Here's Julian Assange wearing a mullet, singing a power ballad, for your Australian Senate vote

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So, it appears Julian Assange’s Ecuadorian embassy house arrest has finally caused the WikiLeaks head to crack. At least we hope so – it’s the only explanation we can give that would lead the whistleblower to star in this bizarre YouTube clip.

In it, Assange dons a mullet wig and belts out John Farnham’s 1986 power ballad hit “You’re The Voice”.

Why? To promote his candidacy for a seat on the Australian Senate of course! Living out his days at the embassy at the moment as he fights extradition following sexual assault claims, these viral-minded clips have been his main platform to attract voters.

It’s bloody weird, but it’s not without a message – note how Assange tweaks some of the lyrics to read:

“We can write what we want to write.
We gotta make things leak, so we can get much bolder.
We’re all wire-tapped now. We’re all being fed lies.”

Karaoke power-balladry for Generation NSA then. Here’s hoping he didn’t mime the whole thing – hitting some of those more adventurous notes, Assange looks as though he plays a mean skin flute!

Gerald Lynch
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2 comments

  • The man understands his constituency.
    It makes more sense if you watch the whole video.

    Will any Aussie – anyone – ever look at Tony Abbott again without seeing him drooling in his budgie-smugglers? Or Kevin Rudd, without hearing his apology to the Stolen Generations? Or Julia Gillard, without remembering what Budgie-Smuggler called her?

    Julian seems like a cool head. The other week he said, “The Pentagon has their agenda, namely world domination, and I have mine, including stopping that…”

  • The man understands his constituency.It makes more sense if you watch the whole video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

    Will any Aussie – anyone – ever look at Tony Abbott again without seeing him drooling in his budgie-smugglers? Or Kevin Rudd, without hearing his apology to the Stolen Generations? Or Julia Gillard, without remembering what Budgie-Smuggler called her?

    Julian seems like a cool head. The other week he said, “The Pentagon has their agenda, namely world domination, and I have mine, including stopping that…”

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