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Another Great Thing About Barack Obama

He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/10/obama-collects-comics-50_n_142755.html

That's so cool that I'm willing to forgive him for being a Harry Potter fan.

I bet I have a better Spidey collection than he does, though.

Let's just hope his spider-sense starts to tingle whenever the country is in danger.

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hyphen_power
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
Hey now, I liked Harry Potter.

However, I like your books way, way, way, way, waaaaay better. Harry Potter wasn't able to make me miss train stops like SoIaF did!
janetlin
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
"That's so cool that I'm willing to forgive him for being a Harry Potter fan."

Could be worse, he could read Twilight...
makhsihed
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
"Could be worse, he could read Twilight..."

*...shudder*
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cigamerisedi
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Send him copies of your books! :D
grrm
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Since Barack is a Spidey Fan...
... he understands that with great power comes great responsibility.

That's something else I want in a prez.

fatham
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Heh. Well, he does have two young daughters, so it's almost required to know Harry Potter.
joy_of_saturn
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
while spidey is cool...

harry potter rocks my socks!
hippoiathanatoi
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
I wonder if he's just collected the old Marvel Conan comics, or if he's picking up the current Dark Horse series? Good stuff, started by Kurt Busiek and continued by Tim Truman.

As to Spidey ... President Bush had his "Axis of Evil", but I'm pretty sure President Obama will not be warning us about the global "Sinister Six".
bbeitel
Nov. 13th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe a few of the Conan novels that our dearly departed Robert Jordan wrote. I am waiting for "A Memory of Light" almost as much as ADwD.
esc_key
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Revenge of the Nerds
He's allowed to have read all the Harry Potter books (it doesn't say he's a fan) because he's got young kids. Reading to your kids is important!

Also, in the Newsweek behind-the-scenes article John McCain is described as a jock and Obama a nerd (he makes Star Trek references just before claiming victory over Hillary). I think that's why everyone is happy he won. If Hollywood has told me anything, it's that people love to see a geek beat a jock.


werthead
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
When he said he was a fan of HBO, particularly The Wire, it was a great moment. Maybe he can endorse A Song of Ice and Fire when it makes it to the screen?

Not sure what to make of his declaration that Omar (shotgun-wielding, drug-dealer-robbing vigilante) is his favourite character of The Wire though. Except it's awesome, obviously.
drpaisley
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
George, perhaps you should send the President-elect a set of "Wild Cards" books and "Song of Ice and Fire" to date as a housewarming gift.
minwee
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream

Eep. I had exactly the same experience. It was years before I could look at the stuff.

He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia

Well... Maybe his reaction was a little more extreme than mine. That may be another reason why he is going to be the President and I'm not.

As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana

And he inhaled. That was the whole point.

steveoh77
Nov. 12th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana
Didn't everyone born after 1955 do this too?
sssargon
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
He also likes pie.
If I didn't already think he was awesome, this would tip the hat.
reebchan
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
He is indeed our First Geek President.

Also, our first Nerd President since Woodrow Wilson.

YAY
meatnally
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
GObama
GObama! A person in power with things in common with regular people!


PS. Don't rag on HP! Haha, its great for what it is.
twilightraven
Nov. 12th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
!
Wonderful. This definitely made my night!
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