Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Barack Obama Endorses the Fobcave

Here's how it happened:

Barack read my post about McCain almost winning me over by being a Lauryn Hill fan and he was all like, "Whoa, I need to do something to win Mr. Fob back, and fast." And he heard that will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas was making this little music video thing for him, so he called up will and he was like, "Dude, you totally need to get Lauryn Hill in that video" but will was like, "Dude, Lauryn Hill is a few tracks short of an album lately, if you know what I mean. Are you sure you want to be connected to her?" and Barack was like, "Ooh, good point. Maybe we could find out who Mr. Fob's second-favorite rapper is?" So will did some asking around, then called up Common and explained the situation and Common was like, "Well, I do like Obama, but I was kind of thinking of swinging over to the Huckabee side... Okay, I guess I'll do it for Mr. Fob."

And you know what? It worked. Who cares about the issues? I'm voting for the guy my favorite performing artists support.

(In case you are Common-illiterate, he's the bald guy with a goatee that shows up about 25 seconds in, then again closer to the end.)


Th. said...


Boy. If somebody had pitched that idea to me I would have snorted then dismissed it. You'll never pull that off, I would have said. It will surely suck.

Well, it surely did not suck. It was pretty dang cool.

It's hard to imagine it working with any other candidate though. He does speak with music already.

Mr. Fob said...

You know, I'm glad you said that, because I kind of secretly liked it and was embarrassed for liking it. But now I know it's okay to like it because you do too.

SenecaSis said...

I guess I skipped over your post about Senator McCain being a Lauryn Hill fan--you know, the political post title and all. But now I've read it. And I'm skeptical about his daughter's claim.

She says:
"...I borrowed his car once in D.C., and I was like, looking through [his] CDs, and I was like, 'Oh, Lauryn Hill.'"

How does she know that that Lauryn Hill CD was HIS CD? Maybe it really belonged to some bimbo he had picked up. Like, you know, like to have some company while he was far away from home for a time?

So, Mr. Fob, I think it truly is a good thing that she didn't woo you to her father's camp. Besides, Obama IS sexy and handsome. And that is one COOL video. Only those who are blind and deaf could resist voting for him.

Mr. Fob said...

Yeah, Clinton totally has the Helen Keller vote.

Rebecca said...

I heart Barack. If he doesn't win I'm totally going to another school.

Mr. Fob said...

If he doesn't win I'm dropping out of school altogether.

green mormon architect said...

Me too...oh wait, I'm already out of school. I'll have my kids drop out of school.

I can't believe how close the race is. It is still virtually a tie and could go either way. Maybe with your full support now and videos like this, Obama will get the surge he needs...

Th. said...


Wait---did he vote for the surge?

Mr. Fob said...

GMA: Yeah, I figure my support will pretty much clinch this for him. Fobs, unite!

Th.: I don't know, but the surge is voting for him.