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Yes, Real Rap Wives of Birmingham exists

real rap housewives screenshotIf you looked at the query list on the back end of The Terminal yesterday, a common search thread was “real rap housewives of Birmingham.” Once you get more than five folks looking for the same thing and stumbling across the site, it means you’ve got to figure out exactly why they’re looking for it.

A search turned up a brand new YouTube channel, 21 subscribers, and well over 2,000 views as of late last night.

Considering the aforementioned Viacom blackout currently underway for DirectTV customers, it was only a matter of time before something like this popped up. This first “webisode” of Real Wives of Birmingham (part 1 | part 2) isn’t the first time the Wives have appeared online – at least not according to what you find when you do a search for them. For example, there’s this episode found via the Bham Music Blog from last April. There’s also this review posted on July 16 over on the Los Angeles based The Cynical Ones. Maybe you can let us know if you agree with Michael’s assessment of the show or not.

Election 2012: Remember Dale Peterson? Well, meet Kathy.

Kathy Peterson ad screenshotFrom the sometimes lightning can strike twice category: Some folks may remember the viral phenomenon that was Dale Peterson’s campaign ad as he attempted to secure the Republican nomination for Alabama’s agriculture commissioner in 2010.

He didn’t win, but the video turned him into an Internet sensation;¬†the folks at Funny or Die¬†even created a spoof of the spot, which was covered by both The Huffington Post and New York magazine.

Well, earlier today a Birmingham resident found a video that had already been posted online via various news outlets (including The Gadsden Times and the Montgomery Advertiser). He also just happened to share with the folks at Videogum.

It seems that Perterson’s wife, Kathy, is running to become the state’s Public Service Commission president. That image up and to your left is a still from the two-minute piece that’s currently on YouTube.

We figure a spoof is coming – we’re just waiting to find out when. This is a great excuse though to remind folks that this year’s primary vote will be held on March 13, so don’t forget to register before March 2 (and to vote).

Meet Shark and Ray

shark-and-ray-stillMcWane Science Center‘s introducing their two newest online stars today. Shark and Ray are going to be featured in a new series of shorts that will be posted on YouTube (the first of which was posted today) in conjunction with their Wish for Fish campaign which will culminate with a new Shark and Ray aquarium in July. If you want to keep up with their latest adventures, you can follow them on Twitter or Facebook as well.

Still image courtesy of Shark & Ray.