Rarely does something come along that utterly defies our capacity for rational explanation/ analysis …
In fact that never happens.
Pretty much whatever lands on our plates … we pride ourselves on being able to explain it and put it in its proper context for you, our faithful readers.
But the pro-Obamcare “Covered California” video starring fitness guru Richard Simmons has succeeded in rendering us speechless.
Seriously … where to start with this?
The homoerotic twerking? (Homo-twerking?) Simmons rubbing his crotch as he writhes on the ground in support of U.S. President Barack Obama’s socialized medicine plan? Or what about the prepubescent Leonardo DiCaprio-looking female host rapping “Get Covered” and “Hashtag: Get Covered” in between each pulsating beat.
You tell us …
There are no words … there are simply no words.
“Oh beautiful, for spacious skies … for amber waves of grain …”
UPDATE: In case you’re wondering, Covered California received $43 million worth of federal grant money last year to “educate targeted audiences about the subsidy programs available to them and to motivate consumers and small businesses to be part of obtaining health insurance.”
Watching whatever that was has given me a pre-existing condition #coveryoureyes
Unfortunately, the program currently does not cover Shifty’s pre-existing condition..
If you like your eyes, you can keep them.
Even for California, this is weird as hell. I’m sure Moooshell gives it two hooves up.
That’s so unfortunate. The “host” looks to be Hanna Hart who does (or did) the popular YouTube videos called “My Drunk Kitchen.” Those videos are hysterical.
I’m sure she got paid a ton of our money to do this abomination, but it so sad to see a really funny and original person like her fall this hard.
I too am at a loss… although I have the urge to weep for America’s future
Dude, TBG has the urge to weep for America’s present…
Richard Simmons has always laughed all the way to the bank.
His birth name was Richard Whiskey, but he changed it because of his nickname — “Dick Likker:
Too clever for your own good Shifty! Very well done
I discovered that it’s good for my mental health to wipe the cobwebs off some of the old ones. I hope that you folks get some laughs from them — and share them with others…..
I really think you would clean up doing stand-up!
Sometimes my memory is refreshed by an article, or a comment posted by someone that (according to Hercule Poirot) “awakens the little grey cells.”
And, Sailor, I was thinking a few days ago about telling my kids about the about the time in the Navy when I was stationed on a Greek island, and actually had a brief night club act with a night club stripper. aaaaah, the memories!
He’s only laughing on the outside.
And what is happening on the inside, pray tell?
Lots and lots of gerbils.
I remember that. Whatever happened to that fella?
TBG believes he is now a US Senator from SC.
TBG. Snatched that one away from Shifty Dinya. Dawg.
Well let’s see, formerly fat person that never came to terms with how he let himself get that way. Wanna be comedian who is painfully unfunny (most of the time). Then there’s the sexuality thingamabob that he’s clearly avoided for his entire career… I say to each his own, just own it. I would guess he’s very sad on the inside SCBlues. This video and the cause that it champions is a farce and a sham. I would have retained a little bit of respect for Richard had he chosen NOT to do something as shameful as this. I do however commend his motivational work for people who are weight challenged or otherwise ostracized for being different or quirky.
And it’s our tax dollars he’s laughing with this time.
Greats brother. Grands is so 2012.
Don’t know that we’ll last that long.
Dumbest thing I have ever seen. How much money was harmed in the making of this film?
Did you not see the disclaimer at the end? — “No heterosexuals were harmed during the making of this production”
If the DJ is lesbian… TBG is willing to “take one for the team” and attempt a conversion…..
You have now been accepted as a founding “Member of the A Team”…..
he’s beyond queer.he’s an abomination,and an embarrassment to the human race,although his humanity is doubtful. what i love about,the south,though;an acceptable motive for murder is-‘they just needed killing’
I would have never thought it…
You heard me,son.Just because I’m a homo,don’t mean I don’t hate that fag.I guess you love everybody who’s heterosexual,huh.
Your kind needs to show some sense,and you could start right now.
I wish society could have the word “gay” back. Queer is a better description anyway.
not right now
If anyrhing could “cure” gayness…it would be Richard Simmons.
not with beef like this around;the anti-simmons:http://www.macksf.com/191.jpg
That attitude is why cousin Schlomo “Ira Hayes” Yellowfeather drinks…
just turning the tables;) peace,bro
Funny, I bet a lot of people think the same about you and people just like you.
This is suppose to make me sign up for health insurance? For that matter, what did it have to do with insurance?
Preparation for AIDS treatment?
Did anyone else spooge????
I threw up in my mouth a little…
AIDS has a purpose.
Good for them!!
If they pissed off the teapublicans I say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! YEAH!!
The gnashing of teeth and tears of impotent rage from you tea party assholes as Obamacare steamrolls right pass your sorry asses brings jot to my heart.
Fuck You!! LoL!!
In the name of all things religious – please stop this crap – they are trying to make the homosexual lifestyle appear normal to all our children.
You have to click the link but it is an almost identical link to four guys dancing around to a christmas song – saying “get enrolled, get enrolled, get enrolled” the appeal to the homosexual community is blatant.
there is no ‘homosexual community’ or ‘lifestyle’.only homo sapiens
No Richard Simmons is just weird!
No matter how government tries, it will never be “cool”, “hip”, or innovative.
In fact, as you see here, government take things that were at one time successful outside of government involvement and finds a way to ruin them.
whoever produced this is out of touch with the country
I’ve done broadcast work for nearly 20 years, this is schlock.
This is proof Republicans have co-opted the program.
Shake your tail feathers!
I knew just the mention of the name “Richard Simmons” would draw out all the homophobes. What has Richard Simmons ever done to any of you folks to warrant such invective? At least he has done something positive with his life – helped a lot of folks get healthy – provided a “safe” place for some extremely overweight folks to feel comfortable and exercise. So what if he’s Gay and why the preoccupation? If you have a preoccupation with Gay sex, then for god’s sake go and have some Gay sex and maybe you can get it off your mind. All of these comments about Gay people are trite and boring.
The “guy”(?) is simply a freak – an embarrassment and insult to men..
This is just a foretaste of Obamacare…still hungry?
Actually, this pervy tax-payer funded video is just the beginning of Obamacare lows…give the law another 10 years and you will think this video prophetic….
So the federal taxpayer paid for this! This is how my money is being spent? My cookies are being lost.
What did you expect from an Administration full of perverts and deviants?
Columbia used to have a TV show with those same production values – it was produced and sponsored by a local restaurant owner – and that’s all I’m gonna say, because that restaurant owner was a friend of mine.
Anybody remember the tv ad for the Chinese restaurant — with the owner dancing on top of the building dressed as Elvis..??
Kester’s Bamboo House? Mr. Kester would have been long since dead, if it was that restaurant.