Watch “Pot Shop,” politician Steve Berke’s Macklemore “Thrift Shop” parody with a Colorado shout outBy Matt Miller | January 14th, 2013 | No Comments »
In 2011, comedian and politician, Steve Berke, first made headlines by running for mayor of Miami Beach. Well, he’s at again, but this time Colorado is part of the fun.
On Jan. 9, Berke’s parody of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ “Thrift Shop” called “Pot Shop” appeared on YouTube. In the song, which is pretty much exclusively about pot with some mild political subtext, he talks about getting high, wearing a snuggie, playing “FIFA,” various snack foods and Colorado’s marijuana laws.
“What are you going to do send the feds there? Hell no,” Berke raps in reference to the states that legalized pot.
In the five days since the video has been uploaded it has already gone viral and been viewed 581,466 times. Maybe Berke couldn’t get elected in Florida, but he might have a chance in Colorado, a state with an affinity for both weed and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (the duo has and is scheduled to stop a few times here in a matter of months).
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