“Looks like you all know who my pal is"
July 13, 2018 3:06 PM   Subscribe

"In the year and a half since Barack Obama left office, dozens of books have been written about his administration, including memoirs by his official photographer, stenographer, speechwriter, communications director, his foreign policy advisers and his director of national intelligence, not to mention the Obamas’ own forthcoming memoirs. But only one book includes a scene where Obama bursts into a motorcycle gang clubhouse in Delaware, casually toting a sawed-off shotgun, to rescue Joe Biden from a mob of angry, heavily armed bikers." Hope Never Dies (NYT) and link to buy the book.
posted by VioletU (18 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
stories from one of the better timelines *sigh*
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:15 PM on July 13, 2018

"to rescue a mob of bikers from an angry, heavily armed Joe Biden."

posted by delfin at 3:28 PM on July 13, 2018 [20 favorites]

Wait...it's not from the Onion writers?

I would totally buy a book-length riff on Diamond Joe Biden's memoirs. This, not so much.
posted by allegedly at 3:42 PM on July 13, 2018 [4 favorites]

yeah, ol' Joe Biden's been in trouble before
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 3:52 PM on July 13, 2018

I’m starting to believe we’re not in the darkest timeline, just the weirdest and the dumbest.
posted by Caduceus at 3:53 PM on July 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Shade Is the best book about Obama
posted by chavenet at 3:58 PM on July 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

C'mon, we all know that when Obama kicks down the door, all he's gonna see is Ol' Joe sitting at a table, swapping stories with the whole bar while sipping a Mexican Coke.

Diamond Joe don't need no rescuin'.
posted by madajb at 4:05 PM on July 13, 2018 [14 favorites]

That sounds like shamefaced slashfic where the protagonists don't fuck.
posted by wotsac at 4:21 PM on July 13, 2018 [7 favorites]

Check out the whole Onion - Biden archive. The accompanying pictures are sublime.
posted by ensign_ricky at 4:41 PM on July 13, 2018 [3 favorites]

Yeah this seems a ripoff of the Onion's Biden narrative.
posted by kimberussell at 5:02 PM on July 13, 2018

This isn't the novel we need - it's the novel we deserve.
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:29 PM on July 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

"I'm in" I say as I toss the keys to my Trans Am to Barry and Joe and I jump in.
posted by bongo_x at 6:19 PM on July 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

See also The Obama Inheritance.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:07 PM on July 13, 2018

Seems like a good place to recall The Obamadämmerung.
posted by Reverend John at 10:05 PM on July 13, 2018 [2 favorites]

One night, when they have to share a bed in a fleabag motel room and Biden can’t fall asleep, he makes Obama play “POTUS, SCOTUS or FLOTUS,” a game that involves naming three female politicians and picking which one you would elect president, nominate for the Supreme Court or marry.

AH-MAZING. This is a game I can get behind and just the type of thing my bruised little heart imagines they would play!
posted by Kimberly at 5:23 AM on July 14, 2018 [5 favorites]

Pounded In The Butt By My Crushing Sense Of Weltschmerz And Concomitant Escapist Fantasies
posted by acb at 8:18 AM on July 14, 2018 [6 favorites]

So I actually got this book (it was mentioned by a Sherlock podcast) and guys it's actually really really fun and I'm having a blast reading it. I didn't realize before today I'm in the venn diagram of Obama+Biden bromance and Sherlock pastiche but it is a LOVELY place and the perfect ridiculous break from real political stories on this day of rain and tea.

Treat yourself.
posted by hapaxes.legomenon at 2:12 PM on July 14, 2018 [4 favorites]

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