Department of Rhetoric and Writing

The University of Texas at Austin

Election 2012

Wild Horses and Bayonets Couldn’t Drag My Binders Full of Women Away: Political Satire on Web 2.0

 Screenshot of the Twitter feed of Invisible Obama, taken 23 January 2013

Image Credit: Screenshot from Twitter

Inauguration officials estimate that about one million people crowded the National Mall this weekend to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as President. While this crowd was smaller than the 1.8 million who attended his first inauguration in 2008, a number of luminaries were present: Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and Invisible Obama. Apparently Invisible Obama had a busy day planning his inaugural ball outfit, surprising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and acting as a “seat filler.”

I Made America, You're All Welcome!

The Founding Fathers, as depicted by modern actors.  They are arranged in two rows; standing from left are John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison; seated in front are George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.  They are posed before a background resembling the red and white stripes of an American flag; all are wearing eighteenth-century costumes.

Image Credit: I Made America

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one person to distract herself from work, Facebook provides. Through The Second City Network I found a video entitled “Founding Fathers History Pick-Up Lines.” Clearly, I couldn’t resist.

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