Sarcastic clapping is my favorite.
Do you enjoy sarcastic clapping? Then why not make a Slow Clap for Congress video?
I just did.
Like a lot of people on Sunday afternoon, Baltimore-based software developer Chris Ashworth was frustrated with the way Congress had handled the important but often routine business of raising the nation’s borrowing limit.
“When the debt deal goes through,” he mused on Twitter to what he describes as a fairly modest following, “can we start a meme where we all make videos of ourselves slowly & sarcastically applauding our politicians?”
That was the beginning of Slow Clap for Congress, what is at present a very basic website hosting Ashworth and a handful of other folks doing — well, you get the idea.
“I think everybody’s responding to the fact that politicians are generally just behaving immaturely,” Ashworth told me today by phone, “and that’s just frustrating when there are so many things that we can have disagreements about that we can have in a mature way.”
[My Slow Clap for Congress video is after the jump]
Thanks a lot, Congress.
[via Tech President]