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This Fake Liz Kendall Campaign Site Is Weirdly Magnificent

It's been a host of different websites today. Some of them involve me.

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This is Liz Kendall, who is one of the leading contenders in the upcoming Labour leadership election.

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Her campaign website is lizforleader.com. But she seemed to have forgotten to register the .co.uk.

On Wednesday, lizforleader.co.uk appeared – but it redirected to the campaign site for leadership rival Andy Burnham.

Andy Burnham

People suspected foul play from Burnham's team, but they were quick to deny any involvement.

@adamdfox @jonwillchambers Nothing to do with Andy's campaign

Just as political journalists got excited about dirty tactics in the Labour leadership campaign, the site changed to a Rick-Roll.

Ah, it's now changed to a Rick Rolling site. Fun while it lasted. http://t.co/vRWcvPoZB3

Weird. But then things got even weirder, because a few minutes later, lizforleader.co.uk suddenly changed to this countdown to the annual celebration of Ed Balls Day.

The ongoing saga of the http://t.co/vRWcvPoZB3 site: it is now this.

Then, moments later, it changed again – to this advice from someone who had a sexual relationship with a horse.

Now it's this. http://t.co/vRWcvPoZB3

All of the different websites had one thing in common: The title was "Register your fucking domains."

By now, I was refreshing every second, and reporting every change on Twitter.

It became an incredibly exciting experience to see what would come up on the site next.

I'd go as far to say that http://t.co/3NMgJjkjZQ is my favourite website now. Every time I click on it is so exciting.

THEN IT BECAME MY AUTHOR PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE.

WHAT. Now it's this. http://t.co/vRWcvPoZB3

It seemed I'd covered the story so comprehensively, I'd unwittingly become part of it.

Then it became Nyan Cat, and my moment of glory was over. Or so I thought.

Then it moved to celebrate obscure Scottish political meme Balustrade Lanyard, based on a comedy Twitter account that was recently suspended.

IT'S NOW BALUSTRADE LANYARD. http://t.co/vRWcvPoZB3

Then it had a full-screen video of Alan Partridge playing air guitar – complete with Daft Punk soundtrack.

So http://t.co/45H9ZZG4dd is now an unending video of Alan Partridge playing air guitar to Daft Punk

THEN IT WAS ME BEING FED A SOLERO.

But, by the time you read this, it could be literally anything. Here, have a look.

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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