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Obama Sings

(YouTube link) President Obama welcomed Rev. Al Green to a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York yesterday with a few notes of “Let’s Stay Together.” It sounds like this was the result of a dare, but it’s still nice to know our Commander in Chief can carry a tune for at least a short [...]

The Time Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon

President Obama is appearing today at Disney World, which gives us an excuse to discuss the time then-VP Richard Nixon tested out Disneyland’s fancy new monorail. Yes, Walt Disney kidnapped then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his family in 1959 – but it wasn’t exactly a sinister plot. The Nixons were on hand at Disneyland to help [...]

A Pony in Every Garage

(YouTube link) President Obama, Mitt Romney, and the other politicians you see every day aren’t the only ones running for president in 2012. Vermin Supreme is one of the candidates who appeared at the Lesser-Known Democratic Candidates Presidential Forum held at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire on December 19th. -via The Daily What

Obama on Mars?

Danger Room tells us of a claim made by Andrew D. Basiago and William Stillings, a pair of self-proclaimed time-traveling government agents, that President Obama was part of a CIA mission to explore Mars beginning in 1980. They say he was teleported to the red planet. Obama wasn’t the only one making the otherworldly voyage. As [...]

Oops! Obama Blocked Mongolian President’s Face During Photo Op

Now, i s that any way to treat the leader of the people that descended from the greatest invader that ever walked the Earth? President Obama did a big diplomatic "oops" earlier this week [...]

From NASCAR Drivers to William Faulkner: A Brief History of Snubbing the President

Four out of twelve NASCAR drivers who were invited to meet President Obama at the White House this evening have declined to attend, citing scheduling conflicts—and sparking a nationwide gossip-fest. Refusing an invitation to visit the most powerful man in the world at his giant white mansion in the middle of the nation’s capital is, [...]

The Quick 10: The Unbelievable Early Jobs of 10 Successful People

As the saying goes, “Everybody’s gotta start somewhere,” but during these trying times, many people are simply looking to start. It’s comforting, then, to hear about the unusual first jobs of people who went on to bigger and better and more lucrative things. 1. Michael Dell The founder and CEO of Dell Computers began working at the [...]

The Science of Smiles

As if the fact that it’s Friday isn’t enough to make you smile, you now have some hard data proving you should show off those pearly whites. In this quick TED video, Ron Gutman details how old baseball cards and school yearbooks (including one containing a 1970’s-clad President Obama) can predict a person’s longevity based [...]

Tweeting Bin Laden’s Death

SocialFlow analyzed 14.8 million public Tweets, and bitly links, posted between news about an unplanned presidential address (9:46 p.m. EST) and Obama’s address (11:30 p.m. EST) to see how dynamics of rumor creation played out during those critical hours on Twitter. It all began at 10:24 p.m. EST when @keithurbahn tweeted that he heard from a [...]

The Situation in the Situation Room

The photo of President Obama and senior officials watching the live feed of the killing of Osama Bin Laden from the White House Situation Room has gone viral and produced some hilarious works of photoshoppery. My favorite, so far, is one featuring Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino from Jersey Shore. Link via Super Punch | Image: Alexis [...]