April 23, 2008

Historic ort: Obama's famous waffle goes for $10,000 on eBay.

As well it should. When else has food played such an important role in a political story?

Can you think of any other historic orts and estimate their value at eBay auction? There's that cheesesteak with Swiss cheese that John Kerry ordered, without which cheese he might have won the election.

UPDATE: Bad first link corrected after 8 months. I hope you appreciate it!

12 comments:

Bissage said...

FIRST!

Bissage said...

P.S. Bad first linkeroo?

bearbee said...

When else has food played such an important role in a political story?

A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage – Herbert Hoover
and Loaf and as food czar years before his campaign for Prez.

Bissage said...

"As well it should."

Pedro sez, "Steeel, professora, deee cleeeck eeet does notheeeng."

Ruth Anne Adams said...

If only it had been buns that looked like Mother Theresa, then I could get behind him.

rhhardin said...

There's the poisoned pawn that Bobby Fisher used in the Najdorf Sicilian.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Bush's legendary non-plastic turkey has to rank high on the list.

vbspurs said...

Waffles are sexy. They command a higher price.

Clinton's carrot sold for a buck fifty.

http://asapblogs.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/19/clinton.jpg

Cheers,
Victoria

blake said...

How about the pretzel Bush asphyxiated?

Skyler said...

Ort? That's a word that is dead in the English language except for crossword puzzles. No one has ever used that word in print or orally in 70 years until now.

vbspurs said...

No one has ever used that word in print or orally in 70 years until now.

LOL.

Nice catch! I didn't "see" ort until you pointed it out. My brain just assumed it was art, I'm guessing.

Cheers,
Victoria

Anthony said...

I dop not remember if it was the 1968 presidential race or the 1964 Senate race, but RFK got into trouble in New York for eating pizza with a knife and fork. Today that is acceptable -- back then it was a no no.