Barack Obama Attends Dapper Day

by John Holbo on March 31, 2013

I think they really buried the main story at Boing Boing, linking to this LA Times article about Dapper Day at Disneyland.


The two white guys are obviously enormous secret service agents – easily 7 feet tall – and the two white women (just wait until the right wing blogs find out about this!) are pretty big, too.



John Holbo 03.31.13 at 6:17 am

Because nothing fires up the right wing id like fear of oddly miniaturized dapper black men coming for the giant dapper white women.


robotslave 03.31.13 at 2:29 pm

I’m not sure how you go from “freakishly large hat” to “an unspecified two of the six total white men in this photo seem especially odd to me,” but then I haven’t been keeping up on all of the in-jokes lately.


John Holbo 03.31.13 at 2:40 pm

Ok the probably white guy in the hat who looks like Obama looks fairly short and small of frame, but Barack Obama is rather tall, which makes everyone else in the picture very tall. On the assumption that the guy who looks like Obama actually is Obama. Which, I grant, he probably isn’t. I guess it wasn’t a very good joke.


robotslave 03.31.13 at 2:45 pm

Oh, OK.

Which one is the white guy who looks like Obama? They’re all wearing hats.


John Holbo 03.31.13 at 2:48 pm

You don’t think the guy whose head I circled looks like Obama? I think he looks a lot like Obama.


mrearl 03.31.13 at 2:57 pm

Well, he’s got the ears.


John Holbo 03.31.13 at 3:11 pm

Maybe just me but when I saw it, it just jumped out at me. Looks exactly like our President.


P O'Neill 03.31.13 at 3:33 pm

It’s at least as much of a liking as the wingers claiming that they could see Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the 1979 Tehran US embassy hostage taker photos. Also, further in-jokes surely available by referring to the Whitey Tape.


robotslave 03.31.13 at 3:36 pm


I might call that “damning with faint praise,” but it doesn’t appear to be praise at all?


P O'Neill 03.31.13 at 3:43 pm

@9 I actually agree with JH, there is something at least at quick glance that is BHO likeness.


ben w 03.31.13 at 3:54 pm

The ears and the long face.


rf 03.31.13 at 4:33 pm

” Maybe just me but when I saw it, it just jumped out at me. Looks exactly like our President.”

Great find, it’s the spit of him. But I’m a big believer in the concept of the doppelgänger (in its original literal form, not the sanitised version we now trade in), so I find this post quite worrying


John Holbo 03.31.13 at 4:51 pm

Well I’m relieved I’m not the only one who sees it. I really did have an instantaneous response to the image in which I read the people next to him as giants, since they are all bigger looking. And now I can’t unsee it.


marcel 03.31.13 at 7:40 pm

About those white giant men


marcel 03.31.13 at 7:41 pm


rf 03.31.13 at 9:42 pm

Also, as we’re talking about doppelgängers, Larry Summers and Jon Lovitz?


John Holbo 04.01.13 at 12:49 am

Wow, I hadn’t thought about how the giant dapper white men = giant dapper laundry wedge issue was likely to further inflame the base.


robotslave 04.01.13 at 5:48 am


…and of course we are still waiting for the incisive Crooked Timber think-piece which ever so adeptly equates “big hats” with “things that are funny and not at all serious, because just look at that, it is so funny!”

Er, Wait.

Which Obama policy were we talking about, here?

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