Watch: Dan Savage has a new definition for Rick Santorum

Our favorite person, Dan Savage, made life a little messier for Rick Santorum back in 2003 when he created a new definition for "Santorum." We're sure you know, but as a refresher:

Santorum. 1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum.

It's pretty gross, no matter how you get down, but also, probably deserved. Santorum is hate-mongering fool who "has a problem with homosexual acts." The aftereffects of what started as one sex-advice columnist's joke have been very serious for Santorum's political career; Savage's definition is still the first thing that comes up if you Google the Senator. That's a probably pretty annoying when you'd like to be defined by other things, like your presidential candidacy, or anything really, other than the aforementioned.

But Santorum hasn't eased up on being a jerk, so Savage has issued a challenge for him on Funny or Die: quit being anti-gay during your campaign, or he'll release a new definition for "Rick." And it sounds pretty gross, from what I can make out through the bleeps. If I was Rick, I'd take him seriously.  

Commentarium (13 Comments)

Jul 29 11 - 11:56am
Kel

Will this new definition apply to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is every bit the douchebag Santorum is, and is actually holding office?

Jul 29 11 - 2:02pm
Julian

I just hope it doesn't inadvertently affect Rick Schroder's career.

Jul 29 11 - 2:38pm
profrobert

Let alone Rick Astley's.

Jul 29 11 - 2:40pm
Riiiight

Unfortunately, what Savage is doing really only appeals to the type of people that look up "dirty" words in the dictionary and then giggle like idiots. Congratulations, Savage, you're now on par with Andrew Dice Clay and others who only appeal to the lowest common denominator of society. I can't believe that this is the same guy that started the "It gets better" campaign.

Jul 29 11 - 9:45pm
Scott

Too bad it's picked up enough steam that people who don't look up "dirty" words in the dictionary and giggle like idiots know about it.

Jul 29 11 - 2:44pm
Pah.

"And it's not like you can start going by Dick Santorum, is it?" Pahaha. I feel like Rick is too common a name.

Jul 29 11 - 3:16pm
Publius

It's a good thing that Savage is against name-calling and bullying.

Savage is a nobody who does this stuff for attention. When it comes to Savage, it doesn't get better.

Jul 29 11 - 3:44pm
Sour Grapes

A nation-famous nobody who has had a political impact? Someone sounds peevish!

Jul 29 11 - 5:55pm
Riiight

Social impact, not political. There is a difference. Let's see Savage run for office, then he can make a difference. Until then, however, he's just a bully who can't handle anybody disagreeing with him regardless of how repugnant the other's opinion may be.

Jul 30 11 - 1:22am
Rj

You don't have to be a candidate for political office to have a political impact. Dan Savage has made a political impact just by giving Santorum his "google problem". Many people make a difference without running for office and more and more now social impacts are political impacts.

Jul 29 11 - 9:55pm
Lovelylezzie

Oh god, the crying basketball player absolutely SLAYED me. I usually find Funny or Die - and Dan Savage for that matter - hit or miss, but this is GOLDEN.

Jul 29 11 - 10:22pm
hm

So wait...does Dan Savage not like Rick Santorum or something?