YouTube Right Now! Bad Lip Reading translates the presidential debate

"When they laugh at you, you'll drown."


Chase Hoffberger


Published Oct 10, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 9:41 am CDT

In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!

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A few hot topics from this year’s heavy and heated presidential election campaign: horrible weather, mormon Judy and the cow people, and a sustained session of hums.

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That is, of course, if you’re the anonymous man behind Bad Lip Reading, the man who can make even presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer sound adventurous and enticing.

BLR’s most recent clip, “Eye of the Sparrow—A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 Presidential Debate,” posted onto YouTube Tuesday afternoon, just two days before Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mates square off Thursday evening. And if that goes anything like round one, we can be sure to see all sorts of conversation about purple idiots, labradoodle puppies, and “funny radiation coming up on my desk.”

“Can you hear me?”

The video pokes a bit more fun at Mitt Romney than it does at Obama, but it’s unlikely that Bad Lip Reading carries any sort of partisan sentiment.

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“I’m not targeting Mitt Romney by doing that,” the anonymous author told the Daily Dot after he posted “More Mitt” this summer. “I’m not targeting Joe Biden, either. I’m not trying to influence the outcome of the election, and people find that strange. They want those videos to be politically motivated, but it’s not. It’s just funny.”

Not just funny, BLR. Very funny.

Photo via Bad Lip Reading/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 10, 2012, 9:26 am CDT