Whether you love him or hate him, Barack Hussein Obama has left an indelible mark on American history. Not for anything as paltry as being President, but rather as a nearly unparalleled pop culture icon.
What’s less clear is the fame status of Obama’s family. The first lady has proved less marketable to audiences, and the media has given his children a pass. So who could possibly take the fame torch and run with it.
Apparently, his dog.
For the first time in the history of the industry, a living dog has been given his own comic. PUPPY POWER (published by a company called Bluewater) gives it’s audience an inside look into the world of The First Animal.
I’m not sure who is responsible for Bluewater, but it’s safe to assume he or she is legally retarded. PUPPY POWER isn’t so much a comic as a list of facts narrated by a poorly drawn, pun-loving poodle wearing a Hawaiian Lei. (It’s never actually explained why he’s wearing a lei; apparently he just digs it.)
Instead of reviewing the comic and its many faults, I thought I would make a list of things from my history that were less painful and/ or embarrassing than reading this book.
- Having my pants pulled down in front of the entire cheerleading team in high school.
- Being dragged down the street for thirty feet by my Aunt’s car (my foot got caught on it).
- Asking out a girl Freshman year of college only to be turned down because she had to go to Lamaze class.
- Wearing Spandex shirts.
- Confusing John and Edwin McCain in a college Civics class.
- Watching Beautician and the Beast.
- Being 30 years old and unable to grow a proper beard.
- Getting caught singing along with the Hannah Montana soundtrack.
- Being molested in high school by an 80 year old Hindu librarian.
- Writing this article.
You get the point.
*for those that are asking, the painting is the work of a guy named Dan Lacey, an (i use the term loosely) artist famous for doing a pseudo-ponographic, possibly Nazi-inspired comic called Faith Mouse and later for painting portraits of politicians with pancakes on their head. His recent series of homo erotic (supposedly anti-) Barack Obama paintings is making the rounds on the internet. This is one of the least disturbing paintings I could find.