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He’s pickin’ his nose in every shot!

Hey, Barack, you see what I deed when they took that group peeksure?

No Dimitry, I guess I missed that.

Heh heh heh... I poot my finger like thees, so it looks like I am peeking my nose! Watch for eeet when the drugstore sends us the prints.

Dimitry, you're a rascal! Are G8 summits always this goofy?

Sure, Barack! I've got a meelion novelty gags. Here, let me show you - shake my hand!

No thanks, Dimitry. Not until you wash it...

Oh, you're a smart one, Barack. Look there, somebody has barfed on the floor! Oh! Eeeet eees only rubber!

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Russia's President Dimitry Medvedev laugh after a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy July 10, 2009. REUTERS/ Chris Wattie

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That’s really subtle, dudes!

It's time once again for an episode of our popular feature, Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Caption, But Didn't.

Yesterday they shot the group photo of the world leaders who participated in a summit in L'Aquila, Italy.

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Abe Lincoln, the Big Cheese!

Happy July 4th, Blog Guy. I just saw an Abe Lincoln statue made of cheese. Isn't that disrespectful?

No. If you know your history, you know Lincoln was a passionate cheese enthusiast.

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Don’t turn around, Mr. President!

It's me, Blog Guy, the aspiring photojournalist you've been mentoring. Congratulate me, I just shot my first presidential event, and here's my shot! What do you think?

Um, it's pretty much in focus, I'll say that for it.


Good use of depth-of-field. I like those lights in the background.

Thanks. What else? Don't be afraid to be critical.

Well, I was just wondering, did  you shoot from the same angle as the other photographers?

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SWAT team at the White House?

Blog Guy, have you seen that video of President Barack Obama killing a fly with his bare hands?

Sure. I've watched it 82 times so far. It's important footage because of the history of presidents and insects.

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Let’s take a load off until a taxi comes by…

Ooookay, guys, I'll admit it was a dumb idea to just drop by the ambassador's residence here in Paris without calling first, but who knew he'd be out on a weeknight?

Y'know, he told me to come by if I was ever in France, but I guess folks always say that.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Indiana Obama and the Bail-Out of Gold!

Mr. Spielberg, I know we didn't plan to make any more Indiana Jones movies, but this opportunity is just too good to pass up.

Forget about Harrison Ford. We're recasting the part with - are you ready? - President Barack Obama!

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Blog Guy, can you clear something up for me? I saw photos of President Barack Obama and other major European leaders at the D-Day ceremonies in France, but there is one guy in a uniform who isn't identified.

Yes, I noticed that, too. I believe he is Captain Kangaroo.

Excuse me? Why would Captain Kangaroo be with world leaders?

He was a war hero in World War II, fighting alongside actor Lee Marvin. So it makes sense.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Just drive in circles while I finish my candy bar!

This photo from yesterday, showing a presidential snack, has me baffled.

See, the president just landed in Germany on Air Force One. He gets off the plane and into his limo, and suddenly, HE'S EATING A CANDY BAR!

Hold on! They don't have food for him on his plane? Was there a vending machine on the tarmac and he just couldn't resist some rich chocolaty nougat goodness, or what?

from DealZone:

Driven to the brink

fritz1In Detroit, it is a fact of life that you are what you drive.

GM and Chrysler have staked their future -- and some $20 billion of taxpayer-backed loans -- on the idea that they can reinvent themselves as lean, green and mean manufacturers of small and fuel-efficient cars and electric-drive vehicles.

That's a vision that resonates with the Obama administration, which has announced an ambitious target of putting 1 million plug-in hybrid cars like the much-touted Chevy Volt on the road by 2010.