Election 2012

by (@shalapitcher)

Eastwooding: Our 5 Favorite Examples Of The Clint Eastwood RNC Meme … So Far

Clint Eastwood

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 Here are our five favorites so far, but as we said, they’re bound to be outdated soon, so share your faves with us throughout the day!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.”

Obama This Seats Taken

2. @InvisibleObama isn’t just a site gag, he talks politics too:
Invisible Obama tweet
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by (@shalapitcher)

15 Essential Fashions At The Republican National Convention

Fashions at the Republican National Convention

New York Fashion Week starts next Thursday, but trend-watchers are getting an extra treat this week as we watch a very different kind of show going on in Tampa. The Republican National Convention provides a very, er, unique venue for folks to show off their personal styles. From hats and buttons to Hawaiian leis and patriotic footwear, accessories seem to be the name of the game for the GOP. Seriously, the Dems are going to have to step up their game this year if they want to match this level of expression. But then again, there are plenty of protesters showing off their own stars and stripes, and privates, so we’re not too worried about their ability to flaunt it.

As day 2 (and a half?) of the RNC winds down, here are 15 of our favorite trends:

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[Photos: Getty Images, Code Pink Twitter]