Where’s your Science and Pie section?

November 28, 2011

 

Hey Blog Guy, I saw a picture of President Obama browsing in a Washington, DC bookstore. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it, that the president is such a devoted reader?

Oh please…

Huh? I thought we would be on the same page about this, so to speak.

Yes, of course reading is a very good thing. But let’s not kid ourselves. Obama was at my neighborhood bookshop, Kramerbooks.

So?

Kramerbooks seamlessly connects to the Afterwords Cafe, which sells sinfully rich pies and cakes. Now, Obama’s interest in desserts and junk food has been well-covered in this blog, so what do you think he was really doing at that shop? Let’s look at all the photos.

Yep, just as I suspected. See, he feigns interest in the SCIENCE section, and the next thing you know he’s looking at red velvet cake and goober pie. See for yourself.

Blog Guy, I’m amazed. How on EARTH did you deduce that?

It wasn’t hard. It’s a ploy I’ve used myself, many times.

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President Barack Obama with his daughters Malia (L) and Sasha visit Kramerbooks in Washington, November 26, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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I am delighted to see Kramerbooks in today’s blog. I have had many a memorable and delicious brunch there.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

We all know that the POTUS uses electronic means for everything, including his nightly talk to the FFOTUS (First Family Of The US). On this line of thought, the POTUS would never read anything in the old fashioned printed out style. Hence, the use of a NOOK reader would be more to his liking, while reading a book.

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

Oh cry me an iriver. So what if the Prez’s interest in Science is Kindled by junk food?
As Hermie the Pizza Guy would say “We need Kobos, not hobos”.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Photo #2: Becky is back, and she dyed her hair. http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/10/27/its-lard-work-but-someone-has-t o-do-it/

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

MMmmm…pie…

What’s with the panda on the cover of Malia’s book? Isn’t she a little old for that sort of thing?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Used book stores are the best on a cold, windy, rainy Autumn afternoon, especially if they serve a cup of coffee so strong that a horseshoe will float in it. All the hours I spent in Borders in Ann Arbor, browsing used books…. I never knew what I would find inside of them. In one, an edition of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, I found folded inside of it a copy of a final exam on The Faerie Queene, administered at The University of Michigan in 1922.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

The other day, I noticed, in a local store, my pies are squared! Isn’t that some kind of fooferaw noticed by scientific mathematicians?

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

I made an apple crumble over the weekend and had that with custard… But I do enjoy a good book with something just as tasty to eat…
Mmmmmmmm!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I thought I’d just stop by
For some books and a slice of pie
What kinds are there?
Both apple and Moliere?
Huzzah! I can be there by 10 if I try

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Nicely written RB :)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

We all love pie, very random indeed!

Posted by Arbrene-Hussain | Report as abusive

@Arbrene-Hussain: Welcome to commenting! It’s not as random as you might think. The Blog Guy knows of everyone’s love for pie:
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/11/14/buy-buy-miss-american-pie/

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

I have books about the Science of Pies, it’s a perfectly valid book store section.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Spinny, you are like a library of blogs.. you go, girl!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hmm… this thought came to my mind:

Krispy Krame-r. Would be the official hangout for this community, methinks!

Reading the Bard and downing medi-doughnuts…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

@Malteser: “Reading the Bard and downing medi-doughnuts…”
Malt, you’re living the dream

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

Not anymore…now with the news of this blog’s imminent disappearance, it’s actually sad re-reading my comment. Meh.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive