August 27, 2008
That Ain't No "Temple"
The Weekly Standard published this photograph of the set for Barack H. Obama's grand speech Thursday night at Denver's Invesco Field:
Set for Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention
Everybody, including the Standard, has described this set as "a miniature Greek temple;" the post above is titled "the Temple of Obama." Alas, everybody but me has it all wrong.
Here is a zoom on that section of the photograph showing the ersatz colonnade:
That's not a Greek temple at all. But it certainly seems quite familiar, doesn't it? Imagine viewing it from the grandstand... do you get it?
If you're still uncertain, take a look at this picture. See any similarities?
White House, Washington D.C.
Yes sir, having previously designed his own Obamic presidential seal, B.O. now constructs his own, private White House. But like everything else in Obama's campaign, it's nought but a pretty facade with nothing behind it... half of a soap bubble.
There's a moral in here somewhere, but darned if I can suss it out. However, I do wonder what comes next. Starting next week, will Obama begin delivering his airy-fairy, canned speeches from his very own knock-off of the Oval Office?
I'm reminded of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer rescues the set from the old Merv Griffin Show from the dumpster, sets it up in his living room, and proceeds to create mock talk shows with Jerry, Elaine, and George, just as if he really were Griffin (a weird and bizarre Griffin). Eventually, Kramer becomes so consumed by the fantasy that he cannot stop.
Isn't there something more than a little creepy about one of the two major candidates spending hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars playing "dress-up" with the trappings of the presidency?
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, August 27, 2008, at the time of 6:18 AM
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The following hissed in response by: Insufficiently Sensitive
Ol' BHO has been seeing too many Leni Reifenstahl movies. I'm beginning to feel some anxiety about this candidate - is he consciously, or unconsciously, emulating Leni's patron? Is this the cabeza mas grande del mundo? Enough spectacles already.
The following hissed in response by: Rovin
Once again the grand lizard has set the record straight with a "pillar" post. While most blog sites have gone with the temple view, Dafydd's focused vision reminds us why we come to this site for enlightenment.
The above hissed in response by: Rovin at August 27, 2008 8:48 AM
The following hissed in response by: LTCTed
I bet that it's more a Lincoln Memorial image that's sought. There'll be a huge marble throne whence Senator Obama may free the beknighted.
The following hissed in response by: PC14
When O loses in November, who will have the responsibility of telling him he can't dress up and play President anymore?
The following hissed in response by: hunter
Is Obama's ego infinite or merely unlimited?
He is also apparently moving in a prop of Air Force One, I kid you not.
This Obama is one sick puppy.
The following hissed in response by: Steven Den Beste
I can't understand what they're thinking. Irrespective of what those pillars are supposed to represent, they look tacky and pretentious.
The above hissed in response by: Steven Den Beste at August 27, 2008 7:49 PM
The following hissed in response by: PC14
The faux symbolism just crys out. Those pillars are probably foam, perhaps sprayed with a liquid stucco.
Fake candidate, uber-fake, architectural ornamentation .
Where once there were Broncos, now there is horse ****.
[While I share the sentiment, please remember that obscenities are not allowed on Big Lizards. Thanks! -- The Mgt.]
The following hissed in response by: Cowabunga5
I'll keep the picture for my Sophocles class. Ancient outdoor theaters didn't need amplification.
The rest is up to you.
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