Tag Archives | President

…Obama tastes like fish?

Obama Sushi

If you think Obamania isn’t going to extend into the world of sushi, you’d be wrong, as one very clever sushi chef has managed to create a roll that bears a striking resemblance to the 44th President’s mug.

Unfortunately I can’t vouch for how this would taste or even what fish it’s made of, but who cares when it looks so damn cool?

[Via: Slashfood]

…David Bergman’s Gigapan image of Obama is amazing?

Gigapan Obama Inauguration

To really give you an idea of what it was like to attend President Obama’s Inaugural Address with more than a million other people, David Bergman used the GigaPan EPIC to capture 220 images with his Canon G10, and then stitch them together into a final image that’s more than 1,474-Megapixels big!

The final size is 59,783 x 24,658 pixels, and it takes up almost two gigs of data, but if you go to the Gigapan site, you can click and zoom around within the image to view all of the amazing details that were captured by David. People have even gone through and annotated interesting things to see, so you can just click on what looks good and let the software fly and zoom you into place automatically.

[Gigapan – President Obama’s Inaugural Address]

[David Bergman – How I Made A 1,474-Megapixel Photo During President Obama’s Inaugural Address]

…America likes its presidents tall and fat?

The Measure Of A President

Ever wonder how a candidate’s stature effects his chance of getting into office?

To help evaluate that question, The New York Times put together a fantastic chart of the presidential candidate pairings to see if there are any trends, and found some interesting results.

According to the chart, taller (17 to 8) and heavier (18 to 8) candidates generally do better than their shorter and lighter counterparts.

It’s not an exact science, but it does show some interesting insight into what we see in a leader.

[The New York Times – The Measure Of A President]

[Via: SwissMiss]

…Paris Hilton is running for president?

Though it’s easy to dismiss her as a dumb blond that just got lucky, I’ve always felt that Paris Hilton might just have us all fooled. She’s taken a rich father, good looks, and a hard partying lifestyle and managed to turn herself into a brand name, a self-made millionaire, and a media darling by just being Paris. She’s survived a sex tape, a prison stint, more controversy and accusations than a Michael Jackson day care center, and yet still manages to capture headlines at will.

Her latest move into the spotlight involved a brief and unapproved clip in the middle of a John McCain ad.

Not to be outdone, Paris fired back with an ad of her own, announcing her run for presidency, and a surprisingly fluid solution to the gas crisis.

Never one to waste an opportunity, she also managed to squeeze in a full minute of bikini-clad eye candy, and enough “that’s hot” to make a mix tape.

Think she doesn’t know where her money making talents are?

…I’m voting for John Barnes?

You can keep Hillary, Barack and McCain, because I’ve made my decision: I’m voting John Barnes for President!

[Via: CollegeHumor]