During the 2008 campaign we were inundated in any and everything Barack Obama. From dolls (both cute and scary) to music (both good and Black Eye Peas bad), to tacky velvet paintings of Obama, MLK and Malcolm X while Jesus looks on them from Civil Rights Heaven. While Obama-mania is unlikely to strike twice, he's still an iconic and historic figure (that's what you get when you're the first of something), worth immortalizing in weird ways. In my first "When Obama Love Goes Wrong/Extreme Obama/LOL Obama" of 2012, I now announce the president's re-election campaign in full swing. I give you -- Obama Hulk. He HULK SMASHES Republicans. You wouldn't like him when he is angry. (Via Animal NY)
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I'm just gonna leave this right here. Not gonna say nuttin' at all. Nope. Not. A. Word. Except ...
The most fun part about running for President is when everyone you've ever met and everything you've ever done or said is meticulously sought out and combed over by the press. Things you surely forgot about, thought didn't matter, or seemed like a good idea at the time but were scuttled, all come back with the vengeance of a thousand Celine Dion tracks. Case in point, Republican presidential hopeful and Tea Party favorite Herman Cain singing along to some midi tracks about our Lord and Savior. Did you ask for this? No. Are you getting it? Hell yeah. And why? Because he's running for president, that's why. Now prepare yourself for the dulcet tones of CAIN!
Can't afford to pay your rent? Got some children's stomachs growling? Need a "Karate expert" who looks like a black Colonel Sanders? Then introduce you to New York's Jimmy McMillan of the "Rent Is 2 Damn High" Party, running for governor of New York! He gives good crazy and has replaced Alvin Greene as my favorite random candidate of the year!
Just look! Just look at this!
I saw this on a friend's Facebook page and went ... wait? What? The video, featuring a quartet of rappers doing a version of Drake's hit "Fancy" popped up on YouTube Sept. 9th, just in time for the DC mayoral election. Produced and paid for by THE CONNOISSEURS, with music arranged and produced by Press Play Studios, the video is in support of current DC Mayor Adrian Fenty. This video seems ... well, very different from how Fenty has presented himself. He's not in the video which features just your standard rappers profiling kind of stuff intersected with shots from around the city. It's quite well done and a great looking video. But it almost seems kind of foreign to hear a rap song done in tribute to him featuring school kids and adoring young folks.
While you were eating your Ben's Chilli Bowl and pretending to be hip and aloof at Busboys in the District Wednesday, a Navy Drone violated Washington, D.C.'s restricted airspace because the Navy temporarily lost communication with it. And by "it" I mean Skynet. Kidding. I mean, the popular pilot-less killing machine. Kidding. I mean, a window-less, helicopter like thingy they use to spy on people in South America. For real. That's what they use it for.
I, for one, welcome our new drone overlords.
I don't know who this "Whiteman" fellow is, but Milwaukee's Ieshuh Griffin is most certainly not his bitch! It says so right there on her poster! Also, I love that despite this Word 97 themed campaign poster, on video, Ieshuh is amazingly coherent and easy to understand. If you're going to be the kind of black girl who declares who you're not a bitch for on posters I like it when you can conjugate those verbs. Also, IESHUH GRIFFIN/ALVIN GREENE 2012!!!! (Video, h/t AverageBro)
Oh, also this mess further proving that Facebook is the devil. (Thanks to [flahy][blak][chik] for the link!)
This doesn't happen often, but Joshua Green's post for The Atlantic called "How LeBron's Move Helps the Tea Party" is the first article I've read in a long time where my brain fought with me as I tried to read it.
"Nope! NOPE!" went the brain. "I ain't making room for this!"
Annie Leibovitz strikes again!
Once upon a time a reader asked me if I could find a photo of Tiger Woods without his shirt on ... um ... girl, you might want to check out the February Vanity Fair Mag. What kind of fresh hell IS this? Why does he have a skull cap on? Was it for the bald spot? What is this picture trying to say? Is he supposed to be badass or something? Why does he kind of look like Taimak? Why the meanacing picture? He was a poon hound, not an ass kicker! DISCUSS!