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110 comments

      1. MittBorg

        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)

      1. PhilippePetain

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

  1. Goonemeritus

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

    1. 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?

  2. Cicada

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

      1. Jukesgrrl

        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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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?

    2. 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."

  4. Joshua Norton

    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….

    1. BlueStateLibel

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

    2. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. MittBorg

      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.

  6. 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?

    1. LibertyLover

      Calm down, Francis…

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

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

    3. DemmeFatale

      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.

    4. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. DemmeFatale

      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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  8. 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.

      1. 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!

    1. 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!

    2. 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).

    1. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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*

  11. lulzmonger

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  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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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