Monday, June 23, 2014

One For The Geeks

NOTE: These essays are all reproduced from my defunct blog "Random Notes". All are cited in "The Return of Malaise", mentioning my many analogies between Obama and various individuals, all made during his first presidential race (mostly during the primaries). I confess I underestimated his chances, and anticipated too much press scrutiny (easy to do as he received absolutely none), but looking back, my criticisms still seem quite valid after one and one half terms as president. I may have called the race wrong, but my descriptions still ring true to me.

I was thinking about the Obama campaign recently, and despite all my previous efforts, I think I have now come up with absolutely perfect description of Obama. He's Arnold Rimmer. 

For those two readers who have heard of Red Dwarf, just think about it. Think of Obama's camapign recently, trying to substitute campaigning for experience, turn every minor accomplishment into a major triumph, and then think of the Arnold Rimmer song:
If you're in trouble, he will save the day
He's brave and he's fearless, come what may
Without him, the mission would go astray
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
Without him, life would be much grimmer
He's handsome, trim, and no one's slimmer
He will never need a Zimmer
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
More reliable than a garden Strimmer
He's never been mistaken for Yul Brynner
He's not bald and his head doesn't glimmer
Master of the wit and the repartee
His command of space directives is uncanny
How come he's such a genius? Don't ask me
Ask Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
He's also a fantastic swimmer
And if you play your cards right, then he just might come round for dinner
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
No rhymes left now apart from quimmer
He'd better fade us out before we get to schlimmer
Fade out you stupid plimmer
It could almost be Obama's campaign song, couldn't it? Though I don't know if Obama has either a bronze or silver swimming certificate.
And, now that I have puzzled 99% of my readers, I will return to my usual, slightly more comprehensible posts.

Originally posted in Random Notes on 2008/09/16.

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