Scott Brown's 'Man Cold'

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If you haven't see the mash-up of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown going on and on about his own valor for giving a speech while stricken with the flu, it's pretty good. Context here:

Scott Brown, battling pneumonia, took to the Senate floor on Monday night and delivered a speech that largely defies description. Reflecting on the historic nature of his short tenure in Washington and his role in landmark legislation, Brown returned repeatedly during the 24-minute talk to the subject of his illness.

"I'll do my best to muscle through it," the Massachusetts Republican said. "I'm battling... If I faint, Mr. President, will you save me?"

That's funny. But not as funny as this:

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