When asked how he and First Lady Michelle Obama handle educating Malia and Sasha, President Barack Obama responded: “Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with a B, that’s not good enough because there’s no reason why she can’t get an ‘A’…” Obviously, they take grades very seriously, but as a former honor student, who sucked at chemistry, I can tell you that sometimes the effort is more important than the grade. You can read the rest of their interview in the March issue. [The Young, Black & Fabulous] Keep reading »
“Many customers have brought to our attention one of the color names listed for our BDG Burnout Henley, and rightfully so. We screwed up, and are sincerely sorry. The burnout pattern on this shirt is comprised of two colors – one is an internally developed color we called ‘Obama Blue’ and the other is ‘Black.’ Unfortunately our website database truncated this combination to read ‘Obama/Black.’ We should have caught the error, and apologize for offending anyone.”
– Urban Outfitters responds to complaints received after a T-shirt on its website was described as being the color “Obama/Black.” [Jezebel] Keep reading »
Yes, really. Urban Outfitters is currently selling a Henley T-shirt in two colors: White/Charcoal and Obama/Black. The thing is, not to nitpick the ridiculousness of this, but “Obama/Black” looks more like Charcoal to me. Also, WTF?! [Urban Outfitters via Jezebel] Keep reading »
Last night, while I was watching President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address, I went on Twitter so I could publish my opinion about it. Now, I love politics and not many things can tear me away from the news when something important is happening. But John Mayer managed to do just that with two amusingly stupid Tweets. “Watching the State of the Union Address. Wishing so very badly that Biden had a ponytail,” he wrote. Later, he followed up with, “More people would watch the State of the Union Address if President Obama introduced a new gadget at the end. Just saying.” Thankfully, Mayer wasn’t the only one tweeting about the speech. More after the jump. Keep reading »
The reports out of Haiti today continue to be horribly grim. Survivors of Tuesday’s mega-earthquake desperately need food and water, and relief aid teams just can’t get it to them quickly enough. Search and rescue teams are frustrated, and bodies continue to pile up in the streets. In the meantime, folks stateside are figuring out what we can do to help. It was just announced that Barack Obama will be penning the cover story for Monday’s issue of Newsweek, discussing the disaster and how we can all pitch in. And George Clooney is organizing a telethon to raise money for the relief effort—the special will air on Jan. 22 on ABC, NBC, HBO and CNN, as well as on all of MTV’s channels. Who knows what famous friends he’ll bring along on the air with him. [Huffington Post, Newser] Keep reading »
Clothing company Weatherproof just scored quite the plum spokesmodel: Who better to vouch for their spiffy, sporty jackets than President Obama looking handsome and rugged at The Great Wall of China? In fact, he charges much less than Linda Evangelista (actually, he costs zero dollars), and they’re so dang proud they just went ahead and plastered the ad right up in the middle of Times Square, one of the crossroads of the world. Why exactly is this such an extraordinary, awe-inspiring feat? Because Obama had absolutely no say in the move, and therefore Weatherproof clearly has some pretty huge cajones.
So how did this happen exactly? Keep reading »