Jamie Foxx's song â€œBlame it on the Alcoholâ€ just took a political stance thanks to Alphacat's Barack Obama and Joe Biden parody â€œBlame it on the Economy.â€
The Alphacat video features parodies of Barack and Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Rod Blagojevich, and Sarah Palinâ€”including raps from both Michelle and Barack Obama.
The video is a funny take on the recession, and a funny take on Foxx's song.
Implications - In a society hard hit by the recession, North Americans are looking to various forms of escapism to cope with their financial situations. As such, we're seeing a rise in parody materials that satiate consumers' need to forget about the economy, even if it's momentary. Corporations should follow suit and market items using escapism-based tactics.