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Desc:This is AMAZING. I literally cannot describe this amount of crazy.
Category:News & Politics, Educational
Tags:election, Clusterfuck, basil marceaux, BEST DEBATE EVER, carnival of opinion
Submitted:Rodents of Unusual Size
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Comment count is 65
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2010-09-01
This is in six parts. Muslim bashing occurs in part 6. The tea party lady is just as amazing. Just...watch this all the way through.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2010-09-01
auth error didn't allow me to link all six parts

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2010-09-01
oh yay there are actually more parts than I thought. It's Christmas come early!

Ursa_minor - 2010-09-01
Ursa_minor - 2010-09-01
This whole thing is mind breaking. Absolutely mind breaking.

kingarthur - 2010-09-01
Oh my sweet Jesus.
Pillager - 2010-09-01
I can only hope Basil Marceaux.com will someday run for POTUS.

TheSupafly - 2010-09-01
Brought to you by the guys who make Breakfast at Sulimay's.
Rovin - 2010-09-01
Bless you, Rodents of Unusual Size, for bringing us this glory.
ADnova - 2010-09-01
If having a wrestler named "Josephus -The Shelby Street Brawler" recite the pledge of allegiance isn't the craziest part of a gubernatorial debate video, you know you're watching something special.
The God of Biscuits - 2010-09-01
"If it's not in line with the constitution, it's all mute."

I need to start using that phrase.
TeenerTot - 2010-09-01
Is this for real?
TeenerTot - 2010-09-01
Aaaand it just gets better! The prude, the hippie, and the mental case. It's a set-up for a dirty joke.

baleen - 2010-09-01

This is a debate between all the 3rd party candidates that don't have any money. The actual race is between Mike McWherter (the son of a TN governor) and Bill Haslam. I doubt either of them would let themselves be seen in public with these people, much less debate them on television.

phalsebob - 2010-09-01
Are these the only choices? Surely not. I'm not yet convinced this isn't some Onion thing.
simon666 - 2010-09-01
Basic Marceaux set us up the bomb!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/0 6/AR2010080606164_2.html?sid=ST2010080606236
Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2010-09-01

Ghoul - 2010-09-01
2 minutes in we get our first taste of crazy with Josephus. I only wish I had more time to watch this at work.
Nithing - 2010-09-01
Spectacular. Can the people of Tennessee draft the moderator or something?
sosage - 2010-09-01
These three are my choices?!? Can I vote for the Shelby Street Brawler?
erratic - 2010-09-01
You owe it to yourself to watch this all the way through. I never thought that there could be another candidate who would make Basil Marceaux.com look erudite and insightful by comparison
themilkshark - 2010-09-01
I fucking love Tennessee
The God of Biscuits - 2010-09-01
Oh my gosh. In part 5, Basil goes on for about 5 minutes on his "genius invention" perpetual motion device.
Enjoy - 2010-09-01
Proposed Energy Solutions

Tea Party Lady: I love COAL. coal, coal, COAL.
Green Party Man: Human feces and cat tails.
Basil: Perpetual motion of course.

Miskimo - 2010-09-03
now be fair- he doesn't state that it is a perpetual motion machine. he just makes the entirely reasonable proposal that we place paddle wheels under our faucets to harness the energy.

kennydra - 2010-09-01
oh. my. god.

ASubmarineSandwich - 2010-09-01
Part 2 involves Tea Party Lady, in response to the question of Medical Marijuana, responds:

"I oppose marijuana because it makes people passive. I also oppose alcohol. Alcohol clouds judgement. Marijuana clouds the spirit. That's why we have so many passive citizens that are afraid of guns."

Basil Marceaux responds:

"Thomas Jefferson bit his fingernail and got the ink... and smudged out when writing the Declaration of Independence, he crossed out servants and wrote citizens. He probably had a mug spot... a beer spot for a beer! Next to it."

Green Party Dude responds:

"Marijuana treats over 100 ailments. It is the most therapeutic treatment we have, as humans, in existence. ...Hemp oil is the closest in oil to blood, to human blood, oil. Hemp oil is closest to blood oil."
ASubmarineSandwich - 2010-09-01
Also, apparently the War of 1812 was fought over Britain blocking America's access to hemp.


Chalkdust - 2010-09-01
I really want to see the phrase "Carnival of Opinion" take off and I think this is a fine video to christen it with.
Chalkdust - 2010-09-01
special thanks to Chumbucket!


Postureduck - 2010-09-01
All the stars, all the stars ever.
Old_Zircon - 2010-09-01
That hippie guy for the Green party sure knows a lot about marijuana.
Old_Zircon - 2010-09-01
This just keeps getting better, this is one of the best things I've seen in a year.
Old_Zircon - 2010-09-01
Green Party candidate makes an AIDS joke in Part 4 at 7:38.
Old_Zircon - 2010-09-01
Plans for a perpetual energy machine around 5 minutes into part 5.
Crackersmack - 2010-09-01
I sincerely hope that Basil wins.

I would love to see a future where the electorate, fed up with having to chose between two identical corporatist candidates, starts electing ridiculous outsider candidates as a form of political protest.
Old_Zircon - 2010-09-01
I hate to resort to "X is like Y crossed with Z," but Basil Marceaux really does remind me of some kind of hybrid of Gene Ray and Rip Taylor sometimes.
Stopheles - 2010-09-01
Dear Sweet Jesus, now I know what Sylvestre Matuschkha felt like.
Stopheles - 2010-09-01
June states indirectly that she thinks the hippie should be hanged.

This video is the best thing ever.
Comeuppance - 2010-09-01
Hey, some people need the rope.

dr_mr_vandertramps - 2010-09-01
holy fuck, just when you think it can't get any better, it does. every time
FABIO - 2010-09-01
This video is a perpetual motion device of beautiful crazy.
Comeuppance - 2010-09-01
It just keeps getting better. Oh man.
cognitivedissonance - 2010-09-01
Here is where the evolutionary tree forks. RIGHT HERE. YOU ARE WITNESSING THE MOMENT.
RomancingTrain - 2010-09-01
Part 4, in response to his own question.
"This Gunn'be a tough one." and "I'm above the law because I'm marine, force recon."
snothouse - 2010-09-02
The best long-form improv ever.
Lauritz Melchior - 2010-09-02
Parts 6 and 11.

dr_mr_vandertramps - 2010-09-02
part 11 in particular is just absolutely insane.

1394 - 2010-09-02
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2010-09-02
added the "carnival of opinion" tag. Feel free to link to it.

I am so glad you guys enjoy this as much as me.

I especially love the part where he starts interrupting people about his sleep deprivation and almost falls asleep at the podium. Oh, Basil, you truly deserve your own reality series.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2010-09-02
I wish Chris Farley were still alive to play him on SNL skits.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2010-09-02

dangerously - 2010-09-02
instant classic
homogenousemptytime - 2010-09-02
Loved the debate in part 11 about where native americans are from... "they're from asia and they walked over the strait from europe" "jefferson said they were from Greece"
memedumpster - 2010-09-02
Fuck you, work, you almost robbed me of this!
Space Ratcatcher - 2010-09-02
This brings me happiness to the maximen!
junkshot - 2010-09-04
Please watch part 5.
Kumquatxop - 2010-09-05
Lauritz Melchior - 2010-09-05
Thank you, ROUS,

These twelve parts have made this entire week so amazing.
Jimmy Labatt - 2010-09-07
Awesome stuff
bongoprophet - 2010-09-11
PART 12!!!
Squeamish - 2010-09-13
In the future, political scientists will point to this debate as the purest expression of politics in 2010 America.
chumbucket - 2010-09-15
I fall in love with this country every time I see something like this. No one, not even the best sketch comedy troupe could create an amazing show as this is. Rodents Of Unusual Size has unearthed a gem of a video here that honors all that poeTV stands for (and the reason I watch videos here). May this forever go in the museum of poeTV as pure record of the decade of the "Carnival of Opinion". Amen. (returns old flag back to the podium)
asian hick - 2011-05-29
I feel bad killing a perfect 5.0 but the guy is clearly mentally ill and has been exploited by everyone including his relatives. That really diminishes my enjoyment of this.

And yes I know E is for evil and all that but I'm just not feeling it on this one.
Sexy Duck Cop - 2013-09-01
Today we are all winners.
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