November 13, 2009

"Now President Barack Obama is finally coming, and he's being greeted with 'Oba Mao' T-shirts and a statue of him that bursts into flames."

Obama — Oba Mao — goes to China. Oh, settle down! They're not saying he's a big old Communist:
"It's just kind of avant garde," Liu said of the images, saying they were no longer political, just fashion.
Lighten up. It's just fashion.

19 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Communists of a feather flocking together. I sure hope Obama doesn't get a tingle down his leg as a billion Red Chinese worship him.

EDH said...

How hot is it?

Flaming!

Ooh, ooh, ooh,
I feel my temperature rising
Help me, I'm flaming
I must be a hundred and nine
Burning, burning, burning
And nothing can cool me
I just might turn into smoke
But I feel fine

Cause your kisses lift me higher
Like a sweet song of a choir
And you light my morning sky
With burning love...

I'm just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love.

Lem said...

Jimi Hendrix - Fire.

Penny said...

"It's just fashion."

And I would never want to be less than FULL of fashion.

Father Martin Fox said...

Oba-Mao shirts???

Oh...those could be big sellers in this country! Seriously...

AST said...

Of course, he's not a big old Communist! He's a big NEW one.

He'd never have made it in the Chinese system.

Penny said...

But embarrassingly, I do enjoy watching who does well on the runway.

Just a little quirk of mine.

Penny said...

Carry on!

Penny said...

Oops, sorry, I should have credited Tim Gunn, I suppose?

David said...

He's probably glad again to be in a place where he's still a novelty.

Penny said...

Or maybe not?

Memes just POP.

Henry said...

Will Obama stop in Tokyo on his way to take part in a Japanese game show? One can only hope.

edutcher said...

That the Red Chinese are doing this voluntarily is what amazes me.

You usually don't blow the Manchurian Candidate's cover.

WV "restra" What Caesar asked Cleopatra directions to.

John said...

I would imagine Mao is probably the only person Obama can name from Chinese history. So it is good that the artist chose a reference our special ed President can understand. You go Obama. Yes you can. Everyone is special after all.

Palladian said...

Ahem, I think I covered "Obamao" right down to the name when I made this image.

michael farris said...

Kind of surprised that no one's linked to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFaEY92jGHI

Or on second thought, maybe I'm not surprised.

Shanna said...

Oba-Mao shirts???

Oh...those could be big sellers in this country! Seriously...


They can stock them right next to the Che shirts.

I love that PR clip!

Richard Fagin said...

How ironic that Chinese people are in effect worshiping President Obama even as he goes to prostrate himself before Hu Jintao.

class-factotum said...

Whoever recommended the book "Gang of One" about his neighbor and his experiences with the Red Guard: thank you. An excellent, disturbing, sad, triumphant, moving book. I am glad the writer escaped. I wonder what he thinks of Obama.