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Dale Peterson is running for office in Alabama! You may not like the politics, but GODDAMN this is an AD! He's on a HORSE! And wait for the :50 mark where he shows you he means BIZNESS.
posted by Cool Papa Bell (120 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Umm

Well...

err..

I'm out.
posted by Lord_Pall at 11:13 AM on May 22, 2010


Nice!
posted by Saxon Kane at 11:15 AM on May 22, 2010


DONNIE SAYS "NO!"
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 11:16 AM on May 22, 2010


Except for the gun, I kind of like the guy.
posted by desjardins at 11:16 AM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


OMG, that is brilliant. Terrifying, but brilliant.
posted by afx237vi at 11:16 AM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hmmm - seems like I've heard "Marine during Vietnam" somewhere else recently, but where oh where?!?
posted by item at 11:17 AM on May 22, 2010


I sorta expected a "Yeeaaa!" with him rearing on the horse at the end, not walking the horse away. That said, even though I don't support his politics that's about exactly everything you could want in a republican ad.
posted by furtive at 11:17 AM on May 22, 2010


I vote for the horse.
posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 11:18 AM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


"I'm on a horse"
posted by zippy at 11:19 AM on May 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


I know nothing about Alabama politics, but I live in the South, and he's almost certainly going to be a shoe-in for the position. This is exactly how you serenade rednecks and teabaggers.
posted by crapmatic at 11:20 AM on May 22, 2010 [6 favorites]


I know nothing about filming anything, but there are like eighty million cuts in this little commercial, which makes me wonder how many hundreds of takes it took to make it look like this guy can string together a complete sentence.
posted by padraigin at 11:21 AM on May 22, 2010 [22 favorites]


Goddamn.
posted by msali at 11:22 AM on May 22, 2010


That was all sorts of magical. The rifle/shotgun is what elevated it for me, although the Facebook comment was great too.
posted by zix at 11:22 AM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Peterson's finger appears to be on the trigger as he lifts the gun into view. I don't know anything about guns, but even if the safety is on is that really the correct way to casually tote around a rifle?
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:23 AM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


They took out the part where he actually shoots the horse.
posted by hanoixan at 11:25 AM on May 22, 2010 [14 favorites]


The gun is a lever action rifle, and probably isn't loaded.
posted by ZaneJ. at 11:26 AM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Straightforward, unvarnished, honest pretty much what all political commercials should be like. Whether you agree with his position or not, there is no doubt where he stands and how he'll govern. It's a heck of a lot better than the typical dissembling and obfuscation that we normally get.
posted by oddman at 11:29 AM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


1. The horse's mournful eyes when Peterson mentions Facebook.
2. The horse apparently passing Peterson the gun.
posted by Beardman at 11:29 AM on May 22, 2010 [33 favorites]


You know who else rode in on a horse with a rifle in his hand and a take-no-prisoners attitude?

Yeah, that's right, Marion Morrison, that's who.
posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 11:30 AM on May 22, 2010


... probably isn't loaded.

Taken from right at the top of the list of Famous Last Words.
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:30 AM on May 22, 2010 [10 favorites]


Any comment on why Agriculture Commissioner is such an amazingly powerful job in those parts?
posted by availablelight at 11:31 AM on May 22, 2010


Alabama's land (agriculture) is owned by an elite minority, move outside the cities and it's 95% owned by timber corporations, factory farms and old-style plantation barons. Look behind the curtain on this guy and I can almost guarantee he is a creation of large elite interests.
posted by stbalbach at 11:33 AM on May 22, 2010 [14 favorites]


I dunno, he seems a little equivocal and self-doubting to me; I'd worry about him being too willing to see all sides of an issue and being paralyzed as a result.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:33 AM on May 22, 2010 [14 favorites]


The parody.
posted by paddysat at 11:33 AM on May 22, 2010 [45 favorites]


Dear Mr. Peterson:

Why the silly hat?

This ain't Texas.

Love,

An Alabama voter
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:35 AM on May 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


HE'S GOT A GUN!!!
posted by nola at 11:36 AM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Needs more satanic sheep.
posted by Sailormom at 11:37 AM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


All the little sudden jumps where he gets a bit further away or a bit closer made me seasick.
posted by freecellwizard at 11:43 AM on May 22, 2010


That is probably the greatest campaign ad I've ever seen. It pretty much sums up all the reasons I won't vote republican again for a long time. Racist, in your face, posers with no intention of listening to the other parties views.

That "It's my way or the highway" attitude is pretty uneducated and in no way compassionate. Republicans only see one side of the coin, and there are plenty of Democrats see only the other side. In all, the political situation in our country stinks!
posted by Slash_fan at 11:43 AM on May 22, 2010


But what does he SMELL like?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 11:44 AM on May 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


NEEDS MORE FUCKING JUMP CUTS!!!
posted by phaedon at 11:46 AM on May 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


I get the feeling that after our county gets taken back, we're going to need to take our country back.
posted by found missing at 11:48 AM on May 22, 2010 [15 favorites]


But what does he SMELL like?

Freshly laundered white sheets.
posted by mrbill at 11:49 AM on May 22, 2010 [27 favorites]


"I'll bet you didn't know that."

I'll bet he doesn't know that I don't vote for candidates who tell me I'm an idiot.
posted by wadefranklin at 11:51 AM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Kind of awesome. Particularly with the long shot on the horse during the "On Facebook?!" business.
posted by arnicae at 11:54 AM on May 22, 2010




I don't agree with the implications in this thread that this guy is racist. That said, I think he is going to be really pissed off when he finds out we have a black president.
posted by found missing at 11:57 AM on May 22, 2010


I was wondering who posted this AskMe! (Obviously Anonymous, a.k.a. Dale Peterson, tried to throw us off the trail by saying he was running for U.S. Congress instead of the most important job in Alabama.)
posted by sallybrown at 11:59 AM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Straightforward, unvarnished, honest pretty much what all political commercials should be like. Whether you agree with his position or not, there is no doubt where he stands and how he'll govern. It's a heck of a lot better than the typical dissembling and obfuscation that we normally get.

I disagree with this -- I think it is all about dissembling and obfuscation.

I know he doesn't like:

1) Thugs and criminals
2) Illegals
3) Unemployment
4) His opponents
5) When his opponents steal yard signs in the dark of night from his supporters
6) When his opponents brag on their Facebook pages

I know he does like:

1) Naming names
2) Taking no prisoners
3) Showing Alabama he means business

...and while I think that comes across as "straightfoward, unvarnished, honest", I don't actually know what he wants to DO; I don't THINK I agree with his position but I'm not sure because it's just about who he doesn't and doesn't like and not policies or facts or relevant opinions. I wouldn't have said that it's anything other than "dissembling and obfuscation" because he just spouts a bunch of buzzwords but doesn't say what he wants to do. You know, beyond asking that we "show Alabama we mean business".
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:59 AM on May 22, 2010 [18 favorites]


But what does he SMELL like?

Horseshit.
posted by hydrophonic at 12:01 PM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


That bridle is English. He might as well have a scone for a saddle. Poser. Or should I say "pouser?"
posted by montaigneisright at 12:01 PM on May 22, 2010 [23 favorites]


I expect that the autotuned version will be even more stirring.
posted by Hicksu at 12:03 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Saw this the other day and my immediate reaction was that, yep, he's got this one in the bag. Why? Because all my relatives are from Alabama and Georgia and this is exactly the way they talk about politics when we're together. It basically boils down to:

64% uninformed, tough guy bombast
27% dog-whistle cultural cues
9% ludditism, nationalism, innumeracy and thinly veiled racism
posted by darkstar at 12:04 PM on May 22, 2010 [8 favorites]


Whether you agree with his position or not, there is no doubt where he stands and how he'll govern.

He has a wide stance, I'm sure. He's selling himself, like all politicians, through jingoism and images. His handlers know that cowboys with rifles on horses is an image that may prove effective (Ronald Reagan anyone?) in garnering NRA and teabag-ish votes, but it's worth remembering that he will not actually govern according to his horsemanship or ability to fire a rifle. But a commercial with him behind a computer looking at spreadsheets just is not the same, amirite?
posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 12:05 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Far too liberal to get elected in Alabama...
posted by jim in austin at 12:06 PM on May 22, 2010


I'm not going to lie, I fucking love this commercial, though I would likely never vote for him.

As it happened I did not grow up to be the kind of woman who is the heroine in a Western, and although the men I have known have had many virtues and have taken me to live in many places I have come to live, they have never been John Wayne, and they have never taken me to that bend in the river where the cottonwoods grow....When John Wayne spoke, there was no mistaking his intentions; he had a sexual authority so strong that even a child could perceive it. And in a world we understood early to be characterized by venality and doubt and paralyzing ambiguities, he suggested another world, one which may or may not have existed ever but in any case existed no more: a place where a man could move free, could make his own code and live by it; a world in which, if a man did what he had to do, he could one day take the girl and go riding through the draw and find himself home free, not in a hospital with something going wrong inside, not in a high bed with the flowers and the drugs and the forced smiles, but there at the bend in the bright river, the cottonwoods shimmering in the early morning sun.
-Joan Didion, "John Wayne: A Love Song"
posted by sallybrown at 12:08 PM on May 22, 2010 [6 favorites]


Oh fucking hell. He scares me. Alabama scares me. The USA scares me.
posted by jontyjago at 12:08 PM on May 22, 2010


Peterson's finger appears to be on the trigger as he lifts the gun into view. I don't know anything about guns, but even if the safety is on is that really the correct way to casually tote around a rifle?

Dale will appreciate the link to the NRA's #2 rule on gun safety, as it gives him the opportunity to exclaim "damn right I'm ready!"
posted by Lukenlogs at 12:11 PM on May 22, 2010


*speechless*
posted by SLC Mom at 12:17 PM on May 22, 2010


Worse ad, from my goddamned home state! Apparently this was shown on the Daily Show - I missed Jon taking it apart, but I just got so fucking pissed when I saw it. My entire family got security-flagged at the airport some years ago because my baby brother's name apparently matched that of a terror suspect ("He's had contact with the rest of the family, search 'em all!"), and we very nearly missed our flight.

I am sick to death of politicians smirking in ads like these about what they're going to do to kick out the "illegals" and "terrorists" when what they really mean to say is "Hey, old white guy! You got a problem with all those brown people overrunning the country? I'll take care of 'em for you!"
posted by Devika at 12:19 PM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


if boners were votes i just elected this guy twice
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:24 PM on May 22, 2010 [5 favorites]


I'm just shy of 50, I don't get high anymore - I know I'm not imagining this. In my short lifetime, the right in this country has gone from from being sensibly stubborn to scary fucking batshit insane.

Brandishing a gun in a political ad while you are calling out your opponent as a pussy is a threat in my book. This guy needs to go to jail, not the legislature.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 12:26 PM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Brandishing a gun in a political ad while you are calling out your opponent as a pussy is a threat in my book. This guy needs to go to jail, not the legislature.

For having a gun on videotape?
posted by nathancaswell at 12:28 PM on May 22, 2010


He has a wide stance, I'm sure.

You mean like this guy?
posted by homunculus at 12:33 PM on May 22, 2010


A line from that very funny parody linked to by paddysat:

"The Agricultural Commission controls five billion dollars. Bet'cha didn't know that. Well, it's true. - No, it ain't. 'cause I made it up. - No, I didn't. WHO SAID THAT?... Prob'ly my polit'cal opponents! And they don't give a RIIIIIIIIIP about Alabama!"
posted by WalterMitty at 12:34 PM on May 22, 2010


This is a coded message aimed right at Republicans.

He's saying, "With a horse like this, I won't need a rentboy to carry my bags."
posted by PlusDistance at 12:43 PM on May 22, 2010 [13 favorites]


> Worse ad, from my goddamned home state!

Please tell me that was actually a deleted scene from Idiocracy...
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:44 PM on May 22, 2010


The man's got one hell of an image consultant. Someplace just past the shoulder of that good ole boy is a sharp-suited Don Draper who knows exactly what he's doing.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:46 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


All I can tell you is that somewhere, there's an outtakes reel that's worth its weight in gold.
posted by bicyclefish at 12:48 PM on May 22, 2010 [14 favorites]


Suddenly, I want a Marlboro Red.
posted by timsteil at 12:52 PM on May 22, 2010


Alabama has cowboys? Since when?
posted by longsleeves at 12:58 PM on May 22, 2010


"I'm on a horse"

His horse is amazing.
posted by Evilspork at 1:02 PM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


You know how we sometimes have WTF Japan? posts on MeFi?
That is what this is like for much of the rest of the world1, one just can't shake the feeling that we're being had and that the hidden camera is about to come out.

(1) Not for me though, I grew up surrounded by Texas oilmen.
posted by atrazine at 1:07 PM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


[this is not good]
posted by tzikeh at 1:07 PM on May 22, 2010


I feel disappointed and betrayed that this post has nothing to do with the Old Spice guy.
posted by elizardbits at 1:09 PM on May 22, 2010


Politicians do what it takes to be elected. We might as well enjoy the commercials, as mostly they are fiction anyway.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:11 PM on May 22, 2010


He's saying, "With a horse like this, I won't need a rentboy to carry my bags."

He best be careful. Dude in Washington got killed when he had a horse carry his bags.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:12 PM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Straightforward, unvarnished, honest...

You're kidding. This is pure theatre. Guy's a macho poseur. He's playing to the stalls but he'll sit with the ladies and gentlemen in the box seats who have paid for and bought him.
posted by binturong at 1:18 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Easily the best-made ad I've seen this cycle. (Not the most effective, though; that definitely goes to Joe Sestak's ad featuring Arlen Specter explaining that his party switch would allow him to be "re-e-LECT-ed.") Whatever you might think about Peterson's policies--and I'd never, ever vote for the guy--he makes a good point that bureaucratic positions like Agricultural Commissioner are far more powerful than the average voter realizes. They control millions of dollars in contracts every year, and the fact that most of the people voting have no idea who any of them are means they're largely unaccountable to the electorate.
posted by EarBucket at 1:19 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


You want to see a real Republican campaign commercial? I give you Citizen Shane.

And while I will let the work of the late, great Mississippi filmmaker Ron Tibbets speak to those brave enough to view it, let me just say that even though the first commercial is made of stone-ground awesome, it's not even the best one.
posted by vibrotronica at 1:19 PM on May 22, 2010


But what does he SMELL like?

Horseshit.


Right substance. Wrong animal.
posted by Skeptic at 1:26 PM on May 22, 2010


I feel disappointed and betrayed that this post has nothing to do with the Old Spice guy.

Isaiah Mustafa (sp).

He'll run for office eventually. His campaign ad:

Look at my opponent. Look at me. Look back at my opponent. Back to me! What's in my hand? It's appropriations for that program you love!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:26 PM on May 22, 2010 [20 favorites]


Straightforward, unvarnished, honest pretty much what all political commercials should be like. Whether you agree with his position or not, there is no doubt where he stands and how he'll govern. It's a heck of a lot better than the typical dissembling and obfuscation that we normally get.

Unless his day job is TV cowboy, we have no fucking idea what this guy is like. His ingenious plan to fix unspecified stuff appears to involve a rifle and a horse. That commercial was all varnish, the kind of varnish someone might use to make a cheap piece of furniture look antique.
posted by pracowity at 1:41 PM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


I can't be the only person that thought that somebody needs to overdub that ad with this song.
posted by Shepherd at 1:45 PM on May 22, 2010


At first I read his name as Geoff Peterson and I was all yay craigyfern!

But now I'm just disappointed and a little fearful of our future.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:49 PM on May 22, 2010


Ferg. Craigyferg. Damn miniscule touch keyboards.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:49 PM on May 22, 2010


I'm sick of these gun-waving, horse-riding, Harvard MBA types.
posted by storybored at 2:19 PM on May 22, 2010


Guns, Camouflage and Battenberg Lace... from Peterson’s website. While you're there you may also want to look at "Who made the viral add" from the menu on the left.
posted by Huplescat at 2:20 PM on May 22, 2010


Thugs and criminals? I'm used to seeing one or the other, but never both at the same time. Alabama is worse off than I imagined.
posted by emelenjr at 2:37 PM on May 22, 2010


That... that is the theme from "Gunsmoke" playing in the background, right?
posted by jokeefe at 2:41 PM on May 22, 2010


He hired the guys who brought us the epic Cullman Liquidation Mobile Homes ad?
posted by progosk at 2:45 PM on May 22, 2010 [9 favorites]


Yeah, he does make a good point about the power of apparently-humble bureaucratic positions, but how is the agricultural commissioner supposed to stop "thousands of illegals" from crashing into Alabama like a tidal wave of sombreros and underpaid manual labor? I guess that gun will be involved?
posted by clockzero at 3:09 PM on May 22, 2010


The parody

...is especially funny (for the wrong reasons) if you recognize the palm trees, oleander bushes, and mountains in the background that show that this was almost certainly filmed in that little stretch of the Glendale/Burbank horse properties along the 134 and the Los Angeles River.
posted by Asparagirl at 3:18 PM on May 22, 2010


(Not the most effective, though; that definitely goes to Joe Sestak's ad featuring Arlen Specter explaining that his party switch would allow him to be "re-e-LECT-ed.")

God, yes. I seriously think that ad made the whole difference in that election. It's just so incredibly perfect in telling the message Sestak wanted to tell, and the most damning part of it was Specter's onw words, told with the most damning inflection and facial expression Specter could possibly have used, short of adding maniacal laughter to the end of "re-e-LECT-ed".
posted by darkstar at 3:42 PM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


With an original so outlandishly hilarious, "the parody" was merely redundant. This thing plays like a brilliant viral video marketing campaign for the upcoming Coen brothers sequel, "Grazing Alabama." ...OR MY NAME AIN'T DALE PETERSON!
posted by donmateo at 3:57 PM on May 22, 2010


So he was in the Marine Corps during Viet Nam. I wonder how many people will conflate that with having served in Nam.
posted by notreally at 4:03 PM on May 22, 2010


The whole thing would have been more effective if it didn't end with him walking off in mom-pants.
posted by InkaLomax at 4:05 PM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


My main question is whether his campaign can survive when the media notices the pictures of Peterson at the Sweet Tater Festival. He unashamedly announces that there were "Sweet Taters FOR SALE!" This could bring him down.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 4:21 PM on May 22, 2010



Let the countdown begin til we learn he was found in a hotel with a gay prostitute...
posted by fluffycreature at 4:24 PM on May 22, 2010


It's bad comms work if he can't pare down his message enough to fit in pauses between sentences for a 60 second spot. Loved the ad, though. "THUGS AND CRIMINALS".

It also led me to this:

Since Dr. Kelly worked on me I've got a new job, a new boyfriend, and I've travelled to Canada. Coincidence? I don't think so!... It's like Dr. Kelly has written a prescription for self esteem AND confidence... I think that's TWO prescriptions!
posted by doublehappy at 4:39 PM on May 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Wow. Poor Neil Young. That next FarmAid? So awkward.
posted by hal9k at 4:42 PM on May 22, 2010


Please note this video is not viral. It's virile. Big difference.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 5:18 PM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Pause the add when it begins and you will see a still of Vietnam era military dog tags superimposed on the constitution. The name on the tags is K F Peterson. Look again and you will also see an O, which signifies the blood type. But all other vital data, including religious affiliation, etc. is obscured.
posted by Huplescat at 5:33 PM on May 22, 2010


Aww c'mon, what a tease! Where's the fucking shootout with the idjins??
posted by Skygazer at 6:02 PM on May 22, 2010


Barack Alabama
posted by vectr at 6:43 PM on May 22, 2010


1. The horse's mournful eyes when Peterson mentions Facebook.
2. The horse apparently passing Peterson the gun.
posted by Beardman at 11:29 AM on May 22


OMFG, Beardman, your second point made me laugh out so loud I startled myself.
posted by treepour at 6:44 PM on May 22, 2010


POL (Paroxysms Of Laughter)
posted by ambulocetus at 7:21 PM on May 22, 2010


Quick, someone ask him what he thinks of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wear a vest and run like hell...
posted by Skygazer at 7:43 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've mentioned before what I'd do if I were a Crazy Billionaire, but this commercial has just moved a new activity to #1.

"Hi, I'm Drew Billionaire and I bet that the staff of the Route 1 Hilltop Steakhouse does not give a RRRRIIIIPPP about warm bread. Betcha didn't know that!" [Presents rifle, complete with bayonet-avec-roll] "Well, I do. Fuck that shit. How you gonna eat a steak without a layer of warm bread in your belly?" [Horse floats past on submarine] "Goddamn I like bread!" [Two cowboy hats make out, one has a child] "Also, what's the problem with butter?" [Picture of dead squirrel] "I mean, seriously!" [Fade to black. My lotto picks then appear.]
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:24 PM on May 22, 2010 [19 favorites]


At first I laughed and thought, "What a stooge!"

Now I'm just afraid.
posted by leftcoastbob at 8:26 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am all for reintroducing the word "dummy" into American political discourse. I think it would be hilarious to see Republicans act and sound just like Fred Sanford.
posted by infinitewindow at 9:59 PM on May 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


He seems like a tough-talking straight shooter, which makes it unfortunate that he has such full womanly hips.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:02 PM on May 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Gorge Wallass lives!
posted by Twang at 11:13 PM on May 22, 2010


"Hi, I'm Drew Billionaire...

Oh, PLEASE, someone make this.
posted by nonspecialist at 11:38 PM on May 22, 2010


Same old "I'm and outsider and I'll clean up the corrupt mess" political ad as ever. Betcha this guy is one of the most connected, palm-greased, nod-and-a-wink good ole' boys in the state.
posted by telstar at 2:06 AM on May 23, 2010


He seems like a tough-talking straight shooter, which makes it unfortunate that he has such full womanly hips.

That was my thought. He sounded all badass and then as he's walking away his shirt was all.... puffy. I guess the gruff, straight-talkin' former Marine doesn't want people making fun of his love handles.
posted by Talanvor at 5:17 AM on May 23, 2010


I don't find this stuff amusing anymore.
posted by Legomancer at 6:49 AM on May 23, 2010


What's sad is the original is funnier than the parody. The thing that's not funny is he reminds me so much of that asshole Clayton Williams, with his ads about criminals bustin' rocks and livin in tents. The boogeyman of the times was out of control teenagers, not illegals.

In 2007 his advice to male candidates was essentially "don't get caught" and "hope for a man to run"

And yes, I'd love to see the outtakes.

I was sad to learn the same folks who'd done the mobile home ads had also done this one, because goddammit, working people aren't dressed that slick, and a "mobile home style" ad from the oppostion would have been so epic.

There's always google tv, I guess.
posted by lysdexic at 7:11 AM on May 23, 2010


You guys, I'm not trying to take anything away from the discussion of -- well, maybe I am, but seriously, that plastic surgery commercial doublehappy linked to defies belief.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:51 AM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Just got off the phone with my Alabamian mama who reports that I am one of 10-15 relatives/friends to send her this video - and that I'm the only one who sent it under the subject "LOL" not "This guy should be President!"
posted by naoko at 10:32 AM on May 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Short version: "Oooooooooh, ah hates that rabbit!"
posted by hifiparasol at 3:53 PM on May 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


That guy would probably hate me for no reason. But I love his ad! Crazy world.
posted by Flex1970 at 4:00 PM on May 23, 2010


Too bad I don't give a rip about him or Alabama.
posted by Bag Man at 12:54 AM on May 24, 2010


He means BIDNESS.

Not BIZNESS.
posted by blucevalo at 6:52 AM on May 24, 2010


His finger is on the trigger. If he can't be bothered to properly handle a firearm, how can he be expected to properly handle all that money?

And... does that horse have a black eye? At :48? Does he beat his poor horse? What, did the horse not hand him his rifle quickly enough? Wonder how many times that poor horse has "fallen down some stairs". :(
posted by xedrik at 10:33 AM on May 24, 2010


Needs different music. I suggest this.
posted by ambulocetus at 5:27 PM on May 24, 2010


FOLLOW-UP: the election is over and Dale Peterson came in third, giving me a little bit of hope for the electorate, even in Alabama.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:53 PM on June 2, 2010


I guess Alabamans don't give a RIP about Dale Peterson!
posted by darkstar at 3:20 PM on June 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


I hope he doesn't shoot his horse.
posted by Skygazer at 3:54 PM on June 2, 2010


He seems to be a bit lacking in impulse control, if you know what I mean...
posted by Skygazer at 3:55 PM on June 2, 2010


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