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How they elect the pope (VIDEO)

This much is certain: The Fix loves (loves, loves, loves) elections.

And that goes no matter where they happen or whom they elect.

So when news broke Monday morning that Pope Benedict XVI is going to resign (the first pope since the 1400s to do so), we got excited.

The Fix especially loves papal elections because of the way the process is handled, which includes a conclave in which bishops are locked in a room (great), unexpected winners (better), and black and white smoke to indicate whether a ballot has yielded a new pope (the best).

But rather than explain it all here, we thought we would instead post this great video from Busted Halo, a news website for young Catholics, that explains it succinctly in less than four minutes.


The final debate – auto-tuned (Video)

Because we will never get tired of this …

Mike Bost explosion: One of the best political rants you’ll ever see

Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost’s (R) explosion on the floor of the Illinois state House may go down in history as one of the great political rants of all time.

Bost manages to swing and miss at a stack of papers, offer an awkward rallying cry of “let my people go,” and even attempts the vaunted mike drop — with a microphone that is attached to a podium.

Phil Davison , you’ve met your match...

Mitt Romney + Eminem (VIDEO)

The Fix is a big fan of video mashups. So, when someone — someone named Hugh Atkin to be specific — combined Eminem’s mega-hit “The Real Slim Shady” with a series of quotes from former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney , we were more than a little intrigued.

Check it out. And you can thanks us later.