April 30, 2009

Continuing the picnic table theme...

Look! It's Hillary and Barack:



Nice to see them enjoying the outdoors together.

Captions?

74 comments:

Eli Blake said...

"Don't worry about getting splinters down there, the table is really plastic"

rhhardin said...

It's photoshopped. The bolts are not rusted.

Peter V. Bella said...

Hillary looks thoguhtful. Like "this moron beat me, me; the smartest woman in America. Even the lies in my biography were better than his."

Jennifer said...

In every picture I've ever seen of Hillary looking at Obama, the thought "how in the HELL did this kid beat me?" practically appears in a bubble over her head.

AllenS said...

Obama: "Look, when I call you a bitch, it has a completely different meaning than when Bill calls you a bitch. The difference is this much."

Dewb said...

"Hillary, we had an agreement. I'd bring the burgers, and you'd bring the onion rings."

Palladian said...

This playing government thing is no picnic...

traditionalguy said...

A conspiracy afoot to personalise, isolate and eliminate Joe Biden before he starts a Pandemic of foot in mouth disease.

Jason (the commenter) said...

"I have to say I Iove your speeches. Bill and I play them when we're having trouble falling asleep."

Freeman Hunt said...

I've never seen two people dressed like that at a picnic table before.

-Peder said...

So...you'll have your phone on at 3am just in case, right?

Trooper York said...

Shouldn't they be sitting in a tree?

K-I-S-S-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trooper York said...

If Mort was awake he would say that the image of the President sitting in a tree is racist.

Trooper York said...

Now Hillary would be fine sitting in a tree. She does sort of look like an Ent.

Trooper York said...

And there are always Ent's at picnics.

m00se said...

"Sure, I know Jude Law..."

john said...

Who's going to stand up first?

Jason (the commenter) said...

"...and I could tell Biden was using my computer because there was whiteout on the screen."

Big Mike said...

I surely hope that this table is made from recycled plastic and that they didn't take redwood from an old growth forest.

Jason (the commenter) said...

That's a sturdy picnic table; it can support the weight of Hillary, Obama, and the chip on his shoulder.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Interesting plaque:

"Team Rainbow" "Rear Admiral" "Pride"

Lem said...

Hillary is thinking..

..sob thinks he's clever.. getting off playing Fort Marcy Park.

Obama is saying..

I tell you whut... I wouldn't be here if it wuzn't fo' mah' bench coach.

chickenlittle said...

"You want gravitas?
Ride my see-saw!"

SteveR said...

Right Freeman. Wearing a tie at a picnic table? He should be wearing.......shorts

montana urban legend said...

"I have to say I Iove your speeches. Bill and I play them when we're having trouble falling asleep."

Bill Clinton masturbates to Obama's speeches.

montana urban legend said...

So naturally Hillary has contempt for them (and him).

Ron said...

Barack is describing how to separate your German Potato Salad from your Brisket from your baked beans so they don't mingle on the plate...and Hillary is thinking, "And this guy beat me?"

Peter V. Bella said...

That picnic table is a typical piece of government junk. It is weak and unstable; made of inferior materials and with shoddy union wormanship.

Fortunately, two lightweights are sitting on it.

peter hoh said...

Rainbow Play Systems got started in Minnesota. They still have a big presence here.

A cursory glance at their website does not show them bragging about the installation at the White House.

Their website says they use Redwood and Cedar.

Lem said...

Obama says..

Ok.. it's settle then.

Yes mister president.

I'm going to play Jefferson, Michelle is going to play Sally Hemings... and you are going to play Eleanor Roosevelt.

Dale said...

1) "First, we give you a makeover, something that says "Mysterious"! Then, we ditch the blue pantsuit . . ."


2) No, really, it's this long . . ."

chickenlittle said...

Obama demonstrates how he would bust up a chifforobe with just his left hand. Hillary refrains from mocking him.

Michael Hasenstab said...

"Bring me waffles, dammit!"

Quayle said...

"No! Hill! When I say BO, you're supposed to put out a rock, paper, or scissors.

OK? It’s OK. Rahm, David, and I do this all the time to divvy up the hard jobs.

Alright. One more time - loser has to call the president of Pakistan and tell him that we support him but we aren’t going to help in any meaningful way.

OK - ready? Kai, Bai, BO!

Hill!

(Bubble over Hillary’s head: Oh! You! Have! GOT! to be kidding!)

PatCA said...

"Hillary, I promise you'll get the first office that opens up inside."

Michael Hasenstab said...

"Look, if Chelsea really wants to date Dennis Rodman, you should let her."

Sofa King said...

"I can't believe they're buying it, can you?"

"Yes."

William said...

Hillary is discovering that working for Barack is no picnic.

Michael Hasenstab said...

"What I'm saying is that you wouldn't have had all those problems with Bill if you had learned how to properly use the subjunctive tense."

Michael Hasenstab said...

"Everyone knows that Superman has far better powers than Wonder Woman."

Michael Hasenstab said...

"Everyone knows - it's not really sex unless the penis actually enters the vagina."

Scott Colom said...

Souter is resigning! Which woman shall I pick?

Palladian said...

Hillary Clinton. Tinny! Hilllar-eeeee Clinnntinnnn! Very tinny, ugh!

Barack Obama.. A good woody sort of name. OooooBaaaahMaaa. Woody!

Peter V. Bella said...

"Look, Hillary, I am the president. Bill has been out of office for eight years. I know I hired all his people and the people he ordered me too, but I, me, and the president."

"If you say so Senator."

Cedarford said...

rhhardin said...
It's photoshopped. The bolts are not rusted.
.

Picnic table was just built March 4th by the placard, as part of a treehouse/swing set the Obamas bought for their kids.

The table is made of sustainable yield redwood "green certified" - pretentious - but the press release said was part of the Obama's selection decision.

It comes with a fun extra - 44 inset names of Presidents in brass. If you enlarge at Flickr, you can see them. (Would have been smarter to list all the Whitehouse pre-teen kids on the table instead, and leave room for future ones).

So some good comments might be:

1. Gosh, Hillary, your name could have been the 44th but for those little mistakes....Right here, 'tap', 'tap'..

2. I know those picnic table bench seats are only a foot and a half wide. Too narrow for you Mdm. Secretary? We could go inside..

3. Bill called me the other day. He thinks you should visit Belarus, Moldava, Uzbeckistan, Pakistan, Mongolia, finishing in Mexico - on a two-week tour. I'm inclined to agree. And unfortunately, Bill said he's tied up for one week with the Harlem Junior Women's Choir visit he's hosting, so he can't go. And he also said if you are gone his schedule opens up to be a judge at the springtime Miss Arkansas Melon Queen Contest.

4. I think it is still too early for any talk of replacing VP Biden, Hillary..

HelenParr said...

Those are solid, sturdy legs. And they obscure the cankles.

Michael Hasenstab said...

"That's the story, unreal as it sounds....they met on her blog a few years back, exchanged emails for a few years then had some pretty good dates earlier this year and now they're going to get married this summer. Michelle and I are probably going to give them an autographed copy of my book and a bag of grass seed as wedding gifts."

Lem said...

The Captain and Tennille - Dooda to Me One More Time.

Pass that by me one more time
Once is never enough for my heart to hear
Whoa-oh-oh, tell it to me one more time
I can never hear enough while I got'ya near
Whoa-oh-oh, say those words again that you just did
Oh, baby tell it to me once again
.

Irene said...

"You're likeable enough."

Christy said...

"Damnation! With Spector's switch we no long have a Republican vote on Senate Judiciary to pass any of your Supreme Court nominees out of committee."

Peter V. Bella said...

"Look, Hillary, I had to pick Biden. I cannot have a vice president who is smarter than me. Actually, I could not have a smart vice president to begin with. Let's face it. The guy is is just plain stupid. Now, you just be a good Secretary of State. Give some tea parties; you have experience with that.

Maybe I can send you to Somaia or Darfur. I heard they like tea."

jayne_cobb said...

Obama: So Biden says to me "Can I take a picture of myself in Air Force One?".

Clinton: uh-huh

Obama: Thinking he just meant a regular photo I said sure.

Clinton: uh-huh

Obama: Next thing I know New Yorkers are scared shitless and the press is actually questioning Gibbs.

Clinton: That's great. Have you gotten me a Russian translator yet?

Yos said...

"it's not you, it me..."

EDH said...

"Hillary, quick, check-out my trouser tent!"

LonewackoDotCom said...

The question that an (idealized) law professor might ask is, why is the BHO admin giving free advertising to a commercial service? Are these photos being made available to any similar site? Could I, for instance, host them? Note that this is not the first time a gov't agency has given flickr a boost; the LOC gave them some old photos several months ago. While the photos were very, very obscure, the gov't shouldn't show favorites like this.

peter hoh said...

The table is made with oversized lumber. Solid and sturdy, yes, but it gives the impression that the people sitting at it are smaller than they are.

Like an adult actor sitting in an oversized chair to create the illusion that he/she is child-sized.

Stephen said...

"...for example, although I'm left-handed I wear my watch on the left wrist. Stuff like that drives them crazy and before they know it the ball's at the other end of the court."

Mr. Forward said...

"First we apologize, then we let Yogi take the picnic basket."

AllenS said...

Hillary: "I just don't understand why you never let me in the White House for a meeting, like everyone else?"

Obama: "I'm not just singling you out. Joe Biden will be meeting me here, also. The people are starting to laugh at the two of you."

AllenS said...

Caption:


"Look, I won."

Skeptical said...

Palladian, at 10:08, became my hero.

ElcubanitoKC said...

He looks bossy and she looks pissed.

Hillary: Why am I listening to this boob?

The One: Alright, so, we really need more of those buttons we gave to the Russians. You need to call the maufacturer in China and get an order of those, pronto!

Palladian said...

All they need is a chess board...

ElcubanitoKC said...

Palladian said...
All they need is a chess board...

7:22 AM


I love The Seventh Seal!

Shouldn't the image be reverted though?

You mentioned a chess board, and before I clicked on the image link, I was thinking Dada, and Tristan Tzara. A weird association, I know, but in this case it also sounds fitting.

Henry said...

There's a teeter-totter vibe, isn't there?

As for caption, you could go with something rude about Hillary's physique, but I would aim the other way:

Obama: "Is the table rising?"
Hillary (thought bubble): "You lightweight."

Christy said...

How weird must it be to go to meetings in one's former home?

sonicfrog said...

Ewe! The table! They're touching it!!

They have no idea just what was going on on that table the night before.....

Peter V. Bella said...

"Hillary, quick, check-out my trouser tent!"


"Cackle, cackle, cackle. I know Bill Clinton. You are no Bill Clinton."

Positroll said...

"No picnic: Washington tough on banks!"

James Wigderson said...

Gawd is this guy stupid and boring. It's worse than watching Bill's speech in '88. Next meeting, he better bring the goddam teleprompter. Is he through yet? Why am I wasting my time here? What do people see in this guy? Oh gawd, now's talking about his grandmother again. Somebody help me.

James Wigderson said...

"Didn't we leave Vince Foster over there?"

nanc said...

hill thought bubble: "he's looking more and more like vince everyday...wonder how long it will take me to sanitize THE house?"

Eclecticity said...

Appropriate picnic table for heavyweights.

BISkita said...

BO: "...because you see, Hillary, we have to Hope for Change. Because, without Change, there is no Hope. And without Hope, there is no Change. Or Transparency...

Wait a minute, I have to take a drag. Distract the paps."

HRC {bubble}:
Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Wild rice mix
Dried Cranberries
Maple Syrup
Arugula
Skirt Steak
Black Beans
Do I have cumin?
Fresh tomatos
Cilantro
I Hope Bill got tortillas
Maybe I should Change the menu
Falafel
Lamb
Fresh mint
Yogurt...