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It's true, I don't usually do the politics thing here.

But this youtube clip of MSNBC's David Schuster seems only mildly snarky (tax rates only 10% less than under Reagan, the Fox News clip of the Million Man March) UNLESS you are already familiar with the gamer-slang use of the word teabagging.

Then it is f'ing hilarious.


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Apr. 15th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)

I know the gamer slang, but it's derived from, well, even more graphic slang, which implies . . . greater, um, involvement . . . and Schuster alludes to every little nuance of that in the clip! I keep sending Republicans over to the Urban Dictionary to understand my barely-suppressed hilarity over the whole thing. ::urk::
Apr. 15th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I don't know the gamer slang version, just the sex term, but OMG, that clip is worthy of The Daily Show.
Apr. 15th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
In Halo(?), people do a little "victory dance" over their fallen opponents' faces. . . so it's pretty much a straight port of the sex term, but without the same level of, um, detail.
Apr. 15th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
I have not seen anything on conventional television that... naughty since that one long-form Burger King commercial that I'm still amazed they got away with.
Apr. 15th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Call me a naive non-gamer. I heard enough comments to know there was some other meaning, but your post was enough to get me over to Urban Dictionary. You're right-- hilarious! In a very juvenile way, of course!
Apr. 15th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)

Now that I can breathe again...

What does it say about me that I was only familiar with the worst possible application of the term? I wasn't aware that gamers used it, too, but then there's very little opportunity for such things in Animal Crossing.
Apr. 16th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
They're going to need a Dick Armey... *wipes tears away*
Apr. 16th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Good god... and to think he was able to plow through that with a straight face. ... I can't wait to hear what Jon Stewart does with it. Thanks Alice. I must say that this would not have come across the transom window without your help. Really quite amazing.
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