Friday, February 22, 2008

Obama/Clooney 08

Aha! The perfect running mate! George Clooney is already an internationally famous and beloved American. I'm sure the rest of the world is quite aware of his progressive activism on behalf of the poor and weak. He makes movies about it, for heaven's sake.

What better American Ambassador could there be, all around the world, than Vice President Clooney? An unmarried serial monogamist from Hollywood with a solid record of international political activism!

We already know they like each other!

Dibs on the TeeShirts!

And Larry Lessig for Minister of Culture! Ensuring the free flow of information to all Americans, and working to promote such values in the rest of the world as well! Maybe Hillary for Health and Human Services? Gavin Newsom to head the newly-created Department of Peace?

Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?


Hats off, by the way, to the beautiful Tootsie Farklepants for her Obama/Clooney 08 post, in which she posited an Obama/Clooney 08 ticket way back on April 27, 2006, almost two full years ago. I was unaware of any other prior use of the term until after I wrote this post, when I googled "obama/clooney" and found her.

It's possible she got the idea from TMOTTB, commenter number four on this article:

Coincidentally (!), TMOTTB left the comment on the very same day, August 27, 2006...


Tootsie Farklepants said...

Thanks for the nod, Peace! I do have to say though that it was a coincidence because I've never even heard of that blog. I think it probably was just the same day that picture was published and liberals across the country went "awwwww".

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely compliments!

Anonymous said...

I've noticed (and commented before) on this strange obsession of yours with being the first to mention/notice/conjure up something. It seems to be getting worse.

PeaceLove said...

I'm not quite sure what you're trying to suggest, you-who-must-not-be-named. If I come up with an idea that strikes me as cool or interesting, I think it only appropriate to see if it has already been widely used. Google makes it so easy to do so there's really no excuse not to. As an added bonus, sometimes the Google trail leads somewhere else interesting.

I'm always happy to discover if my idea is fresh. If it isn't, I try to be scrupulous about crediting back to the original source. In this case, Obama/Clooney 08 references were so sparse the trail itself intrigued me.

Anonymous said...

What I'm trying to suggest (or state outright, as I did in the Stwart/Colbert yin/yang post) is that you seem to have a narcissistic streak that makes you want to be the hippest cat in the room. Even if the "room" is the internet.

Oh, and since you allow anonymous comments, name me what you wish. Betty will do.