Skip to comments.Town Overboard! (Obamoron-mania)
Posted on 01/16/2009 5:03:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
At least one segment of the economy is booming: the market in Obama kitsch. The dedicated supporter of the incoming President need not content himself with a T shirt or bumper sticker. Also available are Obama coasters, lava lamps, jigsaw puzzles, mugs, skateboards, toy trains, CDs, DVDs and, of course, commemorative dinner plates. Ben & Jerry's is introducing a Yes Pecan flavor in honor of Obama's campaign slogan, and Marvel Comics is running a special Inaugural issue of Spider-Man. Pepsi has created the Pepsi Optimism Project with a red, white and blue logo almost identical to Obama's sunrise button. And Obama's face now graces subway tickets sold in the nation's capital.
Officials in Washington expect record crowds for Jan. 20--record lines at the Porta-Potty too--and closing time at several hundred local bars and watering holes has been extended practically into the breakfast hour for celebrators' convenience. (Tourism is getting a boost outside D.C. too: in Honolulu, a $40 bus ride will take you to see where Obama scooped ice cream as a teen.) We have an economic stimulus plan, and his name is Barack Obama. (See pictures of Barack Obama on Flickr.)
Conservatives harrumph at all this adulation. Before declaring his greatness, we insist that we should wait for him to accomplish something for the country. (Spike Lee didn't even wait for the election. Last summer he said we were soon going to measure time by "BB, before Barack, and AB, after Barack.") In some of his supporters, we see the spectacle of secular-minded folk looking for a messiah. But we risk looking like spoilsports or sore losers, and we can sympathize with the excitement over the first nonwhite President, even if we would have preferred that someone else had played the role.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
People will probably be burning it in their backyards next year. I don’t think it will have any resale value.
This is isn’t creepy yet. I hope it stops before it gets creepy.
You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Some brain dead idiot at my job is holding an "inauguration party". . . . I haven't ever watched anybody's inauguration, I have work that has to get done.
“you’ll be seeing all this junk at yard sales next year.”
The whole thing is a damn cult. Period. The guy has turned into an icon. Truly a sad situation, since it has nothing to do with ephereal goofiness like pop music, but with real issues.
Yep there is no way any of the items will ever be worth anything because they have mass produced and saturaed the market with everything under the sun. It makes me laugh how they are wasting their money on stuff they will hate in 2 years.
THIS IS WHY MY DIET PEPSI LOOKS LIKE IT DOES??????
OOOOOOOOOhhh, I am so angry. When I first saw the new bottle design, I thought for a minute of BO and said nah, they always change their designs every once in a while.
Well, Monday morning I am calling Pepsi and telling them If they want to do this sneaky garbage that is where the case of soda a week I buy will go to. I will also tell a lot of other people. SOB’s. I am so angry right now. (can you tell, lol)
Indeed this is creepy.
I say this...
If you’re not creeped out, you’re not paying attention.
One of the more interesting marketing gimicks is that spokesmen and key goodguys in commercials always look like the sitting president.
I am starting to see Hussain look-alikes in print ads.
I walked into IHOP today and there is a big picture of Hussain infront of the Constitution and bunting. I walked out after telling the server that I found the partisianship offensive.
Diet Pepsi was my fave, carbonated bev. Not any more. Mountain Dew is off the list, too.
I may have to switch to Diet Coke because of this.
“To his credit, Obama has done little to encourage this frenzy.”
That statement can certainly be interpreted in more ways than one.
Did you read Deaner’s comment on that site? LOL
Speaking of which:
-record lines at the Porta-Potty too-
Hope they CHANGE the liners in those Porta-Potties very frequently or something other than the crowd is going to be "overflowing" during the Inaugural Parade.
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