YouTube Spoof on Gadhafi Goes Viral

Israeli journalist Noy Alooshe has some fun with dictator's speech
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2011 1:21 PM CST

Of the many people who watched Moammar Gadhafi's speech last Tuesday and thought, "Man, that guy is batspit crazy," only one went to his computer, set it to an electro hip-hop song and gyrating half-naked women, and posted it to YouTube for what he calls an "instant classic." "He was dressed strangely and he raised his arms" like someone at a trance party, Israeli journalist Noy Alooshe tells the New York Times.

In his speech, Gadhafi vows he'll track protesters “inch by inch, house by house, home by home, alleyway by alleyway;” Alooshe called his video "Zenga-Zenga" after Gadhafi's repeated use of "zanqa," or "alleyway." As of today, the video is closing in on a half-million pageviews on YouTube—click or watch it in the gallery (second video is free of half-naked women.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.