Crank Dat Mike Gravel!

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Okay, I know, too many nonsensical Gravel videos of late. And I know, the Obama Girl stuff is unforgivably lame. But indulge me. I just love this video. Mike Gravel is willing to sing, profess his love for a woman 52 years his junior, and do the (incredibly freakin’ annoying) Soulja Boy dance. He’s officially in that I’m-so-old-I-can’t-be-humiliated stage. Somebody give this man a reality TV show!

On a more serious note, I’m willing to guess that Mike Gravel doesn’t know the meaning of the Soulja Boy lyrics, which are horrifyingly misogynistic. I’m not going to explain them, but you can get answers at UrbanDictionary.com. That song is incredibly popular, even among children, and it really shouldn’t be.

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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