*Posted January 28, 2009*
Even if you wanted to crawl under a rock and ignore everything Obama during his inauguration media blitz, there was really no way you could. Movie sites were showing live feeds and discussing biopics (Will Smith or Denzel??? w00t!!!). Sports sites were running stories about Obama (he wants a college playoff!!!! OMG!!!) It couldn't, and shouldn't be ignored. By himself, Obama is a pretty cool President, almost like David Palmer. He's addicted to cigarettes and his blackberry. He's web-savvy and also knows how to ball it up. His policies may suck really bad, but as a figurehead for this country, we could do a lot worse. The thing that really grinds my gears is that we don't just get Obama. We get smug celebrities up on their pedestals. We get Oprah Winfrey crying. We get loony lefties booing Bush (unbelievable) during the final transition. The coolest thing about the inauguration is this picture, a 1,474 megapixel, panoramic view of his speech. I spent 10 minutes zooming into the crowd, searching for random celebs. It's like a real life "Where's Waldo!" Hey, there's P. Diddy! Look, it's Denzel Washington! Bush and Cheney look awesome sitting behind Obama (especially Cheney's hat, but I didn't know he was in a wheelchair). Best hat goes to George H.W. Bush, who had the displeasure of sitting next to Bill and Hillary (more on Hillary later). You can also spot Al and Tipper, Dan Quayle, and a sleeping Supreme Court Justice. Definitely a good time waster.