Defining Hope, Obama Style

This appeared yesterday on Barack Obama’s tumblr.


I wouldn’t think this would appear in any definition of hope. It would, however, be one of the more common ways to define faith, as in: “I have faith that the outcome I hope for will come to pass, even though it appears unlikely at the moment.” In the sense that the Obama campaign uses the word, which is that hope is the embodiment of a better tomorrow through Barack Obama and the ideals it represents, I suppose it works well, and as a quote from a speech of which I am not aware (which is what the tumblr post it comes from seems to imply it is) it is quite good.

Of course being a juvenile at heart I can’t get past the phallic connotations.

Via h/t MAS


State of the Union

MAS:  have you heard who is sitting with Michelle Obama?
RICHARD:  an admiral?
MAS:  “Osama bin Laden, an astronaut, and a high-ranking gay Air Force intelligence officer are among the guests who    will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama”
cut from the wrong place
admiral that devised the plan to kill Osama bin Laden…
also Warren Buffets secretary
someone from apple
RICHARD:  way funnier the way you cut it though
The Cosmic Joker blog does not condone State of the Union drinking games, no matter how Joe Biden based they are (Joe Biden looks bored? Start drinking…). We can, however, suggest a nice game of State of the Union bingo.

Bad lip reading

See if you can spot the Dr. Steve Brule moment, that’s what I’d do.

h/t jhp