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Arthur Christopher

It seems one can’t do something stupid anymore without someone recording it and posting it on YouTube. Some know this more acutely than others – George Bush springs to mind – but where it invades and pesters it also brings us access to a world of astonishing clips. Here are five you simply have to see.

Microsoft Office Values
Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant made their name with The Office.

Here, Merchant poses as a Microsoft employee and interviews the insufferable David Brent on office values in a hilarious promotional video for the UK’s No.1 employer.

Will Ferrell as George 'Dubya'
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Will Ferrell takes a dig at the comedy punching bag that is George “Dubya” Bush in this skit, which finds the president on his ranch taking a break from a game of Extreme Frisbee with “Condie” Rice and Dick Cheney and addressing the issue of “Global Warmings”.

Miss Teen USA
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When Miss South Carolina was asked to explain why a fifth of US citizens cannot point out their country on a map, only the most optimistic among us would have expected a riveting answer. But nobody, NOBODY, could have guessed it would be this bad. Prepare to cringe.

Ronaldinho Goal
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The picture is grainy and the commentary appears to be in some sort of Klingon/Algerian hybrid language, but the bizarre setting only adds to what is easily the most freakishly brilliant goal of the 21st century.

Richard Dawkins
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World famous Atheist and rabble-rouser Richard Dawkins has had some thorny questions to answer in his time, more often than not by fuming Christians. Asked by a nervous student whether he might not after all be wrong, Dawkins comes into his own.

 

 

 
 
 
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