A Barack Obama impersonator is fed up with his handheld government device in a clever CollegeHumor original, which puts the government shutdown in the helpful hands of an Apple store employee.
“It’s a pretty old model, but it’s been reliable for quite some time,” Obama tells Apple Genius Bar personnel in the video (above). “Then I tried to load some custom programs on it, which you guys said would work, but now it’s been rejecting it.”
“And you just can’t delete your program?” the Apple employee asks.
“I shouldn’t have to,” Obama pushes back. “The hardware said it was compatible three years ago, and there’s a lot of European models where it works just fine.”
The carefully crafted metaphor is particularly hilarious when the Apple employee tells Obama he has a “Tea_Party.dmg” virus plaguing his already-broken government.
“It just replicates itself. Makes it so the hardware can’t do anything useful,” the Apple Genius explains. “It just fucks with you.”