Eastwooding was inspired by a surprise appearance at the Republican National Convention last night by Clint Eastwood, who delivered a speech that was meant to rile up the crowd but at times seemed to some not much more than senile rambling. The 82-year-old award-winning actor’s bit of theater involved him shaking his finger at an empty chair filled by an imaginary Obama and taking the president to task for everything from the nation’s high unemployment rate to the war in Afghanistan.
Twitter and other online users have responded with—what else?—photos of people pointing their fingers at empty chairs and other furniture. Ahh, America, where in an era of great difficulty, national conventions feature actors who starred in movies with apes, and the Internet’ takeaway is “quick, take a picture of my Barcalounger!”
Video by Dallas Jensen.