Life Imitates Art as John Kerry Brands Bush and Republicans Right Wing Nut Jobs
Will Bush Retaliate by Calling Kerry a Liberal Wiener?
Santa Monica, CA – November 01, 2006 - JibJab, a digital comedy network, achieved international popularity in 2004 when their viral online election videos, penned by brothers and co-founders Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, garnered more than 80 million views during the contentious Bush-Kerry election. In the ‘This Land’ parody, the animated John Kerry called George W. Bush a “right wing nut job.” Yesterday, these words were used by the real-life Kerry when he called Bush and the Republicans “assorted right wing nut jobs.”
“At the time, those words were meant to mock the absurdity of the political dialogue,” said Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, co-founders of JibJab. “To hear them uttered by a real life politician is both funny and terrifying, all at the same time. We wouldn’t be surprised to hear Bush retaliate by calling Kerry a ‘liberal wiener’.”
To see the full ‘This Land’ online video, visit http://www.jibjab.com
About JibJab Media
JibJab is a digital comedy network founded by brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis in 1999. The studio’s election parodies “This Land” and “Good to be in DC!” were seen more than 80 million times during the 2004 election, turning JibJab into an overnight, household brand, and leading Peter Jennings to name the Brothers “People of the Year”. JibJab has grown considerably since the election. Today, the company is comprised of the best and the brightest artists, technologists and business people, working hard to change the way comedy is created, produced and distributed – signifying a true media revolution beyond which they first dreamed about in their Brooklyn garage. For more information go to http://www.jibjab.com.
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