When we first wrote about Auto-tune the News back in April, it was just a young Brooklyn guy and his buddies taking the topics of the day — global warming, the NCAA championships, gay marriage — and tweaking them with gloriously absurd T-Pain-style vocoder treatments.

Now — hark! — the real T-Pain has deigned to appear as a special correspondent on the eighth installment of the series, and it is, if we do say so, a fine addition to the Pain humor pantheon (a pantheon that mostly consists of “I’m on a Boat,” but whatever):

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