#Eastwooding: “speech to jokes to images to meme, in the space of little more than a few minutes”

August 31st, 2012

It is absolutely amazing how quickly this meme spread. I make a point not to ever watch the conventions or any political speeches live (I just skim the transcript afterwards–saves time, and don’t have to worry about applause breaks). But, I let my Twitter run during the speech, and I find I can follow the moods on the right and the left instantly. The #eastwooding meme just exploded without any plan within minutes of Eastwood’s chair gag. Very Hayekian