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Here's the deal: you're trapped on a desert island, and there isn't much water or food available. And, you're only allowed to have one (1) Media Matters for American ("MMFA") intern to give you weekly political updates. Which one?
Before you decide, I've made the question even more difficult by adding in their three counterparts from LaRoucheYouth.
Choose your choice from the list below. My two choices (I'm allowed two, since I started the poll) should be obvious. But, now I want to know what you think. Deliberate, watch the videos, and then make your choice on the radio buttons (after the pictures).
Here's your chance to go down in the annals of MMFA history:
Earlier tonight on MTV's Video Music Awards, Kanye West jumped on stage when Taylor Swift was receiving her award for best Female Video and announced in his own super-classy way: "Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time". She didn't finish her acceptance speech and rumor has it that she broke down crying backstage. Kanye West comes through again with a truly classy move.
Now, the following isn't video of that, but it's kind of related:
The Telegraph UK reports (link) that Japan's new First Lady - Miyuki Hatoyama - is a MILF who is "constantly curious", a self-described "life composer" who selects people's clothes and food, and a former member of the all-female Takarazuka Review musical troupe.
But, that's not all. No, not at all. Reuters informs us that (link) she once rode on a spaceship:
The Daily Mail's Foreign Service informs us that cows in one area of Switzerland have been throwing themselves off cliffs and plunging hundreds of feet to their deaths (link). They refer to the cows "committing suicide", but then they later say "Most scientists generally believe that animals are incapable of committing suicide."
Could they just be confused? Could it have something to do with recent thunderstorms in that area?
According to a former aide via the New York Daily News (link), there's supposed to be a sex tape showing John Edwards and his former mistress Rielle Hunter. According to the NYDN, "this one is said to have shown him taking positions that weren’t on his official platform." Phwoar!
Out of Stamford, Connecticut comes the wacky news about a fun couple who own a pet chimpanzee named Travis who can do lots of things humans can: He waters flowers, enjoys a glass of wine, brushes his teeth, and watches TV. As a show of how wacky he is, he bolted from a sport utility vehicle driven by his owners Sunday night, commandeered an intersection in the heart of this busy Fairfield County city, and held police at bay for a few hours.
Here are two videos with some excerpts from Barack Obama's audio book in which he does a caricature of one of his friends from Hawaii, by swearing like a sailor. I'd provide a transcript but I'd wear down the top row of keys on the keyboard trying to sanitize the cuss words he uses. The first video is uncensored, the second video (below) has the bad words bleeped out.
This is the not safe for work version:
A worker at the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Georgia - the source of a recent outbreak of salmonella - tells CBS that he once saw a rat "dry roasting in the peanuts." I wouldn't be too concerned about this, since the heat would probably kill all the germs in the rat. OK, maybe not. But, even so, rat has a rich, nutty flavor. And, it's a flavor you might have already enjoyed without knowing it.
Preliminary, confusing blog reports out of New York City earlier today suggested that NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg had been attacked and eaten by a large pack of groundhogs. Those reports were in error. In fact, it was just a bite on his hand, and was treated by the devoted and beloved public official by wrapping the affected finger with a napkin. From this, video below: