Barney Frank, possible farter

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Watch: Barney Frank's gas-passing, New York's smallest apartment, and how far three college degrees will get you


Drew Grant
August 9, 2011 11:50PM (UTC)

1. Barney Frank may or may not have passed gassed on television last night:

OK, I've watched/listened to this video of Democrat Rep. Barney Frank talking to Rachel Maddow three times now, and it definitely sounds like a fart.

We can pretend like there are more important things going on in American politics right now than a natural bodily function, but let's not kid ourselves. Flatulence remains the No. 1 key issue for voters during election years; everyone knows that.

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2. The smallest living area in New York that you still can't afford:

For only $800 a month, you too can live in this 78-square foot closet that some Manhattan real estate dealer pawned off as an apartment.

 

3. Oh the places you'll go:

Warning: Do not show this video of Maurice Johnston -- a Dartmouth-educated Boston resident with three degrees (including electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in physics) and no place to live -- to any recent college graduates.

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4. "American Idol" winner Scott McCreery's first music video:

It's called "I Love You This Big." There is a lot of hugging. He has a really deep voice. 

Also: fireworks.

5. Viral video becomes iPhone game:

Remember the famous "Baby monkey riding backward on a pig" clip with the catchy song?

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OK, but now imagine that scene, but animated! And also you get to control the animals. And also it's not as cool because obviously you can make anything up for a video game, but that monkey on a pig thing actually happened.

"As addicting as Swedish Fish," says the game's press release, which must know how much I hate Swedish Fish.

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Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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