The Republican National Convention was on last night, which you may have missed if you were one of the MILLIONS MORE who tuned in to watch Honey Boo Boo instead.
The good news is: you didn’t miss much.
The bad news is: what you DID miss is kind of epic and involves Clint Eastwood having a senior moment on live television.
The GOP tapped Eastwood to speak at its convention because….he’s Republican? I’m not sure exactly what they were thinking, but I’d bet it wasn’t THIS. Eastwood almost immediately launched into an imaginary conversation with President Barack Obama. Some thought it was amusing while others, like myself, fidgeted awkwardly. I mean, sure, Eastwood had some chuckle-worthy one-liners in there, but those were overshadowed by moments when he lost his wording, mumbled, or generally looked like he was trying hard not to DIE.
And, thanks to the Interwebs, he was overshadowed even further by the inevitable Eastwooding meme. One that Barack Obama himself (or, at least his campaign team) got in on as well. Below, some of the best of the Eastwooding/Invisible Obama/Empty Chair meme, which feature Clint talking to other odd objects, people and animals impersonating Clint, and general mockery of this truly…memorable…Republican National Convention moment.
Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho!
A nod to the East Coast Quake meme. Somber thoughts.
Oh, Clint. This isn’t a good sign.
Polly wants a cracker. AND A WORD.
My god…I CAN SEE HIM.
I’m not sure I get this one, but…it’s a toilet, you guys. TEE HEE. Elderly incontinence!
He’s looking frail, here, no?
And, the best for last:
::blows it up::