February 27, 2009

Overheard at the Wall Street Subway Station

Waiting for the uptown express, I was standing in front of two men.

Man one: "Did you see that article in that magazine last week?"

Man two: "Which magazine?"

Man one: "You know, the one with Obama on the cover."

Man two: "With Obama on the cover? Christ, they all have Obama on the cover. It's getting so the only place I want to see Obama's picture is on a milk carton."

Posted by Vanderleun at February 27, 2009 12:55 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Speaking of milk cartons, it makes me wonder why we haven't heard anymore about the MILLIONS of children missing in America.

Posted by: Jill at February 27, 2009 3:24 PM

And the healing begins...

This is trite, but the press crush on Obama is like the crushes teenage girls have, and they don't realize that everyone else around them is sick and tired about hearing how awesome 'Jason' (or Jeremy, or David, whatever) is.

And then someone will tell the press they are tired of hearing about the crush.
And then the teen-queen media will go into a hissy fit about how 'jealous' the detractor is.
And the detractor will say they aren't jealous, just tired of hearing about him every day.
And the teen-queen will say how they aren't 'BFF' anymore.
And the detractor will say 'fine'.

And two weeks later the crush will be over.
And in three weeks the teen-queeen will be telling the detractor what a pig 'Jason' (or Jeremy, or David, or whatever) is.

And the cycle will begin.

N.B.: I substitute taught for four and a half years and also worked in a youth camp. I have heard this drill before.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 27, 2009 3:25 PM

Forget milk cartons-- I'd be happy to see Zero's face on an FBI Most Wanted Fugitive poster.

Posted by: Connecticut Yankee at February 27, 2009 3:56 PM

Thanks for that. Took some of the curse off a lously week.

Posted by: Pixelkiller at February 27, 2009 3:58 PM

I will steal that line and use it as soon as the opportunity arises.
(Well, OK, I'll say where I got it.) But I still can't wait to use it.


Posted by: jwm at February 27, 2009 4:08 PM

Oh- Jill- They found all those missing kids. Dick Cheney had them, and was using them for slave labor on Bushitlers ranch, but Obama freed them, and now they work for ACORN.


Posted by: jwm at February 27, 2009 4:12 PM

I kid you not, but I had the wife's Yorkie in the vet's office last week and saw Obama on this cover to a complimentary (read: "high on advertising; low on content") magazine.

So, the answer is: Yes. He will put his mug on every magazine possible.

Posted by:
azlibertarian at February 28, 2009 8:20 AM

I think we're fast approaching O saturation and this ridiculous budget just might be his jumping the shark moment. If so, it sure didn't take long.

Posted by: phil g at February 28, 2009 12:21 PM

I am putting Saint O's face, with halo, on the cover of my church's bulletins from now on.

Yoo gotta problem wid dat?

Posted by: Rev. Donald Sensing at February 28, 2009 2:22 PM

NAH, but I got a halo collection I keeps meanin' ta publish.

Posted by: vanderleun at February 28, 2009 3:53 PM

Lot easier to get overexposed when the media is is in the tank for you. Problem for Aicch is his ego is so big he doesn't notice.

Posted by: glenn at February 28, 2009 4:38 PM

Recently over-exposure due to toxic cuteness and/or media slobbery has resulted in nothing good for the exposees. Think Tom Cruise or Paris Hilton. If we are lucky it will work the same for the President.

Posted by: askmom at February 28, 2009 8:04 PM

Media: We are so not BFF anymore!

Posted by: Mikey NTH at March 1, 2009 10:50 AM


Fix it, please, darlin'. You be missin' an "r", dere.

Other than that, I'm stealing it as well....with attribution, of course.

Posted by: Cindi at March 1, 2009 10:10 PM