Monday, January 19, 2009

It's an Obamanation!

View a slide show of Obama memorabilia.
Commemorative dildos? Barack toilet paper? If there's one thing that sells in this economy, it's our 44th president.
By Sarah Hepola
The other day, curious how far the Obama madness had spread, I Googled the words "Obama sex toy."
God bless America: I was not disappointed.
"You love your candidate. Let him love you back!" gushes the Web site for Head O State, a 7-and-a-half-inch commemorative dildo. ("I bought two," reads a fake endorsement from George W. Bush, "emission accomplished.") The product comes in gold and blue -- not black, oddly enough -- and features the likeness of our president-elect grinning like a Cheshire. How about that for a stimulus package?
OK, so, the Obama dildo looks about as titillating as stuffing a carved zucchini up your cha-cha (who knows? could be grand!). But I have a funny feeling that whoever is actually shelling out $34.95 for this bad boy isn't investing in their sex life as much as their curio cabinet. It's a measure of the richness of our great nation that we can memorialize the election of our 44th president in such a multiplicity of ways: For some, there is the Historic Victory plate (touting "his confident smile and kind eyes"); for others, there is a waterproof dildo that brags, "Make this an election erection to remember!"
But wait! There's more! There is the Obama votive candle, the Obama nesting dolls, the Obama wall hanging. And lest you feel hampered by details, rest assured that an Obama product doesn't even have to actually resemble Obama: It could resemble a rather frightening Bill Cosby. Or a very tan Ed Sullivan. Or, umm, whatever this guy is.
Basically, you can slap the word "Obama" on anything and watch that puppy fly off the shelves. There is the new Ben & Jerry's ice cream, "Yes Pecan." ("An Inspirational Blend! Amber Waves of Buttery Ice Cream With Roasted Non-Partisan Pecans.") There is the Obama inaugural chocolates. (As one colleague quipped, "If only he had trademarked the black-and-white cookie.") Say what you want about our economy -- like, for example, it blows -- but it's a good time to be in the Obama business.

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