Video: The sadly obligatory “wayward bug turns reporter into Chris Tucker” clip

posted at 2:33 pm on June 11, 2008 by Allahpundit

Yes, I know, there’s something soooo familiar about this. Hoax, viral ad, or bona fide Michael Pfleger in reverse? Amazingly, it might be for real: The reporter appears to be Isiah Carey of Fox 26 in Houston, seen here earlier in his career while working at a different station. (Another video, in which Carey identifies himself, shows him holding a mike with the same logo.) Watch closely, though; it looks for an instant after he turns around like the audio isn’t synced to his lips, which makes me think it’s an overdub. But watch the other video, too; he’s in the habit of dropping the F-bomb when an animal interrupts his shot. If we don’t figure this out then the terrorists have already won. Content warning.

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He’s got that create Hillary “I ain’t in noways tahred” way of voice modulation.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 11, 2008 at 2:38 PM

create = great

P.S. Sounds more like Eddie Murphy to me.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 11, 2008 at 2:39 PM

LOL… I love that. Reminded me of “F-it, we’ll do IT LIVE, O’Reilly”. Too funny.

Claypigeon on June 11, 2008 at 2:41 PM

“Do you understand the words that are comin’ outa my mouf?!”

CP on June 11, 2008 at 2:41 PM

He must be related to this guy.

Slublog on June 11, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Allah…did you miss the prostate cancer clip at ABC?

DUDE

Limerick on June 11, 2008 at 2:46 PM

OT: James Johnson out of Barry’s VP search team!!!!

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 11, 2008 at 2:50 PM

Allah, I´m pretty sure I saw SOMETHING fly AT his mouth..don´t know about IN. If it was a moth, then he´s a real wuss, however, what if it was one of those big ol´ blue bottle blowflies that just got off of a big pile of dog tihs?

I´d say the same thing.

james hooker on June 11, 2008 at 2:52 PM

He must be related to this guy.
Slublog on June 11, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Good one. Maybe also a cousin to this dude.

wise_man on June 11, 2008 at 2:53 PM

There’s a whole set of clips from this guy on youtube, 5 of them it looks like.

jimmy the notable on June 11, 2008 at 2:53 PM

Missed the link,
here

jimmy the notable on June 11, 2008 at 2:53 PM

HAAAAHAHAHAhahahahahaaaaaaaaa!!! That was awesome!

“Let’s git the f-ck out dis country muthaf-cka!”

Tony737 on June 11, 2008 at 2:54 PM

Allah, I´m pretty sure I saw SOMETHING fly AT his mouth..don´t know about IN. If it was a moth, then he´s a real wuss, however, what if it was one of those big ol´ blue bottle blowflies that just got off of a big pile of dog tihs?

I´d say the same thing.

james hooker on June 11, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Hilarious. Have you ever seen Bizarre Foods [with Andrew Zimmern] on The Travel Channel? He’d fly 8,000 miles for the privilege of eating a blue bottle blowfly. Oh, and I’m sure that he’d be happy to pay extra, for the dog tihs.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 11, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Limerick on June 11, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Dude, Indeed.

The needle is just a small prick really, though.

Rimshot!

lorien1973 on June 11, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Oh my gawd! Slub and Wise have even better ones! HAHA

Tony737 on June 11, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Dammit Limey! Why? Why would you link THAT??? haha

Tony737 on June 11, 2008 at 3:01 PM

Who is he calling country? He’s from Baton Rouge for goodness sake. About as country as a city boy can get.

roux on June 11, 2008 at 3:02 PM

He switched from speaking in modern American English to Ebonics in the middle there.

indythinker on June 11, 2008 at 3:04 PM

Come on dude, this is for real and its freakin’ hillarious. This is probably the funniest viral video this year.

Jimmy the Dhimmi on June 11, 2008 at 3:06 PM

How come nobody knows how to spell Isaiah? (Checked Bible Gateway. Got it right the first time.)

baldilocks on June 11, 2008 at 3:11 PM

I think it’s a dub, but…LOL.

baldilocks on June 11, 2008 at 3:12 PM

How come nobody knows how to spell Isaiah?

baldilocks on June 11, 2008 at 3:11 PM

ישעיהו

:)

Shy Guy on June 11, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Shy Guy on June 11, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Touché!

baldilocks on June 11, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Allah…did you miss the prostate cancer clip at ABC?

DUDE

Duuuuude. I wonder if she cupped ‘em a little too…nice.

Wyznowski on June 11, 2008 at 3:19 PM

On my vid, it doesn’t even look close to being in synch. Words are flying when his lips aren’t moving.

mikeyboss on June 11, 2008 at 3:50 PM

Shy Guy on June 11, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Brilliant!

sulla on June 11, 2008 at 3:51 PM

It could be a dub, but maybe not. He seems to have a history.

If we don’t figure this out then the terrorists have already won.

ROTFLMAO

malan89 on June 11, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Hip Hop News.

Urban newscaster in the country.

Hening on June 11, 2008 at 4:08 PM

I’m crying from laughter.

socalconservative on June 11, 2008 at 4:18 PM

I was hoping you were going to post this.

carbon_footprint on June 11, 2008 at 4:26 PM

how to spell Isaiah

My son Isaac’s schoolteachers are always spelling his name Issac.

jgapinoy on June 11, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Irony–The Fox 26 write-up says of him being attracted to journalism: “he got the bug”.

jgapinoy on June 11, 2008 at 4:51 PM

How is his langauge going to help Michelle Obamas Kids.

Texyank on June 11, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Thanks for that erectile dysfunction clip. OYE! WFT??? Her name was Dr. Boyle. EWWW!!!!!

robblefarian on June 11, 2008 at 5:31 PM

I love how the reporter went from a stentorian, Ed Bradleyesque delivery to an Eddie Murphy-from-Trading-Places profane vernacular in like 1 millisecond. I believe linguists call that code-switching.

Travis Bickle on June 11, 2008 at 6:02 PM

no need to drone anyone who is already gonna vote for Nobama.

bloggless on June 11, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Dubbed.

misterpeasea on June 11, 2008 at 7:36 PM

You don’t make general in the USAF by being incompetent nor an sycophant, let alone chief of staff of the Air Force. The Air Force is a meritocracy where you are rigorously tested at every rung of the promotion ladder. The three hundred or so general officers are the best of the best.

That said, I am astounded the General McPeak supported Howard Dean, John Kerry, and now Obama. Generally, the military is two thirds conservative, one third liberal. It skews sharper to the right as you ascend the officer ranks. McPeak appears to be a contrarian in this respect, swimming against the current.

I can see how the military could nurture a liberal, even socialist, sentiment if so inclined. The military is essentially a socialist organization. It provides meals and housing as it sees fit to its junior members. An elite makes all the decisions for everyone, who are compelled to obey. It is no democracy.

While American generals tend to by hyper-competent within their domain, I am constantly amazed at how often they flounder when they set sail on the stormy sea of politics. With regard to politics, they tend to be idiot savants: guys who can manage the incredibly complex concrete task of running a fighter wing but can’t tie their own shoelaces politically. It’s as if whatever mental muscles are developed to succeed in the military can not firmly grasp political problems.

General Merrill Anthony “Tony” McPeak favored fighter jocks during his tenure. He disbanded whole commands, like SAC, and distributed their assets among the Air Force. Politically, that could be interpreted as Tactical Air Command (TAC, the fighters) killing off Strategic Air Command (SAC, the bombers). From the fighter pilot perspective, strategic bombing has not been effective after WWII. The bomber and fighter culture disagree on this, of course.

The centralized, bureaucratic organization SAC built to execute the Single Integrated Operations Plan, ie WWIII, was necessary to keep fine control of nuclear weapons. However, that ponderous bureaucracy ran counter to the fighter concept of operations where vehicles enroute can by dynamically retasked to new, transient targets. For fighters, it’s all about the OODA Loop. The downside of dismantling the bureaucratic safeguards of SAC is illustrated in the recent incident where nuke warheads were inadvertently loaded on a bomber overflying the US.

McPeak took many elements of support and packaged them in an expeditionary wing where all the tankers and electronic warfare assets were in one organization, kinda like an army division. It’s a good idea but it disrupts the career paths of all those field grade officers in the support units which commanded themselves. Most of all, he screwed with the uniform, foisting a new version on everybody that nobody liked.

The only change in the military that I can really fault McPeak for is the uniform change, which seems gratuitous. The other changes seem reasonable. But then I flew fighters.

Tantor on June 11, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Limerick on June 11, 2008 at 2:46 PM

DUDE. I cringed the whole time watching that. Definitely “Dude”-worthy.

JimRich on June 11, 2008 at 11:02 PM

You don’t make general in the USAF by being incompetent nor an sycophant, let alone chief of staff of the Air Force. The Air Force is a meritocracy where you are rigorously tested at every rung of the promotion ladder. The three hundred or so general officers are the best of the best.

That said, I am astounded the General McPeak supported Howard Dean, John Kerry, and now Obama. Generally, the military is two thirds conservative, one third liberal. It skews sharper to the right as you ascend the officer ranks. McPeak appears to be a contrarian in this respect, swimming against the current.

I can see how the military could nurture a liberal, even socialist, sentiment if so inclined. The military is essentially a socialist organization. It provides meals and housing as it sees fit to its junior members. An elite makes all the decisions for everyone, who are compelled to obey. It is no democracy.

While American generals tend to by hyper-competent within their domain, I am constantly amazed at how often they flounder when they set sail on the stormy sea of politics. With regard to politics, they tend to be idiot savants: guys who can manage the incredibly complex concrete task of running a fighter wing but can’t tie their own shoelaces politically. It’s as if whatever mental muscles are developed to succeed in the military can not firmly grasp political problems.

General Merrill Anthony “Tony” McPeak favored fighter jocks during his tenure. He disbanded whole commands, like SAC, and distributed their assets among the Air Force. Politically, that could be interpreted as Tactical Air Command (TAC, the fighters) killing off Strategic Air Command (SAC, the bombers). From the fighter pilot perspective, strategic bombing has not been effective after WWII.

The centralized, bureaucratic organization SAC built to execute the Single Integrated Operations Plan, ie WWIII, was necessary to keep fine control of nuclear weapons. However, that ponderous bureaucracy ran counter to the fighter concept of operations where vehicles enroute can by dynamically retasked to new, transient targets. For fighters, it’s all about the OODA Loop. The downside of dismantling the bureaucratic safeguards of SAC is illustrated in the recent incident where nuke warheads were inadvertently loaded on a bomber overflying the US.

McPeak took many elements of support and packaged them in an expeditionary wing where all the tankers and electronic warfare assets were in one organization, kinda like an army division. It’s a good idea but it disrupts the career paths of all those field grade officers in the support units which commanded themselves. Most of all, he screwed with the uniform, foisting a new version on everybody that nobody liked.

The only change in the military that I can really fault McPeak for is the uniform change, which seems gratuitous. The other changes seem reasonable. But then I flew fighters.

Tantor on June 11, 2008 at 7:51 PM

….. ?

You lost me at the point where the bug flew into McPeak’s mouth.

.. or something.

wise_man on June 12, 2008 at 12:28 AM

Hahah thats some funny stuff.

tx2654 on June 12, 2008 at 2:15 AM