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The America's Got Talent Dream

Maybe I was wrong about America's Got Talent.

I didn't realize that it was actually a televised form of The American Dream: a show where a 33-year-old Russian immigrant can put on his sparkly, sword-swallowing boots and red-tipped angel wings and–much like that great American, Tinkerbell–work his way to the top through determination, dramatic tears, and furious, life-sustaining clapping from the audience. (It also helps if Brandy likes you for some reason.)

So, in honor of Independence Day, here's a clip of Leonid The Magnificent, who is truly what America is all about:

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Oh, in case you were wondering, America is also all about pissing off Brandy by dressing up like Snow White and stripping, so it can be a little confusing.

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