thanks for calibrating.

AbstinenceOnly Ed October 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Now Roy Barnes knows who’s been scribbling him all those death threats in crayon.

In typical RepubliFail fashion, King Roy the Rat will probably become a lovable cartoon hero, appearing every week to flummox & fluster his archnemesis, the big dumb Ox. Seriously, no one roots for Wile E. Coyote or Elmer Fudd. We love our pesky cartoon scoundrels.

Jim89048 October 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm

[re=437444]Extemporanus[/re]: Or Trucknutz.

takes12no1 October 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm

see, Georgians ain’t so swift either.

/signed a SC resident

Scruffy_The_Janitor October 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm


I’m ready to vote. But where’s the Spanish matador??

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm

[re=437444]Extemporanus[/re]: Darling, as a hick I must correct you. Cows have teats (correctly pronounced “TIT” – really), bulls who have not been castrated (that would make them steers) have balls. Sorry for boviating. Go on….

chaste everywhere October 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm

” . . . Ox . . . bud . . .”

Thechansen October 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm

[re=437431]nbawriter[/re]: Paintball? that’s too rough and tumble for a ball-less beast of burden. After their awesome laser tag birthday party (which you are SOOOOOOO not invited to) he will will dual the King Roy….THE RAT, to a brisk game of D&D. 20s will be rolled, and I dare that bastard Rat king to throw a save. The liberal prick.

doxastic October 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Why are we paying millions of dollars for firefighters when we could just let cows standing outside burning buildings put out the flames by harnessing the mystical power of Zombie Reagan?

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm

[re=437437]Click[/re]: The Rat.

GideonGlib October 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm

It was lame for sure, but it did a great job of saying “I am for the old confederate flag” without having to say it, as well as visually splitting “liberal” north Georgia from “conservative” south Georgia.

Sadly, it is both stupid, and it might work.

Advocatus_Diaboli October 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm

[re=437433]slappypaddy[/re]: Ah hah! I thought so. But I’m sorry Mr. Ox, your story has become tiresome.

Suds McKenzie October 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Chris Christie would take that pansy Froggy tower down!

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm

[re=437458]Click[/re]: Roy.

Trace October 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm

If that Ox is always there when disaster strikes, has it not occurred to anyone that maybe the ox CAUSED those disasters? Look at that son of a bitch standing by those burning, broken houses. Why is he there? Why would an ox be at the scene? And he’s the only one there, apparently. Very suspicious.

El Pinche October 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm

This the most un-funniest Tim & Eric skit ever.

CapnFatback October 16, 2009 at 2:26 pm

My fuhrvorite part is when the $tate of Georgia inseminates the piggy with $weet, $weet $emen.

Min October 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Okay, I’ve actually seen oxen. And there’s not a lot about them that could be considered graceful. Besides, the rat looks like he’d be a helluva lot more fun at parties.

doxastic October 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

That rat gave animation the plague.

Trace October 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Also, and I forgot to mention this before, but the ox is normal sized, apparently, while …The RAT is gigantic. How would a normal sized ox stand up against what is clearly a mutant… The RAT? If …The RAT can grow to such epic sizes, might it not also have healing powers? Why not? I don’t think the battle with …The RAT is quite as straightforward as the ox guy thinks.

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Wonder what that servant’s heart would taste like served up with a nice chianti and some fava beans?

Crank Tango October 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm

isn’t an ox just a bull without balls? i.e. all the bullshit and no balls?

pampl October 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm

the ‘castrated’ angle is a smart move for the GOP. it’s a guarantee that he won’t be caught having sex with little boys/airport stalls/appalachian trails

qwerty42 October 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm

[re=437429]Extemporanus[/re]: this looks to be a reference to the 2002 campaign in which the Republican candidate had commercials picturing the Democratic candidate (Roy Barnes, running for re election) as a giant rat and called him “King Roy”. Exactly how these were related to the to each other, let alone the race was unclear, but Barnes was behind the move to get the Confederate flag off the state flag and the neo-confederates did not forgive him for it (the Republican who won, Perdue, didn’t help them either and they were very po’d with him on that score).

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

[re=437443]jetjaguar[/re]: I’m pretty sure the stoat is the Green Party candidate.

WarAndG October 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Is the state of Georgia HUFFING GLUE? The Raaht. The Raaht. The Raaht. Oh I see it’s a metaphor.

DirtyHarriett October 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Watch it with the volume off, it makes more sense, for some reason…this way you can add your own narration.

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

[re=437474]Trace[/re]: Plus, he’s royalty!

One Yield Regular October 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

With apologies to Gopherit, who posted this first, but it just seems like the axiomatic reply to this bizarre new Republican embrace of cud-chewers:


Blue_in_VA October 16, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Apparently, Republican websites pumping up this vid as The. Best. Ever have failed to see the disconnect between the message and the imagery used to convey said message. GOP: Still politically tone deaf.


Sussemilch October 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm

That sounds like Al Gore. Is this a sequel to that global warming movie?

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm

[re=437476]Crank Tango[/re]: Okay, I had to look it up since the term is used more broadly now. Appears “ox” can be any kind of cattle – long as it’s a bull without balls. However, this ox also appears to be dickless. So is it a heifer?

assistant/atlas October 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Someone….someone was paid to do this? It wasn’t, like, Trig?

Say what you will about liberal Hollywood, but at least we have some sense of production values.

snideinplainsight October 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I am the walrus.

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm

[re=437470]CapnFatback[/re]: Her slit was sickening.

Let Me Wet My Beak October 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm

As the Duke so eloquently put it in Huckleberry Finn, “If that don’t fetch ‘em, I don’t know Arkansaw!”

Or in this case, Jawga.

The guy who first came up with this “King Rat” tag for Barnes was Sonny Perdue – who defeated Barnes and is now the current governor.

So yeah, this will work.

DirtyHarriett October 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm

[re=437493]snideinplainsight[/re]: Koo koo Kachoo!

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm

[re=437480]user-of-owls[/re]: You’re not from around these parts, are you?

predilectrix October 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm

That’s one dark chocolate Barry head, at least 72%.

PsycGirl October 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

[re=437450]PrairiePossum[/re]: I thought it might have been electronically slowed down. It’s got some of that sound we older ones recognize as “tape dragging”. But no, it’s probably just Jaw-Juh.

finallyhappy October 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

See, once again I underestimated the stupidity of an elected official(or someone who wants to be an elected official) in the South. The content is bad and the “art” is worse.

Decker October 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Why does Georgia have such a little wang in its southeast corner? They must HATE Florida.

c-sick October 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm

wait…france is a state?

Let Me Wet My Beak October 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Gregg Toland, eat your heart out.

SayItWithWookies October 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm

And Reagan’s philosophy was what? I’d watch it again just to be sure (except that I wouldn’t be able to stand it) but I’m pretty certain he said that “faith, family and strength” (or some shit like that) was a philosophy. And while three nouns and a conjunction probably qualify as a philosophy of Kantian nuance in Republican circles, everyone else out here in realityland knows that’s nothing more than some nitwit fingerpainting with pretty ideas.

Crank Tango October 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm

[re=437491]Click[/re]: but a titless, er teatless heifer? udderly macowbre!

DP October 16, 2009 at 2:49 pm

So this is what? The sequel to Ratatoulli?

Lascauxcaveman October 16, 2009 at 2:49 pm

THIS IS SO AWESOME! I’ve been waiting FOR YEARS to see the original animation for Tom Petty’s “Running Down a Dream” video!

Judas Peckerwood October 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

That is hands-down the funniest thing I’ve seen in recent memory. Though on a serious note, he just nailed down the inbred Georgia retard vote, and thus will win by a landslide.

OReillysVibrator October 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

“That may work in California… that may work in New York… that may work in France.” Then why wouldn’t it work in Georgia?!

slappypaddy October 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm

i dozed off at my desk after lunch (i’m an air traffic controller) and had the strangest dream. i dreamed i was at a crossroads at midnight, a full moon shining above. i saw in front of me two shadowy animals, one small and one large. the small one was a rat, and it looked up at the large one, an elephant, and it said, “are you out of your foxtrotting mind?” then i woke up. i have no idea what this dream means.

Kingbee October 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I predict a lot of write-in votes for “Ox People” and “Rat People”. Georgia is the new Minnesota.

snideinplainsight October 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

What’s funnest is all the Ox-related videos Utube pulls up after the video ends.

Click October 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

[re=437516]Crank Tango[/re]: Well, I hear they’re not big on MLK in Georgia, anyway.

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine made a move on the 14-year-old Game Boy vote last night, with this cartoon slam below aimed at former Gov. Roy Barnes.

And that’s from the reporter.

southerngeek October 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm

So a mongoose, a snake, a puppy, and Ronald Reagan walk into a bar …

Udargo October 16, 2009 at 2:57 pm

King Roy! Thuh Raaaat.

You have to admit, it’s a compelling argument.

pink triangles October 16, 2009 at 2:58 pm

god why do I live here?

PancakeBreakfast October 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Why is the cow headbutting Remy from Ratatouille?

Crank Tango October 16, 2009 at 3:04 pm

[re=437538]Click[/re]: oh well, where I come from they want to breed chickens with four wings, so I can’t really talk. And I have too much of a headache too keep up with your puns! Where’s that medical mj…

the problem child October 16, 2009 at 3:06 pm

[re=437482]DirtyHarriett[/re]: Well, I have yet to see it with sound. I can’t say it makes a great first impression, though.

bago October 16, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Game Boy vote?

PuffAdder October 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Dear Mr Oxendine,


bureaucrap October 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm

I feel like they’re trying to make some kind of reference to Chinese astrology here, to capture the all-important Chinese-American vote in Georgia. Perhaps they think that the vast majority of Georgians eat at cheap chinese restaurants with those paper placemats.

Kingbee October 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm

[re=437485]One Yield Regular[/re]: Was that a Rat driving that train? Had a Georgia accent, for sure.

guerilla-nation October 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm

This was totally made by some Georgia College Republican while he was at home not getting laid on a Saturday night and thought he would do something righteous for the cause.

tootsieroll October 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

[re=437523]Judas Peckerwood[/re]: skoalrebel?

This would’ve been a lot funnier if “The Ox” woke up in Candy Mountain missing a kidney.

eclecticbrotha October 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Wow, this reminds me of that time I was playing Grand Theft Rodent and the sinister nOx syndicate was kicking my ass because of low frame rate.

Who am I kidding? That horrible vid was funny as hell.

OReillysVibrator October 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Man, that loserbus just threw in every single buzzword that make the monkeys dance, didn’t he? Put that ox on the health care train tracks!

TGY October 16, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I would apologize for Georgians, since I feel vaguely responsible as a long-time resident of Atlanta, but these things just happen too often. By now, I’m like “Oh, more retardation. Whatever.”

Monsieur Grumpe October 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Disney it ain’t.

CapnFatback October 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Feel free to tell me if this gag’s already run its course: The GOxP

eclecticbrotha October 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

That might have worked in Obama’s White house….
That might have worked in Hollywood…
That might have worked in France…..

C’mon. That is some clever shit people.

eclecticbrotha October 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm

[re=437606]CapnFatback[/re]: That shit still plays, son.

problemwithcaring October 16, 2009 at 3:22 pm

[re=437571]Crank Tango[/re]: That’s not a headache. That’s self worth.

Way Cool Larry October 16, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Wait, who is King Roy again? I forget.

MAN, that piece o’ shit is about as cutting edge as a piece of wet toilet paper.

Cheesepuff October 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Oh, sweet! This reminds me of some really badass animation I made on my school’s Apple II back in 6th grade. Great to see GA public school computer labs are continuing the grand tradition pushing technology to the limits.

AggieDemocrat October 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

The ox is so awesome that he’s actually a cow.

UncleTom October 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

For the last 15 years Ol’ John has been our insurance commissioner. He was pretty much invisible in the job, no one was ever really sure just what the insurance commissioner actually did…I figure it involved a lot of lunch meetings with executives from GEICO or Nationwide or the like… Since he was never indicted or on the 6-O’Clock news associated with a major scandal we kept re-electing him. With qualifications like these he is at least as good as anyone else currently running for Governor.

Maybe that would make a good campaign slogans…

Vote for John Oxendine, he’s never been indicted.
Oxendine for Governor…You’ll never notice he’s there.

Cathangover October 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I think he could really drive his point home if he just had a few more large things flying through the air at buildings in Manhattan.

Crank Tango October 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm

[re=437612]problemwithcaring[/re]: well i think i am still gonna go get high anyway…

mocowbell October 16, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Nice and all, but I strongly recommend a claymation treatment for the sequel.

geminisunmars October 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Man, that must have been one heckuva party. Feel so bad I wasn’t invited. But at least I got to see the state-of-the-art ad here, and now I’m thinking maybe I’ll leave the state of Balloon Boy, and go to the land of. . .Tttthhhhe Raaat. Or TTTThhhhheeee OOOxxxx.

CapnFatback October 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm

[re=437624]mocowbell[/re]: That ox is gonna headbutt the shit outta those California Raisins.

Extemporanus October 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm

[re=437614]Way Cool Larry[/re]: The Rat.

Cubilist October 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Sweet teaser trailer for “King Roy of Redwall.”

Robotmonster October 16, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Art Explosion Exploded! GAAAA!
What the fucking fuckety-fuck was that? Also?

CapnFatback October 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

[re=437494]Click[/re]: That’s one frightful bacon strip.

yanquilandia October 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Is it me, or does the cartoon Reagan look like he belongs in “Planet of the Apes”?

Mad Brahms October 16, 2009 at 3:49 pm

“Heeeee’s baaaack!” will haunt my dreams forever.

I love the part where the (clip-art) state of Georgie opens its gaping maw and vomits forth money, though. Fuck Piss Christ, send some NEA money to Oxendine pronto, we need a sequel (“The Ox Goes to Washington”, perhaps?).

Also, Oxendine sounds like some sort of pharmaceutical, maybe to treat bladder control issues or something.

iburl October 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Only the Ox has human emotions. The Rat has no human emotion.
The Ox cares about families. The Rat only wants to tax families.
The Ox is enraged that Rush Limbaugh was not allowed to buy The Ram.
The Rat believes that the NFL has the right to decide who can buy The Ram.
The Ox is The Son of God.
The Rat is Satan, himself.
Good Night Childrens.

couchbound October 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm

[re=437646]yanquilandia[/re]: That, or Robert Smigel came down with Parkinson’s.

DemmeFatale October 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I think the narrator imploded his vocal chords (trying to sound all deep and sinister).

graysong October 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

So what is with the republicans and relating to bovines lately? The cow, the ox, etc… I mean besides the obvious cud-chewing.

sezme October 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm

After spending over THREE AND A HALF MINUTES watching this soporifically narrated slideshow, I’m left with the following: the Ox is strong, loud, and graceful (!), whereas the Rat is ginormous, can fly, and has a really cool prehensile tail. I gotta tell you, at this point, I’m leaning Rat.

the problem child October 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm
earnestcivilservant October 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm

[re=437407]Cranky Little Camperette[/re]: No, I wanted that too.

house of the blue lights October 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Wait. I thought Michael Steele was the cow.

Jukesgrrl October 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Did Peggy Noonan write that?

earnestcivilservant October 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm

[re=437445]SmutBoffin[/re]: For real? We need a follow up video, with the Ox headbutting the Horse. OMFG.

earnestcivilservant October 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm

[re=437476]Crank Tango[/re]: “Vote for the Ox: All the bullshit and no balls” Now that’s a campaign slogan for you!

sezme October 16, 2009 at 4:21 pm

[re=437530]slappypaddy[/re]: Somehow I’d rather believe air-traffic controllers nap at their desks than spend all day commenting on Wonkette.

whiskey tango foxtrot October 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm

The Ox: strong. graceful.(?) lacking a strong grasp of narrative storytelling. totally burning your shit down.

earnestcivilservant October 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm

[re=437595]tootsieroll[/re]: Oxendine’s first name isn’t Chaaarrrrleee by any chance?

proudgrampa October 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

So — could the Ox be a metaphor for Oxycontin? Isn’t that the drug of choice for Republitards? Just sayin’.

digibal235 October 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm

What about the bulldog? This whole thing is going down because he didn’t placate to the Georgia mascot.

trondant October 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm

+1 for the Cyclorama.

Oxendine himself is the John McCain of Georgia motoring.

Our current goober-in-chief is a jesus-goblin who doesn’t want you to drink on th’ lawd’s day and has done nothing else in eight years except stocking trout ponds, attempting to redraw state borders with our kissing cousins in Tennessee, and fuck teachers out of guaranteed-by-law bonuses for extra certifications which they paid for out-of-pocket. Wait, he’s also furloughing state employees, so he has that going for him, which is nice. Never mind the unsecured sweetheart loans he got while in office to expand his own business. Or that his party has spent eight years giving Cleveland Steamers to public transportation (WHERE’S MY TRAIN YOU FAT BALD GREEDHEAD MOTHERFUCKER?)

Given that his praying for rain at the capitol a year or two ago is now turning into too much of a good thing, I am confident that Oxendine will add Chinese astrology to the mix when he is elected. Next time there’s a drought, fuck watering restrictions and bust out that copy of the I Ching.

eclecticbrotha October 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm

The quick, brown ox headbutted the lazy rat. And that’s the fact, jack.

Casey October 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Finally, something to make us Georgians feel proud. I think we’ve finally arrived. Yea!

eclecticbrotha October 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Man, the image at 1:11 is priceless. Only someone from the GOP would think of an image of a giant rat dry humping the Capital building as sperm rains down from the skies. “And the Academy Award for Mindfucked Multimedia Presentations goes to…”

trondant October 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Perdue’s praying; I don’t know if the ox was there but it wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

Tundra Grifter October 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I was quite taken with the Confederate flag at 0:37.

DeLand DeLakes October 16, 2009 at 5:10 pm

This is what happens when your creative team gleans their best ideas from Chinese restaurant placemats. (This would have been wayyyyy better as a Cock vs. Tiger fight, BTW.)

Lazy Media October 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Oh, Lord. For y’all who don’t follow Georgia politics, here is a primer:

Roy Barnes was the last Democratic governor of Georgia, and made the huge mistake of letting everybody in the state legislature know how stupid they are, while ramming through a MAMMOTH amount of legislative reform (nearly all good), to do stuff like fix the transportation system and schools. But being that smart had the effect of making him an arrogant SOB, and he pissed off the teachers, who didn’t turn out for the election, and let Sonny “Pray for Rain” Perdue get elected. Perdue was the Republican candidate because no competent Republicans thought there was any chance of beating Barnes. Sonny had recently become a Republican only because The Coloreds hadn’t given him the leadership job in the State Senate he wanted.

Roy also got beat by the Flaggers, because he put together a back-door group to change the state flag to something inoffensive by taking the big Confederate battle flag off it, saving the state tourism industry from the sort of boycotts that have hurt South Carolina. Flaggers are far more patriotic to the CSA than to the USA or Georgia (which refused to send state troops to fight in Virginia, btw, during The Wah). Sonny infamously created the King Roy the Rat commercials, which were widely ridiculed until he shockingly won.

Oxendine is an effeminate crypto-mulatto, who has faithfully served the insurance companies for many years as the state’s insurance commissioner (when not carrying their water, he likes to pretend to be the State Fire Chief, too, right down to having lights and siren on his car). He does not realize that a) an ox is a particularly stupid, neutered beast of burden, and b) the Homestar Runner guys live in Atlanta and could probably be hired to make him some competent flash animation.

I bring up the mixed-race heritage only because Oxendine spazzes out when people mention it; he think he white.

dr.giraud October 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm

[re=437397]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Yes, that is a dirty dirty image of the pig. Republicans! (sigh)

problemwithcaring October 16, 2009 at 5:32 pm

[re=437749]eclecticbrotha[/re]: lol. Or showing a picture of Ted Turner Ballpark while saying the rat is bringing liberals back to Georgia – oh, you mean and bring back the millions in revenue and the jobs created by commie boosters like Ted Tuner? Who would want that?

hobospacejunkie October 16, 2009 at 5:36 pm

You know who else enjoyed pizza & laser tag? Hitler.

skoalrebelsdad October 16, 2009 at 5:51 pm

This is sooo recycled, I first saw it at my local Chinese restaurant in Georgia when looking up my Chinese horoscope sign.

Toomush Infermashun October 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm

The Ox…. strong enough to stand in front of the train…. and graceful, too!!!!

Casey October 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Lazy Media, you’re right about the Republicans, they’re brain dead. But you’re wrong about Barnes. He was an arrogant jerk-off and he deserved what he got. Now let’s see if he’s learned anything. I doubt it.

hockeymom October 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm

my favorite part was when all the georgians got crushed to death by giant stacks of money.
cause that could really happen.
the end.

user-of-owls October 16, 2009 at 6:32 pm

[re=437792]Lazy Media[/re]: One Night Only! King Roy and the Crypto-Mulattos!

Athar October 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm

He wants to promote “Minoan Bull Worship”? It’s a really great religion and all, I particularly like the maidens vaulting over the horns thing they do, but it will be tough sledding to get them Georgians to leave behind all that “loving Ja-Hee-Sus” and such.

Violenza October 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm

This must have all begun when he realized that his name started with “Ox”. So was this guy the ox that started the Reichstag fire or whatever happened? With all this Republican cow-referencing as of late, one wonders which Senator is about to be caught fondling Bessie’s udder (Chuck Grassley) or soliciting cow furry sex (all of them).

WickedWitch October 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm

[re=437438]PartyMart[/re]: Props for the Pace Picante sauce reference!

DustinXP October 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

The ox needs to get his money back from the community college art students that created this.

Dicentra October 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm

[re=437972]DustinXP[/re]: ABED Pictures Entertainment and Cool Abed Films presents: Six Oxen/Rat Smashes.

Tommmcatt October 16, 2009 at 8:16 pm

[re=437792]Lazy Media[/re]:

You follow that shit? Dude, there are better ways to abuse yourself….

Hunger Tallest Palin October 16, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Um. Dude. What the hell is up with the piggy bank? Why is it laying like that? Why is the slot on its belly? AND WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT PUDDLE?

Rotundo October 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm

[re=437450]PrairiePossum[/re]: There is an element of Fred Rogers in the voice over, but also a Al Gore/Forrest Gumpish intonation and timbre to it also, Add valium and delete percocet and keep the booze in the equation. And yup, it is just a wee bit creepy, in that liquored-up slightly retarded, horribly awkward middle aged uncle with a little too much booze sense.

Keram2 October 16, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Dude, the grass at stone mountain is never that clean. The laser show is cool though…

DustBowlBlues October 16, 2009 at 9:16 pm

[re=437376]FMA[/re]: “That may work in Georgia.”

And here in Oklahoma, no doubt. “I mean, shit fahr, Junior. Let’s go git us some a’ that free pizza and laser tags.” “That works, Leroy.”

PsycGirl October 16, 2009 at 9:19 pm

[re=437972]DustinXP[/re]: Worse than that, a friend said he remembered a lot of the clip art from reports he did in middle school.

MonaLisa65 October 16, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I was strong enough to click the clicky, and graceful enough to hit pause after he pulled the O’Leary thereby forestalling the incineration of Georgia.

Vote for me!

DoctorCulturae October 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Rejected slogans: The Ox: as in dumb as an. The Ox: I failed finger painting. The Ox: castrated male cattle pulling a heavy load of poo. The Ox: Let’s be the new South Carolina. The Ox: It’s what’s for dinner.

lib tard October 16, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Who the hell were the mongoose, snake, and the puppy supposed to be?

couchbound October 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm

The Larch.

couchbound October 16, 2009 at 11:17 pm

[re=438074]Hunger Tallest Palin[/re]: The Puddle is Georgia. The Slot is its Cloaca. Apparently, it both poops and reproduces with Georgia, in the form of Money.

pinkocommiefag October 17, 2009 at 12:31 am

god he’s such a creep! his solution to congested traffic in atlanta is to expand the highway system and totally ignore any mass transit. he (and this horrific excuse for whatever this you tube video cartoon monstrosity is) is such an embarrassment! living in atlanta makes you forget that the rest of georgia is fucked up on a more insane level than atlanta is. atlanta’s got corruption down but the rest of georgia’s got crazy like no one else (well, maybe sarah palin…)

JooJoo Bee October 17, 2009 at 1:52 am


StoneAge October 17, 2009 at 4:00 am

This looks like the type of shit people who adore the Crying 911 Eagle would dig.

LowerdPeninsula October 17, 2009 at 5:00 am

Fucking b r i l l i a n t. The Ox for Govenah! I say, boy, the South shall rise again!

peggynoonansrickshaw October 17, 2009 at 8:06 am

hahaha it is lemmiwinks! jesus christ.

JDHART October 17, 2009 at 8:27 am

So bad, so very bad. Georgia is a dumb ass.

knobwurst October 17, 2009 at 11:33 am

Is this what McGrampy meant when he said “We are all Georgians now”? Cuz i don’t wanta be a Georgian if this is what passes for clever…

ojisout October 17, 2009 at 11:47 am

Obama looks very dark in this otherwise dead-on accurate masterpiece.

lulzmonger October 17, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Holy Sweet Saint Mohinga & begorra, `tis a heinous lump of phlegm!

I suppose people are letting their pets produce their own YouTube videos too now … & if only this had been one of them – the thing would probably have less of that putrid-queef ambience.

Darkness October 17, 2009 at 6:05 pm

[re=437792]Lazy Media[/re]: Didn’t Perdue win the year the guys at the warehouse storing the voting machines for the state alleged that the software had been changed in the week before the election? Diebold for the win!

Gumboz1953 October 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm

What’s stronger than an ox? A fucking slaughterhouse.

And it wasn’t even an ox. Dumshits.

He should have picked something really invincible, like Saint Michael the Archangel. And Roy could have been a Satanic dragon. See? Now that would have been cool.

Gumboz1953 October 17, 2009 at 7:37 pm

[re=438209]knobwurst[/re]: I keep waiting for Russia to attack. If they really want a “Georgia,” they can have this one. As a bonus, they can have South Carolina too. I’d even unlock the door for them, but no. They’re such pussies.

TVarmy October 17, 2009 at 10:52 pm

I’m in favor of small government, so I think I’ll go for the rat. Oxen are big and scary, but you can put a rat in a cage and raise it as a pet!

pinkocommiefag October 18, 2009 at 2:18 am

[re=438268]Darkness[/re]: why yes he did. his wife also invited the UGA mascot (a bulldog named UGA, pronounced ug-ah) to the governor’s mansion for sexin with their dog. perdue was a veterinarian. TOTALLY qualified to be gov!

pinkocommiefag October 18, 2009 at 2:21 am

[re=437727]whiskey tango foxtrot[/re]: i’m going to go out on a really long limb and guess that by graceful he means 1) he was educated in GA and 2) grace= some kind of bible/ jesus/ lord and savior/ god reference.

pinkocommiefag October 18, 2009 at 2:24 am

[re=437792]Lazy Media[/re]: oooh! good call on that one! who’d get his panties in a wad quicker—-Bob Barr or John Oxendine? i say the Ox because he’s so graceful and what not. Barr would likely have to drop off someone at an abortion clinic and be a little distracted

Jim89048 October 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

[re=438317]pinkocommiefag[/re]: Just like John Ensign–he’s a veterinarian too, which is apparently the new standard by which to judge politicians. That, and wealthy parents.

oldguy October 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm

What’s with the GRACEFUL stuff? The ox just stood there trying to look all, what? a house on fire? I don’t know anything about it… And the photo op with in the trailer park .. at least TRY to look like you care. If he’s so graceful, he should have been wearing a tutu, like the hippos in Fantasia.

oldguy October 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm

The advantage of the laser-tag afterwards must be that you can point it in your face and never have to watch this thing again.

ShortShadey October 19, 2009 at 1:09 am

Gawd-DAMN! That there castrated ox in his logo sure has the cutest, tightest little butt ah’ve EVER seen…

zhubajie October 19, 2009 at 3:32 am

What happened to that donkey-fucker who was running for governor as a Rep?

thursday October 19, 2009 at 3:59 am


NopantsMcGee October 19, 2009 at 1:06 pm

OX versus THE RAT! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

Next week: The OX and The STEELE COW Versus the HEALTH CARE TRAIN!

lawrenceofthedesert October 19, 2009 at 1:20 pm

I hereby endorse John Oxendine’s candidacy for governor of Nickelodeon.

Flanders October 19, 2009 at 7:01 pm

[re=437468]Trace[/re]: Exactly!

zhubajie October 19, 2009 at 7:34 pm

[re=437384]slappypaddy[/re]: No, don’t weep for them. Southerners waste way to much time demanding everyone else pity them already. It’s not as if no one else has ever stubbed a toe!

Flanders October 19, 2009 at 9:59 pm

[re=437474]Trace[/re]: Another excellent observation. I think I like you.

zhubajie October 20, 2009 at 12:51 am

[re=437619]UncleTom[/re]: vote for John O, he’s never fucked a mule?

Repuke bag o' October 24, 2009 at 1:11 am

[re=438401]zhubajie[/re]: you just answered your own question…he found an ass that he couldn’t resist. I wonder what he’ll make of the “ox” hmmm…gay/beastial scandal anyone?

Repuke bag o' October 24, 2009 at 1:15 am

what is it with the republicans in georgia? one fucks mules another thinks he’s an ox and ralph reed is a serial killer/viper…well, when kids open their 100% evo-lution free text books after ox is elected, they can thank saint reagan for such a maginficent walking/shitting beast of burden…oh and, gayest video since “big john” cornyn’s queer (in more ways than one) western-themed campaign commercial…all I got out of this is the only way to fix Georgia is a three-way of reaganzilla, the ox and the corporate lobbyist hamster…who’ll slide up Georgia’s proverbial ass, never to leave.

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