Jesus, how on earth did I miss this, er, video? (I was going
to say gem, but I was just on Twitter saying I never wanted to see that word
used again unless it was actually referring to precious stones. Also, the original post on Jezebel describes the women as middle aged, which is kind of great.)
I found it
because I was keyword searching "retarded" on nymag.com, prompted by
Laura Prepon's usage just a few days ago in an interview about Orange is the New Black:
"So Taylor and I could have come up with a funny, retarded dance — sorry,
I know I shouldn’t use that word — but most of the time, no matter what
it is, you have to bring in a choreographer. So even though our dance
looked very amateurish and funny, there was a choreographer."
The most recent usage of retarded on the site is pretty much limited to crazy people like the rhubarb camera man from the aforementioned video, Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis and that sorority email-sending girl. Additionally, Trayvon Martin's friend, and one stand out, Danny Masterson, also a That 70s Show alumnus. Perhaps he and Prepon are both maintaining their retro personas.