U.S. Presidential Election

November 3, 2008

Click here if you live in the U.S.

if you don’t live in the U.S., you can watch this instead:

mike

EDIT:
I couldn’t help but put this up too:

yo1

mike

70 Comments

  1. axrinekey on November 10, 2008 at 12:13 am

    OH LOL
    COOL DANCINGS xD

    They do look real… at the beginning. xD

    And the pictures…
    Obama still looks like Obama… a bit..
    But not for McCain! xD
    HE’S TOTALLY DIFFERENT! xD

  2. theCorporati on November 6, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    HAAAAAAAAAAA. OH MAN. THAT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!! OMG OMG OMG FUNNY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HAHAHAH

  3. msgirl on November 5, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    so i am not over 18 also i am not the citizen of america…………but i bet almost 80 percent of the people all over the world wanted to vote for barack obama…….YESS…now he is the president of america….president of the world! i think…….๐Ÿ™‚ barack rox world! wow……mikey! nice video and pic…….๐Ÿ™‚ pic is really funny but i don’t want mccain would be black ..HAHA..๐Ÿ™‚ cuz obama is the first black president…it means no more racial segregation in US..๐Ÿ™‚

  4. analoggirl on November 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I love the irony: U.S. fans are directed to a Canadian publication. Anyway, the dance off was hilarious! I liked the message behind the white Obama/black McCain, but I doubt we can really separate race from this election. It wouldnโ€™t be a โ€œhistoricโ€ election, otherwise.

  5. SteppinRazor on November 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Ha HA! I can access the US content and I’m in CANADA! (I win :D)
    [edit: I clearly fail for not even paying enough attention to the rest of the page to see that it was MacLeans ):]

    Anyways I saw something today that I think might motive more people to vote…
    so check it out: http://www.explosm.net/comics/1451/

    LOL! I love Cyanide and Happiness

  6. Jay_Sensei on November 4, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    well im glad that borat has got the NOT jokes down now๐Ÿ˜€

    don’t vote….NOT!!

  7. pepper on November 4, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Woah.. Obama looks weird white!

    Celebreties:
    Vote!
    Vote!
    Vote!
    Vote!
    Borat: Don’t vote!

    lol

  8. ArielCahen on November 4, 2008 at 9:14 am

    ey Mike! I’d like to share this thought with you: I’ve been reading the news on US’s presidential election and I’ve come to think that it has become too much “entertainment” than it should have. I don’t know if it is like a tradition over there, but it’s strange for me to see a candidate for the highest position of the most influent country in the world joining a woman that makes fun of his vice (Palin) on a comedy TV show, or to see that the pin for a candidate for vice president actually has a pitbull printed on it. I know what she said during the republicans national convention, but isn’t this supposed to be a serious election? She even got pranked on the phone! Char-limit! Whatcha think?

  9. Yuvi on November 4, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Well, I’ve voted at 6am this morning. Not it is time to wait.

  10. In_Perpetuum on November 4, 2008 at 8:13 am

    I love the advertise, even though I’m not from the USA.
    In Germany no one would do such a thing. Voting is not that important, and I enjoyed watching the whole US campaign thing on TV. I wish it would be such a big thing here, but I guess it never will be.

  11. Curiosa on November 4, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Mike, r u having probs w/your site? When I logged in it directed me to the lp home pg instead of keeping me here & I tried to post a comment 600 characters long & it wouldnโ€™t take it telling me it was too long. I havenโ€™t tried 500 yet. Well anyway itโ€™s a little late but thought some of these political cartoons were funny. Enjoy.๐Ÿ™‚

    http://cagle.msnbc.com/news/Halloween08/10.asp

    http://cagle.msnbc.com/news/Halloween08/6.asp

    http://cagle.msnbc.com/news/Halloween08/main.asp?GT1=43001

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27470304/displaymode/1107/s/2/framenumber/2/

  12. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on November 4, 2008 at 7:15 am

    whahahaha hello Mike.. cool video i love it.. xD byee

  13. rde on November 4, 2008 at 7:12 am

    HILARIOUS!๐Ÿ˜€ shame I can’t vote from Finland ;( But I hope OBAMA wins!
    And sorry Mike again I keep posting this pic. I just want your opinion of my sneakers cause I know you love sneakers and it may give you a little joy to see your face in some Finnish fan’s shoe! So here it is:

    *rde

  14. zahra on November 4, 2008 at 7:11 am

    i cant vote but i made 3 ppl vote for obama!!!! and i know obamas going to win !!! sooo mike WHO DID U VOTE 4?????

  15. zimminator on November 4, 2008 at 6:39 am

    wow that video was really inspirational…hahaha and barot is hilarious! haha well if i werent going to vote, after watching that i wouldve wanted to. but i already did want to, and I JUST VOTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was MY FIRST TIME too! dont worry though, i read a lot of stuff before i voted though and picked who i thought would be best. and by the way, that is a really creepy picture….but truthful

  16. MusicalMorphine on November 4, 2008 at 3:49 am

    I clicked on the US one too but by the end I wanted to scream “I CAN’T VOTE!”

    Lmao. Those breakers were pretty good though I have to say.

  17. Sashy on November 4, 2008 at 1:14 am

    I cannot wait until this American election stuff is over! I don’t think even our own Australian election got so much media hype.

    Also, optional voting: always hilarious.

  18. maria on November 3, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    hey, Mike. That’s a very interesting video. I think that Obama will win the election. And I don’t live in USA. )

  19. Giffy on November 3, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    LOL ! i don’t live in the U.S but i’ve seen that vdo before. here in Thailand, the news reporters kinda keep their eyes on the U.S President Election & they found this vdo & show it to audiences ^^
    and according to ur ‘Hybrid Car’ u bloged before, i think u might like this

    arcticle here –> http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/106040/Air-Cars:-A-New-Wind-for-America's-Roads

  20. lynndarwinharris on November 3, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    I voted. One vote can make a difference. I like the link video. thanks for sharing!

  21. soyuneik on November 3, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    That b-boy video had me on the floor. Yea, I’m expecting tomorrow to be rather annoying.
    I’ve been biting my tongue at home this entire election and if you knew me you’d understand just how hard that is for me to do. Secondly, I vaguely remember being surrounded by patronizing soccer moms last election. (Yea ok, I get it, I look really young) Don’t worry about me, I know my shit.

  22. ritzifying on November 3, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    It was like Obama was channeling Chris Brown.

    I like the picture of Obama and McCain. Color is certainly NOT the issue, but I wonder how many millions of Americans are going to let that be their deciding factor. sad.

    Speilberg’s video was entertaining. However, “vote” ends up being one of those words when you say it over and over again (or hear it over and over again) it starts to sound weird.

    I can’t wait to vote tomorrow. If I didn’t vote for my choice and the other candidate ended up winning I’d feel partially responsible and would have to live with that for at least the next four years. That’s not something I’m prepared to deal with.

  23. KATHYxx on November 3, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Already voted absentee.
    I hate that (linked) video though. it sounds condescending.

    PS: NO ON PROP 8
    California let’s show the world we are mature and secure in our sexuality that we don’t need to push people around because they’re different. We’re adults, not middle schoolers. There is no excuse for a CA voter not to read the actual proposition because it’s like 5 lines long. It doesn’t mention education or any other of them bigot lies they tell you about.

  24. BrazenEntity on November 3, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Whoo-hoo. Go Obama. He was hazed, we can trust him. Whenever I go to post, my computer j umps pages. So, I end up posting like 4 times, and by the time the post goes through, I have exhausted all it was that I wanted to say, and I end up saying something booshey. sPEakIng of, I have the booshiest cats in the world. LOL Booshy. I’ve got some imperfections… Why does my breath smell like mothballs? Mothballs, it’s been a while since I’ve seen them. Except in that dream… Also, remember Alka-Mints? T.C. fed them to me when I had a stomach flu. I miss T.C. You would have dug him okay. We threw parties in a shack by the old airstrip before Marty burned it down.๐Ÿ˜ฆ Muh Shack.๐Ÿ˜€

  25. MS_Ineedyou on November 3, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    I thought it was funny when everyone whas like ” THIS DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE” xDDD I didn’t like when Snoop said that you should vote because there will be an African American in the White House … You should vote for Obama because you want to, not because he is an African American…. I mean YEAH it would make history, but, still only vote for him because you like the view he sees for America, not because he is African American… Then some random guy is like For the second time in history there is a woman for VP .. personally i HATE Palin .. i HATE HER.. but some people like her. so vote cause you like the person … not because thier ethnisity or gender. Amazing post Mike !๐Ÿ™‚ —-Brooke

  26. alyeska39 on November 3, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Re: Youtube vid and pic: Yay! for photoshop!
    Re: Link: Yay! for early voting! I voted a week ago, Sunday. But I really like that video, thanks for sharing it.

  27. withyou on November 3, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    I just have to point out that I do agree with HYBR1D_7H3ORY to an extent you’re right you shouldn’t base your vote on race, gender, religion. but what you’ve got to understand is that this election is probably the most historical one out of them all and most black people see that and to them possibly having a black president is exciting and refreshing so they’ll run with that.That’s one of the reasons I’m rooting for him, I mean I know it sounds kinda conceited but if it were a Hispanic or Asian running for pres,I’d definitely vote for them because I feel like every race should be represented I mean come on this is such a diverse country lets have some diversity in the White House for once

  28. ThePrincess on November 3, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    OH MY GOD…you got to be kidding me…THAT THE MOST SEXIEST..DANCING I EVER SEE IN MY LIFE…LOL!..damn i wish i’m living in US…and i loved those picture… i think MR OBAMA look so sexy with that hair….maybe i dont lived in US but i hope i can vote…

  29. murry on November 3, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    I voted today. It took an hour and a half of standing in line, but it was totally worth it. I hope all the Americans that are of age get out and vote their hearts tomorrow, if they haven’t already. And I hope the Californians vote no on Prop 8, but that’s up to you guys.

  30. Illara on November 3, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    LOL! nice one. xD

    xoxo

  31. ShadowerLiltani on November 3, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Someone today told me today they weren’t voting because they were afraid that Obama would get assassinated if elected. Some people use the excuse that because the Electoral College in the end decides the President, that means our votes don’t count and we shouldn’t vote. Here is what I say to that: If you are perfectly capable of voting and you don’t vote, then you don’t care about yourself, your country, your family/children, and your future. Those above excuses are cop-outs. If I grew up 80 years ago, it would have been illegal for a woman like me to vote. I do it because it is my right, and I do it because I care.

  32. Rolf_M on November 3, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Haha this post is great…The Picture and the first video…It was funny even though I’m not from the U.S…”Borat:Do not vote! Steven:Alright lets go back to the to..Borat:NOT!”…Well, the best thing about tomorrow’s election is that Bush is finally being dismissed. I care a lot about this election since it has an effect on the whole world because U.S.A. is the super nation. America is wasting millions of dollars every day on keeping their military functional in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wouldn’t it be better if those money was used to help the people in the ghettos and help people rebuild their homes after hurricanes? America please do the whole world a favor and elect Obama.

  33. TiffTiff33LP on November 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Ha,Ha,lol I watched it,its funny(vote,vote,vote,whatever floats your boat)^^

  34. 4n174 on November 3, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I loved the commercial and I totally agree with it. Even though I don’t live in the United States, I really hope that everyone will vote. It’s a responsibility and a privilege in a democracy. As my prof puts it, if you don’t use that privilege, you might as well live in a dictatorship.

  35. Hybr1d_7h3ory on November 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Excellent post my dear friend. I think Will Smith’s philosophy on voting “Vote or shut up” is a little nicer than P. Diddy’s. The only thing I find disturbing with with the video is when Snoop says to go out and vote because we have a chance to have the first African-American President. Which in my opinion is the wrong reason to vote, as your picture post below the dancing video perfectly illustrated. Vote on what you feel is right, not because of skin color, gender, or that you just don’t want to cast a losing vote. If you won’t stand up for what you believe in, no one will do it for you.

    Again Mike excellant post….Hybr1d_7h3ory

  36. mike_n_LP_4ever on November 3, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    (537) Their’s more Baldwin brothers…
    And did Borat say, I like a Bono or a porno? LoL
    “VOTE VOTE VOTE, DON’T VOTE!” LoL Borat is so funny! c[=

    -Catiana C.

  37. Angiepants on November 3, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    HAHA.
    Oh my gosh, that was awesome.
    I love the dance video, it looks so freakin’ real!
    And the video about voting is awesome.
    Haha at Justin, “I can do anything, I was in a boyband, okay?”
    Can’t stop laughing!

  38. Obzcura on November 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Haha is this a return of Bret Mikels Shinoda? (Barack Your World) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeLXkmEvcS8

  39. Viry on November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I saw that video on the TV of my country! (Mexico)
    it was really funny…

    well, good luck with tomorrow’s decision๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Sammy on November 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I’m not living in the US but this video from steven spielberg and co. is really great … I would go out and vote now๐Ÿ˜›
    this video is working !

  41. AnkeNL on November 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I just love those pictures ha ha ha and I don’t even live in the states.
    greetings make a good choise tomorrow Mike because if you want to believe it or not here in Europe we will also be infuanced by the one that will be choisen greetings Anke

  42. RachaelLP on November 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Wow, that dance off video is maybe one of the scariest things i’ve ever seen haha! In all seriousness, the result of this election is going to be huge-in a good way we’re all hoping… In Britain it’s all over the media, so i can’t imagine what it’s like in the US. We’ve all got our fingers crossed for positive change. Everyone needs to get our there at vote, i can’t believe some people don’t take that chance to influence the future of their country, and in America’s chance really the whole world. We’ll see what happens. It’s a good thing people with such a profile like you (no offence to Paris Hilton, she isn’t the best roel model) are getting people thinking about these elections.

  43. cuz on November 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    I’m not from U.S. but you can believe me, I’m really interested in tommorow’s decision. That video is cool. Beside it’s funny just to watch, I think that this way of having more interest to election can do a lot. Especcialy if it comes to people who are not really interested in voting or politics in general. Simply, from fun to real taking action, if you know what I mean… So good luck and have a nice day๐Ÿ™‚

  44. ninguem on November 3, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    the pic become so funny hahahahahahahahaha
    good choice tomorrow mike

  45. tinkerbella26 on November 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Dang, I know this is probably the wrong time to say this but in that celebrity vid, I was lookin for Linkin Park…. WTF??!?!? LOL..Um, I hate asking questions, but one was kinda on my mind today while I was in bio today. Well, I’m pretty sure that it’s no secret that Linkin Park has been affected in the past by our government, but how do you feel about voting? Are you gonna vote?

    BTW, that’s awesome that you guys are on the Twilight soundtrack!!

  46. durg on November 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    love the commercial & picture, haha especially justin’s, “i can do anything, i was in a boy band, okay?”
    and today we had a mock debate for my school to watch, 2 seniors took the stage as mccain & obama, it was pretty great but hilarious; a few of the teachers dressed up as hillary/bill clinton, palin, biden, etc๐Ÿ˜„ haha, and tomorrow we’re having a mock vote too.
    hopefully someone from my school can get a video of it up on youtube.

  47. Madlen on November 3, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I don’t live in the US but i saw both videos:)I’m definitely for Barack Obama.I’m not really very much into the whole election thing but i’m still curious and i really think that Obama is the right choice…Heh btw those dancers are really good:D

  48. YuN_RoCks on November 3, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    people really don’t have nothing better to do than vids like that huh. don’t know why, but I didn’t like it at all. I know you take elections and politics seriously but this really makes me feel like Obama and McCain are just two stupid guys who exist just to amuse people and to let idiots make “funny” videos like that. I feel like these kind of things are fun but until a certain point, crossed that point it’s just losing time and mentality. good luck to the world for tomorrow, we really need it.

  49. isadora on November 3, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Hey Mike, very cool your campaigns for the elections. i’m not in the United States but i saw Globe and Mail and i think the same way. Why waste a vote? If you don’t vote, you don’t have reason to talk about the candidate. It is not because Obama is different color of McCain that you will vote in McCain . The humanity knows the best way forward and outside of the democratic process of free choice of Presidents. Remember that all the details of your life resulting policy that predominates in the country: the food that ingeres, the transport that you run, the salary that you earn ,citizenship that you have. VOTE !๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Carla on November 3, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I’m not old enough to vote, but I know my Dad and brother will be tommorow. That approach to voter apathy video is great. No offense to anyone, but I loved Snoop’s comment: “Vote because for the first time ever an African American can end up in a White House.” The Dance-off was hillarious though! I wish Obama and McCain did more bboying stuff, though McCain did some toprock in the beginning. Oh gosh, speaking of tommorow, my friend asked me if a group of cars drove down my street honking and yelling to vote for Obama around 3 o’clock this morning. (We live in the same town and go to the same school) They didn’t, but I saw that some neighbor’s campaign lawn posters got stomped on. Ouch.

  51. NeneLP88 on November 3, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I felt a bit discriminated (haha) for not living on the US soil, so i clicked that link anyways, ha!๐Ÿ˜„ I think it’s really important for stars to do this kind of things, especially for young people. I’m sure that a lot of young lads think about politics like something for old people and about future like something really far and not depending on them. That’s sad. Or simply they don’t care, which is even sadder.

    And yeah, let the issues be the issues. That picture was as funny as true.

    Great job, dude =)

  52. ManBearPig on November 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Hahaha, hilarious. And no, I’m not American, but I do find it a little amusing the link is to The Globe and Mail’s website (a Canadian publication)…

    I know how odd it might sound, but in Canada we care far more about the outcome of the American election than we did our very own. I don’t think it’s just isolated to Canada, though.

    And as an aside: I have a good stock of booze on hand though, just in case McCain somehow wins. And I’m taking the day off to stress out and nibble my fingernails down to my wrist.

    JUST MAKE SURE ALL OF YOU WHO CAN VOTE. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. VOTE VOTE VOTE.

  53. lp_fm_fan on November 3, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    lmao @ the picture. that made my day, thanks Mike.

  54. skindesbous on November 3, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    oh, yeah! haha

  55. MandoLPU on November 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    those two vids are just sooo funny. where do you find all that stuff mike?congrats to the maker(s) of the dancing vid. it’s great. and borat is just hilarious ^^.

    LPU4Ever

  56. 2T_LP on November 3, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    lol at the photo

  57. Brittney on November 3, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    “Crumping you can believe in.”๐Ÿ˜„

  58. Kalini on November 3, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Mike, I can understand why your posts since November 1 are influenced by the presidential campaign and I completely respect your decision not to say to the people who to vote for. The video is amazing, I enjoyed it. The photo says enough: โ€œDonโ€™t do a racial vote!โ€ I donโ€™t live in the US, but I clicked on the link. The video is great! The US citizens have to go out and vote tomorrow. It’s your choice. Vote now or don’t complain tomorrow! Even one voice could be very important. Krassie K.

  59. rockermeg on November 3, 2008 at 11:56 am

    This is how all canditates should campaign! DANCE OFF!!
    That image is so fake…ahaha
    xxx

  60. Chemist999 on November 3, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Palin owns them all… not really.๐Ÿ˜€ It’s a pity she wastes her potential on wrong ideas. But I cannot even imagine what sort if videos would appear with Sarah X Hillary match. ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. I_B_Long on November 3, 2008 at 11:43 am

    well, i live on US soil, outside of the continental US, but im not a citizen, so i cant vote. if i could, i would. even tho to this day im still undecided who i would vote for if i could, theres serious pro’s and con’s about both candidates. then again, i havent put alot of serious thought into it BECAUSE i cant vote.
    long story short, awesome post, i hope it helps some people get off their asses and DO IT. oh and both videos were very funny. iโค borat.

  62. antje on November 3, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Just hilarious… nice fake :)) I try to imagine our Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in such a video….creepy

    I total agree with LEE.
    But the fact that we still talking about the color…well, it shows it is still a long way to go…..

  63. EpilepticChickenScratch on November 3, 2008 at 11:27 am

    That picture says it all Mike, thank you. And the Borat video is amazing also. It was funny, but also very powerful.

  64. DRO22 on November 3, 2008 at 11:26 am

    LET THE ISSUES BE THE ISSUE = SO TRUE. i honestly believe that if mccain and obama had the same ideals but the opposite skin colors, this election would be far different. i also believe if palin did not have a ‘funny accent’ and was a man, she’d be taken alot mroe seriously and people wouldnt be as obnoxiously ignorant about the “Mccain is old and gonna die” policy. its unfortunate but i think for alot of people it is true. but people need to understand that it all comes down to who the presidents are going to be, not who might be the president; and the actual issues at hand, not someone’s celebrity status and ethnicity. excellent post, mike. take care. (:

  65. nibrix on November 3, 2008 at 11:21 am

    hey make you still have not told us who and if you are voting. whats the deal bro?

  66. Lee on November 3, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Haha! That US video was hilarious. If anything, people will go vote because Borat told them too. And Justin Timberlake, because he can do anything, because he was in a boy band. Awesome.

    Btw, that picture crossing McCain & Obama, I 100% agree. People are making such a big deal over the color of their skins when the real issues are being neglected. And although I believe that it should be overlooked, the fact that we have a black candidate is amazing & shows how far we’ve come since the 1950s and 60s. But people should focus more on the issues presented within their arguments. Race is just blinding us at this point.

    Also, is it just me or does Obama look like Steve Carell when white?

  67. Monciukaz on November 3, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Hey.. Mike I’m not to theme…

    MIKE do you come to EMA awards??

  68. Raspberry on November 3, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Ok, i understand Borat for the comic factor .. but not sure why Orlando Bloom was telling Americans to vote (or not) as he doesn’t tell the English to vote, lol

  69. Noda89 on November 3, 2008 at 11:06 am

    w00t! I voted early! Hosted an Obama party and all๐Ÿ˜„
    and that dance off vid….Sarah won that…I’m just sayin…

  70. Sonia_LPrnway_ on November 3, 2008 at 11:03 am

    LMFAO! that video is hilarious(the second one)! hahaha! “Obama” looks so real!

    @the edit: oh wow.. O_O

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