Clicking on This Video May Break Your Computer

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There’s a video out now of a campaign event where Barack Obama defines the term “Romnesia.”  Here’s the link.  Don’t click it yet.  (Note: this is as of 2:10 p.m. Friday.  If you’re reading this later than that, use your own judgment.)

I tried watching the video and immediately my computer time-traveled back half a decade or more.  Every 10 seconds, I was getting maybe 1/8 of a second of footage.  I remember from the old days what must be happening.  Something like ten billion people — yes, I realize that that’s more than exist — must be trying to watch the thing at once.  Then my computer made a sound that was not a signal that it was breaking, exactly, but sort of a Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter sound — I’ll let someone else find and post a link to that clip (you know which one I mean.)

It sounded sort of like the sound that I expect that Josh Romney was making inside his head when this photo was taken of him.

Josh Romney -- caption "Compared to Josh Romnet watching his father debate McKayla McKenzie was EXTREMELY impressed!


I had to shut everything down.  When I started it up, a special blue screen that I’ve never seen before came up and I had to promise to it that I’d never do that again.

So, I’m going to wait a while before the next time I try to click that video.  It’s here for you, though.  And if you want a transcript because you just can’t wait, it’s over here.

P.S.  You probably think I’m kidding.  Would you risk the life of your computer or phone on it?

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)