WHITE GUY MOVES  7:43 pm September 9, 2011

YouTube Dance Maniac Is Guy Running For Anthony Weiner’s Seat! (VIDEO)

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

A white guy, in a suit! Dancing! Or possibly having an aneurysm! Medical science cannot tell! The NYTimes claims this soul brotha is one “David Weprin,” the intrepid New York City Democrat running for Anthony Weiner’s old seat. Can he capture voters’ wang-weary hearts? The race is apparently very close in this once safely blue district! Thanks for absolutely nothing, Anthony Weiner! David Weprin will win them back with his loco techno Macarena. (This adorable video is “opposition research” from 2009 some Republican just posted to YouTube, for freedom.) Viva! [NYTimes/YouTube]

 
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nounverb911 September 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Does he have a twitter account?

Come here a minute September 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

@weprindanceifwewantto

the_problem_child September 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Thank you. Hat's off to you, man. #quebecoispop

Negropolis September 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm

@dancedancesocialistrevolution

@weprin2electricboogaloo

horsedreamer_1 September 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm

@debatingonthehousefloorislikedancingaboutdongshots

Barb September 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Wait until he gets in good with Obama and his cronies then he will be Dancing with the Czars.

Fare la Volpe September 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I groaned, then giggled, then fapped.

ShaveTheWhales September 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Like you don't always do that.

flamingpdog September 10, 2011 at 12:46 am

Or alternatively, Dancing with the Tsars.

horsedreamer_1 September 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Stalinist fascists dance with der Kaiser, I believe.

nounverb911 September 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Who was he dancing with? It looked like he took his dancing lessons from Marcus Bachmannn.

SorosBot September 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Never mind the dancing, he needs to do something about that mustache to win. The 70s are over, man!

Fare la Volpe September 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Disco Stu says prove it.

SorosBot September 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Not only are the 70s over, nostalgia for the 70s is long gone; hell it peaked when I was in college, and I'm old now. Although, with 90s nostalgia due on the 20-year nostalgia cycle, maybe they'll be some nostalgia for nostalgia; like with the video for Wheezer's Buddy Holly featuring clips from Happy Days, nostalgic for a 70s show that was nostalgia for the 50s. Through in the reference to Mary Tyler Moore and that's nostalgia on at least four levels.

Sharkey September 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Weezer rocks, man, what the hell are you sayin'?

Negropolis September 9, 2011 at 11:57 pm

You just blew my mind, man.

flamingpdog September 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

Say what?!1? If nostalgia for the 70s peaked when you were in college, you're a young tyke! "Happy Days" had just barely started when I gradumacated from college (for the first time).

You ever been to a 60's nostalgia party? Neither has anybody else.

the_problem_child September 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Opposition research? He dances like a Republican, FFS.

OC_Surf_Serf September 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I think he's just saying "Look up here at my hands and not down at my package"

Ayn Rand Paul Tard September 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THE HARDEST WORKING JEW IN POL-BIZ!!!

Sharkey September 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm

T

(And also, you are awesome.)

edgydrifter September 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

It isn't dancing so much as it's a drugged kitten batting at invisible pieces of string.

Doktor Zoom September 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Yes We Prin!

Ayn Rand Paul Tard September 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm

If the opposition Republican won, wouldn't he still be left of Ted Kennedy?

Fare la Volpe September 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I've never seen that many black people awkwardly shifting.

At least, not since the last time Wayne Brady was on TV.

Texan_Bulldog September 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Or watching any of those Madea movies–seriously, what is up with Tyler Perry & all the cross dressing?

themcwow September 9, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Well…

horsedreamer_1 September 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Gayer than Pedro Almodovar?

And with that, Tyler Perry acquires mention with Almodovar for the first and last time.

flamingpdog September 10, 2011 at 12:35 am

Wayne Brady is black?

GuanoFaucet September 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Christ on a crutch, if his dance moves were any whiter, he'd be invisible.

Negropolis September 10, 2011 at 12:01 am

They prefer the term "Translucent Americans".

arihaya September 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

that YouTube video's comments make me want to punch Weiner for make that seat empty

Biel_ze_Bubba September 10, 2011 at 2:05 am

By my rough estimate, 90% of YouTube commenters are 12 years old, brain-damaged, or both. Not much different from the BrightFart crowd, in other words.

flamingpdog September 10, 2011 at 2:26 am

In my experience, a non-brain-damaged 12-year-old is an oxymoron.

emmelemm September 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Smooth. Very smooth.

NorthStarSpanx September 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I fear this has a career ending Howard Dean scream quality to it.

Mort_Sinclair September 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Appears you can't post a video link to YouTube here? Well, trust me on this one. That guy looks a lot like this guy by film animator David Lewandowski:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRZ2Sh5-XuM

Sharkey September 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

As it turns out, there aren't too many people left who "want Weiner's seat."
So, in his defense, this is not the best New York has to offer.

ifthethunderdontgetya September 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Why did Weiner have to resign? Vitter the Shitter is still there.

Fuckin' double standards.
~

SorosBot September 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm

And Weiner didn't even do anything. Sadly, I don't think he would have been hounded into resigning if it wasn't for his name and the fact that our media has the maturity level of a twelve-year-old and wouldn't stop making childish puns about the world's mildest sex scandal.

BarackMyWorld September 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Stop talkin' sense.

Goonemeritus September 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm

How can it be close, this is NYC we normally have to open a National Geographic to even see a real Republican.

SorosBot September 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Can't you find them by walking down to Wall Street?

ShaveTheWhales September 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

But they don't live in the city, amirite?

Goonemeritus September 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Larchmont or some such if they’ve made their bones, Jersey if they’re posers, Poughkeepsie if they’ve only seen the DVD.

Negropolis September 10, 2011 at 12:03 am

How could you forget Connecticut? Don't forget Connecticut.

But, not even a banker would live on Long Island.

Sharkey September 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Elaine Bennis called. She wants her moves back.

Fare la Volpe September 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

This is a companion step to the little kicks – it's called the little palms.

HistoriCat September 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I suck as a dancer but at least I know it when I see it. Whatever that shit was he was doing – it wasn't dancing.

Sharkey September 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

The word "funky" is mysteriously missing from this Wonk post as well as all the comments.

Where is everybody tonight? Recovering from last night's jobs-whatever-hangover?

ttommyunger September 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Why don't these people realize they look like the total rhythmless dorks they are? O.T. My wife's best friend says she never fucked a man unless she danced with him first. This clown would not make it to first base with Dottie, I guarantee.

Sharkey September 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I must admit I'm in the same camp – If you can't/won't dance, you can't/won't fuck. There is a ray of sunshine however – it does not matter whether the dancing is good. Just do it and see where it gets you. That's the point.

Edit: This clown probably never had a chance with Dottie no matter what the circumstances.

ShaveTheWhales September 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I'm not gonna watch the video, because I can always look in the mirror if I want to see bad dancing, but I'm gonna register a vote for "dance like there's nobody watching".

I can't jump either, but that didn't stop me from enjoying hoops well into my forties. And I'll still dance if I can find someone foolish enough to accompany me.

Radiotherapy® September 9, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I've always heard that about driving too.

ttommyunger September 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Bad driving is sort of self-regulating; at least at speeds in excess of 50mph.

V572 T-Blow September 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm

By the same token, excessive terpsichorial competence in a putatively hetero male is highly suspect.

ttommyunger September 10, 2011 at 7:22 am

Quite true, however Dottie's criteria centered around the presence or absence of rhythm primarily, if not solely; and yes, godammit, you made me go to the Dictionary. Happy?

V572 T-Blow September 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

Learning is a life-long process, regrettably. It’d be so much easier if you could just turn off your brain, like a Republican.

ttommyunger September 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm

That would be a comfy feeling, wouldn't it? I guess that's why they usually seem so smug-they are convinced they know everyfuckingthing.

DerrickWildcat September 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

That's the kind of stuff that launches stand up comic careers at The Apollo.

Spurning Beer September 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

C'mon, y'all. We are the people who are accepting and tolerant of differences. Okay, this dude couldn't out-dance Speaker Boner. But he's out there, making a fool of himself amongst the Voters of Color, trying to be uninhibited. Give him a break.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 10, 2011 at 2:17 am

Nobody's gonna vote on the basis of this. (Barry can't dance worth a damn either.)

AznMom420 September 10, 2011 at 3:28 am

Yeah but have you seen the flotus? Girl works it in the most dutiful of ways.

Pristine_ODummy September 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

He's not great, but he's not too terrible. At least he's got (wait for it … wait for it …)
RHYTHM!!

This guy is pretty pitiful.

Callyson September 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

White guys can't dance.
No offense, but come on…

Pristine_ODummy September 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

The gals don't do so good, either.

smashedinhat September 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I'm a little teapot short and stout.
This is my handle and this is my spout…

BarackMyWorld September 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

It takes a wanker to replace a Weiner, I guess.

Limeylizzie September 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm

He's going to lose the seat , by all accounts.

Sharkey September 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

This will probably turn into a whole new Wonkette post but here goes anyway:

"We have a strong conservative candidate in Bob Turner who has the opportunity to win a congressional seat in the heart of New York City. He is facing a career politician who will vote in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi in support of Barack Obama's failed economic policies that have added $4 trillion to our national debt in only three years. The Obama Democrats just put $500,000 into the race to defeat Bob Turner and keep this seat in their liberal hands."
-Reince Priebus
Chairman, Republican National Committee

Emphasis NOT mine.
Bad dancing can get U SRS $$$$!!!!

natoslug September 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I can't help but burst into laughter whenever I see Reince Priebus' name. I think at this point, the republicans are just fucking with us.

NorthStarSpanx September 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Don't worry, SarahPAC's forced last-minute $1,000 contribution will make a difference in all causes near and dear to her servant's heart to make a difference for Real American's wanting to take our country back without a title.

Seems she ain't desiring to progress beyond her "potential Presidential candidate" non-title that gets her all those teabagging hard workin dollars.

JackObin September 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

This is nonsense. Let me know when he takes a picture of his dick.

Not_So_Much September 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Frankly, penis pix might be less disturbing than this…whatever it is…

SexySmurf September 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm

What exactly would you call that dance? The Vertical Crawl? The Rock Climber? The Epileptic Seizure?

Sharkey September 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm

The Wreprinobate?

mrblifil September 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Cat Scratch Fever, I think…

AlterNewt September 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm

But will Obama prerepudiate him?

V572 T-Blow September 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm

If he doesn't he's morally weak. Or maybe if he does; it's hard to remember.

Radiotherapy® September 9, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Best teabagger rally evah.

Warpde September 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Ah, hell.
A Weiner by any other name is still a wiener.

No big and the thick does the trick jokes ladies.

mavenmaven September 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I'm swayed by the woman holding his campaign sign. She definitely has my vote!

Biel_ze_Bubba September 10, 2011 at 2:16 am

Mine too. She was hardly moving, but still out-danced him by a mile.

Negropolis September 9, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Why is that moustachioed man high-fiving the air…and can he teach me how to do it?

This is actually worse than Wolf Blitzer being taught how to Dougie at last year's Soul Train Awards. Google it.

Pristine_ODummy September 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm

No fucking way! I've suffered enough.

Negropolis September 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Electronica Libel!

flamingpdog September 10, 2011 at 12:44 am

On behalf of white people everywhere, I have to apologize to Don Cornelius.

Pristine_ODummy September 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

C'mon, pdog, just apologize to ALL people of colour, and we'll pretend like this never happened.

Negropolis September 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Don Cornelius. My, how the mighty have fallen.

AznMom420 September 10, 2011 at 3:27 am

I like the cut of this gentleman's jib. His chaste dancing confirms he's never known another so carnally as to text them his dick, and chances are he's still embarrassed every time he whips it out to pee.

Negropolis September 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm

'Tis true, 'tis true. If your congresscritter has skills beyond doing the chicken dance or running man, be very worried. Very, very worried. Actually, be very, very proud that your congresscritter is getting some, and probably anywhere and everywhere in between.

Chet Kincaid September 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

The beat goes on and I'm so wrong
The beat goes on and I'm so wrong
I may be totally wrong but I'm a – dancin' fool
I may be totally wrong but I'm a – dancin' fool…

Move over boy, I got better things to do
I've got plans and they don't include you
Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight

gurukalehuru September 10, 2011 at 9:39 am

All right, all right, keep your shirt on. No, seriously, keep your shirt on.

Monsieur_Grumpe September 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

If I were running for office I would never dance again.

mrblifil September 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Funk soul brother.

NorthStarSpanx September 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Since he's a Dem, it makes sense that he dances like a marionette instead of a GOP puppet. He'd dance better with a hand shoved up his ass.

ProudLibunatic September 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

At least he's trying, oppo assholes!
And he isn't charging them $15.00, or having them arrested, or…

BZ1 September 10, 2011 at 2:35 pm

mostly he's just standing there, reaching out for some invisible something or other…

Pristine_ODummy September 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The tattered remnants of his dignity.

horsedreamer_1 September 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Better moves than Obama.

Truly, Barry, Sr., made his greatest mistake never teaching his namesake to dance.

Negropolis September 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I thought his greatest mistaken was knocking up some Kansan, and then running — nay, fleeing –all the way the hell back to Kenya, the bastard.

Goonemeritus September 10, 2011 at 6:03 am

When I take Metro North from Grand Central I see these sad folk on their way to Connecticut. I’m even told some of them live there by choice.

AJWjr. September 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

Letterman libel!

V572 T-Blow September 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Ever read the book about Pat Tillman — Where Men Win Glory? That was one amazing learning experience for me. Pretty sure you’d feel the same way.

ttommyunger September 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I could not stand to read it. I am a Ranger (former) and I feel so badly for him, his family and his comrades. I blame Bush, Rummy and McChrystal for his death, the felonious “investigation” and the attempted cover-up. It sickens me to this date.

V572 T-Blow September 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I understand. There's one beautiful moment in it when Tillman looks around at the flabby, cigarette-smoking losers in his BT platoon, most of whom are one tattoo away from a jail sentence, and writes in his journal that maybe there's a bit more to this “leadership” thingthan just being the toughest guy among a bunch of spoiled NFL players who've never done anything but work out and play football. He was an amazing guy: married his high-school sweetheart, read books, had cats, and knew that he had to do something more with his life than play football.

ttommyunger September 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Such a waste of humanity.

Negropolis September 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Lieberman Libel!

BTW, for such an insanely wealthy state, Connecticut has some pretty shitty cities, no?

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