Thursday, February 01, 2007

A Hard Day's Night With Barak Obama?

What if Barak Obama met the Beatles? I just happened to stumble upon this over at Basil's blog. It's "A Hard Day's Night" with Obama in place of Paul's "clean" grandfather.

"A Hard Day's Night" is one of the greatest movies ever (more on that in a second) and this manages to capture everyone's curiosity about Obama: who is he? Where did he come from? And Joe Biden's own: how did he get so clean?

A Hard Days Night With Barak Obama.


This takes its rightful place among great Beatles mashups like A Hard Days Night of the Living Dead.

If you want a reference point here is the actual clip where The Beatles first meet Paul's grandfather (about 5 minutes in).

When I ask (beg?) people to watch this movie their looks range from surprise to utter bewilderment, not unlike had I just asked them to play a nice game of tag. I have a hard time explaining this movie's subtle brilliance but nothing showcases it better than the scene where George Harrison wanders into a marketing executive's office. It manages to sum up, in about three minutes, all of the stupid, inane crap we have long since surrendered to.

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