February 5, 2007

YouTube politics.

The story so far.

ADDED: The link is a video (a video about video), and it includes a cool segment with Rudy Giuliani in drag... fooling around with Donald Trump. I think Rudy is delightful in it, myself.

14 comments:

vbspurs said...

The SNL skit wasn't the only time Rudy has tried a little cross-dressing.

He'll make a fine president. Thomas Jefferson never looked so good in hose and wigs.

P.S. SOS OT: Help!! Please Althouse readers and hostess, counsel me. Blogger won't allow me to login to my blog without FORCING me to change to New Blogger. :(

Is it safe-ish, now, or what? I just have these visions of Ann tearing out her hair last week, and frankly, I myself don't look good in a wig.

Cheers,
Victoria

Ann Althouse said...

I heard they were going to force everyone through in the end. You have to do it. It will be okay... probably. I had problems because of the size of my blog, but I think they noticed my problem and solved it not just for me.

vbspurs said...

Okay, I'll do it at night then. Thanks for the timely reply.

(I will miss my rubbish bin delete button, though. And if memory serves, the template is not something you can alter, with straight HTML, anymore)

Cheers,
Victoria

MadisonMan said...

I just logged into my sparse blog -- and I could add to it without switching. Maybe they're leaving blogs with no traffic alone for the time being.

MadisonMan said...

I watched the clip and now I'm thinking Rudy = John Cleese. The height, the bad wigs, the ugly dresses.

I can see YouTube might be important for younger voters. I'm unconvinced of its impact on, say, the retired.

Ann Althouse said...

Victoria: You can still edit the HTML. It's just that you can do it without HTML now. And I still get the trash cans.

vbspurs said...

Victoria: You can still edit the HTML. It's just that you can do it without HTML now.

That might not be so bad then.

And I still get the trash cans.

Well whycome Ruth Anne says she doesn't get that, anymore?

Anyway, please forgive me for blogjacking this thread, but I felt it was in the form of a PSA -- and I have a further one.

It seems dear old Blogger is playing games, because now I can click on Blogger icon to the upper-left corner, and the usual http://www.bloger.com/start or /home login is back.

Which means Blogger is trying to TRICK us, by temporarily blocking that page, in the hopes you'll sign-up on New Blogger. If you don't want to switch for now, just wait a while.

Who knows how long this will last, but I am waiting as long as I possibly can before switching indefinitely.

Cheers,
Victoria

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Arnold Schwarzenegger did a whole movie in drag ["Junior"] and it didn't make him a girly-man or kill his political career.

Let's not forget the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, either.

Victoria: Take the plunge. The water's fine. My trashcans came back.

[The Blog Collective will assimilate you. Resistance is futile.]

Kirby Olson said...

Rudy is wonderful in that clip. Biden is dead in the water. I think Edwards comes off VERY badly.

Mitt Romney explained himself well, I think. He changed his mind over a period of twenty years.

McCain changing over a three day period is harder to explain.

Mike said...

Trash cans have disappeared for me on your site, Ann. Has the ability to delete a post been removed?

Mike said...

Never mind. I found the trash cans. They've moved to the comment page.

Mike said...

Now they're back on the other page as well.

I am not CRAZY!!! They weren't there before.

Daryl Herbert said...

I can see YouTube might be important for younger voters. I'm unconvinced of its impact on, say, the retired.

The same logic used to apply to blogs. But when bloggers raised issues, did research, and got attention, it had an impact in the larger political world.

Second, again to go back to blogs, older Americans are joining the blogosphere. It's just writing, reading, looking at pictures, and communicating with people.

They're going to figure out how to use YouTube easily enough. For one thing, YouTube (geniusly) allowed people to insert videos into their own web pages, so you don't have to go to YouTube to watch a YouTube video. Second, it's not that hard to send a link over email.

I don't expect older people to create video content nearly as much as young people, or to consume it at as high a rate, or to watch so much stupid s---, but they will certainly consume it, especially political-type videos.

vbspurs said...

I just logged into my sparse blog -- and I could add to it without switching. Maybe they're leaving blogs with no traffic alone for the time being.

You got it in one, MadisonMan. Check out the notice I just got.

Mike, you're NOT crazy (at least not about this ;). I have seen the hide-and-seek trash cans too.

Cheers,
Victoria