How Did I Miss This?

November 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm | Posted in Obama! | Leave a comment

And here I thought I was so on the ball.

San Francisco blogger and journalist Mathew Honan came up with the idea for the site “Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle” when it occurred to him that his wife’s passion for cycling had become secondary to her enthusiasm for and efforts on behalf of Senator Obama during the Democratic Primary. “And then … I started thinking how Barack Obama is kind of like the whole country’s new bicycle.”

“The design [is] Spartan: a white background with large-point, all-caps text describing imaginary, mundane good deeds performed by the Democratic presidential candidate. For example: “Barack Obama left a comment on your blog”; “Barack Obama helped you move a sofa.”

It’s pretty funny, and definitely a resource for those days you need someone to be nice to you and all you have is access to the interwebs.

He also made sites for “Ron Paul Is Your New Bicycle” and “John McCain is Your New Bicycle.” What? No “Sarah Palin Is Your New Bicycle”? Sexist!

An interview with Mathew Honan was published in Mother Jones in August 2008 .


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