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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Um, What?

posted by on October 16 at 8:45 AM

This moment flashed by in an instant right after last night’s presidential debate endedóJohn McCain, heading the wrong way off the stage, making a crazy expression in apparent self-mockery. I wasn’t sure if I’d seen what I’d seen. But the camera doesn’t lie:

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And with slightly more tongue extension:

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1

He's trying to grab Obama's ass?

Posted by VDD | October 16, 2008 8:42 AM
2

Reptile! I like.

Posted by Jonathan Bailo Thomas | October 16, 2008 8:44 AM
3

Which one of these candidates would make the better figurehead for our government as we try to get back in the good graces of the world? Hmm.

Posted by Carollani | October 16, 2008 8:44 AM
4

I thought that was his most human moment in the debate.

Posted by Tom | October 16, 2008 8:48 AM
5

Woo-hoo!

Even with the seated format I got my "crazy old man dottering around the stage" moment! I couldn't be happier. :)

Posted by Al | October 16, 2008 8:52 AM
6

I hope the Funny or Die folks do some sort of McCain dance clip with that. It would be good if the music were that "Popcorn" song from the '70s.

Posted by I, Robot | October 16, 2008 8:53 AM
7

McCain and the Debate Moderator did a little table tango when they attempted to shake each other's hands.

Posted by Gordon | October 16, 2008 8:54 AM
8

the first one is funny. The second one just grosses me out.

Posted by disintegrator | October 16, 2008 8:56 AM
9

Stop it! Stop making me like him!

Posted by poo poo | October 16, 2008 8:59 AM
10

McCain's hands give me the heebie jeebies.

Posted by Jeremy from Seattle | October 16, 2008 9:01 AM
11

he's so damn awkward, the doddering fool!

Posted by jameyb | October 16, 2008 9:01 AM
12

i noticed him doing that a couple of other times. When they were all standing with their wives, McCain had his hands up and did the lizard thing again.

Posted by nos | October 16, 2008 9:03 AM
13

way to make me almost choke in public.

Posted by Mae | October 16, 2008 9:03 AM
14

Lucky for McCain there isn't some kind of communications medium that would enable a still frame from that video to make it's way onto everybody's desktop by the time they'd had their morning coffee the next day. Otherwise he might be living with that picture a long time.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 16, 2008 9:04 AM
15

Talk about looking Presidential!

Posted by Smelly Beagle | October 16, 2008 9:05 AM
16

McCain reminds me of the senile nursing home friend of Grandpa Simpson in that scene where he has his pants down around his ankles and is shuffling back and forth singing "The Old Gray Mare (She Ain't What She Used To Be)" in the background.

Posted by city_kitty | October 16, 2008 9:05 AM
17

Motorhead's "Love Me Like a Reptile" came to mind

Posted by AJ | October 16, 2008 9:06 AM
18

@11: he's awkward because he can't move his shoulders on account of injuries sustained when he was a POW.

@9: completely agreed. When he does stuff like this you HAVE to like him. At least for the moment.

Posted by TVDinner | October 16, 2008 9:16 AM
19

OMG what if he's a lizard alien like in "V"?!!?!

Posted by catnextdoor | October 16, 2008 9:18 AM
20

Ah yes, awkward senior moments - like when McCain used the work "cockamamie" pretty early in the debate.

Posted by bucket | October 16, 2008 9:19 AM
21

My friends, I know how to communicate with the reptilian overlords.

Posted by superyeadon | October 16, 2008 9:19 AM
22

Frankly, McCain's taste for analingus is none of our business.

Posted by Sean | October 16, 2008 9:25 AM
23

Yeah Eli, I'm sure you didn't' see this on Sullivan's site, posted about an hour earlier. Lame.

Posted by twiggy | October 16, 2008 9:25 AM
24

@18 He's awkward because he can't move his shoulders? The shoulder bone's connected to the tongue bone?

I caught that weird last tongue flicker to the audience while he was standing with his wife. I've had similar uncontrollable tongue and jaw movements before... after partying all night in college.

Posted by robo | October 16, 2008 9:25 AM
25

mccain looks like the emperor from star wars mated with a bull frog, and smoked a fat joint of arthritis-haze during birth

Posted by Mayonaise | October 16, 2008 9:25 AM
26

@19: That is what I've been saying about McCain and (especially) his wife! They are V lizard aliens! They will eat us for dinner, and our pets will be snacks!

Posted by Mikki | October 16, 2008 9:31 AM
27

Brrraaaiiinnnsss!

Posted by JC | October 16, 2008 9:31 AM
28

And of course, there's this one from after the debate...

Posted by Ziggity | October 16, 2008 9:32 AM
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Posted by eday | October 16, 2008 9:34 AM
30

Hm, I'm thinking this is some sort of Maori-inspired fight challenge - McSame just didn't have time to wipe the stage make-up off his facial tattoos.

Posted by COMTE | October 16, 2008 9:37 AM
31

Yeah, what the hell was that about?

Maybe he was trying to remove the glue that was keeping his face stuck in that damned stupid smirk he had on his face ALL NIGHT.

Posted by K | October 16, 2008 9:38 AM
32

#28.... that was the shot i saw. far weirder than the one Eli posted i think

Posted by nos | October 16, 2008 9:39 AM
33

If not for your description about McCain's exit stage wrong, I'd guess his ticker seized up for a second.

Posted by Mahtli69 | October 16, 2008 9:40 AM
34

Holy Shit. David Icke is right:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2001/apr/07/society

Posted by Fnarf | October 16, 2008 9:44 AM
35

#29 that made me laugh out loud, probably more than it should have.

Posted by uncouthheathen | October 16, 2008 9:47 AM
36


At least it wasn't a spit take...Obama only has four suits.

Posted by John Bailo | October 16, 2008 9:50 AM
37

... and before noon he could expect to see all sorts of juvenile mockery, such as this, making it's way around the planet.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 16, 2008 9:52 AM
38

I am the Lizard King! I can do anything!

Posted by Librarian@Play | October 16, 2008 9:58 AM
39

@36: And only one house.

Posted by K | October 16, 2008 10:01 AM
40

Good thing Obama's team prepared him to debate a Sleestack.

Posted by Librarian@Play | October 16, 2008 10:02 AM
41

McCain was so awkward, frail and stiff getting up and around to the front of the stage that I *almost* felt bad for him. What's as bizarre to me as the lizard tongue is his two-handed, pelvis-level "wave" that he does. They're like sad jazz hands or something.

Posted by liz | October 16, 2008 10:04 AM
42

Braaaaaaaaiiinnnnsssss.

Posted by seattle mike | October 16, 2008 10:06 AM
43

*runs to start photoshop*

Posted by Whoooowheee! | October 16, 2008 10:10 AM
44

Okay, when you see this on video, it doesn't look bad at all. It's actually sort of endearing.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 16, 2008 10:28 AM
45

looking at those just ruined my day.

Posted by Jennifer | October 16, 2008 10:43 AM
46

.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the "HEHNHH HENNHH".

McCain's tongue & Cindy's face = lizards from V for sure.

Posted by K X One | October 16, 2008 11:09 AM
47

That's classic. I want to see that on billboards.

Posted by Ivan Cockrum | October 16, 2008 12:42 PM
48

Even John McCain can't keep away from that fine black ass.

Posted by Fnarf | October 16, 2008 12:46 PM
49

"@9: completely agreed. When he does stuff like this you HAVE to like him. At least for the moment."

Nonsense...no one has to like this erratic, hateful, militaristic reptile.

And every time McCain resorts to the patently phony "my friends", I feel like barfing.

Posted by blackhook | October 16, 2008 12:53 PM
50

Memo to Lorne Michaels: Please find Tim Conway and team him up with Tina Fey for one final view of the future...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5BMVmOWzfk

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | October 16, 2008 1:16 PM
51

@43 One step ahead of you with the photoshoppage :)

http://tinyurl.com/4qyhne

Posted by sonoazure | October 16, 2008 1:42 PM
52

Forget the presidency stuff, can he offer me the best deal on auto insurance or not?

Posted by lady dragon driver | October 16, 2008 3:37 PM
53

Forget the presidency stuff, can he offer me the best deal on auto insurance or not?

Posted by lady dragon driver | October 16, 2008 3:37 PM
54

Enjoy-

Posted by Dane Kinzer | October 16, 2008 4:40 PM

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