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February 29, 2012 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Depressed/frightened/disheartened about the GOP primary race? Here's Bad Lip Reading doing Rick Santorum and the rest of the GOP roster: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry.

Obama doesn't escape the treatment, either. If Bad Lip Reading sounds familiar, it's probably because of "Gang Fight," which was their absurdist dubbing of the already-absurd "Friday" by Rebecca Black.
posted by LMGM (33 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm reminded of Day Job Orchestra's Happy in Paraguay.
posted by The Giant Squid at 2:17 PM on February 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


That was a lot funnier than I expected it to be.
posted by ColdChef at 2:18 PM on February 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


Oooh, also forgot Ron Paul.

(Cold Chef: I think it's Santorum's earnest boy-scout demeanor that really hits the absurdity sweet-spot for me.)
posted by LMGM at 2:21 PM on February 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I love Romney's laugh.
posted by steamynachos at 2:22 PM on February 29, 2012


Bad Lip Reading is great -- it never occurred to me that it hadn't already been posted. A couple of these are new since I last looked too, so yay!
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:23 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm shocked this isn't a double but I guess it isn't. I get all of my time wasting stuff from Metafilter, so I have know idea how I've known about this for months.

The Bachmann one kills me... "I'm gonna stick a tree root all up in her shrimp"
posted by mcstayinskool at 2:24 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love these. They somehow further point up the inanity of political discourse, and I didn't know that was possible.
posted by mattbucher at 2:26 PM on February 29, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'd go to Herman Cain's Highlander marathon.
posted by steamynachos at 2:26 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I could get really excited for a Herman Cain / Pootie Tang ticket.
posted by mullacc at 2:33 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: You can't bluff mule drivers
posted by chavenet at 2:35 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Even with the voice and words completely changed, I cannot spend more than four seconds looking at an image of Bachmann without wanting to rub course sand into my eyes.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:37 PM on February 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


"Can't police no underwear. All you can do is give that woodchuck a tuna melt."

Truer words were never spoken.
posted by ColdChef at 2:42 PM on February 29, 2012 [16 favorites]


Depressed/frightened/disheartened about the GOP primary race?

What are you talking about? It's fucking entertaining as all hell!
posted by KokuRyu at 2:49 PM on February 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm with KokoRyu. Last night I actually got depressed when Romney won because I was worried that we were nearing the end of what is easily the most hilariously entertaining primary imaginable.

It's like the entire last 12 years have all just been a huge setup for the greatest punchline in American political history.
posted by kernel_sander at 3:00 PM on February 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


I must agree. I'm not usually a fan, but this season of reality TV has been really great. I can't wait to see the regionals convention episode.
posted by bonehead at 3:01 PM on February 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


"You're going to convention!"
posted by jaduncan at 3:04 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hmm, the mood isn't so sanguine over in this thread, where the general consensus seems to be that either the GOP will fall apart and result in a shitstorm, or the GOP will somehow win and result in a colossal shitstorm. The glass is half-full (of shitstorm) !
posted by LMGM at 3:12 PM on February 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


- it never occurred to me that it hadn't already been posted

It has. This is the fourth time.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 3:17 PM on February 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


So many of those are great. Best moments for me were Ron Paul going "BAM!" and Newt Gingrich saying "you can't think when you're fucking high."
posted by graphnerd at 4:46 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Love me some bad lip reading, but I'm still not convinced they actually need to manipulate anything Herman Cain said during his all-too-brief campaign. He is a comic genius.
posted by obscurator at 5:21 PM on February 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I mean a Taco, Egg Whites .... diarrhea.
posted by cashman at 5:57 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would vote for this version of Herman Cain.
posted by cmoj at 6:09 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Glad Dayjob Orchestra was mentioned. Did it first. Does it better.
posted by NedKoppel at 6:22 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dayjob Orchestra also had some fun with the 2012 GOP Primary.
posted by steamynachos at 6:29 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Something about the way he has Cain say "Ricky?!?" with that incredulous look on his face makes the entire video for me.
posted by anthom at 7:11 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's something oddly prophetic about Santorum's "I'm crazy… and I'm right."
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:32 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's like the entire last 12 years have all just been a huge setup for the greatest punchline in American political history.

"President Willard Mitt Romney."
posted by jacobian at 8:04 PM on February 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


"It seems right here. The trees are the right height." Gosh, these are hilarious.
posted by Anything at 8:10 PM on February 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I laughed so fucking much!! FAVORITES FOR EVERYBODY!! YOU AND YOU AND YOU!!
posted by Iron Rat at 8:21 PM on February 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


The funniest part of this: I don't believe I've ever seen a video with Santorum before.
posted by Goofyy at 5:24 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wonder if these were spread enough if a significant number of people would believe they are real. I remember working with a guy years ago who was making an ad for a local car dealership and he used the famous "Dean Scream" as part of the audio track. He kept playing with it and making it more dramatic, not, I think, out of any actual malice for Howard Dean, but because it was a popular meme at the time and it worked in that obnoxious, intrusive way that car ads work. Anyone who wanted to know knew that audio was not truly representative of what Howard Dean said that night but it stuck. Could something like this stick?
posted by Tashtego at 8:09 AM on March 1, 2012


Slight correction to Horace Rumpole: BadLipReading has been posted here before, but for previous musical postings (which are also amazing.) These videos have been a constant source of entertainment for me since he started making them, but the Michelle Bachman and Newt Gingrich videos are endlessly re-watchable. "Jackpot fishy poopy pants, you're gonna wish you could buy me a tin cup for all of these nickels. I'll get you!" Hoooo-wee.
posted by adamd1 at 2:47 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


p.s. I'm going to call my sockpuppet account "FancyFist." It's like Fancy Feast for kinky BDSM slaves!
posted by LMGM at 2:42 PM on March 2, 2012


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