August 7, 2008

O-Zoned: The Secret Obama Sign (Beats "I'm with Stupid")


Every time you think, well, this has got to be the bottom circle of the Obama Nut Roasting Inferno, the ground just falls away below your feet and you know there are miles to fall before you sleep. Today's chapter is the New Obama Salute Movement from some ad agency that wants to get in on the vast branding opportunities implicit in an Obama administration:

"Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama's nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future," says Rick Husong, owner of The Loyalty Inc. Husong tells me that he got the idea after seeing the famous Obama-Progress poster by artist Shepherd Fairey. "We wanted to get involved some way," he says. So, the agency came up with their own a symbol of hope and progress that also plays off Obama's name. "We thought, 'Let's try and start a movement where even while walking down the street, people would hold up the O and you would know that they were for Obama,' " says Husong. Much thought went into the relatively simple idea. "You interlace your hands in a circle, the interlacing being a symbol of different types of people coming together and the circle a symbol of unity," he says. Their design, unlike Fairey's, is free, and Husong is urging people to download it and print it on posters and T-shirts. "We want to see it everywhere, but more importantly we want this sign to take the world by storm." -- One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute - Washington Whispers (
One wonders if anyone at the "Loyalty Agency" help up their hands and said, "Hey, this looks like a big zero or a vertical goatsee. Maybe we'd better not."

But noooooo.....

Just another lump of bullshit that underscore the vast vacuity of this campaign. File under "Intellectual Insanity in Our Time."

Collect the whole set HERE.

Coming soon, the new Obama campaign song: "I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in..."

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Looks like a great big "wanker" hand sign. Mheh. It fits.

Posted by: Robohobo at August 8, 2008 1:25 AM

"vertical goatsee"?

Hilarious- well done! We need to get that message out. It scares me a bit that I actually thought of when I saw that. I've been on slashdot too long.

Congrats to Gerard for making that critical cultural connection!

Posted by: JoeP at August 8, 2008 2:20 AM

Baldilocks made another critical cultural connection-- to a Star Trek episode with a bunch of space hippies and their crazy leader.

From the Wikipedia entry on this episode: "The [hippies'] group is impressed by Mr. Spock, however, who gestures with an oval 'symbol of peace' the party makes with raised hands, and speaks of 'The One'."

Posted by: Connecticut Yankee at August 8, 2008 3:05 AM

Looks like what all of our anuses will look like once the Obama regime gets through screwing us all with his new taxes, nationalized healthcare, nationalized oil companies, and overall redistribution of wealth. What ever happened to the idea that America is a country of opportunity? Did we all get stupid, or just lazy?

Posted by: JO at August 8, 2008 6:02 AM

Oh fer cyrin' out loud...

I think I've died and gone to hell.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at August 8, 2008 6:10 AM

That would be this "oval 'symbol of peace'", eh?

Posted by: Cris at August 8, 2008 6:20 AM

"Every time you think, well, this has got to be the bottom circle of the Obama Nut Roasting Inferno, the ground just falls away below your feet and you know there are miles to fall..."


I'm awaiting the Royal Litter complete with faux presidential seal, encasing the Moshiach and borne by 8 bronzed bodybuilders wearing centurion outfits.

Posted by: Doug at August 8, 2008 6:25 AM

Well, I know we can't say this because it's Teh Racist but those "W" signs looked like idiot suburban kids throwing up gang signs ("four fingers up, two twisted in the middle") they learned on MTV, and so will this.

Posted by: Kevin at August 8, 2008 10:00 AM

It looks like someone trying to jerk off a giraffe.

Posted by: Roderick Reilly at August 8, 2008 2:26 PM

My goodness man! It almost looks like a "NIG" in there!!!

Posted by: Barnabus at August 8, 2008 5:18 PM

This 'salute' has me in stitches.

- No two ways about it it is an obscene gesture. As a kid we would make that sign either to an enemy or jokingly to a friend and say, "Eat me!" - That should be the Obama slogan to go with the 'salute'.

I can see an Obama supporter walking down the street, making the sign to a passerby and getting punched in the nose.

- prying1 -

Posted by: prying1 at August 12, 2008 5:28 AM

As long as "0" is the amount of progress that Osama-bama makes, any weird Lefty salute is okay with me.
BTW who was the last leader that the citizens had to reach out a hand to in a salute? Hmmm, don't tell me, I'll figure it out.

Posted by: Andy Jackson at August 20, 2008 4:28 AM

Looks like a great big butthole, which is where Obama wants to stick it to you!!!

Posted by: Dave at August 22, 2008 10:57 PM

A triangular shape with a hole in the middle irradiating, now what does that remind me of...

Posted by: lol at March 27, 2010 8:24 AM