Still questioning the superhuman abilities of Barack Obama? Well, take under advisement this account, by a German journalist, of the amazing physical prowess he displayed while touring Europe…
He goes and picks up a pair of 16 kilo weights and starts curling them with his left and right arms, 30 repetitions on each side. Then, amazingly, he picks up the 32 kilo weights! Very slowly he lifts them, first 10 curls with his right, then 10 with his left.
Ezra Klein puts the somewhat unlikely claim into a little perspective…
32 kilos is about 70 pounds. Not sure I believe this, but it does point towards an interesting campaign strategy in which Obama proves his national security chops by winning an arm wrestling match with a bear. That's the sort of foreign policy experience Americans tend to want in their candidates.
I wouldn't have believed it either, except that I came upon this exclusive footage of a disguised and undercover Obama practicing for what I can only assume is a yet-to-be proposed arm rasslin' match with the war hero McCain…
Update: For some reason, the video above hasn't been showing up on some people's computers, and it's been pointed out that we've also become "more and more un-fun."
For both issues, we apologize. We really, really don't want to be un-fun. We have special meetings here in the Comedy Central mansion where all we do is discuss ways of becoming less and less un-fun and more un-un-fun. (One executive even suggested we shoot for un-un-un-un-fun, but it was later conceded that that might be too much to ask of ourselves.)
Anyway, in an attempt to re-un-un-fun the site, we jerked around with the code to the above video. And if it still doesn't work, here's a direct link. (Let me tell you, the joke is totally not un-un-un-worth the wait.)
Update 2: It appears as though the video problem is on YouTube's end, and seems to be affecting Macs right now. Hopefully, they'll fix it soon. (The "un-fun" problem is still on our end, though. Sorry, we're trying to fix.)
Tags: Barack Obama, Germany, John McCain, Matt Tobey