Colonel Gaddafi’s Bizarre Rants Spawn Internet Parodies [Video]

Libya’s embattled leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has become an online star as his increasingly fantastical television rants provide ample fodder for parodies.

Gaddafi’s rants against the media, wild accusations against his detractors and casual denial of the bloody uprising against his 41-year rule have led to him being pilloried on the internet. A weird video featuring Col. Gaddafi singing between two superimposed grinding women has over two million views on YouTube.

Noy Alooshe, an Israeli journalist, created the mash-up by mixing footage from Gaddafi’s televised speech in Tripoli last week with instrumentation sampled from “Hey Baby” by American rapper Pitbull. “It seemed to be very comic visually. Before I even touched it, it was funny, like a parody,” says Alooshe.

The song has become popular with young rebels in Libya; but beyond the clip’s satirical tone, Gaddafi threatens to pursue Libyan rebels “inch by inch, house by house, room by room, alley by alley,” according to African Business Review

Among the most popular videos are a Gaddafi speech set to a Loony Tunes soundtrack featuring the dictator as cartoon character Wile E. Coyote strapped to a bomb; Gaddafi singing “I’m Killing in the Rain” in reference to his bizarre umbrella statement; and an inevitable Downfall parody in which Hitler phones Gaddafi his bunker to offer him advice.

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