It is nice to see the civil rights legend and American treasure with his boogie shoes on. Especially considering we usually just write about him when hordes of Teabaggers have been showing their colors.
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  • Callyson

    Worst. Dancing with the Stars. Ever.

    • Even worser than the Bristol stomp?

      • No. The Bristol Stomp is the low bar beneath none may venture with life and limb intact.

        • LibertyLover

          Kinda like doing the limbo dance? On roller skates?

          • Oh, you like those daredevil events too, huh?

    • Negropolis

      Either that, or Best. Dancing with the Stars. Ever.

  • Not_So_Much

    I was totally fine with not having that in my brain…

  • Fairtackle

    I just dented my desk with my forehead.

  • Oh, YAY, it's BeccaLou! That means the livebloog is starting, right?

    • Doktor Zoom

      Hahaha, dream on. Some loon who likes Ponies is doing the livebloog tonight. Just boning up on foreign affairs right now.

      • emmelemm

        Will Kid Zoom and sandwiches make an appearance?

        • Doktor Zoom

          Kid Zoom is at his mom's. Whenever I mention "blogging," she rolls her eyes.

          • emmelemm

            Eye-rolling. It's what we ladies excel at. (There are special classes and everything.)

          • AlterNewt

            I KNEW it!

      • Oh geez not that fucking bronia … oh, hey, hai, look it's you, fancy meeting you here. Um, nice music, man. Always been a fan. Gotta go! (flees at high speed)

  • That wasn't too bad. Anything that will get the eejits to the polls, right?

    • Terry

      It's endearing that John Lewis was game for something like that.

      • PhilippePetain

        Endearing, but a little like watching your drunk tea party uncles dance to Soulja Boy at your okie cousin's wedding.

      • I thought it was awfully sweet.

        Also too, BeccaLOU! Why is ID eatening all my comments? I even stopped saying s-h-o-0-z!

        • commiegirl99

          IntenseDebate is claiming you don't exist. Do you have a different user name maybe?

          • I usedta be PalinzaDummy, oncet.

        • commiegirl99

          OK, you've been "whitelisted." (So racist.)

          • emmelemm

            Isn't it the racist-iest? (It is.)

          • Does this mean I can join the better country clubs now? (Smooch)

            Sorry. I haz a huge crush on you, but you knew that.

  • Goonemeritus

    If there is a God the Honorable Representative Lewis will get to dance on the grave of the last racist in America.

    • I hope we all live to see that day. Just so I can piss on the grave when he's done.

    • prommie

      Thats why its so fucking sad there isn't. Because justice doesn't ever happen except by accident, or is it on accident? Henry Higgens anyone?

    • Redgyal

      I hope he does it Gangnam style.

  • Gang what now?

  • Cicada

    That was adorable. I don't care if it costs me my snark cred, John Lewis looks like he's having a ball.

    • There, I gave you more snark cred.

  • snowpointsecret

    Still better than Call me Maybe.


  • OT & not funny: RIP Russell Means

    • Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.

    • Yah. A sad loss.

    • chascates

      Has any politician ever been to the Pine Ridge rez or similar places?

      • I never hear about anyone except our Congressional rep going to the Tohono O'odham reservation (one of our country's few urban reservations), which is a tomahawk's throw from my house.

      • I think Obama went to A rez, but I don't remember which.

  • I'm gonna play this every time I take myself too seriously!
    Totally adorable!!

  • savethispatient

    When will we know Gangnam Style has well and truly jumped the shark? When Mitt Romney does it.

    Correction: If Mitt Romney does it, it probably jumped the shark months previously.

    • noodlesalad

      If Mitt Romney does it, it was in style, went out of style, twenty years went by, then it came back as a retro fad, and then it went out of style again, and maybe then Mitt Romney does it, badly. Who let the Gangnam Style out?

    • Cicada

      Who let the dogs out? Woof.

      *awkward fist pump*

      • PhilippePetain

        Sticks neck out as if he's an actual dog, ready to bite the children.

    • Crank_Tango

      And mitt is all "dance like I am riding a horse? I have so much money, my wife owns a horse that dances for her. I am not involved in the process at all. something something, gold plates."

      • savethispatient

        In Romneyist Russia, horse dance FOR YOU!

        • In Mittborgist Russia, horse dance ON you. For you=Mittens, of course.

  • Thanks a lot. Now the next big Romney commercial will probably be 30 seconds of Ryan stripping while chanting “Jobs…jobs…jobs…jobs…”

    You know. For the ladiez….

    • BlueStateLibel

      Talk about escalating the war on women…there is a reason single females are the fasting growing demographic.

    • PugglesRule

      I saw some manip online today of Romney shirtless with a younger Egg, sort of like a romance novel cover. I swear I did NOT ever need to see that image.

  • Aridzona

    No wonder we have a trade deficit. We're even importing shlock pop music from Korea.

    • Arishii


      • Aridzona

        My Korean is a little rusty, but I think that means, "Your musical tastes suck, round eye!"

        • Arishii

          팬이 여자-도 망쳐 놓지 마라 ᄏᄏᄏᄏᄏ

          • Aridzona

            Great. Just what I need — a Korean pen pal.

  • BZ1

    Gangnam Style is insidious and now totally ludicrous …

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Whatever else I think about this, I feel confident about one thing:
    if it encourages anyone to vote, the results will have a liberal bias.

  • What in the fucking fuck is this shit???

    • Gangnam Style, y'ole fogey. Git wit da happenang thang.

      Srsly, it's taking over the world. Brace yourself. Coming soon to a flash mob near you.

  • VodkaGoGo

    By anyone old enough to votes definition, I am not an old fart. I still get hit on by college girls (and guys) even though I'm in my mid 30s. Still, I feel out of touch. For instance, WHAT THE HELL IS GANGNAM STYLE? Also, when I use all caps, why does everyone keep calling me Francis and asking me if I'm mad?

    • Here's dancin' fool David Gregory.

      You're glad you asked, right?


    • LibertyLover

      Calm down, Francis…

      try the "you tube" for the rescue….it's the raging hormone dance meme of late.

    • Monsieur_Grumpe

      Jeez Nancy, can you do the Google?
      I still get hit on by my wife but you don't hear me bragging about it.

      • VodkaGoGo

        Hey, I'm not bragging. Getting hit on by college girls is way more bewildering and scary to me than gangnam style. I have no idea how to respond to either phenomena.

        • Redgyal

          Easy. One trend you pick up and the other you don't.

    • Try the decaf, Francis.

      No really, you're too young to have kids that are your touchstones to pop culture, (like my girls), and too old to know about it yourself.

    • SorosBot

      But Jay Leno even has done a parody* of "Gagnam Style". HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE MORE OF AN OUT-OF-TOUCH OLD FART THAN JAY LENO?

      *Which is ironic, as Gagnam Style is itself a parody of South Korean pop and culture; Americans mocking it is like if Koreans were mocking Weird Al.

  • Barrelhse
    • FFS.
      Jesus, these people.

      I think I need to see Lewis dance again. (To restore my faith in humanity.)

  • I heard that snark cred was being given out here?

    • LibertyLover

      Only if you pay for it. It ain't no charity barn.

      • Cicada

        Whore diamonds don't come cheap.

  • YouBetcha

    Can't fap to it.

    • Crank_Tango

      You're doing it wrong.

    • Yes, we were was promised a Disco Ball.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    OK. I said before if I ever run for office I will never eat in public again. I'm adding dancing to that list.

    • Hillary makes it a rule never to eat in public.
      When we had a dinner that she came to, she stayed to eat.
      We were some thrilled fan-girls, because she must've felt that she was among friends.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    Riding invisible Rafalcas is a dance now?

  • James Michael Curley

    Moves pretty well. Learned them all that Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

    • FakaktaSouth

      "I remember the year I went to camp, I heard about some lady named Selma and some blacks" God I hate this place. HATE. Selma, Alabama can kiss my ass forever, but did you know it is now a hotbed for swinging? Like, sex wise, not with nooses. Imagine.

      • James Michael Curley

        I have been to Selma and, at the time, very aware of the events of the early 60’s. That was in 1968 when I spent a short time at Ft. Rucker. The thing that totally blew me away when I first saw it was the very obvious ‘clean spot’ on walls above different facilities where the signs “Colored Entrance, Fountain, Bathroom, Waiting Area” had been. The signs were down but the facilities were far from integrated. Incidentally, during my last summer at camp the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred. That was scary for a 13 year old.

  • FakaktaSouth

    Even though this fad is just another in the long line of "what the fuck is going on in the world, I don't get it" I think this is adorbs. But I'm probably just still all aglow from the lady at the store carding my ass for the wine I bought for the debate live blog this afternoon (she said she knew I was over 21, just wasn't sure about 30! Yes, I soul kissed her right in the check out line). Oh yeah, I'll be ready, and with an attitude.

    • MissTaken

      SorosBot kept getting carded for cigs out here. Totes adorable!

      • SorosBot

        That was just weird. There's no way I look under 30, much less 18. Still it was fun seeing the clerk get perplexed by the PA license!

    • prommie

      I have a girlfriend who gets carded! I totaly brag about it at every opportunity!

      And baby I have to go full TJ and name-drop, when I was working that campaign John Lewis came to do some events for us, and I drove-escorted-hung out with the man all day and he is a treasure!

    • PugglesRule

      Seriously, Gangnam Style is no sillier than the Macarena, which you could NOT get away from in August 1996 (I remember the month because it was the equivalent of a viral hit back in the pre-YouTube days and my son was born that month).

  • Mittens Howell, III

    Nice, but not as skinny as Sarah Palin's 'Voting Meth Lab style'

  • chascates

    Whatever became of the macarena?

    • LibertyLover

      The blessings of time…

    • "Gangham Style" is headed to the same sad place, if I have anything to do with it, which I don't.

    • SorosBot

      DAMN YOU! For putting that horrible song in my head, there is only one appropriate retaliation…

      A little bit of Monica in my life,
      A little bit of Erica by my side.
      A little bit of Rita's what I need,
      A little bit of Tina's what I see.
      A little bit of Sandra in the sun,
      A little bit of Mary all night long.
      A little bit of Jessica here I am,
      A little bit of you makes me your man!

  • Hello? Is this thing on? (tap, tap)

    • prommie

      I hear you loud and clear!

      • Hey, wow, no need to get all *shouty* on me, dood.

        Is FakaktaSouth tuning in tonight?

        • prommie

          Of course! Why do you think I showed up?

          • Great. I love her wit.

            I was only kidding about teh shouty. (Hugs Prommie in a carefully NOT-gay way)

  • sbj1964

    Voting is anti-American! Just ask any GOP conservative.They fear the vote of the people,and they have tried everything they could to STOP THE VOTE.Make them pay.

  • mavenmaven

    K-pop rules! And you know Paul Ryan doesn't have any on his ipod!

    • PugglesRule

      That in itself gets my approval.

  • ingloriousbytch

    In the Battle of the Olds, we have a civil rights legend dancing to K-pop, they have an Clint Eastwood sundowning with an empty chair.

    We win. *drops mic*

  • Doktor Zoom

    No voting in this, but I like Gundam Style

  • Barrelhse

    Are we meeting here for cocktails at 9:00?

  • Blueb4sinrise

    Odds on Shefflera asking the candidates about Pussy Riot?

  • lulzmonger

    ♫ ♫ Wonkette got GangnamRolled! ♪
    ♪ ♫ (vweet-vweet-vweet vweetvweetvweet, vweet-vwett-vweet vweetvweetvweet) ♫ ♫

  • Redgyal

    Up fist for using SAT words in context.

  • viennawoods13

    Grant Imahara does my favorite version.

  • DalePues

    I'm very proud to say that John Lewis is my U.S. Congressman. Vote.

  • mosjef

    How to go from novel to nauseating overnight.

  • Negropolis

    You can afford to do this when your seat is in a district that isn't competitive. lol

    BTW, I like Gangnam style because they aren't even being serious. I can tolerate a fad like this. It's totally meant to be a send-up.

  • ttommyunger

    If you don't know John Lewis is a brave man and a true American Hero, you just don't know enough about him.

  • IceCreamEmpress

    That is fantastic, but please don't vote Gangnam Style, because you know those rich suburban types would be all about Rmoney.

    Voting Psy Style and mocking conspicuous consumers with stables full of dancing horses, on the other hand—YEAH

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