It has been rough around here for the past couple of weeks because the biggest news in the world is the 2008 presidential election. That makes things problematic on two counts:
- It’s hard to care about chimpanzees farting in a hot tub when the future of the free world hangs in the balance.
- And if we do write about politics, that leads us astray from Videogum’s stated purpose of “good times, good friends, great videos.”
There’s a third complicating factor that I mentioned last week, which is that there’s no way either Lindsay or I are really going to add anything of serious value to the national discussion. Don’t get me wrong, we are both incredible geniuses and our beliefs are infallible, but the last thing anyone needs is another pop culture blogger making some casual and unearned metaphor about how John McCain is like the Matt Damon in the Talented Mr. Ripley, resorting to any murderous lie to become President, if Matt Damon’s face were made out of buttermilk biscuits.
But the election cannot be ignored, which is why we are so happy when we’re able to provide you with a video from a professional political pundit. You know, like Diddy. Or Sexman:
I cannot tell you how much I wish we could hear on the news about “the Sexman bump.”