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Chuckles the Clown

Even the BBC has bloopers. The Guardian reports that a stiff-upper-lipper lost it after hearing the earliest recording of a human voice. Problem is, she lost it reading an obit. Here’s the gigglefest.

Imitation is the sincerely form of publicity

Tracey Ullman does a dead-on imitation of Arianna Huffington on her new show. Can’t embed it — fools — but go to this page and click the right-arrow on the videos until you see her.

: LATER: Here’s the clip, provided by Showtime:

This is what I said to Showtime in response:

But if I may suggest: You should enable people to embed it on their own. You want it to spread? That’s how it will spread. The days of marketing to get people to come to your site are past. You want your site to go to where the people are. Read today’s Brian Stelter piece in The Times. Free advice.

The Davos toilet

I know this is silly but I was enthralled with the Davos toilet in the Congress Center. As soon as you flush, look what happens:

So much for the idiot vote

I just filled out my absentee ballot here in New Jersey and there was this:

STATE PUBLIC QUESTION No. 4
Constitutional Amendment Concerning the
Right to Vote for Certain Persons

Shall the amendment of Article II, Section I, paragraph 6 of the Constitution, agreed to by the Legislature, revising the current constitutional language concerning denial of the right to vote by deleting the phrase “idiot or insane person” and providing instead that a “person who has been adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction to lack the capacity to understand the act of voting” shall not enjoy the right of suffrage, by adopted?

So it is now the law in New Jersey that idiots and insane people can’t vote. Why fix what’s not broken?

A pro’s advice for the candidates

I asked Fred Graver — who makes real TV at VH1’s Best Week Ever and Acceptable.TV — what advice he has for the candidates and their online video and got a smarter answer to that question than I’ve gotten yet. And funnier. Because Fred knows funny. Enjoy:

(Crossposted from PrezVid)