#mcconnelling:  The Democratization of Political Ads

Well, it takes a genius like Jon Stewart to figure out a cure for terminal Koch-itis but, dang, he’s done it. 

And it’s happening.  It’s a Thing!  Trending on Twitter . . . Enjoy that vacation, Jon.  You earned it!

So far the reaction to #mcconnelling has been viral glee over a new art form to play with.  Not that mashups and overdubbing are new, exactly, but this particular application has huge potential. 

Just think about the hundreds of millions of dollars that are wasted, in this country, pumping out cheesy political ads that nobody cares about except the guys bankrolling them.  Isn’t it possible that, if the public gets involved in disarming political ads, having fun with them and humanizing their subjects, politicians might have to find a better way of connecting with voters than posturing for a gang of video hacks?  Ad funders might think twice about spending big bucks on producing a product that can be spun into less flattering images of their candidates.

Here’s hoping . . . in the meantime here are a few that I made myself, in the wee hours.  And if you have some weekend freedom on your hands, Roasters, you should try it, you’ll like it.  Oh. and be sure to put a link to your little gems in the comment thread.


And the finale for my little Frozen fans:

 

Posted by Bette Noir on 03/15/14 at 09:45 AM • Permalink

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I recommend trying it with Octopus by the late, great Syd Barrett.  The result is brilliantly surreal.

Try playing all the videos at once. It’s like listening to am car radio out over the middle of northern New Mexico or Louisiana in the 1980’s or something. actually makes sense in a way that the videos individually leave you wanting.

On the other hand, the main video is a little bit endearing in an inexplicable way. I came away feeling a little more kindly disposed toward MM. He’s kind of psychopathic, but he looks like a loveable grandad in all these videos. I think that’s his secret.

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