Tag Archive | Barack Obama

Skate Decks By Cacho Falcon

Skate Decks by Cacho Falcon
All Photos By Gail

These skateboard decks, featuring highly stylized likenesses of (left to right) Freddie Mercury, Jackie O as Marilyn Monroe, and President Barack Obama, were created by designer/painter Cacho Falcon.

Photographed in Three Monkeys Eyewear on Spring Street.

Three Money Eyewear Signage

Happy 49th Birthday President Obama!


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President Barack Obama turns 49 years old today. Have a Happy Birthday Mr. President, and don’t let the Bastards get you down!

Step Aside Barbie: It’s the Michelle Obama Action Figure!

Michelle Obama Action Figure
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It is no secret that Michelle Obama, this country’s First Lady, kicks some serious ass. I just love her. If I had a daughter I would so totally be buying her this super stylish Michelle Obama action figure doll – which is 6″ tall and has six points of articulation – for the holidays. Always on the cutting edge of fashion, Michelle can be purchased in three different color dresses, including Purple, Black and White, and a Red and Black dress based on the unforgettable outfit Michelle wore on Election Night 2008 (I wish I had her upper arms)! Available from JailBreak Toys for only $12.99! Preorder now for shipping November 30th!

Alice Cooper and Barack Obama, Together Again for the First Time


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Here’s a little snippet I paraphrased from a press release sent to me earlier this week.
“School’s Out! Alice Cooper and Barack Obama Headline ASU Graduation.”

On Wednesday, May 13, Alice Cooper will appear before an anticipated crowd of 63,000 [Note: the release actually gave the number as “63,00,” so I’m just guessing], including 9,000 Arizona State University graduates, at ASU commencement ceremonies at Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix. Alice will perform the perennial start-of-summer anthem “School’s Out,” backed by Runaway Phoenix, the band of which his son Dash Cooper (ASU Class of ’10) is a member. Also appearing on the program is “top billed” President Barack Obama, who will deliver ASU’s 2009 commencement address. “Of all the people I’ve ever shared a stage with, Obama is the biggest rock star,” said Alice. He went on to remark, “And I’d like to thank him, in advance, for changing the national anthem to ‘Schools Out’.” Putting Alice Cooper together on any bill with President Obama is particularly hypocritical and hilarious when you consider that Alice Cooper is well known Conservative Republican whose politics are just about as far right as you can get this side of the loony bin door. School’s Out, Motherfuckers!

Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama

Obama Mania has extended to an amazingly fun and sweet new book called Thanks and Have Fun Running The Country: Kids’ Letters to President Obama. After the election of President Obama, hundreds of 6 to 14-year-olds in cities across the country were asked: “What should President Obama do now?” Here is one of my favorite letters from the book:

“I know you want to save the earth, but people don’t want to clean. My life is to clean up all the world and help you to clean. I always dream of cleaning the world with you. I’ll do anything for you because you are the president in this world.
Stephanie Gonzalez, age 7
Los Angeles”

Ohmygod, how cute is that? Proceeds from the sale of this cool book benefit 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers around the country. Thanks and Have Fun Running The Country sells for $12 and is available for purchase at McSweeny’s Dot Net.

Barack Obama Action Figures

Jailbreak Toys has announced a pair of new variants of their Obama Action Figure. The HOPE Edition, designed by Nelson Asencio, is a tribute to Shepard Fairey’s iconic poster, and the Inaugural Edition was designed by Jailbreak’s own J*Rock as a way to celebrate what’s about to become the biggest Inauguration Party of all time. Set to be released on January 12th, 2009, each figure will be part of a numbered limited edition of 3,000 pieces.

Thanks to Plastic and Plush for the Tip!

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Awesome Thing of The Day: Obama Bowie "Changes" T-Shirt

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Gail’s List of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of 2008!

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People Magazine just published their annual Sexiest Man Alive issue and, no surprise really, Australian Actor-Hunk, Hugh Jackman is their pick for The Year 2008. Yawn City. I mean, Hugh Jackman is okay, don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating crackers. And he’s infinite light years ahead of last year’s SMA, Matt Damon. But other guys on the list, like Brad Pitt and David Beckham, are just so totally played. That aside, People came a little bit closer to my matching my eclectic taste in men this year, as three of my favorites sexy dudes are also on their list. Check it out!

 

Barack Obama

He is really the sexiest man alive for me right now, in this moment. But I respect his wife too much to go on and on about it.

 

Michael Phelps*

I only watched about 2 seconds of the Olympics, so I didn’t see a ton of footage of Michael Phelps splashing around in a pool or anything. And he is kind of goofy looking. But Phelps’ body has been plastered all over the internet, TV and print ads for the past however many months. Enough for me to figure out that his body is just insane. There is no question: I’d do it.

 

John Hamm*

While Hamm is a bit too traditionally “GQ” for my taste, he’s still mmmm…Delicious.

 

Joseph Gordon Levitt

I actually think he might be gay (he was pretty convincing in The Mysterious Skin), but Joseph Gordon Levitt still does that little thing to me (you know, “that little thing”).

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Mickey Leigh, Brother of Joey Ramone, Speaks Out On Where The Ramones Stand Politically

STATEMENT FROM MICKEY LEIGH:

(November 2, 2008) “It has been brought to my attention that Linda Cummings (Johnny Ramone’s widow), using the name “Ramone,” has recently been in the media joining with the Palin family and the McCains to attempt to aid their campaign for the Presidency.  As a President of Ramones Productions, and brother of Joey Ramone, I just want it to be clear that Linda Cummings does not represent the political views of the Ramones.  Surely, as for Joey Ramone, the only Ramones song he would sing at a Republican campaign event would be ‘Glad To See You Go!’

“I should add that when Johnny stated ‘God Bless George Bush’ at the 2002 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame awards, I realize now that he was on to something.  Because if it were not for George Bush and his handling of our country the past 8 years, I doubt so many Americans, including so many highly regarded Republicans, would now be getting behind Barack Obama. So, yes, God bless George Bush for paving the way to Obama.”

~ Mickey Leigh

Obama Rocks The Vote


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I Stand By My Decision
A Worleygig.com Guest Blog from One of My New Face Book Friends

It’s been a long road leading to Election Day, and I’m confident that I’ve been following the right path towards a new future. I already knew that I would support the Democratic Party. The past 8 years have made me wary of Republicans, knowing that most would put their interests over the country’s. The Democrats had an admirable selection of presidential candidates over the Republicans, being narrowed down to Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I had originally voted for Hillary Clinton as the nominee, giving in to the suspicions of Barack Obama’s “inexperience.” However, Obama had been gaining ground, and was selected over Clinton.

It was around then that I realized Barack Obama had a clear understanding of the problems facing the country and knew what had to be done. Shortly after the controversial sermon given by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama responded with an intelligent, mature discussion on race-relations. (Jon Stewart from The Daily Show said, “For the first time, a politician talked to [the public] about race like we were adults”). I followed CNN, CNBC and MSNBC as well as the network news, ending the night with The Daily Show and Colbert Report. Whenever Obama spoke, he focused on the main issues and was always direct and sincere. Obama also knows how to choose the right people to assist him, when he selected his running mate Sen. Joe Biden. Biden’s experience in foreign policy alone made him a wise choice. The final months would prove to be an election-year to remember, especially against Republican front-runner Sen. John McCain.
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