February 1, 2008

This is a nice shiny happy picture of Hillary 'n' Barack.

Blogged by Andrew Sullivan.

But for people like me with an eye for negative space in a photograph, we're looking at that strange haloed shape on their merged shoulder. I think it's Pokemon!

ADDED: I mean Pikachu. I stand corrected. Pokemon, I'm told is the generic category, and the particular yellow guy who — in phantom form — came to rest on the Hillobama shoulder is a Pikachu:
They are said to store electricity in their cheeks, and by simply squeezing them they can discharge sparks, bolts or other forms of electricity.... Pikachu gather in areas with high amounts of thunderstorm activity such as power stations. When threatened, a group of Pikachu can generate an intense electrical offensive, and the electro-magnetic forces exerted by the resulting field can even produce a short-lived, localized thunderstorm.


An Edjamikated Redneck said...

Do we even WANT to know how and why you are aquainted with Pokemon?

Elliott A said...

Did you notice how Obama held Hillary's chair before and after the debate?

Ann Althouse said...

Because Pokemon is a Democrat?

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

I was just curious how you were able to identify a Pokemon (especially the way they initially introduce them with a silouette).

I have had the unfortunate experience of watching episode after edisode (until my son outgrew the show; he's now 13); I didn't know the young Masters Althouse were that young!

Or is Pokemon a guilty pleasure of your own?

Maxine Weiss said...

You were punished for refusing to acknowlege Christmas.

You'll be punished even more severely for not celebrating Valentine's Day.


It's Valentine's Day, and you better get going, quick. I'd hate to see a repeat of your Christmas scenario.

Ben Calvin said...

The pokemon's name is Pikachu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikachu)! Please refer to it by its correct name.

If Hillary! and Barack were Pokemon trainers and had a battle, who would win?

walter neff said...

I thought Bill was Pokewoman. Titus would be Pokemon.

JackDRipper said...

Meanwhile the Republicans are about to nominate a hack politician who looks like he died 15 years ago.

Romney should have converted to Methodist years ago.

It doesn't take much, I was raised Methodist and all we did was drive past the church every other leap year around Easter. No missionary work, regular Fruit of the Looms. Very plain and non demanding religion.

MadisonMan said...

Hello people! Ann has sons! Of course she is familiar with Pokemon!

Sigivald said...

Obamachu, I choose you?

walter neff said...

Meanwhile the Republicans are about to nominate a hack politician who looks like he died 15 years ago.

He didn't die. He is the undead.

rhhardin said...

Imus Radio Theater deals with the woman who would be queen and the Hawaiian, a new feature on the show, for the soap fans.

I'm waiting for sponsorship by Dierdre (``Yoko'') Imus Soap Products to be woven into the script.

Maxine Weiss said...

So you are planning to spend your final 3 months in New York, running back to Wisconson every weekend ?

No doubt they love you in Brooklyn just as much as Austin.

--The way Althouse just embraces the City and fully immerses herself in the culture.

Anybody else would rent a car and take weekends Upstate, Connecticut, Pennsylvania countryside....just take the car and drive....

But no, not Althouse, she's going to spend this time, the final 3 months making forays back and forth to Wisconson.

And then, years from now she can look back and pity the way she squandered opportunities, yet again.

Ann Althouse said...

I hate to disappoint you, but I've never watched Pokemon. I think I might have gotten that Pikuchu thing right if I had. I've just seen the pictures in various articles.

My kids didn't watch that show, which is after their time. But I can say I've watched "He-Man" and "Ren & Stimpy."

Maxine Weiss said...

Who was it that predicted that you'd never be able to sleep with the noise pollution, and 24-hour helicopters buzzing all night long in Brooklyn ??

Who told you that a year ago?

Capricorns don't need that much sleep anyway.

The solution isn't to run back home every weekend.

Why don't you just tell Brooklyn College you're unhappy. Let them fix it.

Isn't that what most people would do?

Maxine Weiss said...

Of course the walls are thin, and you can hear every little thing.

It's Brooklyn, what did you expect?

Nobody moves to Brooklyn for peace and quiet.

Personally, I'd love it, given my little penchant for eavesdropping and spying on the neighbors.

Moose said...


They look more like conjoined at the head twins.

Of course, if they're seperated, one of them will die.


Maxine Weiss said...

Very self-sacrificing. Very selfless.

Or, controlling.

If that was your goal, then you should have moved North to San Francisco.

The Northwest would have been better for what you were trying to achieve.

Even Seattle and Portland, it's a better climate and a better vibe out that way.

No noise pollution. And, your plan might have worked.

New York and LA are a no-go. Too much competition and urban hassles with those two.

There's still Irvine.....

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I don't think that's Peek-at-You. I think it's Ling-Ling.

Ron said...

Given the description of his powers, doesn't pikachu translate to cheney in Engrish?

Beth said...

Huh. They look all shiny and powerful. Is it possible they'll end up on the same ticket? Who'll be on top?

rhhardin said...

John and Ken (KFI Los Angeles) analyze the debate.

XWL said...

The secret life of Pikachu

(reminds me more of Bill than Hillary)

Bob's Blog said...

very observant of you.

Peter Hoh said...

Now I can't look at that photo without seeing Pikachu pop out at me.

Anonymous said...

Beth said:

"Who'll be on top?"

I wondered the same thing whilst watching the debate. No, wait. It was actually "Who'd be on top?"

There was no clear answer.