November 2, 2009

Obamaweather: The Scary Thing is He Fits Right into Seattle


Long ago the iconization of Obama jumped into the shark. What's coming out now is pure sharkshit: Check out What is the weather and what to wear in Seattle? and plug in your own city. Obama.... for such a real Nowhere Man he's everywhere.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 2, 2009 2:02 PM
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An umbrella? Poser!

Posted by: Cris at November 2, 2009 2:55 PM

Back in the 30's, Germans referred to nice days as "Hitlerwetter." Should we refer to them now as "Obamawetter?"

"[Obama Weather?] It's gonna be cold; it's gonna be gray, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life." (TV weatherman Phil Connors in "Groundhog Day," 1993)

Posted by: MarkJ at November 2, 2009 3:11 PM

Those of us living in the Pacific Northwest take great pride in NOT carrying an umbrella. I second Markj's comment above: poser!

Posted by: Old Salt at November 2, 2009 3:28 PM

You think you want to barf over Seattle, check out San Diego and Orlando. Good grief!

Posted by: Sara (Pal2Pal) at November 2, 2009 3:50 PM

Obama doesn't like Massachusetts? There is not one Massachusetts city I tried that's come up, not even Boston. We're not liberal enough for him here?

Posted by: Hurt at November 2, 2009 7:05 PM

I just realized that I've lived in the Puget Sound area all my life and I've never used an umbrella. I had never even thought about it before.


Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at November 2, 2009 7:18 PM

The umbrella shows he's a poser in Seattle (I, too, grew up in King County; also never used an umbrella), the wife-beater shows him looking scuzzy in Phoenix. Ew.

Posted by: Julie at November 2, 2009 7:31 PM

Since when does Seattle do it's forecast in CELSIUS? Talk about posers!

Posted by: at November 3, 2009 5:47 AM

I hate to, ah, rain on your parade, but the phrase is "jumped the shark."

Posted by: Rob De Witt at November 3, 2009 7:18 AM

"...the wife-beater shows him looking scuzzy in Phoenix."

But you've just gotta love the Nov. 8 "Obama-wearing-an-Obama-t-shirt".

Posted by: azlibertarian at November 3, 2009 7:54 AM

OK. I just got through playing with the Obama-Weather site a bit, and its a bit funky. I refreshed the screen a couple of times and at each refresh, the wardrobe changes a bit. The Phoenix weather had the Obama-wearing-an-Obama-t-shirt changing into the wife-beater and then later into another t-shirt.

Also, the site doesn't recognize all cities. I was getting San Francisco, Houston, New York, and Orlando all redirected to Washington's weather.

Not that it matters though....the idea that someone would spend the time to create a site that has Zero showing us what to wear each day is creepy enough.

Posted by: azlibertarian at November 3, 2009 8:05 AM

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Over.

A similar device is used by elitists when describing distances: "Metres", note the Euro-weenie spelling. It is as nails on a blackboard.

The same thing happens when Rush pronounces schedule, "shed-yule". Just like John Kerry.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at November 3, 2009 9:15 AM

Next it will be his voice on my Garmin giving me directions...On-Sat answering my requests. Can you imagine it now? Uhhh, umm, you take the next right at the umm stoplight. No, wait... let me think about this for awhile as I don't want to endanger you.

Posted by: Joan in Juneau at November 3, 2009 12:28 PM

Centigrade: the interval between two easy to reproduce (at least at sea level) temperatures, divided into a logical 100 units. Fahrenheit: the interval between an uncertain "constant" (lowest temp available by dropping salt onto ice) and human body temperature, the latter wrongly read, divided into 100 units. Below zero Centigrade means below freezing; nice and simple.

Incidentally, even "Centigrade" is now incorrect and out of date. The correct term is now Celsius. Personally, I think we ought to be using Kelvin anyway, but possibly that doesn't tie in too well with human experience.

Metres: a unit of measurement. Meters: measuring apparatus.

"Schedule" pronounced "shed-yule" is much closer to the original word, which is French.

But hey, what can anyone else expect of a nation whose president once said that "The French don't have a word for entrepreneur"?

Actually, the USA clinging to century-out-of-date measurement units has consequences. Including a major space mission lost, due to unit confusion.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at November 4, 2009 5:58 AM

Fletcher: take your EUroweenie ideology away. Don't impose your IMPERIALISTIC ways on me, our way f thinking has been around much longer, you COLONIALIST!

Posted by: at November 4, 2009 7:29 AM

Élitiste piqûre

French for: Elitist Prick. Just for the record.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at November 4, 2009 2:57 PM

Wow funny thing is that i haven't seen any of these, i guess i should watch a few and see how they turned out.

Posted by: Mafalda Levene at September 8, 2010 8:28 AM