Filed under: books, creativity, politics, us presidential election | Tags: abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, Lincoln, Michio Kakutani, obama, Trump
Can you imagine Trump saying this in an interview with the New York Times in four years’ time?
[Obama: to Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times.]
“I’d put the Second Inaugural up against any piece of American writing — as good as anything. One of the great treats of being president is, in the Lincoln Bedroom, there’s a copy of the Gettysburg Address handwritten by him, one of five copies he did for charity. And there have been times in the evening when I’d just walk over, because it’s right next to my office, my home office, and I just read it.”
Filed under: creativity, humour, music, politics, Uncategorized | Tags: blaxploitation, jimmy Fallon, obama, slowjam, Trump, us election, US Politics
The Western world has never had it so good having an American President as dedicated, in touch and committed to US economic recovery, healthcare and international relations. God knows what faces us but Hilary is surely the lesser of two evils.
In this news slow jam on the peerless Jimmy Fallon show he underlines his achievements but, importantly, cites his party colleagues as brothers in arms. Let’s hope they keep that work up under Hilary.
But this 7 minute sequence takes it all to a new level. A hilarious blaxpoitation of his two terms in office.
Can you see Donald Trump doing this.
Can you fuck.
Can you see Hilary doing this?
Could you have seen the Bush’s?
Jimmy Carter possibly. Reagan at a push but not with an ounce of this utter coolness.
He even raps. (Badly).
And the killer gag. Orange is NOT the new Black.
Filed under: advertising, creativity, politics | Tags: entertainment, Girls, Lena Dunham, obama, Obama ads, Presidential campaign 2012, tv star
It’s an interesting and tightly targeted ad albeit presented slightly patronisingly by US TV star, Lena Dunham; creator and star of the excellent “Girls”.
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Fantastic clip from an Obama speech in April this year in which he has a go at Donald Trump (aka Dickhead) after he’d questioned Obama’s African roots.
To get him back he released not only his birth certificate but his birth VIDEO too.
Filed under: humour, jokes, life, politics | Tags: ipod, Kanye West, obama
Interviewed at the Washington MTV party Kanye was asked for his take on Obama’s inauguration. His response?
“Man; first ipods, now this.”
What a philosopher.
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Classy. Thanks Stephen.
An ad for a female depilation cream in the Australian Daily Telegraph.
Filed under: politics | Tags: America, American politics, Barack Obama, Democracy, inaugural speech, obama, Obama inaugural speech, President Obama, Presidential inauguration, The democrats, usa
I didn’t see him deliver it but I’ve just read it and it is a thing of beauty. Balanced, potent, humble but strong, honest in that he positions America’s future from a point in time where the nation is in crisis. He speaks simply but uncompromisingly. (Essentially he is saying you are with us or against us. The subtext is ‘God help you if you are the latter.”)
Al Gore will be proud. He puts the climate centre stage.
He talks brilliantly about policy in a hugely Democratic way without actually uttering a word of rhetoric or specifying any particular bill. His critics might say this is vague. I see it as vision-setting and principled.
He talks about the ‘truth’ of America. America the brand. As an adman I buy into that full square. His vision is not of warmongering arrogance and doled out retribution for wrongdoings against the Bald Eagle. It’s about work – hard work – community, opportunity, reward and democracy.
In short this was a wonderful, humble, dignified moment in time, setting out his stall as a strong man of reason and very great intelligence.
Not one single word was difficult to understand, contrived, showy or jargony.
That is no mean feat.
So I say, Obama…Yes you can. (And he didn’t say that.)
I sincerely, truly hope and pray that I will not be eating these words a year from now, but I sincerely believe that I will not.
And why? Because Obama does not politicise, he engages and reasons.
Not a single word of overpromise was in his speech but its intent was crystal clear.