Sunday, January 18, 2009

Celebrate the Inauguration with Iconic Posters

Peggy sent me a link to a site called obamiconme, where you can do a version of Shepard Fairey's now famous Obama poster. It's kind of fun play around with. Here's the original (on the left, in case you weren't sure), one of me, one of Michele and me, and our cat Nigella. Enjoy!




10 comments:

Le French Cuistot said...

Hi mate,

I was looking to update my link because I have just changed my website name.

Could you update the link Le French Cuistot using the following url : http://www.recette-en-video.com

Thanks a lot, cya

Le French Cuistot
http://www.recette-en-video.com
Recette de cuisine facile en video

Chef John said...

Sure, no problem, I just changed it. But, come on, you come to an American's blog who just did cassoulet and you left without ripping it! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hot dogs?

Chef John said...

"Hope" was taken.

Billy Brimstone said...

Great pictures chef john!

About "hope"...here's a great point of view (which I coincidentally, happen to share) exposed by Pr. Chomsky which you might like (or not) to allow on your blog since it can also be read as a humorous statement of people's despair:

"Obama’s handlers, the campaign managers, have created an image that is essentially a blank slate. In the Obama campaign the words are hope, change, unity – totally vacuous slogans said by a nice person, who looks good and talks nicely – what commentators call 'soaring rhetoric' – and you can write anything you like on that blank slate." Furthermore, "support for Obama is a popular phenomenon," which "reflects the alienation of the population from the institutions. People are grasping at a straw: here’s a possibility that maybe somebody will stand up for what they want."
He continues: "[T]he Obama phenomenon, I think, reflects the alienation of the population that you find in the polls: 80% say the country is run by a few big interests. While Obama says we are going to change that, there’s no indication of what the change is going to be. In fact, the financial institutions, which are his major contributors, think he’s fine, so there’s no indication of any change. But if you say “change,” people will grasp at it; you say “change” and “hope,” and people will grasp at this and say, OK, maybe this is the savior who will bring about what we want, even though there is no evidence for it. ... So I think the Obama phenomenon and people’s alienation go hand in hand."

And as always, Bon appetit!

Chef John said...

i like hot dogs

Charlemange said...

That site isn't working for me. It just keep going back to the home page >:(

Chef John said...

It took me a few days to get in. I think they are overloaded.

servlet said...

I really like these pictures, especially the Cookin' and Nigella ones. :)

S/V Blondie-Dog said...

I still like the HOPE poster the best... not that it has anything to do with cooking.