Friday, March 20, 2009

The Special Olympics and Obama

So last night Barack Obama did one of those "oh shit" moments on live TV it seems. Whilst on the Jay Leno show and describing how bad is ten-pin bowling is he said,
"It’s like—it was like the Special Olympics, or something."
Upon reading this I was reminded of the image below which has been around for many years on forums, bulletin boards and IRC. It is usually used in argument by someone not engaged in the argument itself as a kind of "STOP ALREADY! YOUR ARGUMENT IS BORING ME!" moment.

It is of coruse not funny really and pretty insulting, but given the President of the USA brougth the subject up I thought I would mention that he's by no means the first to mock the Special Olympics.

Note: If you think that image is in anyway shocking you've not been Goatse'd or Tubgirl'd on a forum. Whan that happens it takes things to a whole new level of wrong.

UPDATE: Fair point in the comments from Carlos: "A note to all readers...do not feel any need to further investigate goatse or tubgirl. At all. Forget that you ever heard the words. ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE AT WORK.....NSFW"

10 comments:

Carlos said...

A note to all readers...do not feel any need to further investigate goatse or tubgirl. At all. Forget that you ever heard the words. ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE AT WORK.....NSFW

dizzy said...

Fair point and added to the main post. I should really have said that :)

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Point taken, but how depressing. A once repressed minority group leads the world to repress another group. Sigh. BG

Not a sheep said...

Can you imagine the fuss if George W. Bush had made the same comment? The BBC would be repeating it ofr weeks, months, nay years.


Tubgirl is beyond words, I feel soiled.

Adrian P said...

The Obama Deception

Mr said...

And lemon party.

Especially do not look for lemon party, definitely NSFW.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

http://www.lemonparty.org/ :o)

Walter Bronchite said...

Watch out, Dizzy.

Dolly's going to have a hissy, when he gets wind of that dreadful image. All the more reason for the complete take-over of teh intarwebs by caring, sharing socialism in these difficult times, aye?

Brace yourself.

stirrer said...

Nice to see a photo of Tim Ireland when he was younger!

Chalcedon said...

Fortunately I haven't seen the pic, but I did read a descrption. OMG!!!