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A President is Known by His Lawn Mower
November 14, 2008 8:59 PM   Subscribe

Is there no end to the shady associations of Barack Obama? Crack journalist Dave Barry has published photographic proof that the president-elect is a Lawn Ranger. What's a Lawn Ranger? Glad you asked. Dave Barry has written about this nefarious organization not once, but twice and their strange and eldritch rites have been profiled on WILL public television of Central Illinois, where the organization has its headquarters, in the town of Arcola, where they parade every year.
posted by Kattullus (19 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
My first thought on seeing the picture of Obama, plunger in hand, was that he looked a lot like Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix.
posted by Kattullus at 9:01 PM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


OMG, what they've been saying on the Youtube is true. I have come to rue the day after all.
posted by nola at 9:05 PM on November 14, 2008


Better a Lawn Ranger than a Skull and Bonesman.
posted by Balisong at 9:09 PM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's not Obama, that's O'Bama. Easily made mistake.
posted by dhartung at 9:18 PM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I see this, and I know, all the way through my neurons down into the marrow of my bones, that if a dead grey whale should wash up anywhere on our nation's shores, President Obama will know what to do. And do to sweet, glorious excess.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:29 PM on November 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Hi. I live in Central Illinois. A cultist US president is the least of your worries.... The University of Illinois is putting up what they say is a new carillon on campus, but I think that there is reason for deep concern that it is something entirely more sinister ....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 10:26 PM on November 14, 2008 [13 favorites]


Barack the plumber seems to have done better than Joe, the unfortunate.
posted by Cranberry at 11:50 PM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dave Barry certainly does have silliness down to a science. This is especially evident in A Sort of History of the United States. Giggled my teenaged head off to that one in high school.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:24 AM on November 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


Dave Barry Slept Here is good, and I find his Guide to Guys or whatever it's called very funny, too.
posted by maxwelton at 2:34 AM on November 15, 2008


International Con Man Barack Obama Leaves U.S. With $85 Million In Campaign Fundraising

Take that, Dave Barry!
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:25 AM on November 15, 2008 [4 favorites]


Obama could drive over baby ducklings in his motorcade and I would still find a way to it prove how awesome he is.

That said, this is an awesome picture.
posted by mecran01 at 6:44 AM on November 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I sometimes really miss Central Illinois.
posted by nightwood at 6:57 AM on November 15, 2008


I sometimes really miss Central Illinois

And I sometimes really miss Dave Barry. Sometimes=Friday which was the day his column appeared in the paper. Sure, I have all his books, but you can only re-read them so many times.

Gary Larson, Dave Barry. Where has all the humor gone, long time passing?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:19 AM on November 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've made an appearance on Dave's blog.

You may, if you like, bask in my glory.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:41 AM on November 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dave Barry is comedy for the obvious impaired.
posted by any major dude at 10:13 AM on November 15, 2008


Can't wait to see the lawn rangers mowing the White House grass.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 10:39 AM on November 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


That almost beats this out as my favourite photo of Obama.
posted by kalimac at 10:55 AM on November 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I wore out my copy of "Dave Barry Slept Here" as a kid.

"Meanwhile, women and minorities continued to make enormous strides.."
posted by brundlefly at 12:41 PM on November 15, 2008


International Con Man Barack Obama Leaves U.S. With $85 Million In Campaign Fundraising


This will show up in redstates.com in four, three, two....
posted by notreally at 12:56 PM on November 15, 2008


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