Bad gas? Hey, we’ve all been there. Unfortunately for Ingrid Coronado Fritz, she went there live on “Venga la Alegria.” During the game “Juego Sin Palabras,” Ingrid got a little to excited to jump in and ended up blurting out more than just the answer (you can hear her bring the thunder at around the eight second mark). The guy in the blue suit reacted by saying “¿Que pasoooooooooooo?” and then quickly recovered. The surrounding cast was quick to catch on to Ingrid’s faux pas and broke into giggles, which is ALWAYS the correct response.
While farts are definitely funny, here’s a little known fact: the worlds oldest joke is a Sumerian fart joke. Here’s how it goes, “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.” That’s it. Pretty simple, but not bad considering it dates back to 1900 BC. Farts were funny then, and as this clip proves, farts are funny now.
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Even with the global Coronavirus pandemic affecting pretty much everyone in so many different ways – we’re still in the middle of an election year. And that means that politics must go on. This is especially true when we’re being governed by an administration with no national plan to combat the virus – not to mention a long history of policies directly harming communities of color.
Before the pandemic hit, Trump was traveling around the U.S. hosting huge rallies and the Democratic primary season was in full swing. Now that the presumptive Democratic nominee is VP Joe Biden, he too has been trying to campaign. But with the pandemic shutting down large gatherings, the campaigns have had to go digital.
During an online campaign event, Vice President Joe Biden seems to have launched #FartGate.
Political campaigns can be a lot of hard work, placing a lot of strain on the body and mind, leaving almost no time for respite or self-care. And with the U.S. election on the horizon, Joe Biden has been out in full force, even with the small case of a pandemic going on.
The Vice President was on a live vide chat with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf discussing the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the state when the now infamous moment took place. In the video, you can very clearly hear ‘the noise’ – a noice many are convinced was a fart.
Yes, you read that correctly – a fart and possibly a very wet one. Those watching noticed this and were more than happy to splash it all over social media. In fact, the sound was so clear that Governor Wolf ended up blinking and shaking his head upon realizing what had just happened. The clip of the awkward episode was even shared on Biden’s official YouTube channel.
To add to people’s suspicions, Biden also appears to lean back into his chair during #fartgate.
He appeared to lean back in his chair at the same time as the noise, while Wolf appeared to blink and shake his head shortly after.
Although there is more than likely a reasonable explanation behind this, Wolf’s expression does noticeably change when he hears the noise. Either he dealt it or was completely shocked that Biden would be so brazen as to let one rip during a campaign video.
Right-wing figures on Twitter soon clipped the moment, and it was shared by the conservative outlet the Daily Caller, as well as Donald Trump Jr.
The president’s son likened it to the interview Rep. Eric Swalwell did on MSNBC in November with Chris Matthews in which a loud fart was heard. Though to be totally transparent, Rep. Swalwell vehemently denied that he had farted or that he had even heard a fart-like noise at all.
Surprisingly, this isn’t even the first incident like this just this month. At the beginning of May, during Supreme Court arguments, it sounded like a toilet was flushed in the background.
Apparently, moments usually reserved for private are just something we have to adjust to as we continue to be under stay-at-home orders and working from home – or in the case of Joe Biden: campaigning from home.