October 28th, 2010
03:15 PM ET

WebPulse: Scary politics, meatheads, Rocky's 'tranny'

We're five days out from midterm elections and three days away from Halloween. Let's get this fear wagon moving, shall we?

'Daily Show,' the morning after - President Obama's congenial yet somewhat tense conversation with Jon Stewart is one of the most viewed 30 minutes online today. Obama is trying to avoid what would be a scary scenario to the Dems if the Republicans sweep the polls. Heck, it could be a virtual GOP wave on Tuesday, writes CNN contributor John P. Avlon.

Obama's appearance was just part of his campaign to inspire voters, particularly the younger ones who helped put him in office (and apparently a lot of guys who watch the Daily Show). It also comes in the days before the Washington rallies "A Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" that Stewart and comedian foil Stephen Colbert are hosting this weekend.

The rallies don't seem to have spooked Republicans so much as some of their own candidates. The search term "Karl Rove" was at the top of Google Trends, leading to stories about President Bush's former senior adviser saying Sarah Palin lacks "gravitas."

Does Rove not get how frightening a pit bull can be?

Oooh ... WebPulse is in transition heaven right now ... Let's talk about meatheads.

Vegetarians beware - We're not sure if this meathead recipe is trending, but it should be. So gross, so creative, so stinky. Pinch your nose like the many critics of last night's "Glee." "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" never sounded so lame as it did on the show, Gawker says. The Huffington Post said the show neutered "Rocky" by replacing the word "transsexual" with "tranny." Changing the lyrics to a classic musical? A scary statement on today's generation if you ask us. Next thing you know those kids will pose half-naked in a national men's magazine.

(Mega-fancy) House on the Hill - If $5 is all you can spare for a magazine, you'll be pretty well freaked out by this home built by Asia's richest man. It's in Mumbai, overlooking the city's slums. It has 27 floors for his family of six, three helipads, a 168-space parking lot, a pool, health club and an ice room with man-made flurries. Jeez, and we thought our rent was too damn high.

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Kurtz

    The man is clear in his mind, but his soul is mad.

    October 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Political satire ("infomercial")

    Here is a little humor for the election season : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoLvabZTH14

    October 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Albert Leong / New York / Toronto

    GM announced today profits and an IPO and repayment of its loan.

    Obama and the white house should issue a cash dividend to all US and Canadian shareholders for the success of GM and its turnaround.

    October 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jim jones reverend

    just think and drink purple. Bye

    October 28, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |