We’re pretty sure Eastwooding rivals McKayla Is Not Impressed as the fastest meme to grow out of a live event. Actually, it might have spread so fast that by the time we publish this post, it might already be over. For those of you who have been asleep for the past 12 hours, we’re talking about the blog posts, tweets and Tumblrs that sprouted just as soon as
your crazy old grandpa Clint Eastwood began to talk to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, calling it President Obama. His hair disheveled, his speech rambling and clearly unrehearsed, the actor/director proceeded to pretend Obama was telling him to shut up and implied that he told him to do the anatomically impossible.
Someone launched the @InvisibleObama Twitter within the hour, and soon no chair was safe from being photographed and posted with the #Eastwooding hashtag. Here are our five favorites so far, but as we said, they’re bound to be outdated soon, so share your faves with us throughout the day!
1. First and foremost, the response from @BarackObama: “This seat’s taken.”
2. @InvisibleObama isn’t just a site gag, he talks politics too:
3. A Simpsons homage:
4. @BuzzFeedBen brought a little 2008 flavor to this game:
5. And of course, Mashable discovered the ultimate cross-breed, McKayla Is Not Impressed With Clint’s Chair:
[Photos: Getty Images, Twitter, Fox, Mashable.com]