“Obama Salute” = Big Fat Zero



The Obama Salute has been unveiled. In what I can only assume is a viral publicity stunt, a Los Angeles firm has designed a new salute to be used when earthlings encounter Barack Obama. It’s a strange emblem indeed. It looks like a request for a donut combined with Japan‘s famous rising sun.

“Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama’s nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future,” says Rick Husong, who owns The Loyalty Inc.

Worse yet, on second glance, it looks like someone is mocking Obama, holding up a Big Fat Zero as he enters the room. Hopefully you’ve taken the USRDA of happy pills before you flash this gang sign.

“You interlace your hands in a circle, the interlacing being a symbol of different types of people coming together and the circle a symbol of unity,” said Husong.

The only thing missing in this symbol is a unicorn riding on a rainbow. I guess time will tell if the Obama Salute resonates with modern voters.

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