Actress Eva Longoria is interviewed on the floor of the Democratic National Convention. (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)
Musican Dave Grohl (C) of the Foo Fighters performs for a soundcheck during the final day of the DNC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Vice President Joe Biden smiles during a soundcheck. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
Singer James Tayler performs with his band during a soundcheck. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)
Sheriff Michael Johnson of Clayton County, Georgia directs traffic near the Time Warner Cable Arena. Johnson and his fellow sheriffs use humour in their moves as they direct traffic and pedestrians. (Stan HONDASTAN/GettyImages)
Renee Watson of San Antonio, TX wears a cowboy hat decorated with campaign buttons during the final day of the DNC. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Cracking a joke at your running mate's expense is a rare RNC speech manoeuvre, but Paul Ryan pulled it off last night, poking fun at Mitt Romney's old-man taste in music. Some, however, might question his assertion that AC/DC is superior to Muzak.
Also, BuzzFeed gathers some of Wednesday's worst keynote jokes.
Clay Aiken, singer, actor, American Idol runner-up and activist for children with disabilities, was accused by country star and staunch Republican John Rich of racism after the former tweeted suspect remarks about diversity (or the lack thereof) at the Republican National Convention.
Aiken tweeted Tuesday night that he was:
"Playing drinking game with my brother now. We drink every time we see a black person on screen at the RNC convention. #soberasamormon"
That prompted a tsk-tsk reply from Rich a few minutes later. "I wonder how long it will be till @clayaiken takes that idiotic post down," he wrote. "Clay, you're better than that...I hope. Sincerely, JR."
"And to finish it off, @clayaiken hashtags soberasamormon?" Rich continued. "I thought your charity was for inclusion, not EXCLUSION. What happened?"
Rich, one half of the country duo Big & Rich, endorsed John McCain in 2008 and performed at the RNC that year.
We're less than an hour into the RNC Tuesday's schedule and the Tampa Bay Times Forum has already heard the mellifluous, quasi-soulful sounds of G.E. Smith and the G.E. Smith Band, which is serving as the convention house band, several times.
G.E. Smith not sounding familiar? Your loss. The dude has significant rock cred. Smith (he's the one up front with the greaser cut and weathered face) played lead guitar for Hall and Oates from 1979 to 1985 before recording with Mick Jagger and David Bowie, among others. After leaving Hall and Oates he served as Saturday Night Live's musical director until 1995. In the years since he has toured with Bob Dylan and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
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