June 25, 2009
Barackmania has achieved a new marketing high, thanks to the Baracklyn Cyclones. Known to most as the Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets farm team, the Cyclones decided to celebrate our new(ish) president for their June 23rd game. Among the Obama-themed specials:
- Free Barack Obama bobbleheads to the first 2,500 fans in attendance, featuring the President in a Baracklyn Cyclones Jersey
- Economic Stimulus Package: From 10am on January 20th – Inauguration Day – to midnight on January 23rd, ticket prices for the June 23rd game will be “rolled back” to the Cyclones’ inaugural 2001 season rates: $10 Field Box Seats, $8 Box Seats, $5 Bleacher Seats. Beginning January 24th, tickets will be priced at the regular 2009 rates ($15, $12, $8)
- Universal Health Care: Free Band-Aids to the first 1,000 fans
- Joe the Plumber special: any plumber named Joe gets two free tickets – one for himself, and one to “spread the wealth” with a friend
"I've got the whole Obama in my hands" (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
What would a Baracklyn Cyclones game be without a ceremonial first pitch by the POTUS? While the First Family wasn’t in attendance, there was a presidential lookalike on duty to fill in.
Lookalike? Could've fooled us! (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 23, 2009
Fifth grade students at Franklin Avenue Elementary School in Westfield, Mass., recently completed a mural of Barack Obama using 2,420 dominoes (or rather OBAMINOES). According to a press release from the school, the “mural was created to honor the nation’s 44th president — and to learn a bit about linear programming math.” Linear programming math? Seriously?
Yes we can...do linear programming math. (photo courtesy of the ObamaArtReport.com)
Be nice to nerds because chances are you'll end up working for one - Bill Gates. (photo courtesy of ObamaArtReport.com)
June 21, 2009
Well, Barry has done it again. He’s written another letter to his daughters for Parade magazine that brought BoL to its knees, noisily weeping and wiping our noses. Not that we don’t love our dads, but the First Dad of the United States really pulled at our heart strings with this one, and made us secretly ask, “Will you be my dad?” See below for the complete letter to Sasha and Malia (note, the photos are added by BoL).
(courtesy of White House Photographer Pete Souza)
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June 20, 2009
POTUS and posse (Sasha and Malia) brought Dairy Godmother in Alexandria, VA to a standstill on Saturday. The first family bought some frozen treats (including frozen puppy pops for Bo) at the boutique custard parlor. According to the New York Times, Barack paid for the snacks, and offered to leave a tip (not knowing that tips are not allowed at the parlor) so he stayed for 15 minutes taking photographs with patrons and eating his custard. Well, good luck to you if you want to try Dairy Godmother, because if the lines at Ray’s Hell Burger are any indication of what happens to a place after a presidential visit…then expect to stand in line for a while!
So many choices, so little time. I'll have something lowfat b/c I'm going shirtless this summer. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 17, 2009
So, he’s a Harvard educated lawyer, leader of the free-world and has reflexes of a ninja. Watch as POTUS puts the smackdown on a pesky fly during an interview with CSNBC’s Jon Harwood. Mr. Miyagi you are SO put to shame! What can’t POTUS do? Axis of Evil, beware! Of course, PETA was on this immediately and sent POTUS a humane fly catcher..who knew?!
June 16, 2009
The National Geographic Society presented the POTUS with a one of a kind National Geographic map cabinet. Well, almost one of a kind. Turns out that every pack rat’s fave magazine company has been handing out these cabinets like so many candy: even cartographically challenged Bush received one in 2002, along with every prez since FDR. The collection of map cabinets resides (where else?) in the White House Map Room.
Obama wasn’t deterred, though. He exclaimed that this was “one gift I will definitely keep,” and explained that the Obama family loves maps for their tactile quality. Does this mean he didn’t keep the Saudi bling? In addition to the cabinet, Sasha and Malia received specialized children’s atlases and Michelle received a family reference atlas.
"This could prove unweildy on our next family road trip." (Photo courtesy of the White House)
Okay, who marked all these countries as the AXIS OF EVIL?! get the eraser. (Photo courtesy of the White House)
June 6, 2009
On May 29, POTUS made a surprise visit to the 5 Guys in SouthEast DC. Some of you may have wondered if he picked up something for FLOTUS, as he was accompanied by Reggie Love and a lot of security. Well, we got to the bottom of that. FLOTUS was busy planting veggies with students at Bancroft Elementary School in DC’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. She’s really taking a liking to the dirty work!
Lettuce begin the festivities (courtesy of Pool photos from Huffington Post)
June 5, 2009
POTUS made a historic speech at Cairo University on Thursday followed with an up-close and personal trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza. Apparently, Tourist-in-Chief, spotted a 4,600 year-old relief portrait of a man named Kar, who was a priest, scholar and judge. Upon seeing the portrait, POTUS stated “That looks like me! Look at those ears!” According to Huffington Post, Obama described the tour of Giza as the “best off the record (OTR) experience of his presidency so far!” and that “Five Guys was good, this was better.” Mr. President, please don’t forget the hands that feed you!
Hey look! It's my ancient ear twin! (photo courtesy of CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Blog)
Indiana Jones you got nothing on me! (Photo By Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
June 4, 2009
Nancy Reagan was in town to unveil a statue of her hubby, and ever the proper First Lady, Michelle invited the former First Lady for lunch. Not surprisingly, Nancy was won over by everyone’s favorite FLOTUS. Michelle busted out the Reagan china (a $210,399 purchase by Nancy that elicited quite a bit of controversy back in the day) and adorned the table with peonies, Nancy’s fave flowers.
Doesn't Target sell that plate for $2 a pop? (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)
Much like the attention Michelle is receiving today, Nancy was quite the fashion plate in the 80s, although her tastes tended to be much more high-fashion than every-woman Michelle’s.
June 3, 2009
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the recession may be cramping the style of hip/hop artists. Maybe Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud didn’t get the memo. POTUS received an interesting gift from Saudi King Abdullah at the start of their bilateral meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia…..BLING-BLING! Actually, the ice is the Abdul Aziz Order of Merit. Barack’s a total BALLER!
By the way, King Abdullah...I have some dirt on my shoulders, can you brush it off for me? Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
- This ain’t no big chintzy junk! This is the Real Deal. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)