Well, gang, if you’re anything like me, you’ve had a love-hate relationship with politics, this year. I’m really sick of all this nonsense, and after tonight it will effectively be over, but I’ve never been more interested and personally invested in an election. So, I’ll resist the urge to be partisan, and I’ll simply say that — as Joel would say — I abhor you to vote. This is your country, so go have your say.
Even though I live in a dark, dank hole in the ground and I’ve never known the touch of a woman, even I have to admit to quite thoroughly enjoying the last batch of political ad parodies from Mike Nelson and the Rifftrax crew. Thankfully, it seems that they’ve just pulled another fresh batch out of the oven, and this bunch is — dare I say it — even better than the first. This time around, there are seven clips and maybe — just maybe — they’ll warm your empty, malodorous heart too.
I’ve embedded them all after the cut, including a long PSA from Hillary that I must’ve missed from the first batch. It’s also worth noting that Kevin and Bridget join Mike on some of these videos. (Kevin’s hilarious video is at the top of the post.)
A year-or-so ago, Mike Nelson did some humorous voiceovers overtop of some California political ads. Fortunately, he’s finally taken the opportunity to do a repeat performance, this time for the current crop of Presidential candidates. You can find the ads embedded in Mike’s post, and I’ve embedded my favorite above. They’re all surprisingly solid, though. After the break, I’ve also embedded one clip that seems to be missing from the latest edit(?) of Mike’s blog.
I’d like to make a special request, however: Could we please kill that big, booming voice at the end of every clip? It’s really, really annoying, not to mention tacky as all get-out. Pretty please? For ol’ Hugh?