Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Joy of Jib Jab: Time for Some Campaignin'

Although I try to keep up with politics, I must admit that I find the campaign season a little hard to stomach. After the seemingly endless Democratic primary, we are now in the throes of the presidential campaign between John McCain and Barack Obama. Between the constant debate over debates and town hall meetings and the odd inclusion of Paris Hilton into the already crazy mix, there is a silver lining to the next few months.

In addition to the mudslinging, negativity, and petty quibbling, this lead up to November 2008 also brings us another great Jib Jab video skewering both candidates (and some other prominent political figures). I've always been a fan of good satire, and the Jib Jab videos (such as 2004's "This Land!") are usually very funny and well-conceived. I would much rather watch several Jib Jab videos than any of the Scary Movie/ Epic Movie/ Superhero Movie parodies that have become ubiquitous during the past few years. What I particularly like about the Jib Jab videos is that they satirize/ parody both parties; no one is safe from the creators' wrath. Although I definitely prefer and support one of the candidates, even I chuckle during this video.