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Jesus Romantic Chris Young Is Your Next Providence Mayor

by Jack Stuef


Chris Young is a perennial mayoral candidate in Providence, Rhode Island. As you can see in the video above, he knows that the most important part of politics is pulling out a music recording and singing along to the psalm you wrote about Jesus. DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING, WONKETEERS? Previously Young was kicked out of a debate holding a statue of the Virgin Mary, and another time he got angry and flipped over a debate table. Last night, though, he was on his “best behavior.” He proposed to his GIRLFRIEND as his closing statement, though that may have been just been a cynical ploy to get the audience to go “awwwwwwww.”

That proposal may have been a stunt, though. The Projo has been describing Russo as Young’s fiancée for more than a month.

Not only that, but Young was using the conditional-wedding gag as far back as last February, as shown in this interview with The Brown Daily Herald

Also, what is the deal with his weird neck hair? That is a cheap ploy to win the votes of weird-neck-hair admirers. [WPRI]

 

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{ 46 comments }

CrunchyKnee August 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Chris Griffin?

jus_wonderin August 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm

He’s embarrassed by his bald neck. That is a comb-back-around.

That Evening Sun August 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Nice dork knob, dude.

JMP August 25, 2010 at 5:05 pm

It’s no “When the Eagle Soars”, that’s for sure. If I lived in Providence, I’d rather have the jailed Mafia guy back.

The end was really odd, as he begged the anchor to be invited to come back on the show and she seemed to try and hide how creeped out she was.

Extemporanus August 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Does he campaign in a van…DOWN BY THE RIVER?!

Dear Diorama August 25, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Seems like a chill bro.

progressiveinga August 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Man, Ryan Seacrest didn’t seem to like him at all. What was Simon Cowell’s answer? Is Mayor-elect Young going to Hollywood?

El Pinche August 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

[re=645636]Extemporanus[/re]: Hahahahaha… damn!! You beat me to it.

SayItWithWookies August 25, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Hell, I stopped at the intro to the song — when he’s rockin’ the slicked hair and neck bun, hitting play and announcing he’d like to sing is warning enough. If the Providence cops weren’t at his house within the hour rooting through his crawlspace, they’re not doing their job.

Sharkey August 25, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Penn Jillette?

ph7 August 25, 2010 at 5:16 pm

“Kara and I have made it public that we don’t live in sin, that we don’t have sexual relationships,” Young said.

The neck pouch must be his backed-up semen storage.

BarackMyWorld August 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Girlfriend? Yeah, right.

gurukalehuru August 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Weird-neck-hair admirers is probably listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest demographic.

Aguacatero August 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm

“I’ll wait.” — Rupert Pupkin.

ella August 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Yoo hoo, Chris! The camera’s over here! o/

AnnieGetYourFun August 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm

[re=645652]ph7[/re]: Oh, sweet fuck, that is the most disgusting thing I have heard in a long, long time. I bow before you, humbly.

GOPCrusher August 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Mayor of Quahog?

Oldskool August 25, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Someone, somewhere, (probably his mom) has been telling the poor guy he can really sing and his hair looks great. And the rest of us suffer for all those lies.

GOPCrusher August 25, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Made it to 1:12

Jukesgrrl August 25, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Sometimes I think of Rhode Island as just a miniature version of Alaska.

teebob2000 August 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm

You mean “perennial” as in running for re-election every time, right? Because clearly this is a mayoral-quality individual and there’s NO WAY the fine citizens of Providence could have NOT voted this gentleman into office yet. No way.

Tim August 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Wow, the wingnuttery has been hard and fierce today.

Extemporanus August 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm

[re=645633]That Evening Sun[/re]: Watch it, tough guy.

World renowned bloated Buddhist action flick icon Steven Seagal would so totally “Haaaiii-YA!” yer ass if he ever heard you talkin’ shit like that about dudes who rock the ponyscrote.

And you can take that to the bank!

[re=645644]El Pinche[/re]: Sorry — if I’d known what you had in mind, I would’ve gone with a “Coffee Talk” reference instead.

[re=645652]ph7[/re]: Chris Young is literally a cuttlefish:

“Mating cuttlefish align their bodies head to head so the male can transfer a sealed package of sperm into a pouch beneath the female’s mouth.”

Look out, Lizard People — the Cuttle People are cumming!

tootsieroll August 25, 2010 at 6:18 pm

OMG I heard this guy this morning on T&R. Then they had Basil Marceaux call in live to talk about how he will mandate everyone in TN to carry a gun. Good radio.

BobTheBuilder August 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm

“We’ll see what we can do about that…”

He got the same response when he proposed.

BadKitty August 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I, for one, totally believe him when he says he and his girlfriend have a non-sexual relationship because … ewww. I don’t believe his “girlfriend” is a living breathing human being who spends time with him voluntarily. This guy has stalker vibes oozing out of his massive, sweaty pores.

whiskey tango foxtrot August 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm

[re=645650]Sharkey[/re]: Chris Farley, for sure.

OCKerouac August 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I call shenanigans. He sang all about screwing his girlfriend in his hit song Paradise By The Dashboard Light…

I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW!!!

Airborne Toxic Event August 25, 2010 at 6:49 pm

And be a siiiimple, kind of man

Bufford T. Justice August 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Young/Greene 2012?

zhubajie August 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

One of the main goals for the 1789 constitution was to control crooked businessmen in “Rogue” Island.

whiteyrighty August 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Rhode Island is not another Alaska. It is what would happen if Maine and New Jersey had a baby. It’s two-thirds Catholic. In RI, even the Methodists are Catholic. And even the WASPs (“Chris Young”?) are Italian. But hey, in most other states, someone as cloddish and clueless as Chris would be a Republican, or a RonPaulista, or a ‘Bagger. I love me some Rhode Island. It is crammed full of Italian-, Portuguese- and French-Canadian-Americans, really blue collar, disproportionately elderly, and the home to so many ugly people that the way to find someone attractive is to look for out-of-state plates. But that bunch of weirdos votes Democratic like nobody’s business. God love them.

Alaska? Get the fuck outa hee-yah.

tootsieroll August 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm

[re=645789]whiteyrighty[/re]: Amen. These are the people elected Buddy Cianci. Actually, I think he’d be better than half the crap out there right now.

Pelagius August 25, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Ah, flipping over the table is a time honoured debate tactic. Also handy when losing at ‘Risk’ when you are 10 years old.

thebeatgoeson August 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm

[re=645828]tootsieroll[/re]: [re=645789]whiteyrighty[/re]: Rhode Island is unique all right. The current Mayor of Providence is openly gay and no one bats an eye. The State legislature is overwhelmingly democratic and the Speaker of the House is also openly gay. The Governor is a homophobic Catholic douchebag. And Buddy Cianci is still a hero of many, even though he no longer wears his crappy toupee. I have to say, though, this Chris guy is kinda creepy even by Rhode Island standards. I wish the camera had panned to the interviewer while he was “singing”. I’ll bet the look on her face was priceless!

iburl August 25, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Don’t Sing If You Can’t Sing.

JMP August 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm

[re=645719]BadKitty[/re]: No, I think his fiancee is a human being; she just lives in Canada, you wouldn’t know her.

Hunger Tallest Palin August 26, 2010 at 6:53 am

Is that the male version of Palin’s Bumpit?

Deuce MacInaugh August 26, 2010 at 7:03 am

[re=645828]tootsieroll[/re]: I’ll give Buddy this much: for all his embezzling and torturing his wife’s lover with a burning log while the cops looked on, I think he cared about Providence, in an extremely corrupt way. His marinara sauce was pretty “meh”, though.

Baldar T Flagass August 26, 2010 at 7:23 am

Rhode Islanders are alright with me; my ex-fiance is from West Warwick and was a genius in the rack; my cousin married a guy from Pawtucket and he’s pretty cool. But they call their drinking fountains “bubblers.” WTF?

stew August 26, 2010 at 10:58 am

Bet he’d do a killer “Pants On The Ground”!

stew August 26, 2010 at 11:05 am

[re=645653]BarackMyWorld[/re]: If you’ve never seen a female version of John Denver On Ludes here, you’re obviously not a Walmart shopper.

Thomas Allen August 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

Is a conditional-wedding gag anything like a ball gag?

LeftLeftie August 27, 2010 at 1:20 am

Hella Pitchy Dawg. You gotta watch the whole video because it is a SNL skit but FOR REALZZZZZZZZZZZ!

The Sandman August 28, 2010 at 4:08 pm

This is what you would get if you locked one of those Palin spawn (mother/daughter whichevers breeding faster) in a closet for 18 years with a Bible, an autoharp and a bucket full of Adderal. Let the good times roll!

Maus August 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm

“He proposed to his GIRLFRIEND”

Do his boyfriends know?

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