During the 2008 campaign we were inundated in any and everything Barack Obama. From dolls (both cute and scary) to music (both good and Black Eye Peas bad), to tacky velvet paintings of Obama, MLK and Malcolm X while Jesus looks on them from Civil Rights Heaven. While Obama-mania is unlikely to strike twice, he's still an iconic and historic figure (that's what you get when you're the first of something), worth immortalizing in weird ways. In my first "When Obama Love Goes Wrong/Extreme Obama/LOL Obama" of 2012, I now announce the president's re-election campaign in full swing. I give you -- Obama Hulk. He HULK SMASHES Republicans. You wouldn't like him when he is angry. (Via Animal NY)
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Remember the photos of a young, baby faced Barack smoking hand-rolled ciggies? Well, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has pissed off the taker of those photos through some, er, creative "Fair Use" appropriation.
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has produced a psychedelic, '60s-style poster featuring a photo of college freshman "Barry" Obama smoking. Above his super-bad Panama hat is the slogan: Yes We Cannabis.
Artist Sonia Sanchez created the poster for NORML's annual conference using a picture taken at Occidental College in 1980 by the future president's classmate Lisa Jack. In the original photo, Obama is holding a real cigarette to his lips. Sanchez tweaked the smoking material to fit her theme, but otherwise the image is unchanged.
The pro-pot group never sought Jack's permission, even though it is selling the poster as well as giving it away to conference-goers, NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre acknowledged in an interview with The Washington Post.
Jack told the Post she's "very irritated" and does not want her work, which is on display at a Los Angeles gallery, used in this way.
NORML believes it's protected by "fair use" rules, but it's far from a clear-cut case. Ashby Jones writes on The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog it "just might take the cake as Best Fair-Use Smackdown Ever."
I'm not a pot smoker but I have to admit ... that's a pretty cool poster. Crazy. But kind of awesome.
Granny tried. She really did!
From The Nashua Telegraph:
Marian Fluet, 94, has been sewing for decades.
But the presidential inauguration inspired a unique project for Fluet: lifelike Barack and Michelle Obama dolls.
Day by day, from February to June, Fluet has crafted the president and first lady. With artificial fur hair and ears stitched to scale, Barack stands at 32 inches. Michelle, at his side, measures at 28 inches and sports a black wig.
Seriously. When Skynet comes to life and Robama takes out Obama we're doomed, man. All DOOMED!
And for $149 she can be yours! Which is INSANE, but I'm sure someone will buy it.
But where's my porcelain President to go with her? Who will I have her practice kissing with? My 10,000 year old Michael Jackson doll with the broken hip socket? My old MC Hammer doll who is amazingly still in "mint" condition because I never played with it? My prehistoric Malibu Ken with the chewed off foot? Who, Danbury Mint? Who?
Example: This dress cocktail dress. Made from trash.
Nancy Judd, a 1990 graduate of Pitzer College who heads a company called Recycle Runway, will return to her Claremont alma mater Saturday with a one-day exhibition of fancy garments made from trash and ingenuity.
Judd makes outlandish clothing from castoffs such as phone book pages, junk mail, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cassettes. But the star of the show at Pitzer's Nichols Gallery is likely to be the "Obama Cocktail Dress." It's a slinky, body-hugging number crafted from the president's campaign posters. As the "fabric" winds around the body, from above the knee to below the armpits, white letters form a crisp graphic pattern on a black background and the name "Obama" pops up over and over.
The close up makes it seem like maybe it's not too bad, but then you get the full effect and it's all ... oh, très tackee!
But hey! It works with Obama's "Green Initiatives!"
Full picture of dress after the jump.
Are you a tall, slender, light complexioned black man with slightly protruding ears and good facial bone structure? Need to make some quick recession cash. Politico points out that being a Fake Obama can be lucrative if you play your cards right. (But watch out for the groupies ... for realz.)
More after the jump.
He's on his second shipment and he's more popular than ever!
After unsuccessfully naming two beanie dolls after First Daughters Sasha and Malia then claiming that they only picked those names because they were pretty, Ty is at it again making that Obama cash off a lesser, but just as marketable Obama -- Bo, the damn dog (as one of my readers refers to the pup).
More after the jump.