I am pleased to introduce The Official Guide To Obama Kitsch.
Kitsch is a word of Germanic origin which denotes something that is in poor taste, tacky, pretentious, cheap or trashy.
In order to qualify, the product must (1) feature the name or likeness of His Honor; (2) be a product that actually is for sale, not a mere photoshop or spoof; (3) not be vulgar in my sole judgment; (4) be really tacky, lacking in good taste, funny, or weird; (5) meet my subjective criteria which may change over time.
What makes this Guide “Official”? The same thing that made the The Official Guide to Blagojevich Blogs Official (Hint: The same thing that makes people think the Franklin Mint is related to the U.S. Mint, even though the commercial says it’s not.)
Since we are not trying to sell products, a link to a blog with a photo of the product is preferred. Please post suggested links as Comments, or e-mail me at contact/at/legalinsurrection/dot/com (if you can’t figure out what to change in the address, I’m not sure I want your input).
This list is a work in progress and will be updated frequently, so come back soon (there will be a left column link button to take you to this post).
Here’s the list:
►Flip-flops, chocolate coins and ties
►Toy Action Figure w/gun and saber (manufacturer’s full line here h/t)
►Toy Action Figure in Gold Suit
►Toy Action Figure in Dark Suit
►Barack ‘n Roll Watch
►Inauguration Memorabilia (incl. chocolates, mugs, cologne)
►More Inauguration Memorabilia (incl. t-shirts, plates, shot glasses)
►More Inauguration Memorabilia (commemorative plates and coins)
►More Inauguration Memorabilia (incl. thongs and yo-yos)
►Inauguration Hot Sauce
►Time for a Change Baby Baby Ultrasoft Onesie
►“Obama” Diamond Pendant
►Communist Obama BBQ Apron
►“Yes We Can” Opener
►MILFs For Obama Button
►Coloring Book, Lunch Box, Piggy Bank, etc.
►Chia Obama Handmade Decorative Planter
►Obama Wish List (warning, sophomoric college humor)
►Ben & Jerry’s Yes Pecan Ice Cream
►Obama Nesting Doll
►17″ Plush Doll in Blue/Brown
►(No, I will not link to the commemorative dildo, so don’t ask)
►I Love Obama “Vintage” T-Shirt “made specifically for women” (Vintage? As in circa 2008?)
►Anti-Obama Posters (from the bipartisan purveyor of “Vintage” T-Shirts)
►Iron Man Poster
►Bobble-Head Doll in Dark Suit (only $27.99)
►Very Dark-Skinned Doll with Flag Pin (Doesn’t even look like Him)
►Full Line of Bobble Head Dolls
►Chia Obama (now removed from Walgreens shelves)
►Obama Mao T-Shirt