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by (@shakeyourbeauty)

Kanye Vs. Bush! Supermodels In Blackface! 10 Uncomfortably Racial Moments In Pop Culture

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There’s a lot of racist ish going on. From Paula Deen to the Philadelphia Eagles player Riley Cooper’s N-word rant, folks are losing their minds! In the wake of this, let’s look at some of the most cringeworthy racial moments in recent history — not outright hateful ones like these, just grimace-y situations that you sort of wish hadn’t happened. (Remember Mitt Romney posing for a pic with black kids and asking, for no reason, “Who let the dogs out?” Like that). Enjoy!

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by (@hallekiefer)

What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Our Top 7 Favorite Moments Of The 2012 Election

Herman Cain, we hardly knew ye. Josh Romney, we’ll miss your menacing stare…unless your father wins tonight, in which case please stop looking at us like that! It’s creepy! Yet another election season comes to a end tomorrow, and with it goes all the weird, hilarious, awful and occasionally poignant parts of the democratic process we’ve enjoyed for the last two years. We’ve selected our seven favorite moments to look back on, but do you have a favorite election moment you’d like to savor a little longer? Let us know in the comments!

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by (@shalapitcher)

Stacey Dash’s Photo Op With Paul Ryan Looks Like Your Next Halloween Costume

Stacey Dash tweeted a photo of herself with Paul Ryan

All that backlash Clueless star Stacey Dash received earlier this month for tweeting her support of Mitt Romney seems only to have fired her up.

“Fighting the good fight. Godspeed. @reppaulryan @MittRomney #Romney/Ryan20,” she wrote yesterday, posting the above awkward photo of herself and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The unintended consequence of this photo, and its late October timing, may be that the unlikely duo becomes a brand new Halloween costume meme. We’ve seen so many Paul Ryans out there already, a Stacey Dash impersonator would get points for extra currency. (For added impact, we recommend those in warmer climates don the red Baywatch-esque swimsuit she wore in her first controversial twitpic.)
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by (@shalapitcher)

Stacey Dash, Snoop Dogg Are Probably Not The Best Celeb Spokespeople For Romney And Obama

Stacey Dash endorses Romney

Clueless/Single Ladies alumna Stacey Dash practically broke Twitter this morning when she posted the above photo with the message: “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney.”

Before this past week, when Dash has been in the news thanks to the Clueless reunion Entertainment Weekly put together, she’s mostly made headlines for her rep as a diva. So we’re gonna go ahead and guess that this is not the Romney campaign’s secret plan to win over women voters. But we’re grateful to Stacey for giving us a reason to bring up a questionable endorsement for Romney’s opponent: the list Snoop Dogg/Lion reposted on Instagram last week, listing “Why I’m Not Voting for Romney” and “Why I’m Voting for Obama.” Read more…

by (@shalapitcher)

The Big Bird Debates: Our 8 Favorite Examples Of Last Night’s Meme

Big Bird Memes

Unless you are a major policy wonk, or were too busy doing other things, at some point during last night’s presidential debate you stopped trying to parse out Mitt Romney’s and President Obama’s opinions on Dodd-Frank and instead entertained yourself with everyone’s smartass commentary on Twitter. And given that at the time, there were 17,000 tweets a minute sent relating to Big Bird, chances are you and your friends were laughing about Romney’s comments that though he likes the giant yellow Muppet, he doesn’t think the federal government should borrow money from China to support PBS. For its part, PBS told Radar that as a 6-year-old, Big Bird doesn’t really care about politics. Before this amazing meme goes the way of Clint Eastwood’s chair, we gathered our five favorite examples of the Internet capitalizing on Mitt’s totally left-field reference.

1. The @BigBirdRomney Twitter account, which made astute observations about the avian economy, and helped make the above Shepard Fairey-inspired “Hope” image ubiquitous for the evening.
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2. @FiredBigBird also went viral with his “Will work for food” sign.
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by (@shalapitcher)

Barack Obama Tweets Jay-Z & Bey, Pirate Pics; Mitt Romney Won’t Do SNL – Whose Approach Will Win?

Obama with Beyonce and Jay-Z

Much to our disappointment, there weren’t any cameras allowed to document President Obama’s fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce last night. Well, none except the very official one that took the pic above, which was posted to @BarackObama earlier this afternoon. And that tweet was shortly followed by a nod to International Talk Like a Pirate Day (today) — a photo of the president talking to a pirate with the caption “Arr you in?” And Obama’s appearance on Letterman last night gave the show its highest ratings since 2010. Clearly, the president’s philosophy on mixing with pop culture is controlled but broad-reaching. It’s the kind of populist approach that garnered him the youth vote in 2008, so he’s sticking with it.

On the other end of the spectrum, we now know that Republican candidate Mitt Romney is very cautious about appearing on shows, as he said in his infamous (“47 percent”) fundraiser video posted by Mother Jones this week. Now that he’s appeared on Leno more than Letterman, he told supporters, “Letterman hates me now.” Though he was asked, he said he won’t be appearing on Saturday Night Live, because, “You want to show that you’re fun and you’re a good person but you also want to be presidential and Saturday Night Live has the potential of looking slapstick and not presidential.”
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by (@shalapitcher)

Eastwooding: Our 5 Favorite Examples Of The Clint Eastwood RNC Meme … So Far

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We’re pretty sure Eastwooding rivals McKayla Is Not Impressed as the fastest meme to grow out of a live event. Actually, it might have spread so fast that by the time we publish this post, it might already be over. For those of you who have been asleep for the past 12 hours, we’re talking about the blog posts, tweets and Tumblrs that sprouted just as soon as your crazy old grandpa Clint Eastwood began to talk to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, calling it President Obama. His hair disheveled, his speech rambling and clearly unrehearsed, the actor/director proceeded to pretend Obama was telling him to shut up and implied that he told him to do the anatomically impossible.

Someone launched the @InvisibleObama Twitter within the hour, and soon no chair was safe from being photographed and posted with the #Eastwooding hashtag. Here are our five favorites so far, but as we said, they’re bound to be outdated soon, so share your faves with us throughout the day!

1. First and foremost, the response from @BarackObama: “This seat’s taken.”

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2. @InvisibleObama isn’t just a site gag, he talks politics too:
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