Sunday, April 01, 2007

Future Shock

In honor of April Fool's Day, it seems worth taking the time to talk about the Hillary/Apple mash-up on YouTube or the outing of its creator or the counter videos that have since gone online. In many ways,"Vote Different" is not a true mash-up, in that it stays very close to the 1984-style original. It literally associates candidate Barack Obama with color, which gives new meaning to his status as the only person of color associated with the race. Strangely, it doesn't make the "Vote Different" slogan directly relevant to Obama's distinctive anti-invasion stance, which the pseudo-military imagery could have done.

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