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January 15, 2014

Dude Meets Obama and Goofs On Him

Unimpressed, is the basic tone of the piece.

I like this guy's writing. It's snarky but like ALL CAPS N EXCLAMATION POINTS DO-YOU-GET-IT?!! type snarky. I suppose "puckish" is a better word.

When the president arrived, 40 minutes later—stepping out of his SUV, smiling, with a little wave—the nerves subsided. The cafe is split into two long halves, and he first turned to visit its opposite half, smiling, shaking hands, shaking more hands.

And then—for the first time in nearly an hour—I could work. I found that I was so accustomed to his voice, how he holds his body, his aura, that ignoring him in person is as easy as ignoring a TV. Easier, in fact. He stops being the president and starts being That Guy Who You See In Tweets, That Guy Who Gives Speeches, That Guy.

That Guy shook exactly half the hands on the other side of the restaurant. He came back to our side. He addressed the five people sitting adjacent to me—who were, indeed, apparently there to talk to him.

That Guy said he would save our whole side of the restaurant for after the meal. But then, next to me, on my other side, he spotted a baby.

He apologized to the group. He could not resist, he said, a baby.

Oh, and let me post this so I can finally close the tab. I'm pretty sure this was in the sidebar and the Morning News Dump or the ONT if not all three. Still, it bears even more mention:

Philadelphia police search for 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' who offers women money to watch him touch himself with cheese

...

A number of women have reported being approached by the “white, heavy set male” who is known as the “Swiss-Cheese Pervert” in the Mayfair area of Philadelphia, US.

Every man's fantasy, you know.

Is this related? Must be, right? Everything's connected, my television told me. It also told me to kill a whore.

Thanks to @katmckinley and @doreenhdixon. I think. I don't completely remember where I saw these things.

Oh, and via @rdbrewer4, Jimmy Fallon and Chris Christie's hero Bruce Springsteen goof on Christie over Bridgegate.

Open Thread.


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