We'd like to thank Jon Stewart for bringing #McConnelling to the world.
On Thursday's episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Stewart put out a call for viewers to take the latest campaign ad from Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) -- which features the Senate Minority Leader smiling at the camera in a series of awkward shots -- and give it a new soundtrack. Stewart used Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" and The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes" as excellent examples of how funny a new twist on the ad could be.
Top McConnell aide Josh Holmes tweeted about the trend:
But the internet had better responses. See some of the best below:
UPDATE: Faiz Shakir, Senior Adviser for Digital Media for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), tweeted his #McConnelling video Friday afternoon: