Monday, August 26, 2013
Rap News Delivers Julian Assange As John Farnham
If the Australian election had not been strange and surreal enough for you yet, Senate contender Julian Assange has handed himself over to Rap News, instead of Sweden. Yeah, that''s Assange in a mullet, in frnt of 0s and 1s, miming his Assange4Senate cheat sheet to John Farnham's You're The Voice. He could have gone for a whole bunch of John Farnham songs. Help! for starters.
The whole video is worth a view or two, but the bit where Julian Assange does his John Farnham thing starts at 6:50.
For comparison, below is the original John Farnham video (from 0:28). Fun Farnham Fact: John Farnham released an astouinding dozen 'video albums' in the 1980s.
Of course you can go too far. Did anyone really need to see Assange 'Aussie Up'? No doubt this will be the image from the video used to mock him most. But you get the feeling Assange knows that. And he doesn't care.
Neither do Rap News.