Whoz Yer Target Market, Baby?

no, really. that’s a real question. srsly.

Here’s the site: http://barackobama.tumblr.com

I’m having a really really difficult time imagining that the real POTUS’ campaign committee really put this up. Reaching out to the kewl kidz with their social media madd slkz is one thing but ComiCon faaaanz?

Oddly enough, the Obama Poster Project returns a FTO message. Another Memory Hole *00psie*p00f*? It’s baaaaack. and you can get a t-shirt there….

SWeasel SO worth a *clicky* to see her take on it …

Wait… since when did the “Horizon” logo have a Star in it?!??!

Other items available from the Obama Poster Project:

Which comes from this:

Called “Zbama” A tribute to Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou directed by Wes Anderson [it's a movie]

And this: “Odyssey” ‘inspired by’ Kubrick’s 2001

Future offerings are ‘inspired by’ Ghostbusters, The Avengers, Drive, and two[2] Star Wars…

Wonder what other movies will ‘inspire’ posters?

Bonnie & Clyde?

Grapes of Wrath?

Gold Diggers of 1933?

Metropolis?

25 Comments!

  1. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm |

    This depicts a black man wearing a mask.

    I suspect racism.

  2. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm |

    Er, Claire, it is hard to believe that even the BO campaign committee would think this is a good idea (especially since he looks like a total dweeb); but y’know —

    That question about target audience actually sways me toward thinking it makes sense…

    There’s a substantial BO voter demographic that would actually think this is neat….

    Of course a lot of them are still living with their parents…

    Or are too busy saving the environment to notice it’s immature even for a 15 year old…

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm |

    I know nothing about photoshop – that just begs for a “Captain Bullshit” or “Lord Smug” counter.
    Anybody?

  4. geezerette
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 5:56 am |

    I wonder what the A stands for— I can think of something–here’s a hint– it’s an exit port for waste–

  5. Posted March 25, 2012 at 7:12 am |

    I’m guessing the “A” stands for ass rape.

  6. geezerette
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 7:19 am |

    Or hole—

  7. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 7:32 am |

    In 2008 there were 2 demographics that overwhelmingly voted for OBoBo.
    1. Black Americans.
    2. Young Americans.

    For all the likely comic book familiar and Negroid Race voters, this poster is targeted. It is classic OBoBo tribal politics; the antithesis of the words on our Statue of Liberty and Liberty Bell.

    Other political philosophies that employ the “divide and conquor” tactic are:
    1. The RAT Party.
    2. Communist Party.
    3. Socialist Party.
    4. Facsist Party.
    5. Green Party.
    6. La Raza.
    7. Progressives [...for thee but not me...].
    8. MfcsMedia [...formerly the 4th Estate...].
    9. OCCUPYShits.
    10.Any Fucking Frenchman.

  8. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 8:12 am |

    It really is just a marketing campaign, iddn’t it? Like for selling a Volt or a laundry soap. Mad Men indeed.

    ‘Course maybe it has been just that for a long time. But the idea in the mad men’s heads of their target market has changed from adults worried about things like the economy, security, and Values like Freedom of the Individual and who are willing to learn about and discuss difficult, oft dry subjects.

    Now We The People Target Market are seen as children who must be protected by our “Superiors” from the adult worries over the economy, nanny-intrusion, world politix, etc. and given all-squish, all-juice, all emo-based enticements to “vote.” Oh, look: feudalism. again…

    That’s gonna be a lot of work — getting Americans to bend the knee…

    Dick @ 3 — rly, clicky on the SWeasel linky. Good start. Wait til Rodgie gets hold of this. It really is worthy of a PS InnarToobs Meme…
    [start with a CircleD on the front and a GE logo on the side......]

  9. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 8:32 am |

    Looking for more naive voters:

    http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/9sGsApBs93Jz2a35aI3PPw–/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD02MTI7cT04NTt3PTUwNQ–/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-03-25T055531Z_1598626279_GM1E83P0ZOL01_RTRMADP_3_NUCLEAR-SUMMIT.JPG

    (sorry, don’t know how to embed a pic here)

  10. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 8:40 am |

    Oh, look: feudalism. again…

    Claire, you’ve got a way with words.

    To all who speculate on what the “A” might stand for. So may options it’s hard to choose; but, from now on, when I hear one of his shallow, condescending, full-of-himself, facts-take-a-holiday speeches here’s the word I’m going to think as I turn it off:

    “Asinine”

  11. mech
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 8:40 am |

    Gump happens.

    Let’s not let it happen again.

  12. mech
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 8:42 am |

    Oh, and recolor the “captain uhmerrika” as The Joker. . .

  13. Posted March 25, 2012 at 8:58 am |

    Nigga out after dark without handcuffs AND wearing a mask?

    *cue sound of shotgun racking*

  14. geezerette
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:09 am |

    The space helmet should have a condom over it.

  15. geezerette
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:09 am |

    A free one.

  16. Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:37 am |

    …I wonder if they licensed any of that from the copyright/trademark owners??

  17. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:44 am |

    Dave’s not here, man…

  18. Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:55 am |

    Geezerette, the A stands for:

    Image Hosted by ImageShack.usBy bohemian88 at 2012-03-25

  19. geezerette
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 11:24 am |

    Bohemian– that’s a three pointer— HEGOTEH!!!

  20. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm |

    Bohemian ^^ OMG!!!

  21. SherryM
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm |

    Hi all, was gone for a bit but thought I wold post My thoughts on the Obobo pic’s.

    [IMG]http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/SherryPM72/Obobo.jpg[/IMG]

  22. mech
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm |

    Hi Sherry!

    Good to have you back.

  23. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm |

    I don’t get the hat………….

  24. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm |

    ^ I think it’s a baby bottle nipple, but I don’t remember to context.

    Whatever the intent, it does make a nice icon for the nanny state.

  25. mojo
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 9:43 am |

    “Meet John Doe”