Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee is showing the electorate he's pretty hip for a guy who doesn't believe in evolution. His latest commercial plays off the popular "Chuck Norris Facts" internet phenomenon:Okay, not the funniest thing he could have done. (Some Mike Huckabee Facts might have been better, but he gets points for trying.) Still, politics is a competitive game and he's not the only candidate who knows how to turn internet trends into crafty marketing. Here are some other things we can expect to see as election time closes in. Starting next month, voters will get a good laugh and Barack Obama will get some much-needed internet-cred with this new website:
But it will be Rudy Guiliani who will capture the internet zeitgeist with 1Rudy1Cup:
(This post was made possible by a generous humor grant from the Matthew Tobey Foundation.)
How did these hyper-specific tropes spread so quickly?
The Hollywood rumor mill has been playing games with celebrity deaths for at least a century.
It's easy to work the system and win these awards even if you don't deserve them.