We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Mitt Romney kept things in check and even got off a few good lines on the Tonight Show, Alicia Silverstone prechews her child's food, and Eric Clapton spent $4.5 million on a red car.
Mitt Romney was relaxed and sociable on the Tonight Show last night, even using the word "porno" to great comedic effect. Bad Romney did not emerge, and there were no confirmed sightings of his known accomplices, Impatient Romney, Hectoring Romney, and Overly Talkative Romney. But it wasn't all good news: before the start of taping, ABC News producer Emily Friedman, an embed with the Romney campaign, pointed out on Twitter that the candidate provided Leno with a briefing on the current delegate math "moments after taking the couch." Other than that brief cameo from Math Enthusiast Romney, the sailing was smooth. But he's still out there, lurking, waiting to throw data at someone he should be buttering up. Just keep an eye out for him. [Hulu]
Barack Obama, the man Romney is running to replace, is the subject of a new video mashup in which the American President gives the appearance of performing LMFAO "Sexy and I Know It" (a favorite of Bashar al-Assad's). The acid test with these things is always the execution, since anyone can be made to look like they're singing anything these days. Like the Romney/Eminem mashup from last week, this is just the tip-top of the line. [Baracksdubs]
So, there's a video making the rounds of Alicia Silverstone chewing up some food and giving it to her baby mouth-to-mouth, like a mama bird, if the mama bird were a human lady who once played Bat Girl. The consensus seems to be that this is unsightly and unappealing, which it most definitely is. But it's also not the end of the world. Really, anytime a small human being has to consume mashed carrots and the like, something is bound to happen to upset adult world's standards regarding neatness, etiquette, and serving your child pre-masticated food. The republic still stands. [via ABC News]
Here's an encouraging economic indicator: Eric Clapton recently bought a $4.5 million custom-built Ferrari and had it delivered to his custom home. You may say, but musicians are known for making way, way, way over-the-top car purchases even during lean times. This is true. But if Clapton wasn't feeling optimistic about the state of the world, would he have let anyone film him taking it home. Now we all know Eric Clapton has a $4.5 million Ferrari sitting a London garage, possibly on a gilded car elevator. He's confident circumstances won't cause the public to misuse that information. (Also working in his favor: the fact it is red. So few of us are red car types.) [via The Hollywood Reporter]