Through the ages, storytelling has taken many different forms. In honor of the Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2012, we tell the tale of this year’s presidential election with Tumblr’s favorite medium: the gif. Click through for Herman Cain’s creepy smile, Joe Biden bringing the pain on Paul Ryan, and the rest of the year’s top political stories in gif form.
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We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but Suzanne “women are waging a war on men" Venker has written another article. This time, she suggests the ladies forge a truce by admitting they’re inferior to men and acting like it:
Just because you make your own money doesn’t mean your guy can’t pay the bill. Just because you value independence doesn’t mean you can’t take your husband’s last name. Just because you can do the same a job a man can do doesn’t mean you need to let him know it.
And that’s not even the worst of it. Our collective reaction:
We’re not totally sure why Alan Simpson thought a giant can and the Gangnam Style dance would encourage young people to be concerned about the debt, but he went ahead and made a video about it anyways.
(Also, we can’t hear anything about Gangnam Style without thinking about A) Bill O’Reilly butchering the reasons why it’s popular and B) Cenk Uygur saying “Every time I hear that song I think they’re saying ‘open condom style’ but that’s probably not right.”)
Charles Krauthammer isn’t the only Republican upset about Obama’s debt proposal. Watch “The Young Turks” TONIGHT at 7E/4P to learn why the GOP demand more concessions in the “fiscal cliff” deal.
Michael Dunn, a 45-year-old Florida resident, is in custody after shooting at a car full of teens 8 or 9 times on Black Friday, killing one. He’s invoked the controversial Stand Your Ground law, but Dunn’s attorney insists that this case in no way resembles the Trayvon Martin shooting in February.
Watch “The Young Turks” tonight at 7E/4P on Current TV to find out more.
US Rep.-elect Alan Grayson joined Wal-Mart walk-outs over the Thanksgiving holiday to support the demand for living wages. On “The Young Turks” today, Grayson tells Cenk why he thought it was important to show up on Black Friday.
Tune in to “The Young Turks” tonight at 7E/4P on Current TV.