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5/3/2011

I Want to be Really, Really Clear on This… oSama is Dead, not oBama…

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 2:57 pm



[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.  Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]

Update: Off topic, but this is a brilliant piece by Frank J. Flemming of IMAO. Thanks to Milhouse for pointing it out.

One of my first gallows humor jokes on the night we learned Osama bin Laden was killed was to say to my father, “watch how often people accidentally say Obama when they mean Osama.”  I even learned of one example and made it the joke of a post that night.

Well, it has been a very big problem getting this screwed up.  From Jimmy Kimmel’s show:

The best is when the woman (don’t recognize her) says that President Obama made killing Obama his top priority…

And from a less-funny “quirky” news segment:

Oy.

You can watch a round up of late night comedians, by the way, on the killing, here.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

6 Responses to “I Want to be Really, Really Clear on This… oSama is Dead, not oBama…”

  1. bananafana fofama fee fi momama

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  2. The blonde girl is ear-ah-tate-tinnnnng!

    L.N. Smithee (eca0f0)

  3. Kate and Williams need to be thankful Osama was not killed on their big day. Would have ruined things.. If only..

    The Emperor (2e3498)

  4. This is a must read.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  5. I am an American in London, so we are 5 hours ahead. Monday was a holiday (May Day — it is socialist New year or something like that) and I was planning on sleeping late.

    My wife was woken up about 5 AM by some cats fighting or something, and went down to watch TV. She tried to wake me up with the news but in my groggy state all I heard was “Obama” “killed” and “Pakistan” and I had a moment of panic. It took her about a minute to get me straightened out

    Room 237 (d8e9bd)

  6. Very easy to get “Obama” and “Osama” confused, so here’s a simple way to remember: one is a radical, America-hating fanatic and the other was just shot by Navy SEALs.

    lostingotham (2ccb2c)


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