Note: I'm republishing this diary from this afternoon, so those who might not have heard of Bad Lip Reading, can have a good laugh. Sometimes we just need a break from all the seriousness.My husband enjoys surfing YouTube, and when he finds something interesting he likes to share it. The other day, my husband sent my right-wing father a video about Alex the Smart Parrot, who passed away in 2007. My husband thought the video about the parrot was interesting and adorable, despite the fact that it was announcing that Alex had passed away.
In response to the video of Alex my father, who lately always seems to interpret anything and everything through a political lens, replied with an email about how lip readers had interpreted Michelle Obama's comments during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony, as having said "All of this for a damned flag?" The email originated back in October 2011. Snopes has the story.
My father's email lead my husband on another excursion around YouTube, where he stumbled across a channel called Bad Lip Reading. "The Bad Lip Reader behind the channel is an anonymous Texas-based music and video producer." He started out making spoof videos by changing the lyrics to popular music like this recent release of YETI, A Bad Lip Reading of Coldplay; however, he has moved into the realm of politics and created videos reinterpreting the words spoken by politicians. Of course, my point is that this shows how easy it was to misinterpret what Michelle Obama said in the video the right-wing emails have been pushing and continues to push via right-wing blogs as recently as this past June. However, more interestingly, the political videos are just a great way to take a break and have a good laugh.
This video report from CNN explains more about the process:
Bad Lip Reading Parodies of Political Figures
Bush & Clinton
And, no Democrats have not escaped the parody by Bad Lip Reading: