Friday, November 14, 2008


I had no idea that Barack Obama was a Spidey fan and I had no idea of his geek roots. According to News-a-Rama the President-Elect not only has a Pac Man sticker on his Mac (increasing his geek coolness exponentially) but he’s addicted to his Blackberry, has read Harry Potter and (via Telegraph) he not only collected Conan the Barbarian but Spider-Man comics, too. A true man of the people if ever a President was one.

News-a-Rama wrote this story on the five lessons that Obama can learn from the web slinger. The lessons are complete with citations of which story the lesson was found. Undoubtedly, you can guess the numero uno lesson, can’t you? For the love of all that is holy and good tell me that you can. Just in case you cannot I don’t want you to feel ignorant in front of everyone, so I’ll list the lessons that News-a-rama have outlined. Pay special attention to the first, third and fifth ones. They were especially lost on our current president.

  1. With great power there must also come – great responsibility.
  2. Never lost your sense of humor.
  3. Bad things are going to happen. The important thing is how you respond.
  4. The press isn’t your friend.
  5. In order to get things done, sometimes you have to reach across the (super hero) aisle.

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