SUNNYVALE, CA In a brazen publicity stunt, YouTube recently challenged "all world leaders, dignitaries and luminaries" to an online talent contest dubbed "Last World Leader Standing". The contest challenged players on the world stage to upload video of their best acts, stunts or talents to the site, and allow the world to vote for their favorite.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy made the first offering, noting "all of my life, had I not been a politician, I would have become a mime." Sarkozy is pictured in the screenshot below, miming the image of a child holding his Christmas list and gazing up at a fake Santa. Either that, or a badger preparing to clean his whiskers. Or tweaking the nipples of an imaginary, hovering spirit nymph.
Also entering the rather disappointing fray was Zimbabwe ruler, Robert Mugabe, who stunned viewers by rapping several verses of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot", while sporting a shirt emblazoned with pictures of himself, in front of a giant banner of himself. Mugabe commented with the video post "If that bitch Sarkozy think he can drop some shit like this, he be crazy - bitch needs to change his shirt and roll in a big-body Benz. Check it!"
Perhaps the most disappointing entry came from Pope Benedict XVI, and his version of "Peekaboo! I See You!" behind his sceptre.
Although no other entries have been submitted at this time, DotCommentary has it on good authority that Hilary and Barack Obama will be submitting a duet of the Sonny and Cher hit "I Got You Babe".