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10.27.12

Horses and Bayonets, Lena Dunham’s ‘First Time’ and More Viral Videos

From Obama’s big horses-and-bayonets slam to Lena Dunham’s ‘First Time,’ watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

Obama and Romney’s Baby Talk

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If the last debate didn’t grab your interest, this ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ sketch featuring a very young Obama and Romney just might. Who said the candidates need to grow up?

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

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On CBS This Morning, former Secretary of State Colin Powell officially endorsed President Obama for reelection, crediting him for leading America “out of the dive.”

Is It Okay To Politicize Rape?

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Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s remarks that a pregnancy from rape is “something God intended to happen” sparked outrage—but some charge that politicians are exploiting the issue to win elections. Reporter Allison Yarrow hit the streets to get New Yorkers’ take on the debate.

Ai Weiwei Does Gangnam Style

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Profound political statement or just another silly spoof? Decide for yourself as you watch famous Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei interpret Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

Lena Dunham’s ‘First Time’ Was Amazing

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First time voting that is—what did you think we meant? In a new campaign ad, the creative force behind Girls says your first time at the polls should be special and with someone you can really trust.

Hey Obama, Who Else Called?

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A bunch of sitcoms, and they want their joke back! See the pop culture moments that may have inspired the president’s totally gnarly (and clichéd) zinger during Monday’s debate.

Obama: ‘You Are Always Funny, Jay’

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That might be the biggest lie of the campaign. But when President Obama stopped by to see Jay Leno Wednesday, he not only complimented the host; he also dished on working out on Air Force One, who he wants to win the World Series, and what went wrong during the first debate.

SNL’s Chanel Spoof

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Chanel debuted its bizarre Chanel No. 5 ad campaign featuring Brad Pitt last week, giving Saturday Night Live some perfect material to devise a series of spoofs. The show created not one, but four interpretations of the campaign featuring a grunged-up Taram Killam asking, “Why do I look homeless?”

‘Attacking Me Is Not An Agenda’

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Throughout his campaign, Mitt Romney has attacked President Obama for, well, attacking him—and he doubled down on this approach Monday night: “Attacking me is not an agenda,” Romney scolded.

Giddyup! Obama’s Big Bayonet Slam

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The Internet is abuzz with Obama’s biggest smackdown of the debate: responding to Romney’s call for more naval ships, the president went on the attack, snapping, “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military’s changed.”