HORROR IMAGES  7:25 pm November 4, 2008

Hey Everybody, Look At The Horrible Thing CNN Did

by Jim Newell

If you were watching CNN around 7:15 ET then you saw this frightening hologram beast named “Jessica Yellin” appear from the planet Saturn to talk about, uh, Obama and the elections. So… who the hell greenlit this? BILL BENNETT? [Philadelphia Examiner]

 

Hola wonkerados.

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{ 45 comments }

simetrias November 4, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Kinda looks like Katie Couric.

Neon Trotsky November 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm

The videophone of tomorrow, today!

umlaut75 November 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Help me, Obama. You’re my only hope.

keepinitrealyo November 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm

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

Neon Trotsky November 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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

mackensie November 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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

Arturo Bandini November 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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

sezme November 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Obi-wan, you are our only hope.

herpezhilton November 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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

unnarrator November 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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

ocirats November 4, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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

Sassette November 4, 2008 at 7:44 pm

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

Sassette November 4, 2008 at 7:46 pm

[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 November 4, 2008 at 7:46 pm

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

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

yourwildhorses November 4, 2008 at 7:48 pm

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

WagTehGod November 4, 2008 at 7:48 pm

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

populucious November 4, 2008 at 7:49 pm

No no no no no no no!

Just say NO!

tednugentslover November 4, 2008 at 7:50 pm

obama-wan-kenobi

nonstory November 4, 2008 at 7:52 pm

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

Terry November 4, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Wolf does sort of look like an Ewok.

JoeFannyPack November 4, 2008 at 7:54 pm

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 November 4, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Shoot it!!!

JoeFannyPack November 4, 2008 at 7:54 pm

I just realized that that sounds racist. Oops.

KristaJulieva November 4, 2008 at 7:54 pm

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

gurukalehuru November 4, 2008 at 7:54 pm

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

el smrtmnky November 4, 2008 at 7:55 pm

better than that hideous Avril Lavigne headpiece John Norris was wearing

ivenson November 4, 2008 at 7:56 pm

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

stew November 4, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Battlestar Gallactica did it better!

MMS November 4, 2008 at 7:58 pm

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 November 4, 2008 at 8:09 pm

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. November 4, 2008 at 8:10 pm

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

Czn939 November 4, 2008 at 8:11 pm

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

juan pueblo November 4, 2008 at 8:11 pm

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 November 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm

You have got to be fucking kidding me.

Bug November 4, 2008 at 8:26 pm

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 November 4, 2008 at 8:35 pm

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

Godot November 4, 2008 at 8:40 pm

“Please state the nature of the electoral emergency.”

AbeServer November 4, 2008 at 8:46 pm

She is SO not jellin’

tocute2btrue November 4, 2008 at 9:04 pm

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 November 4, 2008 at 9:04 pm

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 November 4, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Many Bothans died to bring us these electoral projections.

2down November 4, 2008 at 10:02 pm

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

TheCounter November 5, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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 November 9, 2008 at 10:05 pm

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

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

Diahni November 14, 2008 at 9:44 am

Yeah, it was hilarious. Beam me up!

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