Hillary Clinton gets PwNd by mash up artist!April 8th, 2007
Haha! well, somebodies got a good viral team on staff:) Great to see a mash up creating such a huge impact. Mostly the talking heads don’t know what the fuck is going on. Haha! We can mashxor them later..I love it.
Mainstream interpretation of the “ad”
An online political video has sparked controversy from the Internet to the print media. The ad, a riff on Apple’s “1984″ advertisement directed by Ridley Scott to promote the first Macintosh computers, has been altered by an anonymous editor as a campaign ad for Barack Obama.
In the altered version, the “overlord” on the video screen, who is brainwashing the masses (a jab at IBM when the commercial first aired), has been replaced by video clips of Hillary Clinton. In the clips, she soothingly reassures the masses that she wants to have a discussion with them, that she doesn’t want to tell them what to do, that discussion is good.
In the original commercial, a woman yielding a sledgehammer runs through the auditorium, chased by police, and throws the hammer at the screen, which explodes, thereby freeing the brainwashed masses. In the altered version, the woman’s t-shirt has a Barack Obama logo on it. The text at the end of the commercial now says, “On January 14th, the Democratic primary will begin. And you’ll see why 2008 won’t be like “1984.”
The Apple computer logo has been replaced by a rainbow-colored letter ‘O’ and the address for Barack Obama’s website is shown.
The video is posted multiple times on YouTube, and a quick count shows that the video has been viewed at least 600,000 times.