McCain gets Barackrolled at the convention

In case you’re unfamiliar with the practice of “Rick-rolling”, it is an Internet meme involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The meme is a bait and switch: a person provides a Web link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to the Astley video. The URL can be masked or obfuscated in some manner so that the user cannot determine the true source of the link without clicking (and thus satisfying their curiosity). When a person clicks on the link given and is led to the web page he/she is said to have been “Rickrolled”. By extension, it can also mean playing the song loudly in public in order to be disruptive.

Viral Video Palin impressions roundup

Palin Rap
Description: Recently discovered footage of Sarah Palin rapping about the reasons she should be Vice President of the United States of America.
Reaction: great writing. not so great execution…


Sarah Palin Vlog
Description: Governor Sarah Palin, Republican Vice Presidential candidate, will be vlogging throughout the campaign. Her first vlog was leaked to the press by unknown sources.
Reaction: some funny lines. a decent impression with some relevant satire in it. the most enjoyable parts aren’t Palin specific, but just funny awkward-moment-acting.


Is McCain Palin’s Bitch?
Description: The inside story on how a panicked McCain made a desperate call to the Alaskan governor to bail him out.
Reaction: tightly edited, funny, good look and impression of both characters. This one from Lisa Nova is the clear winner.


This comedic abortion has gotten a lot of play on right leaning and non-political blogs for its…less than great attempt at humor starring Mr Palin.

“Naughty Alaskan librarian” named GOP VP

From June 25, 2007 Alaska makes Craig an honorary citizen. The Governor of Alaska sends Craig Ferguson a personal video offering honorary citizenship to the host.

More buzz on the news of the Palin Pick:

Sarah Palin, maverick

Damage control from Obama: Congratulations, woman candidate!

Will Hillary replace Biden?

Everything Obama isn’t

“Game-changer”: Hill GOP swoons for Palin

Evangelicals go bonkers for Palin Club for Growth rejoices over Palin

It begins: Palin compared to Dan Quayle

Double awesome: Hillary fans celebrate?

Har: Palin not even listed on DNC’s VP attack site

Fred Thompson “absolutely delighted” by Palin pick

Nuance: Obama team knocks Palin for … inexperience

Howard Wolfson uses Palin to smack Obama over Hillary

“The folks at Slate and New York magazine will titter at the rube from the provinces”

Joe Biden, closed captioned (humor)

All right, we’ve stopped checking for our Obama text. It ain’t coming. But we got the next best thing- a Joe Biden youtube video in our inbox, encouraging us to get out the vote. While the Senator from Delaware is sticking to his new “hope, change, hope” talking points, we turned on the closed captioning. Prepare for his speech tonight by watching what he’s really saying today.