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October 16, 2008 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Batman vs. The Penguin. SLYT
posted by gman (44 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I can see this one having a long lifespan here.
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:18 PM on October 16, 2008


Christ, I was just describing this episode to my wife -- doesn't batman win the electorate vote over the Penguin's popular victory?
posted by boo_radley at 4:21 PM on October 16, 2008


Holy Democracy, Batman!
posted by jonmc at 4:24 PM on October 16, 2008


Sorry, but I thought it was uncanny.
posted by gman at 4:26 PM on October 16, 2008


To be fair, John McCain predates this 60s-era Batman episode by at least 450 years.
posted by DU at 4:26 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Obama would have looked cool if he'd have smoked a cigarette during the debate last night.
posted by ColdChef at 4:26 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Obama would have looked cool if he'd have smoked a cigarette during the debate last night.

Rolled his own...
posted by fixedgear at 4:27 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Stubbed it out on his flag pin.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 4:28 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Banged fist on podium to start dance music, then snapped his fingers and dames appear to drape themselves on his arms.
posted by DU at 4:35 PM on October 16, 2008


It's only a double if comments count. But who reads 1000-comment election threads, right?
posted by rokusan at 4:36 PM on October 16, 2008


My mon bats don't shiv.
posted by fleetmouse at 4:36 PM on October 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


Um, the man on the left would be Ron Paul, not Obama.


Muzzled.
posted by Zambrano at 4:53 PM on October 16, 2008


..or Nader or McKinney.
posted by Zambrano at 4:54 PM on October 16, 2008


Olbermann played a snippet of this while going to commercial last night.
posted by birdherder at 4:56 PM on October 16, 2008


Olbermann played a snippet of this while going to commercial last night.

Another charlatan GE employee.
posted by Zambrano at 5:03 PM on October 16, 2008


Um, the man on the left would be Ron Paul, not Obama.
I don't think anyone would waste that much breath going on about Ron Paul.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 5:09 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nah, the Penguin's confidence, fluency, and passion outshine McCain's blinky, stuttery, awkwardness. And Soporific Adam West was a lot more like Gore.

But the theme is definitely in the air lately.
posted by dgaicun at 5:09 PM on October 16, 2008


... No it isn't shopped!
posted by dgaicun at 5:11 PM on October 16, 2008


I love that "awkwardness" pic. ZOMBIE MCCAIN NEED BRAINZZZZ
posted by DU at 5:13 PM on October 16, 2008


MetaFilter: crooked as a warped shillelagh
posted by GuyZero at 5:22 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


what
posted by fleetmouse at 5:25 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've always been left bemused by the "Google Ron Paul" thing. Can anybody sum it up for me so that I can be part of the "in" crowd?
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:26 PM on October 16, 2008


More information on googling Ron Paul.
posted by DU at 5:35 PM on October 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


Oh you!
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:49 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


The full episode is available here, here, and here, for those that crave context. Given recent experiences with Diebold and dysfunctional chains of custody, the final act doesn't seem nearly as preposterous as it did forty years ago.
posted by Rhaomi at 6:09 PM on October 16, 2008


Turgid Dahlia, if you google Google Ron Paul, you'll come to This as the first (real) link. Not tons of information there, but the gist is that:

1) Since the mainstream corporate-owned media is so shamefully excluding Ron Paul from coverage when he has such a Groundswell of support, which is because
2) The MSM doesn't believe in freedom, similarly to the "official" candidates, so Ron Paul's campaign must use new and exciting methods of communication [cf. Internet], and
3) The best way to get info about Ron Paul is to google him.

It's like viral marketing, sort of.

More importantly, why link to a blog post with nothing other than the YouTube video there? Total ebaumswordian
posted by Lemurrhea at 6:44 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dramatic McCain
posted by GavinR at 6:47 PM on October 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


What I would like to know is how mainstream media becomes MSM. It's not main stream media, people. It's two words.

And on a similar note: fuck main street. You know who lives on main street? Assholes. Most folks live off the main drag for a reason. Side streets, motherfucker. What? What, son, what?
posted by Eideteker at 7:00 PM on October 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


And if you google "google google ron paul" you only get one link (right now).
posted by Eideteker at 7:02 PM on October 16, 2008


I like where this is going.
posted by LordSludge at 7:09 PM on October 16, 2008


More penguininess
posted by zabuni at 7:17 PM on October 16, 2008


Obama can't be Batman. Obama was born on Krypton. Batman was born on Earth.
posted by homunculus at 7:43 PM on October 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


Nah, the Penguin's confidence, fluency, and passion outshine McCain's blinky, stuttery, awkwardness. And Soporific Adam West was a lot more like Gore.

But the theme is definitely in the air lately.

... No it isn't shopped!

This one might be though.
posted by puke & cry at 7:53 PM on October 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


Zombie McCain?
posted by The Straightener at 8:40 PM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


John Feratu?
posted by The Straightener at 8:43 PM on October 16, 2008 [4 favorites]


Nice to see the video I posted making the rounds. First and only success on youtube. Pointless videos of dogs rolling around in the snow not as popular as superheroes. Who knew?

When I posted it two years ago, I thought only of generic lying republicans dominating earnest wonky democrats. Never thought this would be a blow-by-blow prediction of the future.
posted by pandaharma at 8:55 PM on October 16, 2008 [4 favorites]


The Penguin is an excellent orator!

Batman has McCain-esque looks of bewilderment.
posted by avex at 10:07 PM on October 16, 2008


What I would like to know is how mainstream media becomes MSM. It's not main stream media, people. It's two words.

SLYT is not 'single link You Tube'. It's three words.
posted by gman at 4:01 AM on October 17, 2008


I like the Cronkite look-alike moderator...
posted by starman at 5:28 AM on October 17, 2008


OMG the guy who posted the video to youtube made it to the thread! Automatic sidebar!
posted by Eideteker at 6:09 AM on October 17, 2008


The guy who posted the video to youtube made it to the thread! Automatic sidebar!

Needs more Woz.
posted by rokusan at 6:56 AM on October 17, 2008


Did anyone keep a copy of the rude animated one ouke & cry posted here? They deleted it. It was too rude. :-(
posted by fleetmouse at 7:04 AM on October 17, 2008


Huh, that's weird. Here it is on imageshack.
posted by puke & cry at 1:24 PM on October 17, 2008


Am I going to be the only one to point out that we finally know where McCain got his "my friends" from?
posted by Deathalicious at 10:50 AM on October 18, 2008


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