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Although one can't expect class from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is it too much to ask that he just not talk? After making a crack about Hitler, and another about Jews, even the Vatican's official newspaper has publicly decried his jokes as “deplorable."

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Spotted in the comments of a Crooks and Liars post, this laugher about a woman lost in a hot air balloon has been making its way around the Internet. (Joke after the jump)

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CBS continues to ration out the Sarah Palin morsels to a nation eager to know and see more In this clip, the Alaska governor defends her joke about Joe Biden's age by saying, "You know, I'm the new energy, the new face, the new ideas and he's got the experience based on many, many years in the Senate ".

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There are three great moments in this short video of McCain's acceptance speech. First, a Code Pink demonstrator interrupts McCain's speech and gets dragged out to chants of "U.S.A.!" Then, McCain fumbles and makes an antiquated tech-related joke about static. Finally, McCain delivers his speech in front of a blue screen. Stephen Colbert, eat your heart out.

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Good thing Mike Huckabee isn't in the running for the presidency anymore -- he'd be hard-pressed to spin his way out of the truly horrific crack he made Friday at an NRA event in Louisville, Ky. That's hardly important, considering the troubling implications of his failed joke, which called up the image of Democratic candidate Barack Obama being targeted by a gun-wielding assailant.

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Despite evidence to the contrary, CNN anchors and reporters repeatedly insisted the controversy surrounding John Kerry's "botched joke" will play a major role in the upcoming election.

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Paul Provenza, director of the gleefully obscene "The Aristocrats," explains why Hollywood doesn't get the joke.

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