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In an event billed as the reason "why Al Gore invented the Internet," Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly are teed up to debate eachother in a livestreamed event on October 3.
The Rumble in the Air Conditioned Auditorium, $4.95 for a pre-order, promises to address the pressing topics of the day in comedic and entertaining fashion:
Bill O'Reilly. Jon Stewart. 2 podiums. 1 Air-Conditioned Auditorium. "O'Reilly v Stewart 2012: The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium" will be streamed live, Saturday, October 6th at 8pm ET from Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. O'Reilly and Stewart will take an entertaining and comedic approach to today's pressing political issues in an attempt to find the best direction for America. "The Rumble 2012" will surely be a must-see event! If you pre-order by October 1st, you can suggest a question that Jon and Bill may answer during the debate. Pre-Order Now to be a part of the action.
While President Obama took to Reddit and the Romney campaign concentrated on hastags, a new front opened on the social media political war, answering a gauntlet thrown down by Clint Eastwood.
Eastwood spent much of his unusual speech/riff/standup Thursday night at the Republican National Convention conversing with and cutting down an Invisible Obama in a chair next to him. This being the age of Twitter, it didn't take long for an @InvisibleObama to crop up to carry on the conversation.
When Mitt Romney says "Mr. Chairman", do you think he's referring to me?— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
President Obama - the visible one - got in on the act, too. Through his official Twitter account, an answer was released:
And, of course, the inevitable meme cropped up - Eastwooding. Or, #eastwooding, if you prefer, which is basically a bunch of folks uploading pictures of them talking to their chairs. A bunch of photos and tweets on the meme can be found here.
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Papa John's Pizza founder John Schnatter made a delivery on a shareholder call last week that has Stephen Colbert hotter than a pizza oven.
Schnatter, who happens to be a Mitt Romney supporter, says that the Affordable Health Care Act provisions that force him to make sure all his employees are insured will add an additional 11 to 14 cents to the cost of his company's pies.
"We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry. But our business model and unit economics are about as ideal as you can get for a food company to absorb Obamacare," he said. "If Obamacare is in fact not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto consumers in order to protect our shareholders best interests," Schnatter vowed according to a report in Politico.