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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined Wonkette.com in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  • simetrias

    Kinda looks like Katie Couric.

  • Neon Trotsky

    The videophone of tomorrow, today!

  • umlaut75

    Help me, Obama. You’re my only hope.

  • keepinitrealyo

    Help me Wolf Wan Blitzer. You’re our only hope!

  • Neon Trotsky

    But the nerd in me is actually sad I missed this…

  • mackensie

    “Help us, Wan-Obama” Princess Leia updated!

  • Arturo Bandini

    Help me, Wolf Blitzer, you’re my only hope.

  • sezme

    Obi-wan, you are our only hope.

  • herpezhilton

    Look! My hologram left a comment on Wonkette! WoooooooOOOooooOOOooo!

  • unnarrator

    Next it’s going to bend over and insert something into the droid, right?

  • ocirats

    Even worse, they spelled it “holligram of Jennifer Yellin” in the ticker at the bottom of my livestream browser window.

  • Sassette

    I for one am disappointed that she didn’t open with, “Help me, Wolf Blitzer, you’re my only hope!”

  • Sassette

    [re=164578]Sassette[/re]: I am also disappointed that I didn’t check to see that joke had already been made four billion times before I made it myself.

  • Arturo Bandini

    Jesus Christ. Nerd-fest from 7:42p to 7:43p.

    And I couldn’t even be the first one in.

  • yourwildhorses

    Take 1 shot for every Wonkette commenter who made the same star wars joke…

  • WagTehGod

    I love the blue outline and the low quality. It’s like they TRIED to make it look like Star Wars.

  • populucious

    No no no no no no no!

    Just say NO!

  • tednugentslover

    obama-wan-kenobi

  • nonstory

    Couldn’t tell via the internet if it was horrific or lame. That situation room is one little shop of tech horrors.

  • Terry

    Wolf does sort of look like an Ewok.

  • JoeFannyPack

    This is a preview of things to come. We will all have holographic Obamas in our home in the near future to help us out around the house.

  • Giant Robot

    Shoot it!!!

  • JoeFannyPack

    I just realized that that sounds racist. Oops.

  • KristaJulieva

    The word inane doesn’t begin to capture the inanity of this.

  • gurukalehuru

    [re=164563]Neon Trotsky[/re]: Don’t worry. I’m sure you’ll see it again.

  • el smrtmnky

    better than that hideous Avril Lavigne headpiece John Norris was wearing

  • ivenson

    Wolf actually said “Thanks Jessica, you are a great Hologram”.

  • stew

    Battlestar Gallactica did it better!

  • MMS

    The real mystery is how CNN calls states for WALNUTS when that one is running ahead of him. I mean, Barry was never gonna win Racist South Carolina, but still…

  • juan pueblo

    holograph THIS cnn. stop wasting our time with nerd products.whats the point of sending the repoter to chicago when you can just keep her in the studio

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    So, Jessica Yellin is, like, a replicant or something?

  • Czn939

    [re=164556]umlaut75[/re]: I mean… what else CAN you say about this?

  • juan pueblo

    holograph THIS cnn. stop wasting our time with nerd products.whats the point of sending the repoter to chicago if there are going to beam her back to the studio..jeez.

  • napalmnacey

    You have got to be fucking kidding me.

  • Bug

    Clearly CNN has some kind of unschooled rural PA bitter running their CNN.com live ticker because the text on screen referred to it as a “Holligram.”

  • tonehedge

    Saw it on cnn.com live video feed, wtf?

  • Godot

    “Please state the nature of the electoral emergency.”

  • AbeServer

    She is SO not jellin’

  • tocute2btrue

    That Stupid Ass Joe Biden is forcasting Suiside Bombings to start in major US Cities as soon as Bush is out.
    Does that make me look good or what???

  • schvitzatura

    Our scout ships have reached Richmond, VA. They found the remains of a McCain HQ, but they estimate that it has been deserted for some time. They are now conducting an extensive search of the surrounding counties.

  • Godot

    Many Bothans died to bring us these electoral projections.

  • 2down

    35 cameras . . . and each one adds how many pounds?

  • TheCounter

    Jim writes that this crap appeared on CNN at 7:15 and his post is time-stamped 7:25. That seems pretty quick to me (seriously). Thanks for the breaking news! I think you scooped Rachel Maddow’s Ms. Information segment.

  • iaro

    Is this the hologram that launched a thousand obnoxious Star Wars gags?

    Oh, what the hell. I still think it’s hilarious.

  • Diahni

    Yeah, it was hilarious. Beam me up!