The Corner

There Are Some things You Can’t Unsee

As if an entire blog dedicated to “an exploration of the graphics and graffiti in support of Barack Obama” wasn’t unnecessary enough, the latest entry is a painting of a nude Obama riding a unicorn done by an artist who “who normally paints photos of people with pancakes on their heads.” I’m sure the Committee for the Preservation of the White House will have a tough time deciding whether that will match the decor better in the Lincoln Sitting Room or the Treaty Room…

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Film & TV

A Sad Finale

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The Great Misdirection

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Film & TV

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