Vote Today or the Future Will Look Like This!

Regardless of your political affiliation, if you're an American, today's the day to, ah, "rock the vote." This video may come from a PAC you don't agree with, but I hope you appreciate the clever writing and Facebook-based personalization features all the same. Click on through to see a customized version of future news network CNNBC, with a scary tale of RepubliCorp's takeover.

If you don't view the custom version, here's a video embed of the generic video. But I recommend checking out the much better personalized version, for which you have to surrender your Facebook info (you can always remove the app when you're done watching).

Directed by Yaniv Raz, written by MoveOn’s Laura Dawn and Onion News Network’s Michael Pielocik, starring Olivia Wilde and Romany Malco.


Stateside readers can very easily find out where to vote by putting in a home address here. For the rest of the world, pardon the interruption and I hope you appreciate the personalization features of the video all the same!

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That was actually very well-written. And the product placement!

November 2, 2010 at 8:42AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


All coolness about personalization aside, I don't understand why Hollywood still needs to make live webcam or computer video feel like Max Headroom. I don't think I could take it if live video in 50 years feels like the late 80s, early 90s.

Does this bother anyone else? I understand they have to cut - but I feel like there are less distracting ways to do so than hiding it in the "bad" signal.

November 2, 2010 at 10:24AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Hard as it tried, this is really little more than a politicized rip-off of a bad Matrix sequel, only without the redeeming qualities of that schlock. Tripe is tripe, no matter how cleverly you cut it. The majority of voters said "enuff of the bullshit about Republicans being any different from the Fat Cat -financed clowns like Harry Reid." They're all the same, and the future will be the same under any politician you select. I'd prefer governmental missteps made by a small-towner like Palin in an attempt to keep America free than have the future sold to China for personal gain by the limousine liberal wife of a multi-millionaire venture capitalist like Pelosi.

As for the video itself, it went off-message so fast, so far, and for so long that it's likely that anyone besides the uber-faithful Left who watched the entire video are the antisocial geeks living in their mom's basement who already believe they exist in the future depicted.

12 Monkeys wouldn't get any better by adding a 13th, and T4 this ain't.

November 9, 2010 at 9:14AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Zanny Shin Lee

Yawn, boring, pointless. Probably mostly because I don't agree politically.

January 7, 2011 at 10:45AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM