Reuters now using words like “uber-cool” to describe Obama

posted at 12:30 pm on December 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

Just on the company blog, though. Rest assured, for wire stories they put their Serious Journalist caps on.

With apologies to D.L. Hughley, it’s The One’s “Stefan Urquelle” moment.

Barack Obama may be the first U.S. president who can successfully pull off the shaka, a Hawaiian greeting Hawaiians say has various meanings, from “hang loose” and “cool” to “thanks.”…

The president-elect, looking uber-cool with his White Sox baseball cap on backwards, flipped the shaka to a crowd of about 30 people as he left a gym on a Marine Corps base on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where he is vacationing.

Does he really need the hat to attain uber-coolness? Being married to a “goddess” should be enough. And hey, nothing says creepy hip like a president who hits the gym every morning. Exit question: What other fashion conventions that have been passe for, oh, at least 20 years are we about to learn are “uber-cool”? Obama should start wearing skinny ties just to dare the press to call him outmoded.


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This will play good to the pop culturalists who live on thrills, but when the sheet hits the fan, as being fired at us from China, Russia, sleeper cell jihadists,et al it wouldn’t make a fart in a windstorm stand still. We could be doomed if this duffus liberal persists.

wepeople on December 29, 2008 at 9:42 PM

Just a thought…what ever happened to his illegal alien aunt that he said would have to boogaloo back to the Motherland if she was here illegally?..or his poor homeless uncle living on the streets? You would think that someone who could dump 3500./day on a house rental in HI., could ease the pain a bit for the poor sod. Brother’s keeper and all.
Just curious.

Itchee Dryback on December 29, 2008 at 9:51 PM

Obama looks “Immature and adolscent” to describe the backwards hat.

jp on December 29, 2008 at 12:37 PM

I agree.

hillbillyjim on December 29, 2008 at 2:11 PM

And I’m with you on decorum.

Does he think his life is going to be one photo-op after another?

I didn’t want an “uber-cool” president. I’d hoped for a mature and responsible adult.

INC on December 29, 2008 at 10:02 PM

sheebe, problem is, nothing you’ve written is in “good fun”. Being funny is a prerequisite to successfully having “good fun”, and you’re far from funny. You’re immature and not very bright. Typical member of the dumbsh*t wing of the conservative movement.

dakine on December 29, 2008 at 10:43 PM

“Über” needs to be given a long rest, except in German-speaking countries. And anyway, the MSM think that Obama is über-cool. Not exactly a surprise.

ddrintn on December 29, 2008 at 10:50 PM

dakine on December 29, 2008 at 10:43 PM

Me thinks that someone spiked your koolaid with panther piss. You probably should have had a V8.

Cheshire Cat on December 29, 2008 at 11:12 PM

You know, there’s something to be said when a president attends the gym more regularly then church.

In any case, the terrorists now know that as long as they move around 6am every day, the Commander in Chief will be too busy running on the treadmill to respond.

Rainsford on December 29, 2008 at 11:16 PM

You know, there’s something to be said when a president attends the gym more regularly then church.

Rainsford on December 29, 2008 at 11:16 PM

Wonder if any of the tanning bed media have checked to see exactly WHO is on the membership roles of the gym…. Not saying there would be anything like a deaddrop for billy ayers or anything… no, not at all.No little love notes stuck in the toilet paper holder in the third stall from the left. BUT, a gym is a very public place with a lot of people going in and out.. Just right for some private conversations.. (I don’t expect that a SS agent is there in the stall for #2 or handing the soap during the obamawashing)

Anyway, the gym thing seems a bit odd ever since the acorn-election.

bullseye on December 29, 2008 at 11:28 PM

dakine on December 29, 2008 at 10:43 PM

Me thinks that someone spiked your koolaid with panther piss. You probably should have had a V8.

Cheshire Cat on December 29, 2008 at 11:12 PM

No, it’s just that we don’t think Obama is über-cool. That’s heresy.

ddrintn on December 29, 2008 at 11:37 PM

Well if the media thinks he is soo Uber coool, maybe we can get Germany to take them off our hands, and Oby along with them. Nahh, their not that stupid, are they? Maybe we could throw in some of these wacko liberals to sweeten the deal.

N4646W on December 30, 2008 at 12:30 AM

what a punk!

we put a friggin punk in the White House.
“For the first time in my adult lifetime… I’m… ashamed of my country”.

katy on December 30, 2008 at 12:33 AM

Barack Obama may be the first U.S. president who can successfully pull off the shaka

Call me when he get Change

Kini on December 30, 2008 at 12:33 AM

I’ll bet Auntie Maria Lani is the chef.
She make sure da food is not to sweet, not to rancid, but just right

Kini on December 30, 2008 at 12:45 AM

I wonder if they have room service at Obama’s rental?

Operator!

Kini on December 30, 2008 at 12:50 AM

“uber-DORK” is more like it…

Miss_Anthrope on December 29, 2008 at 8:37 PM

Coming in the next series of Obama press-fellatio photos:

Ubama in a white neru jacket.

Jaibones on December 30, 2008 at 12:59 AM

we put a friggin punk in the White House.
“For the first time in my adult lifetime… I’m… ashamed of my country”.

katy on December 30, 2008 at 12:33 AM

Close, Katy. He’s actually just a punk-wannabe. Miss Anthrope had it right: Uber-Dork.

Another Democrat man raised without a father in the house. A pattern emerges.

Jaibones on December 30, 2008 at 1:02 AM

You know, there’s something to be said when a president attends the gym more regularly then church.

Rainsford on December 29, 2008 at 11:16 PM

I’m starting to think you really missed an opportunity here, Allah.

Jaibones on December 30, 2008 at 1:03 AM

I’m starting to think you really missed an opportunity here, Allah.

Jaibones on December 30, 2008 at 1:03 AM

What? 20 years in Rec. Wright’s church and you think he was sleeping during the sermons?

Kini on December 30, 2008 at 1:12 AM

So, as a cost cutting measure, Rueters is now employing journalism school drop outs and kids who write for the local high school paper?

This sort of slippery slope will inevitably lead to only one conclusion: The NBC Nightly News with anchor Obama Girl.

This country didn’t elect a president, it chose an American Idol…

SuperCool on December 30, 2008 at 2:21 AM

Cool.

Johan Klaus on December 30, 2008 at 2:47 AM

Events will probably wipe the smile off President Obama’s face. I’m looking forward to his leaving office looking like sh1t, just as Jimmy Carter did.

Kralizec on December 30, 2008 at 2:51 AM

Exactly! I can’t believe we may have a punk for President! No class whatsoever. You can put a $5,000 suit on a classless guy and it shows. Why in the hell would I want to see him half naked??? Mark my word, soon we will hear about the bedroom stats. I cannot believe this goober is going to keep us safe.

Coastal Paradise on December 30, 2008 at 6:33 AM

Wearing the backwards baseball cap is no longer a cool black kid look – it’s now become the stupid white boy look. The new “cool” look, at least what i see around here is the cap, about two sizes too large, is worn down over the tops of the ears, with the flattened brim turned to the side, or the cap is worn on the side of the head like the wiseguys who came home from WWII wore them. Only the stupid white kids are still wearing the backwards cap. Uber-bama needs to get his look updated.

abcurtis on December 30, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Über” needs to be given a long rest, except in German-speaking countries. And anyway, the MSM think that Obama is über-cool. Not exactly a surprise.

ddrintn on December 29, 2008 at 10:50 PM

I would think Israel wouldnt care much for it either. They’ve dealt with “über Männern” in the past.

abcurtis on December 30, 2008 at 8:57 AM

Wish this had been a full length photo. Curious to know if he was wearing his jeans with the waist line at the bottom of his butt and the crotch down around his knees! It’s going to be a dreadful four years ahead of us.

Sailor on December 30, 2008 at 8:59 AM

Who is that doofus ? …. Thats our president, President Obama the 44th President of the United States of America, Commander in Chief of the best fighting force on the planet, Lord help us
.

philly_PA on December 30, 2008 at 9:02 AM

What? 20 years in Rec. Wright’s church and you think he was sleeping during the sermons?

Kini on December 30, 2008 at 1:12 AM

No, Kini. I think he’s an atheist who joined Trinity for politics, not Christ. And Allah, if you’re out there, this might be as good as it gets for the atheist voter. Sorry to say it.

Jaibones on December 30, 2008 at 9:54 AM

Well if his pants are sagging with the belt under his butt and the crotch by his knees he wont be able to come to South Carolina by HHI. The county has applied citations to that kind of dressing and fines those caught “with the pants down”.

Coastal Paradise on December 30, 2008 at 9:56 AM

OK, I spelled Nehru wrong, sue me. But mark my words – first State dinner that the Ubamas throw, he’s wearing one.

Jaibones on December 30, 2008 at 9:56 AM

He looks as dumb in his cap as Bush looks in a cowboy hat.

bridgetown on December 30, 2008 at 10:05 AM

WORD UP DAWG!!

angryed on December 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM

On a second look at this picture, if he could wiggle both ears at the same time, I bet he could be airborne in a matter of seconds.

Sailor on December 30, 2008 at 11:14 AM

Gosh, glad he can look so stately all the time. I’m all agog with awe at his regalness.

How old is he? Grown men wear their hat correctly, unless they’re trying to invoke some luck at a baseball game.

hawksruleva on December 30, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Uber cool?

I can use another two words for him . . .

Epic fail.

Ryan Gandy on December 30, 2008 at 1:06 PM

He looks as dumb in his cap as Bush looks in a cowboy hat.

bridgetown on December 30, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I love President Bush in a cowboy hat…and cowboy hats are certainly more distinguished and bespeak of a strong man than a backwards baseball cap.

Jenfidel on December 30, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Says you Jenfidel. To each his own. Really not sure what the big deal is.

dakine on December 30, 2008 at 7:59 PM

He needs to spin his hat around straight. He’s the stinkin’ POTUS and he needs to show some respect. He looks like a boy from the hood.

Oink on December 30, 2008 at 10:31 PM

Uber cool?

I can use another two words for him . . .

Epic fail.

Ryan Gandy on December 30, 2008 at 1:06 PM

I’ve got another two words…EMPTY SUIT.

Oink on December 30, 2008 at 10:32 PM

from the picture of Obama in the front page..

wearing the hat backwards isn’t cool any more..

the coolness factor of words expire once Katie Couric mentions..

DaveC on December 31, 2008 at 10:49 AM

Looks like uber-cool may have more scandal problems to deal with;

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1231082hsu1.html

Maybe he can get another internal investigation going to clear himself of this association too

Done That on January 2, 2009 at 8:36 AM

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