Everyone knows Barack Obama is charming and charismatic. What you might not have known is that the POTUS is pretty damn hysterical.
At last night’s White House Correspondents’ dinner, President Obama’s jokes were a hit with the the star studded crowd. He poked fun at everything from Michelle’s bangs, to CNN to the Beyonce/Jay-Z Cuba scandal. Not only should he tell jokes more often, but he should definitely try out that new haircut.
What do you think of Obama’s speech??
President Barack Obama revealed to The Today show’s Savannah Guthrie how he and his wife Michele are cleverly discouraging his daughters Sasha and Malia from getting tattoos.
Asked whether his daughters think he’s uncool on Wednesday morning, Obama said, “Michelle and I have used this strategy when it comes to things like tattoos. What we’ve said to the girls is, if you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then Mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.”
Since the POTUS didn’t say they were outright against the idea, the parental mind game isn’t so much of a deterrent but more of a challenge. I mean, imagine trying to convince one of the most powerful man on the world to get a butterfly tattoo on his shoulder. Well, maybe something a little bit classier. And besides, family tattoos can be meaningful!
I’m sure when they put their heads together, Sasha and Malia can get creative and figure out a way for the POTUS and FLOTUS to say yes to some body ink.
All jokes aside, the lucky kid got to meet the real life POTUS, Barack Obama. We’ve already established that Obama is probably one of the coolest presidents to ever hit the Oval Office, and his meeting with the Kid President justified that title. There’s only one gif to describe this encounter:
Obama let him sit behind the desk and got to know him a little bit more. He took him around his office, taught him what a telegraph is, and we found out that they share the same favourite president! The great thing about this encounter is the fact that Obama never really talked down on him because he was a kid. He treated him like he was actually a president. Kudos, Obama!
From Time Magazine to cat food commercials, Grumpy Cat is everywhere now a days. And with fame, comes dozens of imitators. Just look at Anderson Cooper’s attempt:
It’s one thing to frown, but the ability to replicate a “U” shape frown a la Grumpy Cat is a special talent. Here are five people who actually do look like Grumpy Cat:
1. Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) from New Girl
2. Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) from The Office
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It was suggested by The London Times today after some speculation that Beyonce, who sang at Obama’s 2013 inauguration yesterday, lip-synced the national anthem. A reporter for the Times named Nico Hines, came out with the news midday today.
A rep for the United States Marine Band told the Times: ”All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day.” However, DuBois added that the band performed live and only learned last minute that Beyonce would be using a pre-recorded vocal track. There is in fact a history of artists using pre-recorded tracks at inaugurations because of DC’s harsh winds. Yo-Yo Ma also used a pre-recorded track when he performed at Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
Other performers, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor, however, did not use pre-recorded tracks.
People are taking the news of her lip syncing really hard, raging on social media outlets like twitter and tumblr.
Does this make us love Lady B any less? No. The woman is hardworking. If you were to sing for the president, would you not take all precautions to make sure everything went smoothly?
Having won four more years in the White House, I imagine this is how Barack Obama is celebrating.
But while we might never get to see that, the man in this video is probably as close as we’ll get to witnessing the president dancing along to Gangnam Style. Seriously, the resemblance here is uncanny!
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, President Barack Obama gets re-elected, Donald Trump is a sore loser, and One Direction wear football uniforms.
HIT: President Barack Obama gets re-elected
Let’s see: I’m a Canadian. I like my healthcare. I’m also a woman so I like my rights. I also love seeing people in love get their happy ending, whether they’re straight, gay queer, etc. So obviously, I’m happy that Obama won and those dickwads (a.k.a. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock) who have absolutely no idea what rape is didn’t. Oh, I might as well mention that a very large group of diverse women (including an Asian-American and an openly gay politician) will be in the senate next year. To quote Tina Fey, “bitches get stuff done.”
MISS: Donald Trump’s Twitter rant post-election results
There was no one more upset than Donald Trump last night after all the news outlets (including Fox News) called the election in favour of Obama. He has since deleted most of the tweets, but it doesn’t matter because, to quote NBC anchor Brian Williams, Trump “has driven well past the last exit to relevance.” Trump is too short-sighted, stubborn and maybe even xenophobic to even contemplate bi-partisanship and it’s people like him who are splitting America apart. He can rant and rave all he wants, but he has to pull a Bill Clinton by backing his claims with facts before I take heed of his garbage.
HIT: One Direction in (American) football Uniforms
Sorry for the political bits. Apparently, the American political world morphes into the entertainment world during the last days of the election (Canadian elections aren’t as entertaining. Interesting, yes, but not entertaining). To apologize, here’s a photo of One Direction in tight American football uniforms. You are welcomed.
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Trisha Paytas got such a poor reception after her YouTube declaration in support of Mitt Romney you might wonder why she bothered uploading another political-themed video. Of course, you can’t discourage a Republican with such unbridled enthusiasm (even after a loss) and little knowledge U.S. politics to infect the Internet.
In the video, the stripper turned Internet star explains how Romney still WON in her world because he’s way hotter and richer than Obama. You could even call her a #groupie4lyfe.
“Congratulations to all of you who wanted him to win,” she said to Obama supporters. “Now you can all go have frivolous sex over the next four years and take birth control and have abortions and YAY!”
Considering her former profession you’d think she’d understand the importance of protection for any unintended dangerous situations but that’s a whole other debate. She went one step further and implied everyone watching her video would hate it because they’re clearly all unemployed Obama supporters on welfare (Romney supporters are too busy with their important jobs to watch her videos).
In the end there’s no use getting upset over such an asinine video except if you think about the people who take it seriously. Plus, according to Paytas, the world is going to end in December just like the Mayans predicted so we won’t have to put up with her YouTube channel much longer.
Watch it here
In case you missed it,
Barack Obama won the 2012 presidential election Donald Trump lost his sh*t last night as he watched the state of his sad life crumbling right before his eyes. Trump had a legitimate public meltdown on Twitter last night, using the site as a diary to address his angst over Obama winning. Spending the entire night tweeting out borderline hate mail to Obama, Trump came off as a total sore loser for the millionth time in his life.
What I want to know is this — why does Trump refuse to let whole Barack Obama thing go? I think he’s a little bit annoyed with the fact that no one, ever, would allow Trump to run the country. Eye roll.
Here are the best tweets from Trump’s public meltdown:
The mental depiction of Donald Trump leading a march to Washington sends me into literal fits of giggling. That toupee blowing in the wind…
Nope, just you.
I’ve always imagined what life would be like if we randomly broke out in song whenever something momentous happened in our lives. You could break out your happy songs for new jobs or relationships and slow ballads for when life is the sh*ts.
If life was like that, I just know Obama would have sung MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This” in his war room last night upon hearing the good news. Fortunately, Barack Dubs edited the re-elected president to sing the song so we wouldn’t have to imagine it.
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BadLipReading finally took on the 2012 presidential highlights, just in time for voting day. Watch Barack Obama and Mitt Romney answer questions about Mufasa and talk a whole lot about chickens. This isn’t Bad Lip Reading’s first foray into politics. After the first presidential debate they also dubbed over the hopefuls
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Right about now, I’m pretty sure most people are tired of the hooplah surrounding the upcoming presidential election. Unless you’re the type of person who just gets kicks over all the Republican versus Democrat jabs, endless parodies and CNN specials. Well, four-year-old Abigael has just had enough of the whole thing. Her mom recorded her bawling her eyes out over Mitt Romney and
Bronco Bamma Barack Obama.
Her mom reassures her: “It’ll be over soon Abbey.”
Let’s assess some other times the presidential hopefuls have made kids cry:
Whenever I see this picture I just want to yell “SIMBA”
Still undecided about who to vote for in the 2012 presidential election? Joss Whedon has some advice for you. The Avengers director insists you vote for Mitt
Zomney Romney because the Republicans’ promises will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation and rioting — elements that are crucial to creating a chaotic wasteland.
Zombies will run rampant in Mitt’s apocalyptic vision and you’ll have to start hoarding canned goods. The one percent will no longer be the very rich, it will be the very fast. On the bright side, Whedon says, we can all stop pretending this facade of caring for each other is real.
Vote #Zomney. Because he needs brains.
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Kids these days!! These two preschoolers were caught on camera fighting over presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The petty fight starts with them claiming sides and ends with the Mitt Romney supporter proclaiming his victory and throwing a hard toy in the face of his nemesis. The Obama supporter then starts crying.
The mom posted the video on YouTube with the description: “I had no idea they had ever heard of Romney or Obama! Didn’t know they were learning about politics in preschool!” ADORBZ.
Life has come full circle with the third and final songified version of the presidential debate (find one and two here). If you didn’t have time to watch it last night, this version by Gregory Brothers pretty much gives you the gist of it while being super epic. The brothers also songified “Oh My Dayum,” and Kristen Bell’s sloth meltdown.
Best part has to be the creepy and unnatural singing by debate moderator Bob Schieffer.
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This is what the Internet took from last night’s presidential debate, after Obama responded to Mitt Romney’s comment that the US Navy is smaller now that at any time since 1917. Obama said: “We also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.” Obama also called Romney out on the fact that the military is not a game of Battleship where we’re counting ships.
If Romney and Obama played a game of Battleship, who do you think would win?
On the latest episode of TheFineBros‘ “Kids React!” children take on the election, debates and political promises. Most of them are pretty upset about Mitt Romney’s plan to get rid of Big Bird and all of them have something thoughtful to say.
“They’re like five year olds fighting over a toy, but the toy is America,” said one of the kids. I wonder how much these kids learned on their own and how much has been fed to them by their parents. Still, I’m pretty impressed by how much they know!
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Since Romney’s comment last night about having “binders full of women” being brought to him when he was governor, the Internet has been going meme-crazy.
Rommey was attempting to answer an audience question about how he would ”rectify the inequalities in the workplace.” When he took over as Massachusetts governor, he said ”I had the chance to pull together a Cabinet, and all the applicants seemed to be men,” he said. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks?’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
Instead of long BORING debates, future presidential candidates should just have intense rap battles to help people decide who to vote for. Plus, it’s the only way you’ll see Barack Obama refer to his crotch as a stimulus package.
Alphacat takes on Obama and EpicLLOYD throws on a wig for the part of Romney in this showdown. The two guys spew out accusations about each other’s shortcomings before Abraham Lincoln (played by Nice Peter) puts everything in perspective.
ERB has previously done epic rap battles between Steve Jobs versus Bill Gates, Cleopatra versus Marilyn Monroe and Hitler versus Vader. Seriously though, there are definitely nuggets of truth in this battle, which is why we love it so much!
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