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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lunchtime Quickie

posted by on October 30 at 12:01 PM

It’s official, the 6th and 7th graders from Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta are the coolest, bad-ass’est 6th and 7th graders in the country…

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Once again, whitey's gotta ruin the rhythm.

Posted by Ziggity | October 30, 2008 12:20 PM

That was great!!

No matter who wins next week, Obama's candidacy has electrified so many many people in this country (and around the world)... This election has captured the imagination of millions, and it's most impactful for the kids, these very kids singing in the video... It's their future, and, by his very presence, Obama proves that they can make of it whatever they want, truly.....

2008 - Best. Election. EVER!!

Posted by merry | October 30, 2008 12:25 PM

That's pretty awesome. How much would it suck to have to be the kids who argued the McCain side? You know they had to draw straws or something for that...

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 30, 2008 12:27 PM

I wonder how many of those kids will still be alive in 10 years...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 30, 2008 12:28 PM

Awww. That one white kid. Awww. He haz no beats.

Posted by Kat | October 30, 2008 12:29 PM

God, I miss the South.

Posted by Cairo | October 30, 2008 12:34 PM

I wonder how their math skill are these days?

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 30, 2008 12:37 PM

If only Social Studies class had been that fun when I was 12.

Posted by elm | October 30, 2008 12:43 PM

this is SO MUCH easier to watch than those weird mccainiacs.

Posted by ew | October 30, 2008 12:53 PM

That was really cute! I liked it. Obama really has changed politics. President Obama...I can hardly wait!

Posted by ren | October 30, 2008 12:56 PM

So using kids as political props is okay when it's for Obama?

Posted by UnoriginalAndrew | October 30, 2008 12:59 PM

This isn't a partisan rap, you goddamn idiots.

Posted by The CHZA | October 30, 2008 1:01 PM

@11. What #12 said. This obviously isn't pro-one candidate or another, if you actually listen to the song.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 30, 2008 1:08 PM

All I have to say is that these kids have a way better music program than I ever had at their age, or ever for that matter. Watching this was just fun.

And 12 & 13 are correct. This song doesn't endorse one candidate over the other.

Posted by Not that other L | October 30, 2008 1:15 PM

@11 - Yes

Posted by tacomagirl | October 30, 2008 1:37 PM

@ 12, 13, 14 - okay, I should have watched the video.

Posted by UnoriginalAndrew | October 30, 2008 1:48 PM

"White people have no rhythm" is sooo played out. Just drop it.

Posted by Betsy Ross | October 30, 2008 2:04 PM

Here is the contemporary song they are covering, I don't think it's noted here or in the CNN story

T.I. - Whatever you like

Posted by Non | October 30, 2008 2:07 PM

^ "Late night sex, so wet, so tight" - T.I.

Woahhh these kids are wayyyy more talented than the original singer

Posted by Saraharmer | October 30, 2008 2:15 PM

Sponsored by... Malaria!

I've got dance racism. Whenever I see a white kid dance exactly like a black kid he still looks like he's doing it wrong!

Posted by T-Bone | October 30, 2008 2:22 PM

Obama should invite those kids up for the Grant Park rally on Tuesday. Would be perfect.

Posted by onion | October 30, 2008 2:48 PM

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