Eastwooding: Empty-Chair Meme Explodes After Actor's RNC Speech

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The biggest story to come out of Thursday's conclusion of the Republican National Convention was not Mitt Romney's acceptance specch, but #Eastwooding.

Eastwooding being the Twitter hashtag for parodies, jokes and memes at the expense of acting legend Clint Eastwood's unusual, yet highly entertaining speech.

The 82-year-old debated an invisible Obama in an empty chair in what had to be the strangest endorsement of Romney all week, and the Internet went nuts.

Here's the original photo - angled so Invisible Obama still uses a teleprompter (subtly hilarious) - along with some of our favorite celebrity-based parodies:

Eastwooding

Clint expressing utter disgust with Keanu Reeves' first term:

Clint Eastwood and Keanu Reeves

Clint debating Paris Hilton (basically an empty void of air):

Clint Eastwood, Paris Hilton

President Obama actually showing up for the debate:

Clint Eastwood, Barack Obama

Clint debating the Princess Leia hologram from Star Wars:

Clint Eastwood, Princess Leia

McKayla Maroney is not impressed by the stunt (or most other things):

McKayla Maroney Not Impressed With Eastwooding

And finally, a confounding and disbelieving text from Hillary Clinton ...

HRC Eastwooding
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That was the funniest skit I've seen in my entire life! Plus at the same time it really hits home with the point. Obama is a total failure and we can't afford to hire him for four more years of his retarded party. Clint is a genius!

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@Daina- In the 1st period of every public school system it should be mandatory to have a home room class where each day a senior citizen comes in and talks about LIFE! Q&A included! This in itself would be the most educational class of the day. Call it - AMERICANS HISTORY. EVERYTHING OBAMA IS TRYING TO DO HAS ALREADY BEEN TRIED & IT FAILED AND I'LL BE DAMNED IF THEY DONT WANT TO TRY IT AGAIN.

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Clint Eastwood is old. So is Warren Buffet, liberal donator/supporter of Obama, Geoge Sorros liberal donor/supporter, Harry Reid's an old fart, Nancy Pelosi is probably on her 6th face lift in attempt to hide her age, Joe Biden, I swear, needs to be handed his retirement package and pushed out the door...yeah, lotsa old folks all the way around, huh? Point is? Clint made some damn good points about Obama's performance. Even if only a couple of his points registers with the voters...he's been a real speaking success! (And he was!)

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"those with ropes around their necks don't always hang"...

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Obama didn't live up to ANY promises and will be more destructive if he gets another term...get him out, people! Wake up!!

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The empty chair undercurrent is that there is no one there. There is " NO ONE" of value in the chair in Washington. He is absentee just like an empty chair. Fort Hood Texas- Obama spoke and after speaking the Soliders just looked at him- this week. No words were spoken. University of Virginia told him no in his request to speak there this past Wednesday. What does it take for people to understand that this President is not wanted nor do people have faith in him. To think that he supports any part of the middle class is insanity. Clint Eastwood is old and if your ignorant ass's live long enough you will also be old. He is respected and he has something of value to contribute like experience. Many recessions and wars and presidents has he seen. Quit watching CNN & talk to someone over 65.

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Using "Obama and morals/intelligence" in the same sentence, is an OXYMORON!

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Eastwood needs a check up. Talking to an empty chair is one thing but he pretended President Obama said "F you to him"" Seriously in need of therapy. President Obama is not a crass senile serial sperm donor like Clint. President Obama has morals and intelligence. And yes I think most of the comments against President Obama come out of racist white nazis that hate to have a black man as the President. Eastwood is not well and Romney couldn't wait to throw him under the bus - just like he did Ann his wife or one of his wives. Romney is nothig but a spoiled rich kid that thinks he is entitled to what ever he wants.

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@ REALLY??? THE President's remark wasn't off the mark for me. It was a bulls eye! The fact of the matter is the seat IS taken! It'll be taken again in Nov. Turning his back to the camera was tongue and cheek just like Eastwood's parody. I'll take Mr. Obama back, front, or upside down. He cares about the average American!

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@D.Stokes-Did we watch two different RNCs??At which point in Clint's "speech" did he show any dislike for the"minorites" as you have pointed out,in ur post.Oh, that's right........you must be a liberal........who ignorantly assumes/accuses that because Clint was part of the RNC,he must be a racist,hateful,white supremacist.Listen up people.....the race-card angel,has been used to its MAX capacity!Start working on your next angel of liberal propaganda.@Linda Sterling-I agree.....Obama's picture said it best..........That was suppose to be some really intense dig aimed @ Clint's speech........but boy did they fall short on that one!!As an American,the LAST thing I want to see is the president with his back tuned towards me......that is an all toooo familiar stance he takes!What an embarrassing picture.@Eyeslikelightening-VERY WELL SAID!!Love the last sentence in your post!!