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.
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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.
Ahh dude...ya beat me to it.
My small town in NC is having an Inaugural Ball.
I belong to a women’s organization which has a few black members. A couple of them view everything in terms of race. Anything we want to do as a group, must pass their “can we sell it to Our People test?” I am so sick of hearing “our people”!
We didn’t buy tickets to the town’s Inaugural Ball, but wonder what they would have said if we had said “sorry, that just doesn’t sell to My People”. I can imagine the outcry.
Yeah, that was a good one. LOL
BHO TP http://www.jeremyinc.com/
This will only make sense to Yankees.
At this point, I am convinced that Priscilla Presley is Barack Obama’s PR person.
LOL. Velvet Obama.
Even though it's owned and managed by a nice middle-aged black man.
I bet he's figuring that he's going to get a good chunk of his income taken away, and doesn't give a flip about the color of the man who's going to do it . . . .
Those buttons probably have radioactive radium on them.
"The only shining example of every German is our Führer Adolf Hitler."
The buttons say "Loyalty to Loyalty" - motto of the German paratroopers and also some of the SS.
The typewritten label notes helpfully that the buttons glow in the dark.
I suppose this is what passes for Prussian culture (see the watermark).
Judging by the ridiculous election results, and the blind faith of the Obamunists, IF an Alien race decided the Earth was ripe for taking, they could do it without us knowing what hit us.
Rod Serling was way ahead of his time. In his stories, the Aliens usually succeeded, i.e., To Serve Man.
Really bad idea.
This has gone far beyond nauseating.