I was fortunate enough to be in a little bar in Brooklyn, South 4, during the Presidential debate last week in the US.
It was astounding that the whole bar was full of 20/30 somethings watching the debate on the big screen like it was the 3rd State of Origin with QLD and NSW locked up at one a piece. People were yelling at the screen, especially at Mitt Romney’s Abbott-like disregard for the truth while the more subdued folk were peering helplessly into their ale clearly troubled by Obama’s limp performance.
You have no doubt seen snippets on the news - but for this next satirical clip to really work its magic you need to get an idea of the debate’s stilted and awkward style - including the moderator Jim Lehrer’s banal performance - by skipping through the debate here: http://youtu.be/dkrwUU_YApE.
Then watch this piece of internet genius above. A fluid wonderfully synched audio/video remix of reality with Pythonesque word play.