Saturday, June 13, 2015

Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention 2012

21 February 2014

The Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood appeared at the Republican National Convention 2012 in Tampa on Thursday, 30 August 2012. He spoke ahead of Mitt Romney who accepted his party's presidential nomination. The actor's off-script performance, during which he talked with an empty chair, was quite awkward. Among many strange sentences, the following one appeared to refer to something familiar to me.
they are always devil's advocating this and bifurcating this and bifurcating that. You know all that stuff.
Claude Meunier and Idan Segev, "Playing the Devil's advocate: is the Hodgkin-Huxley model useful? ", Trends in Neurosciences, Vol. 25, No. 11, November 2002, pp. 558-563.
Here is the entire issue of the journal online, and the said article again.

The word "bifurcation" appears in that article three times. What a coincidence of keywords.

Eastwood's choice of words, just like the entire rambling performance, was very unusual. I have not seen any sensible explanation of it yet.