By Cory Doctorow at 8:05 am Thu, Feb 19, 2009
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(Thanks, Mike Sky!)
That is so insane! I can’t believe how cute it is though.
This really is turning into a cult of personality, isn’t it?
You know in 20 years there will be t-shirts of Obama’s face (probably the already iconic Shepherd Fairey image) being worn by hipsters and students, as Che and Mao are now.
And when you ask these students who the guy on their t-shirt is, you’ll get the same response you get now:
“I dunno. I just thought it looked cool”.
wow. that’s surprisingly good. Usually food that’s designed to look like someone turn out terrible, like those cookies that are suppose to resemble muppets.
@13STRONG: Maybe it’s time to redo this New Yorker cartoon with another meta-level?
Check out page 4 of the site. That sushi platter looks awesome!
@13STRONG: Personaly, I think the Che T-shirts have a delicious irony, at least when bought from major retail chains.
#2 Uh I think that’s already happening
Isn’t Fish Paste Teeth’s new album coming out soon?
Check out the rest of the images.
Here’s what the final product looks like:
While the Obama-roll might be out of my league, I think I might be able to pull off the smiley face:
thats when you say “Well, his name is Che Guevara. He was an Argentinian revolutionary who’s political ideology authorized the slaughter of thousands of political dissidents and their families, including women and children. The government that he helped to form in Cuba has continued political purges and stifled freedom of speech, religion, association, and movement; and cannot to this day produce enough food to feed most Cubans.”
When someone asks you about the face on your quarter, you say, “His name is George Washington. The nation he helped found financed nun-bayonetters in Nicaragua, ran secret bombing in Indochina, participated in the slaughter of 650,000 civilians (and counting) in Iraq, practiced slavery and segregation, invaded and slaughtered in the Philippines and many other countries. It went on to incarcerate a greater fraction of its population than any other industrial power, disproportionately people of color. The indigenous people on the land his country occupied were slaughtered, suppressed, and stripped of their dignity and rights for centuries. Union organizers, anti-war activists and other dissidents were imprisoned in their thousands, as were people who refused to join the slave/conscript army.”
Bravo Mr. Doctorow, bravo.
You can refrain from buying a shirt.
Refusing payment in legal tender will void a debt in a lot of states.
Yeah, but how does it taste?
@kay the complainer
Anything with kamaboko is going to be a taste wonderland.
Forgive me if I find the correlation between Che Guevara and George Washington to be spurious at best. Whatever sins you believe America to have committed would in no way be condoned by Washington. Guevara, on the other hand, actively participated in the suppression of those freedoms we hold dearest but are not permitted to the Cuban people.
In other words, I acknowledge your right to your opinion, but I respectfully disagree.
I HOPE it tastes as good as it looks.
From sushi to genocide in 10 posts. Impressive.
“Forgive me if I find the correlation between Che Guevara and George Washington to be spurious at best.”
I can only assume you missed the spurious correlation drawn between Che and Obama by 13Strong, which Cory was responding to with delicious irony.
I interpret 13Strong’s comment as more a response to the lack of historical comprehension in cultural icons than an exact correlation between Che and Obama themselves.
I think Cory may have been thinking the other George, yu know, W is for war Bush.
@ orangeorangutan #15:
…Whatever sins you believe America to have committed would in no way be condoned by Washington.
Yeah, there’s no WAY that the father of our country would have tolerated things like slaughtering the natives or enslaving an entire race of human beings.
Barrack Obama’s campaign promises were to make things more transparent and wait at least FIVE days before he signed a bill so everyone could read it. But he gave lawmakers 24 hours to review the recent stimulus scam. Wow sounds like he lied. I really wanted him to do the right thing for this country but it looks like it is business as usual. Different boss but same results. Not only that he is loaning money that we donâ€™t have. Financially it does not make sense. If they wanted to make real change they could just give the money BACK to the people. Make fun all you want but the proof is right in front of you.. you just have to wake up and see the writing on the wall
How long before the AP sues this guy too?
You can’t see that’s *exactly* what Cory was doing?
Hey, I got this great bridge for sale in Brooklyn, interested?
OMG WANT WANT WANT
Your trite attempt at an affront notwithstanding, I concede the point, as initially I did not, in fact, see that that was Cory’s intent. I see it now, thanks to you, and rescind my earlier statement in response to Cory’s comment. Perhaps I’m just not as smart as you, MDH, and I truly hope that makes you feel good inside.
Perhaps I’m just not as smart as you, MDH, and I truly hope that makes you feel good inside.
Wow. Just wow. You need to grow up.
I see what you did there.
Initially I was being helpful, then you got trite, and I matched your tone.
If you don’t like your own medicine then please think before you write.
No, my bad, I got trite first.
And I’m no smarter than you, outside of this comment thread, as far as i know.
@orangeorangutan + @MDH
Please kiss and make up, your comments are not in the flavor of a Sushi Obama.
(Yes we conc)
In the final picture it’s got ears, and looks much more Obama-like.
In the final picture it’s got ears, and looks much more Obama-like.
It looks sorta like an AP photo…..
(@orangorangutan, please don’t be so defensive when someone ridicules you for saying something ridiculous, this is the internet, so try and have a better sense of humor about yourself. I do.)
please don’t be so defensive when someone ridicules you for saying something ridiculous
You’re right, I should lighten up. After all, I actually do appreciate you helping me understand the intent of Cory’s comment. I respect him a great deal. Thanks.
I for one want to eat me some Obushi.
Let’s just hope this legendary Sushi chef hales from Obama City.
*sigh* Arguments about Washington vs. Guevara. Washington is not Jesus, and Che is not Pol Pot (nor the other way round.) Humans are rarely the perfect idols or demons we think they are: MLK and JFK had affairs, Jefferson kept slaves, Stalin was a loving father to his own kids even as he was causing the deaths of millions of Ukrainians. After they are dead they become symbols, idealized good or evil. You can look at Che as a commie terrorist, or you can look at him as a freedom fighter; both are true.
Is eating Obama sushi a sign of idolatry or disrespect? I guess it would depend on your attitude whilst eating it– imagine a Ku Klux Klansman eating Obama sushi, grinning and guffawing. (Actually, I find it hard to imagine a Klansman eating any kind of sushi. . . . )
@13strong Really? 20 years from now kids won’t remember who President Obama is? Even though he’ll most likely still be alive, writing books, working with charities, and doing talk shows like Jimmy Carter? Ask the next college kid you see with a Habitat for Humanity t-shirt on if they know who Jimmy Carter is.
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