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Friday, July 18, 2008

LIVE from Austin: F#@% it, we'll do it live!

If there is one phrase that describes the theme of this year's Netroots Nation, it has to be Bill O'Reilly's infamous F#@% it, we'll do it live! explosion from an outtake of Inside Edition, which the FOX Noise anchor used to host.

The phrase has been used everywhere, from Netroots Nation newsletters to T-shirts to banners for the Daily Kos party at Maggie Mae's in Austin, which I just returned from. Most of the television sets in the bar were continuously playing the best parts of the Inside Edition clip (video only, no audio) with some editing, so that O'Reilly's angry gestures and convulsive mouth looped over, and over, and over.

It looked something like the YouTube dance remix, sans audio.

And it was hilarious.

The Daily Kos party at Maggie Mae's on Sixth Street was one of the coolest I've ever been to. Great food, great music, great conversation, and a fine selection of drinks. There were probably more people there packing two floors than at the entire RightOnline confab happening across town (which features the likes of Michelle Malkin and Robert Novak. Its organizers deliberately picked Austin so they could look pitiful in the shadow of Netroots Nation).

My voice is so tired out from talking with dozens of people that I'm going to have to limit my use of it tomorrow so I won't be hoarse for the panel discussion I'm participating in (From Online Engagement to Offline Activism).


Blogger Newfie53523 said...

I was going to post on this too, on my own blog (, but you said exactly what I was thinking. I took the liberty of lifting a few paragraphs, cited you, and gave you a link.

July 19, 2008 2:13 PM  

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