The presidential race this year was predicted to be " The YouTube Election." It's certainly turning out that way.
The latest evidence to that effect is Jack Nicholson's YouTube endorsement of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The Houston Chronicle has the story:
He was The Joker in Batman, but Jack Nicholson says he wasn't fooling around when he said in "A Few Good Men" that there was nothing sexier than saluting a woman.
Nicholson, who is backing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, took his endorsement to the Internet on Saturday with a humorous collection of clips that put his support into the mouths of his most film famous characters.
"And now folks, it's time for who do you trust. Hubba, hubba, hubba. Money, money, money," Nicholson, as The Joker, asks his audience in the video titled "Jack and Hill."
Then he goes on to make it clear he puts his in Clinton. He also makes it clear he isn't happy with the current administration.
"Things could be better, Lloyd. Things could be a whole lot better," Nicholson, as frustrated writer Jack Torrance, tells Lloyd the bartender in "The Shining." In the movie, Nicholson's character then goes on a murderous rampage. In the video, a message flashes onscreen saying Clinton "has a plan to deal with the nearly 47 million Americans without health care."
She will also end the Iraq war and restore America's credibility abroad, the video says after Nicholson, as angry Col. Nathan Jessep in "A Few Good Men," shouts, "Maybe we as officers have a responsibility to this country to see that the men and women charged with its security are trained professionals."
Here's the YouTube:
I'm not all that impressed with Nicholson's endorsement or the video (it's not all that clever and seems jerkily editied - and man was he slow in getting around to it for that matter!
I just like how the technology's increasingly the message itself, if not the mischief of it all: