If you follow this silly blog it would not surprise you to find out that I collect Presidential memorabilia. Recently I decided to purchase my first peice of Obamabillia.
Obama's mug has been slapped on so many items it was really hard to decide.
I saw a t-shirt with Obama slam dunking a globe as he steps on John McCain's face. I saw a pin with the logo for The Lion King written as "The Lyin King" with the POTUS's face superimposed over Mufasa's grill. I also saw the notorious Chia Obama.
I still had never seen something that made me dig into my pocket and fork over the cash.
So the other day I logged into eBay and refused to log out until I found SOMETHING that would brighten up my home and commemorate (for better or worse) the current president.
I didn't care if I bought something pro-Obama (or should I say PRObama?) or anti-Obama (that PRObama thing made me laugh really hard.)
I just wanted to get something stupid.
At first I was really interested in the items that spelled the President's name wrong.
A presidential typo seemed really funny.
Then I looked at poker chips, beer mugs and commemorative plates and then I found this:
In case the picture is hard to understand, it's a beautiful hand painted tissue box adorned with a bizarre caricature of Obama. The tissues come out of his nose and the word "Obamachoo" a great mash up of the name Obama and the word "achoo."
The caricature reminds me of the Spitting Image puppets:
If you don't remember Spitting Image it was an odd puppet show that satirized celebrities in the 1980s.
The image doesn't really look like Obama, but I still think the image works as a whole.
Obamachoo as a slogan makes no sense whatsoever and that makes me LOVE it.
Interestingly I have not been able to get a consensus as to whether this item is pro-Obama or anti-Obama.
I prefer to think it's just an insult to everyone who sees it.