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BarackRoll'd (SYLT). Sometimes, the simple pleasures are best.
posted by WCityMike (29 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was fun! I'll bet finding and matching the speech snippets to the lyrics took a lot of effort.
posted by amyms at 1:05 PM on August 10, 2008


Cute!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:06 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


win.
posted by Addiction at 1:07 PM on August 10, 2008


Seconding amyms. Enjoyed that. hmatkin's other mischievous videos are fun too. There's another version of the BarackRoll on his blog.
posted by nickyskye at 1:10 PM on August 10, 2008


If nothing else, this post has taught me that Obama dances exactly like my Mom. So presumably the video will play well with the key middle-aged Welsh solicitor demographic.
posted by jack_mo at 1:13 PM on August 10, 2008 [3 favorites]


that is actually funny. Would've been better if they had pulled Astley's vocals off the track, but still good.
posted by drjimmy11 at 1:19 PM on August 10, 2008


Side-by-side.
posted by WCityMike at 1:23 PM on August 10, 2008


Ah, that's the other version Nicky was referring to.
posted by WCityMike at 1:24 PM on August 10, 2008


The Dark Black Knight, by the same guy.
posted by WCityMike at 1:26 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, he's the guy who did the multicandidate "Change" video (skip to 0:56).
posted by WCityMike at 1:31 PM on August 10, 2008 [4 favorites]


I'm gonna knock you out.
posted by EarBucket at 1:48 PM on August 10, 2008 [2 favorites]




Bahaha. That's great fun.
posted by tomcochrane at 2:30 PM on August 10, 2008


SYLT? Single You Link Tube?
posted by spish at 2:44 PM on August 10, 2008


If dancing abilty is any indication, a President Obama's not a trade up for much.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 3:00 PM on August 10, 2008


SYLT - It's SLYT from Soviet Russia.
posted by sien at 3:11 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


George Dubya, sings Imagine by John Lennon. (with a little Lou Reed - Take a Walk on the Wild Side mixed in)

It is so hypocritical that I get a little sick to my stomach every time I watch it.
posted by clearly at 3:14 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Blair one is a million times better than this. And they managed to avoid any actual Clash, which is always good.
posted by cillit bang at 3:39 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


It is so hypocritical that I get a little sick to my stomach every time I watch it.

Funny, that's pretty much my reaction whenever I hear Lennon sing it.
posted by jack_mo at 3:41 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


SYLT = A nice place to visit (unless you're in the Channel Islands), but probably not as nice as Norderney.
posted by Kinbote at 3:42 PM on August 10, 2008


This fills me with joy.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 3:56 PM on August 10, 2008


SYLT - It's SLYT from Soviet Russia.

In Soviet Russia, Single Youtube Links you!
posted by Bokononist at 4:18 PM on August 10, 2008 [4 favorites]


Y'know if he put Ellen Degeneres on his ticket for VP? I would so change my mind and vote this November, just so I could say I was a part of that spectacle.

He'd still lose Texas, but I'd probably hang out all day at the voting place just to see the locals protest against a black man and a gay woman running for the Executive Branch. That would be off the hook sick funny.
posted by ZachsMind at 4:54 PM on August 10, 2008 [3 favorites]


SYLT = So, You Like Tomatoes?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:26 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


It is so hypocritical that I get a little sick to my stomach every time I watch it.

Hypocritical? You do know that he's not actually singing the song, right?
posted by EarBucket at 6:00 PM on August 10, 2008


There are maybe ten things that have made me that happy in my lifetime, and I can't remember the other nine.
posted by tizzie at 7:48 PM on August 10, 2008


spish: "SYLT? Single You Link Tube?"

Simply [a] Youtube Link, Thankyouverymuch.

Yeah, er, that's it.
posted by WCityMike at 7:38 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Darn, I was hoping for a new piece of maki.
posted by TomMelee at 12:04 PM on August 11, 2008


John McCain gets BarackRoll'd (a little bit of meta-tomfoolery from the same guy).
posted by WCityMike at 8:52 PM on September 7, 2008


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