Today’s surprisingly challenging photoshop fodder.

I got sent this by a colleague, and he and I agree on the problem that it represents: how do you improve on nature, here?

(Original via @michellemalkin)  Seriously, look at it for a moment.  Everything that I’ve thought of that could be added just seems to end up… detracting from the original, somehow.  The best that I could come up with that was even worth sharing was adding the volleyball from that Tom Hanks movie.  And even that is a stretch.

I’m not saying that it couldn’t be done, but… it’s a heck of an image, as is.

#rsrh What’s worse than having Walter Mondale…

…give you political advice?

Walter Mondale being right.

“He uses these idiot boards to read speeches in television, and I think he loses the connection that he needs emotionally with American voters,” Mondale said in an interview set to air this evening on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, according to a transcript from the network.

But that’s not the best part! The best part is Ben Smith’s update, where ‘a source’ (that’s Beltway for ‘a White House official wanting a little payback for being lectured by Walter Mondale’) wanted to make sure that people knew that Mondale would be using his own idiot board at a rally tomorrow.  Normally I’d assume that it was Rahm Emanuel who ‘leaked’ that – it’s ineffectual and petty, after all – but Rahm’s gone off to the Emerald City.  Something about getting a heart*…

Via Hot Air.

Moe Lane

*It may not be going well.

John Crace is never going to have Barack Obama call on him.

(Via Dan Collins Tweet) But that’s OK: he’s British, so he doesn’t particularly give a tinker’s dam. First read Don Surber, for what we’ll charitably call the original answer (if you aren’t detecting any actual semantic content, don’t worry about it).  Then read Crace for his deciphering of all the ahs, umms, and pauses that usually get edited out of the transcripts of the Greatest Orator EVAR.

Suddenly makes a lot more sense, huh?

TOTUS, you need to start thinking about this relationship that you have with the Big Guy.  Is it really, you know, helping both of you?

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

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President Obama to be helped with answers at future press conferences.

I am running out of ways to say that irony is dead.

At least, if you believe the American Spectator, which admirably deadpans this hysterically funny revelation:

“It looked scripted beyond the scripted part, the speech,” says one former communications adviser, who has been feeding notes and suggestions to the White House team and worked with them on the inauguration. “Every president has gone into one of these things knowing that there were some pre-arranged questions or journalists to be called on, but this one was pretty ham-handed.”

To that end, he says, the White House is looking to install a small video or computer screen into the podium used by the president for press conferences and events in the White House. “It would make it easier for the comms guys to pass along information without being obvious about it,” says the adviser.

Dan Riehl, once he finished laughing at everybody who screeched about Bush and earpieces in 2004, went on… no, wait, Dan never actually stopped laughing at those poor, deluded folks. Hard to blame him for that, really.

Moe Lane

Crossposted at RedState.