Obama uses an Apple Laptop

This is just one of the many fascinating facts you may not know about Obama. And I know someone who would be giggling like a schoolgirl at this ;)

Adding to this, a few excerpts of the most surprising facts :

  • He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics
    [Achieve Nerdvana would have a field day!]
  • He has read every Harry Potter book
    [Uh… I only read the first one. But that was a birthday present.]
  • He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can’t stand ice cream
  • He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia
    [I’ve eaten snake and roasted grasshopper in Sri Lanka.]
  • He can speak Spanish
    [Learned it in school, but that was years back. I can’t even order an ice cream in Spanish.]
  • He can bench press an impressive 200lbs
    [150lbs for me. The president is in better shape than me :( ]
  • He doesn’t drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol
    [I don’t drink alcohol, but I do go through at least a couple of gallons of coffee a week]
  • He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside
    [This isn’t so much a “youth” trend as a silly one]
  • He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300
    [Imagine that, someone who actually practices what they preach]
  • He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were “street urchins”

See, these are things that just didn’t come up during the campaign. I think these details about candidates should have been brought to our attention way before the elections. We’re seeing a man with a lot more life experience (which may be worth its weight compared to political experience) than most others who persued the job.  Someone who actually got to spend time and absorb the local culture (rather than spend time being imprisoned by it or spend time ignoring it staring at snow and moose and oil).

And someone who is actually aware that Americana is a spectrum of experiences rather than a monotone sheet of ideology.

9 thoughts on “Obama uses an Apple Laptop

  1. And I know someone who would be giggling like a schoolgirl at this

    SHUDDUP. Don’t be hatin’, be appreciatin’. :P

    And wow he’s a strong guy; I only have Obama beat on bench by 50 lbs.

    Truly, Obama seems like one of the most “normal” politicians I’ve ever known. I think your last sentence is absolutely spot-on, and something the Republicans of late seem to have failed miserably in realizing.

  2. I only have Obama beat on bench by 50 lbs

    Oh go ahead and rub it in my face why dontcha!

    Yeah, his normalcy one of the reasons he can actually understand what’s happening in the U.S. You won’t see the Boy-In-The-Bubble syndrome a la W.

  3. Thanks for dropping by guys!

    @Nar
    Yeah, but we need some cherry sources. Unwrapped and classic are a rare combo these days.

    @ultimo
    You can now rest assured that if you ever visit the White House for an event, you will be guaranteed left handed utensils as well!

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  5. See? ;)

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