This one is fun!
The Jon2012Girls jump in with a parody of Herman Cain’s smoking video. Candidate Jon Huntsman’s daughters have posted a parody on YouTube hitting back at Cains ridiculous and pathetic ad.
No word yet on whether the Cain grandchildren will strike back.
If policy speeches and retail campaigning don’t work, there are always fake mustaches and bubbles.
Eager to find its way into any story line, the Jon Huntsmancampaign is up with a new Web video parodying the viral Herman Cain spot featuring his smoke-blowing campaign manager.
It features three of Huntsman’s daughters — the “Jon2012girls” — wearing thick-rimmed eyeglasses and terrible, terrible fake mustaches in an attempt to mimic the bizarre Cain video.
“We strongly believe that our dad has the experience and proven track record to revive America’s economy and create jobs. Even if we didn’t believe that, we’d still have to be here,” says one of the girls.
It ends with the three girls blowing bubbles, not smoke as Mark Block did in his version. It also borrows Cain’s catchy campaign anthem.
Somebody over there in China goofed on this one, setting the background music of the video animation of the Launch to America the Beautiful.
The lift-off was flawless. The orbit immaculate. But while China‘s leaders were celebrating the triumphant launch of Tiangong-1 space lab on Thursday, viewers of state television footage were treated to a bizarre choice of soundtrack: America the Beautiful.
To mark the launch, the Chinese space agency and China Central Television (CCTV) released aproud animation, set to rousing orchestral strains, of the “Heavenly Palace” thrusting skyward, lofting above the Earth and docking with a Shenzou crew capsule.
The only problem being that the backing music in question is America the Beautiful – more or less an unofficial national anthem of the United States. The Guardian spotted the blunder after picking up the video from the Reuters news agency while covering the launch.
America the Beautiful, which was composed by a New York church organist in 1882, has long been a favourite of US patriots. It has been proposed as the national hymn and a replacement for The Star-Spangled Banner as anthem.
It could hardly be more different from the music associated with the launch of China’s first rocket in 1970. That satellite transmitted the Cultural Revolution anthem, The East is Red, extolling the virtues of the Communist party and Chairman Mao.
The choice of soundtrack for the Tiangong launch raised several questions. Is this the work of an idealist seeking to usher in a new era of transPacific cooperation, a nationalist who wants to colonise American culture as well as outer space, or simply a propaganda gaffe?
The White House has apologized to Shirley Sherrod for its hasty firing of her over an out-of-context video. “Without a doubt, Miss Sherrod is owed an apology,” said Robert Gibbs at his afternoon press conference. “I would do so on behalf of this administration.” But will she be rehired at the USDA? Unclear. He said agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack is trying to reach Sherrod to personally apologize, “and they will talk about their next steps,” reports Politico.
“I think, clearly, that a lot of people involved in the situation … acted without all the facts,” said Gibbs, who faced a lengthy grilling over the controversy. “A disservice was done. An apology is owed. That’s what we’ve done.”
Agriculture chief Tom Vilsack said he personally called the ousted USDA employee today to apologize and offer her a new job, reports CNN. She was “extraordinarily gracious,” said Vilsack, but she’s going to think about that job offer for a while.
“A good woman has gone through a difficult time, and I will have to live with that for a very long time,” said Vilsack.
Check out at the 1:00 mark of the video for a flash cameo of a President Obama look alike.
Whoomp, there he is! Or is he?
Conspiracy theorists suspect that a left-handed, dominoes-playing dude who appears in the music video for Tag Team’s single “Whoomp (There It Is)” is none other than President Obama.
The Obama look-alike makes a cameo about a minute into the video, sporting shades, flashy rings and a Zack Morris cell phone.
Online message boards have been abuzz with what would be the best kept secret of the Obama presidency.
Their argument: The guy flashing a smile in the 1993 music videolooks a lot like the president, who would have been about 31 at the time.
The online publication Gawker also weighed the evidence and points out — Obama is a known fan of hip-hop, and he’s left-handed, just like the man in the video.
But on the flip side, the future president was a busy guy in the early 1990s. Obama was teaching law at the University of Chicago and working on his first book. His schedule might not have allowed for such frivolous pursuits.
Plus, Tag Team is from Atlanta, Georgia, and Obama never hides his Chicago, Illinois, pride.
“If Obama wanted to make his rap video debut, wouldn’t he have chosen an early-90s act from his beloved Chicago? Maybe Da Brat, or Crucial Conflict?” Gawker asks.
In a less-circulated, higher-resolution screen shot, the resemblance to the current president isn’t as strong, leading Gawker to deduce that the mystery man is not Obama.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the issue.
But even without an assist from Obama, the Jock Jams staple has managed to cement its place in history, coming in at No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100’s list of the “All-Time Top Songs.”