Steven Benen, (the Carpetbagger Report) addressed the new viral fad that pays tribute to Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can” speech given right before the New Hampshire primaries. The video, originated by Bob Dylan’s son Jesse and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am cobbled the video together and included such notable musicians as Herbie Hancock, John Legend, LA Lakers basketball celebrity Kareem Abdul Jabbar and actresses Scarlett Johansson and Kate Walsh. The YouTube video now boasts over 3 million hits and:
Dylan and will.i.am told ABC News they did not coordinate the creation or release of the video with the Obama campaign, and are unsure Obama knows about the production.
I highly recommend watching it. It’s a brilliant piece of work and it’ll pull a tear from behind your eyeballs with or without your consent.
Brave New Films has now produced a parody film on John McCain and his long list of campaign promises. Promises that include “another 100 years in Iraq”, the famous “bomb bomb bomb Iran” speech and his ideas that most Americans are comfortable with10,000 years in Iraq.
What’s hysterical in the piece is in the middle of the video, you’ll see a young lady signing “We are F@%*!!” Put it a better way: Watch for the lady waving her hands all about and she eventually stuffs her finger into her fist on the other hand.
Shortly after, there’s a guy hyperventilating in a brown paper sack and the guy playing the guitar eventually walks off the set.
The video has about a half million viewers and the creators are pointing how how upset they are because Jesse Dylan and will.i.am allegedly stole the idea from them.
Will.i.am totally stole this idea from us, we’ve been thinking for a long time that earnest people reacting to a candidate is the future of music video. An Election 08 on youtube production. Special guests: Beth Farmer Matt Craig Rebecca Allen Kai Pompeii Kevin Victor Cohn-Lopez
While everybody in the “Blue Zone” is enjoying their creative political streaks and parody videos, the folks in the “Red Zone” has developed their own brand of “humor” in the form of Valentines Cards. Ken Layne at Wonkette noted the spot on GOP.com where you can send your favorite Republican family member a valentine card with a picture of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton with the dumbest captions attached.
While Wonkette chose the picture of Obama with the camption: “Three years in the Senate qualifies me to wish you a Happy Valentines Day”, <barup-bup-tishhhhhh> other cards available are just as bad or worse.
One Obama “Valentine” says; “My liberal heart bleeds for you.” The other one of the three says: “Will you be my Valentine? Yes..? No..? Present..?”
Are you laughing hysterically right now? You should be falling on the floor! No.. You should be ROFLMAO !!!
All three Hillary Clinton cards have the same basic message: “I’ll raise your taxes.” Here’s my “favorite”:
If I had a brown paper sack, I’d throw up in it right now.
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