The Holographic Zombie Reagan Lives!

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For anyone disappointed that the GOP convention “mystery speaker” didn’t turn out to be a hologram of President Ronald Reagan, but was instead a strange and disheveled Clint Eastwood, we have good news for you.

He lives!

A hologram of the late 40th president was scheduled to appear outside the Republican National Convention hall this week, but GOP officials nixed the idea…But the Reagan hologram is expected to premiere later this year or in 2013, A KickIn Crowd founder Tony Reynolds told Yahoo! (Reynolds works with AV Concepts, a hologram company.) “Even in a hologram form, I think Reagan’s going to beat a lot of people in terms of communicating,” he said.

In fact, the communicative potential of the holographic zombie Reagan is so great that the original idea was scrapped by event planners out of fear that the hologram would overshadow Mitt Romney accepting the party’s nomination.

As of press time, three-dimensional undead laser Reagan has yet to endorse Mitt Romney.

And now, here is footage of another (crude, motionless) holographic Ronald Reagan, from 2010:

 

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Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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