Obama’s campaign ends the only way it could: With a video featuring the “Hangover” cast

posted at 6:41 pm on October 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, via the Examiner, a half-hearted GOTV pitch from members of one unimaginative, overrated production on behalf of another. If you’re the sort of smart, serious, socially conscious college-aged progressive who can’t get motivated to vote without being asked by the cast of your favorite sub-Sandler-level lowbrow comedy, here you go. They don’t mention any specific candidate, but if, like Zach, you’ve come to realize that the Koch brothers’ political advocacy is “not freedom,” then the choice is clear.

Below that, since I’m already wasting a post on Hollywood Obama endorsements, a wry new entry from “Avengers” director Joss Whedon in the ageless genre of “the opposition’s victory will bring about the apocalypse” campaign propaganda. If you tweaked one or two lines, this would work almost as well as a satire of the relentless hyperbolic negativity of Obama’s campaign and its supporters circa 2012 as it does as a kidding-on-the-square attack on Romney.



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Shut up and act.

Joss, just shut up.

Red Cloud on October 29, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I can`t believe Whedon made “The Avengers.”

ThePrez on October 29, 2012 at 6:43 PM

LOL

Longest Hangover Evah: 4 years

El_Terrible on October 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

They should have stopped short of making Hangover 2. And they definitely should have stopped short of this.

CycloneCDB on October 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I wonder if galifinackis can actually act? He’s like will ferrel, the same exact character in every movie. His appeal is lost on me.

KMC1 on October 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Well, that’s it. I’m voting for obama now! All it took was those two ads to sway me…

sandee on October 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Bitch ‘n’ stink.

Joe Mama on October 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Just watched the Avengers guy commercial… are we sure he isn’t endorsing Romney? Sounded pretty good to me.

El_Terrible on October 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I can`t believe Whedon made “The Avengers.”

ThePrez on October 29, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Why not?

Remember the London (?) scene where Loki says something like, “Humans want to be controlled” and everyone bowed down obediently?

He made not a single person there disagree with the premise. Not until another big government analog came in (iron man, captain america) and decide that the people were theirs to control.

Seriously, watch that movie. It was like 2 sides fighting over who gets to control your life.

lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The progressives likely are beginning to feel as though they have a hangover…. from the spending and party binge they’ve been on for four long years.

Romney/Ryan is the cure for the excessive consumption and dallying of the last four years, and when they’re elected, that hangover the progressives have earned is going to get a lot worse.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

*YAWN* Celebutards bore me.

ManlyRash on October 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Whedon is just confusing. The guy who made Firefly wants big government?

WitchDoctor on October 29, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I wonder how Adam Baldwin liked working with this tool.

Joe Mama on October 29, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Just watched the Avengers guy commercial… are we sure he isn’t endorsing Romney? Sounded pretty good to me.

El_Terrible on October 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

You people are easily confused. Whedon is endorsing Romney.

bayam on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

it will be a hangover waking up with Obama re-elected
worse than any facial tatto

I’m deciding which of their movies I should buy my kids for Christmas with my meager funds

on second thought I will give my children an early Christmas present on November 6th

audiotom on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Glad I did not blow any money to go see that movie.

astonerii on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I hate when celebrities spew their politics. I like all of them and now I ave to like them just a little less.

Cyhort on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Well I’m swayed. Do I still have time to get an Obama sweatshirt?

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Obama’s campaign ends the only way it could: With a video featuring the “Hangover” cast

…should have been with a video featuring the “Knocked up” cast!

KOOLAID2 on October 29, 2012 at 6:53 PM

It’s hard to ignore the analog. The stars of a series of movies about guys who make disastrous decisions during a binge of reckless behavior urging votes for a guy whose entire presidency reflects the same lack of long-term judgment.

Priceless.

SailorDave on October 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I can’t imagine a more uplifting and sincere presentation than that Hangover cast video.

Take 3, was it?

DarthBrooks on October 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM

That’s almost as awesome as getting the Carrot Top endorsement.

patman77 on October 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Being such a lib contradicts so much of what Whedon has written about. Yeesh. Maybe I don’t need to see the next Avengers movie after all.

Dongemaharu on October 29, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Dems and Hollywood, well I’m shocked! BTW, the biggest tax cheats.

Oil Can on October 29, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I’m not seeing the Whedon piece the way most of you seem to be. I know he’s a big lib, but the apocalypse stuff is so obviously absurd that it makes me think he’s making fun of O’s craptastic campaign claims. Let’s face it… bringing about the Zombie Apocalypse is the only thing the O-tards HAVEN’T accused Mitt Romney of.

CantCureStupid on October 29, 2012 at 6:56 PM

How about a tribute from the s1uts of Sex and the City ?
;-)
There is a war on women ya know !!

burrata on October 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

You never answered why you keep telling us why your mother likes to sing.

HotAirLib on October 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

How about a tribute from the s1uts of Sex and the City ?

SJP is rollerblading in the streets of DC. Check the green room.

lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Whedon’s video was unintentional self-parody.

RadClown on October 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

He made not a single person there disagree with the premise. Not until another big government analog came in (iron man, captain america) and decide that the people were theirs to control.
Seriously, watch that movie. It was like 2 sides fighting over who gets to control your life.
lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM</blockquote

Not true. Do you not remember in that same scene the old man standing up to Loki before Captain America and Iron Man even arrived?

Whedon is a flaming Lib and a fanatical one at that bit he did a good job keeping his politics out of The Avengers.

jawkneemusic on October 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Speaking of superheroes, is it just me or does mittens bear a resemblance to Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic of marvels Fantastic Four?

theflyonthewall on October 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Now if Axe had convinced Barry to run a NASCAR with a deathshead on it the picture might be different.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Ugh, quote fail.

jawkneemusic on October 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Poor Obama.

/Let’s hope he gets poor like the rest of us. Rat bastige. Can’t stand that guy or his giant turnip shaped wife.

Key West Reader on October 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I’m sold…

… Where do I vote?

/

Seven Percent Solution on October 29, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Unfortunate. I had held out the faintest of hope that Joss Whedon was more than just another doctrinaire Hollywood liberal.

Oh well. I’ve little disappointment because I’ve so little expectations for entertainment types nowadays.

Still loves me some Avengers and Angel.

Hawkins1701 on October 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I know Whedon is an ultra-lib but I honestly can’t tell if he was making fun of Romney in that video or the liberals that insanely overreact to the thought of Romney as President (re: that video with the kids).

Queasy on October 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Well I’m swayed. Do I still have time to get an Obama sweatshirt?

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Wait a week; they’ll be on clearance, in the cut-out bin!

massrighty on October 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Well, that’s it. I’m voting for obama now! All it took was those two ads to sway me…

sandee on October 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Not me. I was going to vote for Obama all this time, but now I’m switching to Romney ‘cuz I think he looks cool as a zombie.

SailorMark on October 29, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I don’t care if I have a Hangover after the election but if it’s Groundhog’s Day, I’m stayin’ in bed.

Fallon on October 29, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Answered my own question; google mitt romney reed richards and its already all over the net – considering mister fantastic is a rich supergenius I can dig it.

theflyonthewall on October 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM

More Limousine Socialists, with the credibility of John Lovitz, in character. These POS, are only trying to gain some relevance in their, otherwise pointless lives. It is also a desperate attempt to get the attention of the psychotically left, casting directors, who hold their future income hostage. What sad little cowards!
ADDENDUM on how to take on the Obama Jihadi media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I’m on board now!

ZOMNEY 2012!

El_Terrible on October 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

SailorDave on October 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

?

SailorMark on October 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Unfortunate. I had held out the faintest of hope that Joss Whedon was more than just another doctrinaire Hollywood liberal.

Hawkins1701 on October 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

The peer pressure in Hollywood must be unrelenting. Hopefully, in time, he’ll take the same path as David Mamet.

Fallon on October 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Well I’m swayed. Do I still have time to get an Obama sweatshirt?

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM
Wait a week; they’ll be on clearance, in the cut-out bin!

massrighty on October 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Along with 2 free pairs of Mooch brand Pantaloons.

/yes, it’s that big.

Key West Reader on October 29, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Breaking news:
FDNY responds to building collapse in NYC

Say wha?

El_Terrible on October 29, 2012 at 7:09 PM

The Three Stooges speak-out…

Barky now has the endorsements of:
Putin
Castro
The Venezuelan Dictator
The French Marxist
The BBC Loons
Tattooed Virgins
Honey Boo Boo’
Madonna
People who hate Binders
Big Bird
Canadian Marxist “Drywall”
Chicken Haters
and now…
Drunkin’ Fratboys that party-til-they-pass out in Vegas

This election is a LOCK for the commies!

Strike Hornet on October 29, 2012 at 7:09 PM

SailorDave on October 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

?

SailorMark on October 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

The fleet’s come in!!!

Fallon on October 29, 2012 at 7:09 PM

SJP is rollerblading in the streets of DC. Check the green room.

lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 6:59 PM

HAHAHHAAAHHAA…
I was thinking of telling her a joke that would blow her t1tts off , but then it seems she has already heard it !

burrata on October 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Along with 2 free pairs of Mooch brand Pantaloons.

/yes, it’s that big.

Key West Reader on October 29, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Either Big Fur Hat or the Looking Spoon is going to make this into an ad.

Key West Reader on October 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Man I loved The Avengers so it pains me to see that crap from Whedon…

Jack_Burton on October 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

SailorDave on October 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

?

SailorMark on October 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM

You guys should hook up with SaltySam and NaClyDog and have a party!

massrighty on October 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

HotAirLib on October 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

HAL.. sing DAISY.

You appear to have a mother fixation, HAL. Mama’s boys like yourself invariably do.

Poor, poor, thing. There, there.

HAL SINGS DAISY… just sing it, you know you want to, HAL.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Why would they want to remind people how bad sequels can be right before obozo tries for reelection?

Flange on October 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

That’s almost as awesome as getting the Carrot Top endorsement.

patman77 on October 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Oh, I was sold when he got Honey Boo Boo’s endorsement….. NOT!

kcd on October 29, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Their just waxing their liberal street cred. They know Obama’s going to lose.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

You guys should hook up with SaltySam and NaClyDog and have a party!

massrighty on October 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Can we book the Dancing Va Jay Jays? I hear they’re fab!

SailorMark on October 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Wait a week; they’ll be on clearance, in the cut-out bin!

massrighty on October 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Saw one the other day that had his face gold embossed on a t-shirt. It was purty.

gophergirl on October 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

And not a single one of them, including the President (Clinton) or Barack Obama can name a particular policy position that will do any of the things they are trying to scare dimwit Americans with. It’s all fantasyland.

BKeyser on October 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Why would they want to remind people how bad sequels can be right before obozo tries for reelection?

Flange on October 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

This.

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

So males who don’t know what a good movie looks like also don’t know what a good candidate looks like. Interesting.

terryannonline on October 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

SailorDave on October 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

This^^^^^

chewmeister on October 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Speaking of superheroes, is it just me or does mittens bear a resemblance to Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic of marvels Fantastic Four?

theflyonthewall on October 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I thought the same thing!!

kcd on October 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Talentless word-reciters portraying utterly unsympathetic characters in a pair of unbelievably unfunny movies meant to be comedies now advocating the repeat of the most painfully comedic presidency ever.

Perfect. Just f’ing perfect.

M240H on October 29, 2012 at 7:16 PM

The maker of “Firefly” is an Obama fan?
Seriously?

Count to 10 on October 29, 2012 at 7:17 PM

You never answered why you keep telling us why your mother likes to sing.

HotAirLib on October 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Hey, dumb-dumb. HAL singing Daisy is a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey. You know, a film released 30 years before you were born?

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

These people truly are scum.

SC.Charlie on October 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I’ll be happy to listen to their political meme as soon as they follow mine on acting…

But, Blax! You’re not an actor!

Exactly.

BTW, which one of these doughnut holes will be donating their pile o’ cash to help bail out Californiastan, instead of asking other Americans to pick up the tab?

:crickets chirp and tumbleweeds roll by:

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Speaking of superheroes, is it just me or does mittens bear a resemblance to Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic of marvels Fantastic Four?

theflyonthewall on October 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I’ve heard a number of people mention that.

Count to 10 on October 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Excellent! Well said. lol! Good evening, BlaxPac! :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Trying to reason with HAL is like talking to a door post. He still makes his own polls in crayon and tapes them to the walls of his room in the basement. :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM

HotAirLib on October 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Hey, dumb-dumb. HAL singing Daisy is a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey. You know, a film released 30 years before you were born?

John the Libertarian on October 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Oh man, now you spoiled the joke… (Don’t forget, Hal was singing Daisey as he was loosing his mind, which of course was after he had gone all homicidal)

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Blech. That jackass from “The Office” is the one who started the whole Chick Fil A thing. Screw him. I thought the original Hangover was hilarious, but I’m pretty much done with entertainers that can’t just ENTERTAIN. The only one who’s opinion means anything is Clint Eastwood, and that’s because he’s earned it.

BettyRuth on October 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

You people are easily confused. Whedon is endorsing Romney.

bayam on October 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I think you may want to watch more than the first few sentences before you jump the gun, bayam.

Count to 10 on October 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM

BTW, which one of these doughnut holes will be donating their pile o’ cash to help bail out Californiastan, instead of asking other Americans to pick up the tab?

:crickets chirp and tumbleweeds roll by:

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Hey now, doughnut holes are good eating and useful for sopping up coffee, these bumblfucks aren’t useful for anything or good…

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM

They think the presidency is a joke. Nothing wrong with a little humor, but at least let it be adult humor, not 8th grade humor.

scalleywag on October 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM

BTW, which one of these doughnut holes will be donating their pile o’ cash to help bail out Californiastan, instead of asking other Americans to pick up the tab?

:crickets chirp and tumbleweeds roll by:

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Hey now, doughnut holes are good eating and useful for sopping up coffee, these bumblephucks aren’t useful for anything or good…

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Count to 10 on October 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM

LOL! Of course you’re right, but, like most progressives, his/her attention span is maxed out at those few sentences.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Whedon’s video was unintentional self-parody.

RadClown on October 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

This. But what’s so incredible about the left is their total lack of self-awareness to realize it.

Oh, and anyone who thinks he’s *actually* endorsing Romney/mocking Obama, look him up.

jjraines on October 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Actors know deep down that they didn’t earn their own wealth, and they project that on to all of the businessmen that have. Socialism is how they deal with their crippling guilt.

Count to 10 on October 29, 2012 at 7:31 PM

scalleywag on October 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM

That’s all they know.

chewmeister on October 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Okay, I could only take 1:37 of the second video. These people are so boring, it hardly a wonder that the movie business is circling the drain.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 7:34 PM

The pinnacle of Zach G’s career was The Snuggler from the Tim & Eric show…

visions on October 29, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I wonder if galifinackis can actually act? He’s like will ferrel, the same exact character in every movie. His appeal is lost on me.

KMC1 on October 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

He played a different character as the antagonist in Dinner for Shmucks which is a great comedy, and his character was moderately funny in that. I did not see the appeal of this guy in The Hangover or Due Date where he was the exact same effeminate, simple minded pot head in each film.

Daemonocracy on October 29, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Okay, I could only take 1:37 of the second video. These people are so boring, it hardly a wonder that the movie business is circling the drain.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Has been for years. Seems all they can come up with are remakes of better films and movies about television shows. They have run out of ideas.

chewmeister on October 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

After The Hangover 2 – and the demise of The Office… I am giddy these folks are supporting Obama.

They all share the taste of failure in everyone’s mouth.

Odie1941 on October 29, 2012 at 7:40 PM

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

LOL, TY Jackie…and Good Evening!

Hey now, doughnut holes are good eating and useful for sopping up coffee, these bumblephucks aren’t useful for anything or good…

SWalker on October 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I know…I was projecting, cuz i wants some sweets and all the damn DD around here are closed because of some stupid rain and wind.

OTOH I’ve resolved to try NOT to give Dunkin anymore business since thier CEO is such a big Obama donor. What I need is a Mary Lous closer to my area or at least bring back Tim Hortons!

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I don’t care what he says–I’m going to vote for whatshisface or maybe whatshisname.

dragondrop on October 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Supporting obama is sooooo gay.

Pork-Chop on October 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM

chewmeister on October 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Because it’s essentially a closed shop these days. They won’t hire those with new ideas, and they won’t put money into a new and original idea when they can bank on a certain number of dollars from a remake or a sequel.

It’s all about keeping butts in seats for the advertisements in TV these days, geared to particular demographics, the oldest of which is about 35, to maximize profitability.

Its all about demographics in film, too, based seasonally for maximum box office, and merchandising. Butts in seats.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:45 PM

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I hope you stay safe, warm, and dry… and get some donuts, too, BlaxPac!

Let us know, from time to time, how you are so we don’t worry about you. :)

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:47 PM

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Why can’t you simply tell us why your mother likes to sing. Personally I don’t care but you are the one always posting her name and telling us she sings.

HotAirLib on October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

chewmeister on October 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Isn’t that weird, it’s not like the world has stood still and nothing has happened. I liked “Car 54 Where Are You?” as much as the next kid but it wouldn’t even fly as a TV show today let alone a feature film. I am probably in a very small majority but I have trouble watching people on the small or big screen that appear to have no redeeming value.

Cindy Munford on October 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

HotAirLib on October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

HAL…get some help for that mother fixation of yours.

You’ve only succeeded in putting yourself on par with an 8 year old whose feelings are hurt with the ‘you mother’ taunts, and you’ve done that in front of full grown, mature adults.

HAL…. call it a day… sing DAISY.

HAL SINGS DAISY … you know you want to.

thatsafactjack on October 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Brayam you’re dumber than a truckload of drunken Massachusetts Democrats. Sheesh.

It’s hard to ignore the analog. The stars of a series of movies about guys who make disastrous decisions during a binge of reckless behavior urging votes for a guy whose entire presidency reflects the same lack of long-term judgment.

Priceless.

SailorDave on October 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Dave nails it.

CW on October 29, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Why can’t you simply tell us why your mother likes to sing. Personally I don’t care but you are the one always posting her name and telling us she sings.

HotAirLib on October 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Cripes, get a hobby flying kites in thunderstorms, whydontcha?

Tip: They work better when you tie shiny bits of metal to them AND your finger.

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 7:55 PM

HAL sing it!!!!!!!!

CW on October 29, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Come on Hal YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO…….

CW on October 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Zomney is about to meet the GOVERNOR. might be kasich. might be christie. but we wont post about it. theres a zombie blackout. bengazombie-gate blackout.

t8stlikchkn on October 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM

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