While the drama of whether new VP pick Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter will get her kicked off the ticket is playing itself out, the comedic arc of the situation is inspiring — of course — fantastic amounts of fodder for blogs, late-night TV comedians and YouTube watchers.
Even our own tampabay.com bloggers have weighed in with opinions about her appearance (Deal Divas) and her resemblance to certain TV actresses (the Feed), prompting us to take a wider look at the Internet landscape to see what other pop culture connections her nomination has spawned. Here's what we found:
SHE'S GOT THE LOOK: Almost everyone has latched on to her dead-on Tina Fey look, but other actresses mentioned include Debra Messing from Will and Grace, Julia Louis-Dreyfus from Seinfeld and, a Jon Stewart observation, "every librarian who's ever been in a Cinemax movie."
PHOTOSHOPPERS ARE GIDDY: Three we found so far: a Juno poster recast as Juneau (from parenting site babble.com); a Vogue cover with the tagline, The Governor Issue (from zimbio.com); and a (fake) Foreign Affairs Weekly cover courtesy of panopticist.com. Some of the taglines: On Russia: "I can almost see it from my desk." On China: "The governor's mansion has a beautiful set."
LATE NIGHT TV IS GIDDIER: Sample jokes from Bill Maher: "This isn't a presidential ticket, this is a sitcom." You can find a ton of them at politicalhumor.about.com.
WE'RE ALL A-TWITTER: The continually updating FakeSarahPalin Twitter.com page was fast accumulating followers of its stream-of-consciousness posts: Why was cindy wearing a raincoat during her speech last night? There, I said it. Phew. about 2 hours ago from mobile web. And this one: I keep overhearing whispers in the room about 'Juno in Juneau.' What's the deal? Who's Juno? 24 minutes ago from web.
SHE SHOOTS …: By now everyone knows that Palin is an enthusiastic — and deadly accurate — hunter, judging by the most e-mailed photos on Yahoo.com of her with that bloody caribou. She also has an official Davy Crockett parody song written about her, courtesy of a site called maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com. The lyrics include the following: Born on a mountain by the Yukon Sea/Oiliest state in the land of the free/Raised with a gun so she knew philosophy/And kilt a caribou when she was only three.
SHE SCORES: Sites like deadspin.com have found a new career in deconstructing her old broadcast tapes from her days as a sports announcer at KTVA. It's headline on the video: Sweet Lincoln's Mullet! The Sarah Palin Sportscast Video Is Here.