50 Things We Didn’t Know About Obama

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Okay, let’s be honest with each other really quick:  Washington really isn’t the coolest place on Earth.  That place has more bullshit than Hollywood–at least an Actor stands up for his people (cue Kanye West[sucks] clip).

Thanks to trix on babble.com, we found this interesting list of 50 things we didn’t know about Barack Obama.

Puttin' the cool back in Washington.

Here’s our take (stuff we like is in BLUE, stuff we don’t is in RED):

• He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics <– Awesome
• He was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at basketball <– Dope
• His name means “one who is blessed” in Swahili <– Cool, Obamatheist?
• His favourite meal is wife Michelle’s shrimp linguini <– Bobby Flay > Michelle
• He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father <– Did he deserve it? Clinton did have two already…
• He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed <– My teacher slapped me with a ruler.
• He has read every Harry Potter book <– As much as we hate Harry, the series was pretty sweet.
• He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali <– Killer.
• He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can’t stand ice cream <– Love ice cream, but at least he’s a hard worker.
• His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars <– They look like poop.
• He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia <– Delicious.
• He can speak Spanish <– Who can’t?
• While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead <– Good for him.
• His favourite drink is black forest berry iced tea <– More of a Jasmine fan, but tea is good for the bod.
• He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president – he didn’t <– FREEDOM.
• He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia <– We wouldn’t have named it after an Indian Automotive Company.
• He can bench press an impressive 200lbs <– Impressive for his size.
• He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name <– Dork.
• His favourite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville <– Acceptable.
• He visited Wokingham, Berks, in 1996 for the stag party of his half-sister’s fiancé, but left when a stripper arrived <– WTF?!
• His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy <– Looks like Matt Damon.
• He and Michelle made $4.2 million (£2.7 million) last year, with much coming from sales of his books <– People in the masses are stupid.
• His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest <– Great films my friend.
• He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck <– Why Madonna? Because she sleeps with black men?
• He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee. <– Feminism is wrong.
• His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees <– If peeing your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis!
• He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date <– Aren’t you supposed to oppose racism?  Spike Lee is more racist than the KKK.
• He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker <– We love to gamble.
• He doesn’t drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol <– Boo…ze?
• He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician <– You should have stuck with design, brother.
• As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine <– At least he admits it.
• His daughters’ ambitions are to go to Yale before becoming an actress (Malia, 10) and to sing and dance (Sasha, 7) <– Cute, we know she’s seven but all she wants to do is sing and dance?  At least we wanted to be garbage men…
• He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside <– WE AGREE.
• He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal <– So you do have some fiscal responsibility?
• His house in Chicago has four fire places <– Let the mother f***** burn (not Obama, obviously).
• Daughter Malia’s godmother is Jesse Jackson’s daughter Santita <– Historical.
• He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry <– Steven Levitt should rewrite his work: CrackBerry, the downfall of…everyone.
• He uses an Apple Mac laptop <– Who wants to party with this guy?  And no, the “geniuses” that work at Apple stores are about as qualified as Michael J. Fox on LSD.
• He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300 <– But you bailed out GM?
• He wears $1,500 (£952) Hart Schaffner Marx suits <– Ok, he does look nice.
• He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes <– Like a virgin.
• He has his hair cut once a week by his Chicago barber, Zariff, who charges $21. <– That’s an expensive haircut for how little hair you have–and they say Republicans spend all the money (if you don’t catch the sarcasm, please click here).
• His favourite fictional television programmes are Mash and The Wire <– Ronald does a pretty convincing Omar from the HBO program The Wire.
• He was given the code name “Renegade” by his Secret Service handlers <– Regulator would have been more fitting, Warren G.
• He was nicknamed “Bear” by his late grandmother <– Original?
• He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds <– Glad we are paying for it.
• His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso <– Touche.
• His speciality as a cook is chilli <– Throw beans and shit in a bowl, and VOILA!
• He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were “street urchins” <– I hope that’s not an insult of any kind. But funny, nonetheless.
• He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg, a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life <– Sweet.
• His late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government <– How’s Africa doing?

And with that, Obama wins our vote for his personality; coming out with more blues than reds.  I don’t think we miscounted…?