January 4, 2011

Man in shorts!

Everyone is alerting me to this picture on Drudge:



Shorts... and very skinny!

120 comments:

Freeman Hunt said...

I don't need to see the President's feet.

Sixty Grit said...
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Lincolntf said...

Kate Moss with a tan.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Flip flops on his feet......bwahahahah.

Clyde said...

Ditto, DBQ. My first thought exactly...

Ann Althouse said...

Looks like he's in Hawaii and waiting in line for an ice cream cone... or whateverthehell... shave ice. I think shorts are okay in that situation, actually.

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Dust Bunny Queen said...

So if he goes to the South of France and attends a nude beach....we get to see the full Monty?


Pass.

Where is his respect for the Office of President? Not to say that he shouldn't enjoy himself, wear shorts etc, but I sure don't remember any other past President being so casual and disrespectful in public of his position as a representative of this Country.

AJ Lynch said...

I have never had a Slurpee. Yet Obama's anecdote made it sound so ubiquitous. Has most everyone here had a Slurpee?

Sixty Grit said...
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edutcher said...

No self-respecting chicken would ever lay claim to those.

Ann Althouse said...

Looks like he's in Hawaii and waiting in line for an ice cream cone... or whateverthehell... shave ice. I think shorts are okay in that situation, actually

Thank you, Madame. That's when I wear them, but, damn, I'm glad I played soccer for 13 years. I can say without any vanity I've got better legs than that.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Flip flops on his feet......bwahahahah

We'll be seeing plenty of those on him the next 2 years.

chickelit said...

Mannish boy

Fernandinande said...

"Is it because of my calves? The calves are the hardest muscle group to gain mass!" -Millhouse

Clyde said...

@ DBQ

On the other hand, we don't want to see him at the beach in a suit a la Nixon.

I wish there was some way to slim the government budget the same way that Obama is slimming down.

AJ Lynch said...

I agree with DBQ - he is dressed like a typical video store customer who could not get a date on Saturday night.

Freeman Hunt said...

Looks like he's in Hawaii and waiting in line for an ice cream cone... or whateverthehell... shave ice.

Okay. I thought it was an airport.

Freeman Hunt said...

Ha ha. Which would make no sense.

Cold medicine.

Triangle Man said...

Althouse, why aren't you out skating on the lake with Meade?

Curtiss said...

He's waiting in line to buy a snow cone.

I guess they don't have Five Guys in Hawaii.

Ann Althouse said...

"but I sure don't remember any other past President being so casual and disrespectful in public of his position as a representative of this Country."

I remember Clinton out running in shorts. Letterman used to joke about his "pasty white thighs."

"Althouse, why aren't you out skating on the lake with Meade?"

We will!

Ann Althouse said...

"but I sure don't remember any other past President being so casual and disrespectful in public of his position as a representative of this Country."

I remember Clinton out running in shorts. Letterman used to joke about his "pasty white thighs."

"Althouse, why aren't you out skating on the lake with Meade?"

We will!

Fred4Pres said...

I think shorts are okay in that situation, actually.

Sure Ann, Sure. Anything to justify that vote of yours!

TWM said...

Except when running or playing basketball or some other short-appropirate sport/exercise, shorts are never okay in public on the president. This guy is Urkel times "pizza-infinity."

Then again, should Sarah manage to get herself elected, I might be willing to reconsider . . .

Michael said...

The President of the United States of America. And he isn't even exercising. He is standing there with his shirt untucked like the slacker he is. I would give ten thousand dollars this very minute to see his transcripts.

lemondog said...

Bent knees and slight pigon-toed stance seems to scream baaaaaaathroom break.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Except when running or playing basketball or some other short-appropirate sport/exercise, shorts are never okay in public on the president.

Exactly.

He should also avoid all those unflattering and really unappetizing shots of him shoving food into his face.

Obviously, those must be photo ops, since given his emaciated state, I don't think he is eating very well.

Seriously though, I think he looks ill. Hence my predition that he will not run in 2012 and will use health issues as a reason. (Any reason for him not to run would work for me, probably for Hillary as well /wink.)

The Crack Emcee said...

That's not skinny - that's healthy!

lemondog said...

GWB in shorts and crocs

TWM said...

"GWB in shorts and crocs."

And he doesn't look any better than Barry.

Freeman Hunt said...

GWB in shorts and crocs

He was just visiting rhhardin's house.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

At least he doesn't have Camel Toe

They both need to have someone dress them in the morning, since it is apparant that they can't do it themselves.....or they just get dressed in the dark and never look in a mirror.

Titus said...

If I was in that store and he motioned me to follow him to the bathroom to conduct jerky jerky I definitely wood.

ricpic said...

He would be comic relief if he wasn't such a vicious bastard.

Pete said...

The President is being pragmatic in those shorts; therefore, Althouse approves.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Looks like he's in Hawaii and waiting in line for an ice cream cone... or whateverthehell... shave ice. I think shorts are okay in that situation, actually

Uh what? So if it's a typical Hoosier summer day, 90 degrees and 100% humidity you'd scorn me for displaying my tanned, toned and fabulously muscular cyclist legs in cargo shorts but its ok if I'm the President waiting in line for a snowcone.

This is why I gave up trying to understand female logic 20 years ago.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Flip flops on his feet......bwahahahah.

Remember back in the day when they were called 'thongs'? ;-)

William said...

As someone afflicted with skinny legs, I feel a sudden surge of sympathy for Obama. I suppose you could argue that pictures like this make the President look weak and vulnerable, and that the President of the United States should never look weak and vulnerable in public. However, you are all misreading the true semiotics of skinny legs. Much as Taft's girth was symbolic of an expansionary republic, the slender legs of Obama indicate fragile underpinnings of our economy. Obama has the legs we deserve.

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lemondog said...

So if, for example, you are Ahmadinejad being threatened by the President of the United States, do you try to maintain perspective by picturing him in his shorts and flip-flops?

SteveR said...

Take off your sunglasses indoors!

Titus said...

I would pull those shorts down and hopefully hit the hard on on the way and watch it bounce as his shorts hit the floor.

I would then do a full inspection of the cock in order to get a better and more indepth analysis about what I am working with.

dont tread 2012 said...

@Titus

Shut up already. Either that or get back to your 8th grade Home Ec class. Sheesh.

Somebody buy that president a 1/2 pound cheeseburger, fries and a 20 oz. milkshake for Christ sake. He's scaring the old folks.

Methadras said...

So Ann, does this cement your Erkle hatred once and for all? Fear the shorts.

wv = hairaies. lol

Methadras said...

Titus said...

I would pull those shorts down and hopefully hit the hard on on the way and watch it bounce as his shorts hit the floor.


Your fantasies are so cute. I thought you liked hog, not vienna sausages.

rhhardin said...

It looks unexceptionable to me.

It's his stupid economics that's the problem.

Kirby Olson said...

He doesn't look like any other president.

garage mahal said...

Aw man can't you even it out and show us some real hunkage, a REAL leader like Vladimir Putin? So hawt! He hunts whales, knows judo and everything. And don't even get me started on those hot pics of him shirtless. *fanning self*

lemondog said...

Much as Taft's girth was symbolic of an expansionary republic, the slender legs of Obama indicate fragile underpinnings of our economy. Obama has the legs we deserve.

Interesting. I like it.

One can apply a similar parallel to:

The Great Depression and the wheel-chair bound FDR,

The US as emergent power with the bandy legged and feisty Truman,

The US as post-war economic powerhouse with the football playing Kennedy.

Fred4Pres said...

Dust Bunny Queen, thanks for that image!

Those look like Mom Jeans!

Hoosier Daddy said...

He doesn't look like any other president.

Lincoln was pretty skinny.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Aw man can't you even it out and show us some real hunkage, a REAL leader like Vladimir Putin?

Patience. I have my exploratory committee already out doing some canvassing.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Lincoln was pretty skinny.

At least he had the decency to not appear in shorts showing his skinny bird legs, flip flops, bare toes and a shirt 5 sizes too large. :-)

chickelit said...

garage mahal said...

So hawt! He hunts whales, knows judo and everything. And don't even get me started on those hot pics of him shirtless. *fanning self*

Easy there garage. You're giving us ideas and we can already see Russia from here.

chickelit said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

At least he had the decency to not appear in shorts showing his skinny bird legs...

Birdman of al-Qatraz?

Freeman Hunt said...

Putin is so embarrassing. And I mean that even apart from his evilness. Can you imagine if he were your president?

Hoosier Daddy said...

At least he had the decency to not appear in shorts showing his skinny bird legs, flip flops, bare toes and a shirt 5 sizes too large. :-)

Summer fashion was pretty conservative back in those days. Rolled up shirtsleeves was about as far as it went to baring skin.

Lincoln was 6'4 too which was ginormous for that era.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Can you imagine if he were your president?

Well if he were still with the KGB he'd have 30% of the liberal electorate as a given. Nostalgia for the good old days and all that.

garage mahal said...

Putin hunts whales from a boat. Our president rides bicycles and wears Mom's Jeans.

"with Vladimir, you never have to wonder even for a nanosecond where his loyalties lie; unlike our wimp."

:(

info said...

Picture accurately captures my perception of the man.

MayBee said...

Jack Sprat.

lemondog said...

Lincoln was pretty skinny.

At least he had the decency to not appear in shorts showing his skinny bird legs, flip flops, bare toes and a shirt 5 sizes too large. :-)


Yeah.....but what about that pipe hat topping off his tall lanky body?

Is the scowling man to his right his body guard Pinkerton?

chickelit said...

MayBee said...
Jack Sprat.

What does that make Michelle?

Pogo said...

1) Metaphor: Obama shorts the US.

2) Nero fiddles while Rome burns.
Zero twiddles while Rahm returns.

rhhardin said...

Jack Sprat

Jacques s'apprête
Coulis de nos fêtes.
Et soif qui dites nos lignes.
Et ne sauve bédouine tempo y aussi,
Telle y que de plat terre, cligne.

wv. hyllye, opposite of nous

Freeman Hunt said...

"with Vladimir, you never have to wonder even for a nanosecond where his loyalties lie; unlike our wimp."

Gross. I don't know why anyone would be impressed with Putin. Politicians are almost all inherently silly. Putin takes that to another level.

Freeman Hunt said...

I may think Obama is a nerd, but he is much cooler than Putin.

chickelit said...

rhhardin said...

Jacques s'apprête
Coulis de nos fêtes.
Et soif qui dites nos lignes.
Et ne sauve bédouine tempo y aussi,
Telle y que de plat terre, cligne.


What Trooper York said.

David said...

I still wonder if he is physically well. There is a reason that he does not release his medical history.

But give him a break on the outfit. It's Hawaii and the man is on vacation.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Of all the countless reasons to criticize or disagree with President Obama, this doesn't rank even in the tenth percentile.

If he dressed like this on the streets of D.C., that would be crass. But when in Rome, ya know? He's in Hawaii, his old stomping grounds. Shorts are standard attire there.

A week or so ago, he was criticized for wanting to keep the photographers away from his casual time. Now he's being criticized for being photographed in his casual time. No matter what he does, he can't win with some people. It's like some sort of Derangement Syndrome.

Hence, I submit that this post needs an Obama is Like Bush tag.

Shanna said...

Flip flops on his feet......bwahahahah.

And not even nice flip flops. Those look like the crappy ones you get at Walmart. He needs to look into getting some reef flip flops. They are awesome. (and you can get some with a bottle opener on the bottom, for some reason)

Seriously, they're like walking on a cloud. Most comfortable flip flops I've ever owned.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I may think Obama is a nerd, but he is much cooler than Putin.

I don't care how 'cool' Obama is....I want a President who is effective, can deal with other nations (who won't return his calls now), can understand a few basic concepts about economics, knows how many States there are in the Union, is somewhat familiar with the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and who basically give a shit about this country instead of trying to destroy it.

Obama can go be cool somewhere else.....we have a Country to run here.

Skyler said...

I've got no problem with his scrawny legs or his scrawny arms, or his nasty dirty toes.

A man's appearances, to a large extent, have little relation to his character or his ability to lead. The exception is when he has lived a life in such a way to destroy his body.

What I don't like is his communist ideology. Attacks on his appearance only serve to detract from the real problem of him being our President.

David said...

Perhaps they are symbolic--coming up short.

Or maybe he had no time to change. Reportedly his latest round of golf (in a foursome) took over five hours and they did not finish 18 holes. You can be sure that the Prez was not waiting for the group ahead.

A five hour round of golf is a pathetic performance.

David said...

Martin L. Shoemaker: "I submit that this post needs an Obama is Like Bush tag."

No way. Bush played speed golf--2 hours or so, often less. And he did not wear shorts.

Fred4Pres said...

Freeman Hunt said...
Putin is so embarrassing. And I mean that even apart from his evilness. Can you imagine if he were your president?

1/4/11 1:00 PM



Putin seems to like animals. Then again, Hitler liked dogs.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

David,

And he did not wear shorts.

Apparently you missed lemondog's link.

Substantive criticism of the President is good. This isn't substantive criticism, it's just mockery.

edutcher said...

Michael said...

The President of the United States of America. And he isn't even exercising. He is standing there with his shirt untucked like the slacker he is. I would give ten thousand dollars this very minute to see his transcripts.

Ditto, plus his medical records.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

At least he doesn't have Camel Toe

You'd have to indulge Titus for that, but I thought only chicks could have them.

Hoosier Daddy said...

He doesn't look like any other president.

Lincoln was pretty skinny.


Abe had Marfan's Disease.

As for The Zero, don't you remember, that was supposed to be his big selling point?

He doesn't look like the guys on the paper money, he's got a funny name, and, did I mention, he's black.

reader_iam said...

I think shorts are okay in that situation, actually.

Yeah, but maybe not **those** shorts in particular.

Sixty Grit said...
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reader_iam said...

Hoosier said: Remember back in the day when they were called 'thongs'? ;-)

I remember they were called *thongs* if they were the ones with the thingie between the big toe and second toe. They were called *flip-flops* if the band part just went across the foot without any toe separator/stopper. My parents would never let me have the latter, the flip-flops, because they said they were too easy to trip one's self up in. Now that I think about it, my parents were pretty wise--and metaphorically speaking, too.

; )

reader_iam said...

Years later, I took to wearing Candies, which were basically flip-flops on stilts. Sure enough, I damn near broke an ankle and actually tumbled down a grass hill at my HS graduation due to that foolish footwear choice. Heh. Memories, baby, memories.

chickelit said...

Substantive criticism of the President is good. This isn't substantive criticism, it's just mockery.

I thought the whole "men in shorts" thing was mockery.

chickelit said...

reader_iam said....
I remember they were called *thongs* if they were the ones with the thingie between the big toe and second toe.

I wore thongs too in the summer when I was a kid. I loved the tanlines they made. ;)

jmadison said...

As David noted, I am concerned that he is not physically well. Blacks and Asian Pacific men who live in the Midwest have a higher incidence of lung cancer than the general population.

Leo Ladenson said...

Isn't "skinny" African slang for AIDS? What is Althouse saying here?

John said...

He sure is skinny. Emaciated almost.

Maybe he has AIDS?

(Probably not but it might be a fun rumor to start.)

On another note, what is his connection to Hawaii? He only lived there about 10 years as a kid. He has no home there, didn't seem to visit often before he bacame a candidate. Does he have relatives there? Friends?

Why does he keep going back?

More importantly, why does he do it on our nickle?

Pogo said...

"Why does he keep going back?
More importantly, why does he do it on our nickel?
"


The second sentence answers the first.

chickelit said...

Leo Ladenson said...

Isn't "skinny" African slang for AIDS? What is Althouse saying here?

If your're right, then she shouldn't have called him skinny. Is "slim" a better word choice?

edutcher said...

John said...

He sure is skinny. Emaciated almost.

Maybe he has AIDS?


More than a few people have speculated Michelle is not his one true love.

Palladian said...

My grandparents called flip-flops "zoris".

John said...

I thought the African brand of AIDS was called "slim disease" not skinny disease.

John Henry

MayBee said...

My grandparents called flip-flops "zoris".

We called them that too, and I later discovered it's from the Japanese name for a similar sandal.

At first, I thought Obama was wearing a skort.

DaveW said...

Who posted that camel-toe link?

DBQ?!? Bad! Bad DBQ, go to your room.

deborah said...

Although the shorts would be better if they were cargo pants, it's the flip-flops that annoy me because they are too short for his feet. Pet peeve.


Freeman:
"I may think Obama is a nerd, but he is much cooler than Putin."

How are you defining cool?

Hee.

Palladian said...

"We called them that too, and I later discovered it's from the Japanese name for a similar sandal."

Makes sense. They lived on Okinawa and around Asia for years.

BJM said...

Althouse...this photo made me LOL.

Clueless.

deborah said...

peu peep bo a perdu ses moutons
et ne sait pas où les trouver
les laisser seuls
et ils vont revenir à la maison
remuant la queue derrière eux

Dust Bunny Queen said...

My grandparents called flip-flops "zoris".

When I was a kid in California in the 50'-60's we called them Go Aheads.

Who posted that camel-toe link?

DBQ?!? Bad! Bad DBQ, go to your room.



Sorry...couldn't help myself :-P

Re: Obama's health. The Hillbuzz guys have some veeeerry interesting theories.

BJM said...

@DBQ

Go Aheads.

WTF?

I was a CA kid in the 50 & 60's and we called them thongs...still do.

chickelit said...

That was pretty Lamm deborah.
Schafe auf! :)

chickelit said...

DBQ said...
I was a CA kid in the 50 & 60's and we called them thongs...still do.

So what do you call thong-thongs...'toe floss?

Roux said...

I certainly will be glad when this classless jackass is out of office. It's Jimmy Carter all over again.

James said...

LOL....

Michelle Obama Arrives Home In Questionable Pants

Sixty Grit said...
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chickelit said...

His shorts fucking suck.

Pardon my French.

deborah said...

@ chick and SG...glad I have access to google translate :)

deborah said...

re Michelle pic, DBQ, thou art truly evil lol.

Penny said...

Heard tell that one could never be too rich or too thin.

Of course that was before we became a nation of poor, fat people.

Penny said...

"The unnamed 'insider' quoted by the report insisted that Mr Obama was working 'non-stop' - and that he was not chain-smoking."

Got to love the dichotomy they set up here. As if the two had anything to do with each other.

But hey, I suppose the point is he's being "good", not "bad".

Dust Bunny Queen said...

re Michelle pic, DBQ, thou art truly evil lol.



Thank you very much :-)

Here is some more ugly sloppy dressing by Michelle. Seriously.....someone dress these people before they appear in public!!!

I don't have a zillion dollars, but even I can put together a better looking, crisper outfit than those rags she and her daughter are wearing. If nothing else they could have changed into something that didn't look like it came from the bottom of a moldy laundry bag before landing the plane.

They try to blame it on the heat...but really? REALLY. How about the guys standing at attention in their crisp, sharp, neat uniforms. Bet they are hot too.

Obamas have zero class. Clueless.

Penny said...

No matter what clothes you wear, there is nothing quite like "dressing up" with an authentic smile.

And before you even mention it, DBQ...Yes, I know that Michelle is prone to authentic scowls.

That's my idea of classless, because surely she isn't clueless that she wears her scowl much too often.

BJM said...

@chickelit

thongS = sandals
thonG= panties/swimwear

Firstly, one seldom, if ever, wears two thong panties or one thong sandal.

Secondly, thong panties/swimwear were unknown in the 50 & 60's. This was considered very racy as was this(@ 3:12) Annette Funicello revealing her belly button in a blue & white two-piece swimsuit scandalized Disney and threatened her contract.

In the 50's & early 60's swimsuits, even two piece, had a modesty front panel that covered the crotch...although as this photo demonstrates not entirely sucessfully...but I digress.

It's never been a problem at our house, even when wearing both items together the Spousal Unit can differentiate between the two...rather well, I might add.

chickelit said...

BJM said...
thongS = sandals
thonG= panties/swimwear


Please explain why "panties" is plural but thong is not, using more "this photo demonstrates" type links.

Faster please. :)

Peano said...

Ann Althouse said... Looks like he's in Hawaii and waiting in line for an ice cream cone... or whateverthehell... shave ice. I think shorts are okay in that situation, actually.

Well, yeah, but did you see the UN-Photoshopped version?

Penny said...

BJM?

"Ladies", back in the day, knew better than to wear white bathing attire.

The color alone, was "scandalous"!

Panels in swimwear never stopped judgmental panels of prying eyes.

In fact, an "anonymous source" once told me that a new genre of science fiction came to pass because of the white bathing suit.

Lionheart said...

Most in Hawaii use the term slippers for thongs/flip flops/zoris . And, Obama does try to be slippery.

backoutwest said...

This man is an embarrassment to the country

knox said...

I think shorts are okay in that situation, actually.

Wha?!

BJM said...

@chickelit

Please explain why "panties" is plural but thong is not, using more "this photo demonstrates" type links.

Okay.

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