09.08.12

Michelle Obama pumps up the crowd, Karl Rove rides a Segway, and More Viral Videos

From President Obama accepting the nomination to Harold and Kumar, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

Chuck Norris Battles Democrat Overlords

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In his first PSA of this campaign season, the action star and his wife, Gena, took to YouTube to implore that his fellow conservatives help save the country “from 1,000 years of darkness” in November.

Harold & Kumar Go to the DNC

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Here’s one way to reach a younger demographic. In a new spot for the Democratic convention, Obama calls on the stars of the Harold and Kumar movies for help in Charlotte. Where Kal Penn will host coverage. The Choom Gang would approve.

Michelle Brings Down The House

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“Being president doesn’t change who you are,” Michelle Obama said Tuesday. “It reveals who you are.” Offering a stirring portrait of the president’s character, she told delegates that the values that attracted her to Barack in the first place are what make him a great president.

Rove Goes For A Ride

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Move over, Clint Eastwood! Karl Rove and political strategist Joe Trippi win the spectacle-of-the-day award for cruising into the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on segways, before Fox News went to a commercial break.

‘Mad Men’ Gets Rickrolled!

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Suffering from Mad Men withdrawal? Miss Rick Astley? Watch as the hit drama’s cast gets Rickrolled in an impressive viral supercut.

Jimmy Fallon or Julian Castro?

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God bless you, Jimmy! After mounting chatter that he bore a striking resemblance to San Antonio’s star mayor, the late-night host went all in, spoofing Castro’s DNC speech.

Clinton Nominates Obama

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“We’re here to nominate a president, and I’ve got one in mind,” Bill Clinton began his speech Wednesday—no, it’s not Hillary. “I want to nominate a man cool on the outside but burning for America on the inside …”

Pink Soars At The VMAs

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Pink fulfilled her promise of “hanging from things” during Thursday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. Watch the brave and limber artist go Cirque-du-Soleil style and dance with some provocative figures.

‘Skyfall’ Zooms In

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James Bond returns after a long awaited hiatus. In this new trailer, Daniel Craig brings a whole lot more than just his gun.

‘I’m Hopeful Because Of You’

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“I never said this journey would be easy,” the president told Americans Thursday, “and I won’t promise that now.” But the hope that drove him into office in 2008 remains, he said; he still believes in Americans’ ability to “pull each other up” and travel the hard road to economic recovery together.