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July 8, 2011 7:20 AM   Subscribe

Son of Strelka, Son of God.

Dan Warren spent the last four years dissecting Obama's self-narrated autobiography into thousands of very short phrases to create a new story of an "ugly dog-faced demigod who recreates the world after it is destroyed." The whole thing can be downloaded here, more info and discussion here. (via)
posted by togdon (13 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can you have a non-"self-narrated" autobiography? I suppose you could write your autobiography in the third person, like Caesar did with The Gallic Wars, but the approach isn't exactly common....

As for the video, I like the images better than the narration. Maybe I can write my own story.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:29 AM on July 8, 2011


You could write an autobiography and then have someone else read it.

I tried a few seconds of this, but all I could think of was a failure to even try for a public health plan, misguided wars still continuing on multiple fronts and a new initiative to screw over Social Security.
posted by DU at 7:30 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is going to be fantastically popular with my tea-party crazy-conspiracy-theorist friends.
posted by koeselitz at 7:34 AM on July 8, 2011


GenjiandProust: like Caesar did with The Gallic Wars

Wouldn't it be great if an Obama thread derailed into an argument about the authorship of Commentarii de Bello Gallico. I mean, we know that the last book was written by his assistant, whose to say the rest wasn't written by him too? Hell, maybe Virgil wrote it! Or Catullus. Not even Caesar's wife is above suspicion.
posted by Kattullus at 7:36 AM on July 8, 2011 [10 favorites]


Not even Caesar's wife is above suspicion.

Classic!
posted by benito.strauss at 7:50 AM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


DU: I tried a few seconds of this, but all I could think of was a failure to even try for a public health plan, misguided wars still continuing on multiple fronts and a new initiative to screw over Social Security.

Odd. I thought of the untapped potential for other audiobooks read by great people. Did GWB read any of his memoirs or life's stories? If not, public addresses would do. But with these vast collections of spoken words, new stories could be crafted, brought to life by current and former world leaders, even those now dead.

That, or we could hack together a few fun GPS voice packs.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:56 AM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


I tried a few seconds of this, but all I could think of was a failure to even try for a public health plan, misguided wars still continuing on multiple fronts and a new initiative to screw over Social Security.

Huh, all I could think of was that guy who cut up passages of Virgil to make a story of the life of Christ.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:11 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wouldn't it be great if an Obama thread derailed into an argument about the authorship of Commentarii de Bello Gallico.

People didn't like Caesar's plans for health care and social security, either.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:11 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is actually very well realized. The posted audio project, I mean.

Commentarii de Bello Gallico was also well realized, but everyone knows that Edward de Vere wrote them.
posted by everichon at 9:46 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


You know what's interesting about this?

Obama as a Burroughs cut-up still sounds better than Sara Palin's Twitter Poetry.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 10:09 AM on July 8, 2011


Poor monkey but lets finish on a positive note. I liked this - Obama is quite good at creation myths.
posted by vicx at 10:59 AM on July 8, 2011


Did GWB read any of his memoirs or life's stories? If not, public addresses would do.

Here you go.
posted by Evilspork at 8:08 PM on July 8, 2011


this is good
posted by Bwithh at 11:59 PM on July 11, 2011


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