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Doughnut Identification Glitch Detected in Mitt Romney Software

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

Your mostly lazy editor had vowed to challenge herself when typing nonsense posts about Mitt Romney, to not go for the perpetually obvious Mittens-qua-robot theme as a matter of trying to avoid worn-out tropes, but… we give up here. This man cannot identify a doughnut. He looks at a plate of them for several seconds, but no… no, it doesn’t quite come to him. He’ll just point at the items and laugh! Whew, good save. He then promises to perform “testing” upon one of them, to later ascertain the relevant data points and incorporate them into his memory bank. Oop, can’t put it in his mouth, though! Might goo up the circuits.

And then he goes and says stuff like this about his opponent in the same visit:

“Is he [Barack Obama] really that out of touch? I think he is defining what it means to be detached and out of touch with the American people,” Romney said in Council Bluffs, Iowa after a roundtable discussion with farmers.

Oh, that’s a good one. Mitt Romney will now go off to learn how these doughnut things work, most likely by dressing up as one. [Buzzfeed/CNN]

 
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Barb June 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Mitt gives me the crullers every time I hear that super fake chortle of his.

actor212 June 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm

You mean the one he developed while CEO at Beign? Nyet! That's hardwired into his throat. It's not fake

George Skullfry June 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Powdered sugar LIBEL!!!

JustPixelz June 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

All chortles are fake.
All fakes chortle.
Mitt Romney wears jeans and an oxford shirt.
Ergo MItt needs some mental health care, wonkette style.

actor212 June 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Oh no! I have precious little pot left as it is!

starfanglednut June 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Did mittens take your stash away from you while you were on the beach?

OldWhiteLies June 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

GEEZE Barb, you would have to pick my favoritist round confection with the center evacuated.

CRULLER LIBELZ!!1! (with maple goodness drizzled all over)

And, sumpin, sumpin, take off, eh, sumpin, hozer, sumptin, also.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

???

I'm pretty sure a donut is the round confection with the center evacuated, and a cruller is the confection that looks like a french braid.

Barb June 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Maple and crispy bacon!

nounverb911 June 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

"Let them eat croissants".
–Mittens Romnoid

Dashboard_Jesus June 9, 2012 at 12:56 am

"I have friends who own factories that produce these confectionaries for commoners" ~ Willard Rmoneyton III

Baconzgood June 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Those doughnuts weren't the right size.

actor212 June 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm

They had holes. Clearly inferior Chinese donuts.

Callyson June 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

But I thought Mittens liked holes…

..oh, no, wait, that's tax loopholes he likes. Never mind…

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Only Michigan made donuts fall within the right size parameters for his software to "like" them.

OldWhiteLies June 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm

You mean they weren't the right height … ?

Steverino247 June 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

You just know he can't wait to get away from those situations. He tries to be like everybody around him, but he's so far removed from their reality that he can't do it. The people he comes to see are their usual warm, friendly selves (often because the candidate isn't black) and want to believe he is just like them. Cluelessness on both sides of the equation.

Redgyal June 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm

So, personality isn't just skin deep is that what you're saying?

kissawookiee June 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

If directing your footman to see that you ingest one of those ah, uh, chocolate, err, things over there is not salt of the earth, I do not know what is.

nounverb911 June 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Mitt's got a hanging chad on one of his punch cards.

chascates June 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

A man that doesn't eat donuts is too elitist to be in politics.

nounverb911 June 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Just wait until Mitt gets to the Chitterling Festival in Pigfart, Alabama.

Schmannnity June 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

He's already ahead 87% in Pigfart, Alabama. Probably will have to skip this year's Chitterling and Pig Trotters Fest.

weejee June 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

With a big side of collards prepared with a heavy hand for the hot sauce.

anniegetyerfun June 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I eat mine with dijon.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:06 pm

"I eat mine with dijon. "

o_O
Your donuts???

Negropolis June 8, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Homer Simpsons 2012!

ThundercatHo June 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm

You are one of my very favoritist Wonketteers. Always funny, smart and terribly well-informed. I really hope that you will be at the drinky meet-up tonight.

tihond June 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

ICH BIN EIN CHOCOLATE GOODY.

Callyson June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Today, we are all chocolate goodies…

Mumbletypeg June 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

My grandma made a mean chocolate goody. I did not need to be reminded of it, having never procured the recipe, so now another sadz for the sweet tooth~

valthemus June 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Romney's a closet checkerboard chap… "chocolate goody" is his code term for our FLOTUS. Someone tell Ann and make her cry.

starfanglednut June 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

Negropolis June 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Hey, I resemble that remark!

Schmannnity June 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Frenchy Mitt only eats croissants. Barack likes a frosted doughnut and a Marlboro.

rickmaci June 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

"Barack likes a frosted doughnut and a Marlboro."

With a cup of strong black coffee.

Prince Romoney is even less in touch with the day to day reality of ordinary people than his cousin Prince Charles. SMH.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm

With a cup of strong black coffee purple drank.

Negropolis June 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

A frosted donut, Marlboro, and a cup of strong, black coffee? Why, that's the breakfast of champions, or truckers, whichever comes first.

SexySmurf June 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

He looks at a plate of them for several seconds, but no… no, it doesn’t quite come to him.

Here is what popped up on Mittbot's internal display:

Trees that are the right height.
Gentile bagels.
Tax cuts.
Goodies.
"Fuck you, asshole."

JustPixelz June 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

you know, I get that. Apparently the same thoughts ran through Arnold when he looked at Maria.

MaxNeanderthal June 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Oliver Sachs's new book- "The third-rate wannabe Presdent who mistook his wife for a human"….

Goonemeritus June 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Another Republican presidential candidate with early onset dementia. You need to hand it to the RNC they know what they like and they manage to find it for every election cycle.

glamourdammerung June 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I doubt it is coincidental that quite a few Republicans end up being known to have neurological issues.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Considering that most of them start out with neurological issues, you figure it's only a matter of time before they're found out.

IncenseDebate June 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Today we are all unidentifiable confectioneries.

Baconzgood June 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

"Let me try one of those things the poorz eat"

TanzbodenKoenig June 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hobo beans?

Dashboard_Jesus June 9, 2012 at 12:54 am

I'm guessin' they don't serve these sort of pedestrian pastries at Willard's Moron country club

Troglodeity June 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

He's been reprogrammed not to mention 7-Eleven.

Ducksworthy June 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

You Wonketters is evil. Give the guy a break. It takes awhile for his instructions/programming to come through from the planet Kolob. And by the way, if Romney is elected Prez, will he take office in his official Empire of Kolob robes?

anniegetyerfun June 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

He can swear his oath with his right hand on the Golden Tablets.

BerkeleyBear June 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Do we know if he used a Bible or the Book of Mormon in Massachussetts? Because if I learned anything from 2008 what you take your oath of office on is the single most important identifier of whether you are decent upstanding sort or a devil worshipper.

starfanglednut June 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Do we know if he used a Bible or the Book of Mormon in Massachussetts?

Romneytron 3000 users manual.

George Skullfry June 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm

That is an excellent question, which has never occurred to me because I am just squeezing my eyes shut and pretending there is no possibility Rmoney could win this sucker.

But, it is a fact that Mormons consider the Book of Mormon to outrank both the Old and New Testaments.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Don't ask me; I voted for Kang.

valthemus June 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Romney Translate-O-Mat:
"…I think he is defining what it means to be detached and out of touch with the American people…" >>>>> "Have you noticed he's a negro?"

johnnyzhivago June 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

"you have an open invitation to come back any time"

"yeah – like I'm really ever coming back to your stupid town and talk to you about your farming crap or whatever it was you were wasting my time yackking about …. get me outtta this dump pronto"

tihond June 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Romney was Dr. Noonien Soong's least successful creation.

starfanglednut June 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Picard/Data 2012!

tihond June 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Bearded Riker/Beardless Riker 2016

weejee June 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Doesn't know from donuts? Mittens why do you hate our police so?

actor212 June 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I don't know that he doesn't know from donuts, but that his verbal screening program designed to stop him from saying things he'll regret later thought "donut" was a liberal word since he heard so much about the Medicare "donut hole" under Bush.

Mumbletypeg June 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Donuts, along with cookies, haz a sad.

Pastry… *sniff*… libel~

actor212 June 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

TURN ON THE CLOSED CAPTIONING! LOL!

Nostrildamus June 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Beamed directly from the planet Zoltrox.

VinnyThePooh June 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Doughnuts, Willard Wanker. Y'know, the first step in cuts that precedes coffee, holiday parties, benefits, personnel, then the whole damn company.

anniegetyerfun June 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I think Mitt goes straight to personnel. He does not pass Donut. He DOES collect bazillions of dollars.

scvirginia June 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I think this is the key right here. Donuts are the gateway drug to COFFEE… Aiee!

Biel_ze_Bubba June 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Mitt's never seen a whole donut … his butler usually carves them up before serving them.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Stewie Griffin: Cut my egg!
Butler: Yes, sir. [cuts egg]
Stewie: Now cut my milk!

coolhandnuke June 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

This is bad news for Chris Christie and his shot at VP.

Callyson June 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

And they went after Dukakis for suggesting that farmers grow healthy greens instead of tasteless and nutritionally empty iceberg lettuce? Sheesh…

bumfug June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

The only thing this motherfucker is good for is guaranteeing Obama's re-election.

starfanglednut June 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I really, really hope so, but lately I've become concerned.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Yeah, that's what I thought, too, until money got Scott Walker re-elected.

LastGasp June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Wealthy people don't eat donuts, or burritos, or fast food, or snacks from the vending machine. Imagine what the swells down at the country club would say if Mittens was photographed ingesting such low-class culinary fare.

JustPixelz June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

At their core, computers are a bunch of ones and zeros. The donuts resembled a zero causing some internal confusion.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

and unless he can find a breadstick to stand in for a one, he'll have to power down and be re-booted.

Serolf_Divad June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Well, I wouldn't expect the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police after that gaffe!

OneYieldRegular June 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Attacking Obama for being "out of touch" is such classic Rove (accusing your opponent of your own greatest weakness). And Romney must be utterly insufferable when placing an order at Starbucks.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

And Romney's Chauffeur must be utterly insufferable when placing an order at Starbucks.

Fixed.

starfanglednut June 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm

"I'll have somewhere between a tall and a venti ( make it just the right height) Mochachino, 33% soy, 22% half and half, and 210% 2% milk (no that doesn't add up to 100%. I'm a Republican.), half a pump of caramel (and don't charge me for a whole one!). There's no caffeine in that, is there? Oh and here's a nickel for your tip jar. The only other thing I have is thousand dollar bills."

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Every single person who has ever worked in food service and/or retail has had this clown for a customer.

gurukalehuru June 9, 2012 at 7:29 am

When Rmoney places an order at a Starbucks, it is "I'll take this Starbucks."

Geminisunmars June 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

You'd think with all the dressing up as a cop that he's done, identifying doughnuts would come more readily to him.

edgydrifter June 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Maybe there's some obscure Mormon dietary rule against eating "that which hath no corners" or something.

SayItWithWookies June 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

It's like he's got complete amateurs programming him — don't they know the Mittbot 3000 works best with the Acronymotron module? All they have to do is plug in Delicious Oblong Noshable Unsalted Toroid and a photo of the object in question and he'll have it down pat. Read the manual, people!

Joshua Norton June 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

he'll have it down pat.

Nixon libel!!!!!

Angry_Marmot June 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Might've done her a world of good.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

"Delicious Oblong Noshable Unsalted Toroid"

You should get a job writing letters to Savage Love.

BoatOfVelociraptors June 9, 2012 at 3:16 am

But what about the Horizontal Opening Loss Entity? Are they frosted?

Exhausted66 June 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

"These seem to be processed on some sort of assembly line. Perhaps I can buy them out, borrow against them, collect my huge fee and them shut them down."

Mittens Howell, III June 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Could you pass me one of those fried circle-pastries, please. Of course, as always, praise is welcome.

Limeylizzie June 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I would like to shove a giant squirt of custard down his cakehole.

Mumbletypeg June 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

down his cakehole

Don't let him hear that, GAWD — he's coming for you next, cakes!

BigSkullF*ckingDog June 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Gross

C_R_Eature June 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I've been around, but I've never heard of Robot Food Porn before.

Disgusting.

starfanglednut June 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Rule 34, CRE. Rule 34.

C_R_Eature June 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm

You're right. Never forget Rule 34.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Dear God, I hope that was a euphemism.

Joshua Norton June 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Beignets or GTFO, peasant.

Mittens Howell, III June 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Beta-testing for Windows 8 is not going well at all.

BoatOfVelociraptors June 9, 2012 at 3:19 am

Consumer preview became my main OS. Installing the release preview now. The Betta bubbles were awesome btw. But the power management and boot times are phenomenal. Discover ability of the ui, not so much.

ttommyunger June 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I can only imagine Mitten's reaction to a plate of Pig Snoots & Beans or a brain sandwich. I have no doubt this person steps out of the shower to pee.

flamingpdog June 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Showers are for the plebes. It takes two daily milk baths to keep Mitt as thoroughly white as he is.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

"MMMmmm… snouts and entrails" — Homer Simpson

ttommyunger June 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Nom,nom,nom….

Rotundo_ June 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

So is there some sort of prohibition in LDS against pastry in general or is he just so programmed into being wealthy that he doesn't recognize something that isn't created by a pastry chef? I don't expect him to have a cup of joe or knock back a brewski and tell dirty jokes, but damn, wouldn't you think *someone* on the campaign staff would do an educational program for him so he doesn't come off as some sort of isolated pathetic knob when interacting with low-rents like most of the country are? "Governor Romney, these are typical foods of the common folk, a lot of grease and sugar and starch and poor cuts of meat, you need to feign enthusiasm for them" "Even those things?" "Yes sir, they're called bratwurst, and are about fifty percent fat by weight, we will probably be boosting your statins for the short term so you don't clog too many arteries." "But… They look like…" "I know sir, we will have some mouthwash and a vomitorium in the car for you at all times."

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Wait till you see him try to work a price scanner.

BoatOfVelociraptors June 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

You need to add some maple bars to get a proper binary set.

Limeylizzie June 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Mmmmm. I love maple bars, Tim Horton you are the God .

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

You need to add maple bars to anything to get a proper set of anything.
Or bacon, bacon would work, too.

Gunner Asch June 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

Last time my daughter visited from Seattle she brought along bacon-enhanced maple bars. Food Rule 34.

gurukalehuru June 9, 2012 at 2:55 am

Hot dogs. Hot dogs and donuts. Binary set and childish sexual implications all in one.

BoatOfVelociraptors June 9, 2012 at 3:22 am

It's always nice to see someone who can get to the meat of the problem. An updog for you!

anniegetyerfun June 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Ack, his facial expression pains me so much. I think it's supposed to look normal, but the output is 2 parts bemused and 3 parts cocky bastard, and it makes me stabby.

prommie June 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Makes me all 'splody.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

It never ceases to amaze and baffle me how a face as expressionless as Mitt's manages to look both smug and cringingly pained at the same time.

prommie June 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

He don't know whether to eat it, kill it, or fuck it. This fucker couldn't pour beer out of a boot.

Angry_Marmot June 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

My childhood beagle went through life by dividing objects into eat it, hump it, or piss on it. It's a workable philosophy.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Like he'd know a boot isn't supposed to be full of beer in the first place?

ProgressiveInga June 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Since he's such a strong supporter of Israel, unlike the muslin in the White House, maybe he got it confused with a pumpernikel bagel?

Nostrildamus June 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Trust me, I'm an engineer. Please return RomBot to console mode and type:

FORMAT C:

Hope this helps.

Dr_pangloss June 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Gonna need to break out the degauser for this one.

BoatOfVelociraptors June 9, 2012 at 3:24 am

NEEDS MOAR Y!

poorgradstudent June 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

God, the Mormons think doughnuts are a sin now?

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Maybe they're afraid that they look too much like a you know what, and would inspire lustful thoughts.

MissTaken June 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

How did this man survive and win Iowa? Isn't that state's caucus circus filled with butter sculptures and breakfast made with every type of fried meat on top of 4 eggs drenched in a ladle of gravy?

starfanglednut June 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm
rmjagg June 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

the side order of castor oil will make it all right …

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm
gurukalehuru June 9, 2012 at 2:57 am

Ah, I see you've been to Iowa.

prommie June 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Its fucking Burns having dinner with the Simpsons, its fucking absurd, life has become a fucking 1980s cartoon.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

You know deep inside, Romney was thinking "What are these strange circle like things. They sort of smell like the fine tea cakes chef used to make and nanny used to give us at the mansion as kids."

BarackMyWorld June 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

He just lost Homer Simpson's vote. Again.

poorgradstudent June 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm

He did vote for Obama last time. Or rather tried to.

elburritodeluxe June 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Dough-nut? Lemon-flavored sugar water?
I had no idea you poor people really eat that shit!

Sassomatic June 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Give me one of your human "goodie" devices. I am normal. Victory for Mitt!

Fox n Fiends June 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Mittsy needs a new attack strategy. "out of touch" coming from this 1%er is too rich for the unwashed masses.

MissTaken June 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Can we please send him to a McDonald's? Watching him freak out about a Chicken McNugget would be amazing.

iburl June 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

(Bzzzz, whirrr) MY OPPONENT IS SO OUT OF TOUCH WITH AMERICAN HUMANS. I BET HE DOES NOT EVEN ENJOY Nascar OR Holiday Celebrations, IN FACT, HE IS A Kenya BORN CANDIDATE! HA HA HA! POWERING DOWN (Bzzzz, whirrr)

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ June 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

<helpdesk>

Yes, I will help you with your Romney. So I am hearing that your Romney occasionally has memory drops. Have you rebooted your Romney? You have? Excellent. Let us start by going to the website and downloading the latest firmware…

</helpdesk>

BarackMyWorld June 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Have you tried turning him off and on?

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ June 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Have you tried clearing his cash cache?

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

"Have you tried turning him off and on?"

I don't want to even think of what might turn him on.

widestanceromance June 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Good thing it wasn't a tortoise waiting to be identified by Willard.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Quick Fix for the Romney programing:

100 Identify Food like substance
110 Food like substance = X

150 If X is being offered then goto 400 food eating routine

170 If X is being displayed then goto 300

200 If unsure of X then goto 100

300 lnprint "My, they sure make the best X around here!"
310 lnprint "We should cut taxes so that job creators can buy more X."
320 Run Tax Cut subroutine
330 If more X then goto 100
340 If no more X then end.

400 Place X in mouth, operate mastication routine 3000
420 lnprint "That is the best X I have ever had"
430 lnprint "We should cut taxes for anyone making X"
440 Run Tax Cut subroutine
450, If more X then goto 100
460 If no more X then end.

Nostrildamus June 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm

100 Run Tax Cut subroutine
110 Same something condescending
120 goto 100

smokefilledroommate June 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Silly robot, donuts are for humans!

widestanceromance June 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

So I guess his new house will not have a donut elevator.

flamingpdog June 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

The Mittster said about Preznit Barry:"And I won't have to have a long to-do list in my drawer at the White House. My to do list is written on my heart and the first three entries are these: jobs, jobs and jobs."

Well, at least we know where the Mittbott's CPU is located now.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ June 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

In his drawers!

widestanceromance June 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

You can see how down with the people he is by how far he sits from them in this intimate setting, being very careful not to expose them to so much radiation.

Limeylizzie June 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Oh it's for playing ring-toss m'lud, just open your bespoke trousers, I'll summon Wiggins to get your member nice and firm and either the downstairs maid or the boot boy, your choice, will throw it.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

*memorizes for next date with The Viking*

C_R_Eature June 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Not necessarily. Mitt would never see doughnuts again.

Problem solved!

coolhandnuke June 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

There's a Medicare doughnut hole joke in there somewhere.

JackDempsey1 June 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Cut the guy a break.
He's in flyover country, the tables are arranged as a checkerboard, and each table has a checkerboard tablecloth. It's an photo-op choreographed by M.C. Escher.

Franknflower June 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.

sbj1964 June 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Mormon Mitt was trying to remember if sugar is a sin like caffeine,alcohol,and gambling.Let's hope he's wearing his magic Mormon underpants.

Lazy Media June 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Actually, I'm not sure those are doughnuts. They look more like eclairs, and Romney is of course afraid of saying an uhleet word like that, despite the fact that he's fluent in French (aka gay as hell).

rmjagg June 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm

he has the academi corp and diebold watching his back – he can't lose , even if he does ….

deanbooth June 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Seems like a standard senior moment. Only three presidents have taken office when 65 or older. Harrison only lasted a couple of weeks, Buchanan is considered next to worst, and Reagan had dementia. Elitism is bad, but feeble-mindedness is worse.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

"Do you know this earthling… er-uh… person?" — Riff Raff, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

"Smithers, I'm really enjoying this pretzeled bread and so-called iced cream."

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm

"Hail, my fine chaps. I'd like one of those delicious… things that you all seem to be enjoying. And how about that local sports team?"

Negropolis June 9, 2012 at 12:17 am

Remember, in Romnese "sports" becomes "sport." Always.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Make him hang out with his pothead neighbors. He'll eat those fucking donuts.

tessiee June 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

If you watch the video closely, you can see that Mitt came pretty damn near blowing a circuit from the effort needed to suppress the urge to say, "Let them eat cake".

TribecaMike June 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

When he said he's going to do "some testing on that one right there," he meant the lady sitting on his right.

Wile E. Quixote June 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

"Fucking toroidal fried pastries. How do they work?"

Wile E. Quixote June 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I want to do some debugging on the MittBot's software. I think the failure to recognize a donut stems from some problems in the pattern recognition software that are caused by loading the Mormonism kernel module. Since Mormons don't drink coffee they don't know what a coffee cup looks like. As we all know, from a topological standpoint coffee cups and donuts are the same, that is to say that they are homeomorphic. I think that the Mormonism kernel module, which prevents Mittbot from consuming coffee, is somehow causing the pattern recognition software to fail because objects are recognized by their topological properties and the donut is being classed as a cup of coffee which is then flagged as verboten by the Mormonism module in the Mittbot's kernel software. This should be dealt with by an exception handler but instead it's causing a kernel fault, which then causes the Mittbot to freeze up while the Mittbot's interpersonal interaction software is reloaded.

It's obvious that the developers of the Mittbot software need to log this defect and start working on a hotfix until the next release of Mittbot is ready. Otherwise they risk having their candidate being compromised by further pastry injection attacks.

George Skullfry June 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I like your topological argument. Further support for this would be that the PR software may forbid recognition of complex non-closed surfaces (e.g., open beverage containers), which would explain why the Mittbot cannot tell its ass from a hole in the ground.

Dr_pangloss June 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Pickles the Drummer "It's a Doughnut you DoucheBag!"

Negropolis June 8, 2012 at 11:53 pm

"Yes, yes, could someone please convey to me that, that…circular, sugar-encrusted confection? That would most please Mitt Romney."

I think even more strange than him forgetting the name of a snack, is that he said he'd test it, went toward it, and then just left. You could tell the woman was confused as hell, but putting on a brave face so as not to embarrass him, further.

Negropolis June 9, 2012 at 12:02 am

"Let them eat cake donuts."

- Will Mittoinette

gurukalehuru June 9, 2012 at 3:04 am

He did NOT eat the doughnut. He did NOT eat the doughnut. He did NOT eat the doughnut.

(or donut, if you prefer. I accept both spellings.)

BenGleck June 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

Explain to Romneybot 2012. A croissant is a semi-circle. A donut is a full circle. A donut is two croissants put together. And they are just the right height.

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