SLOW NEWS DAY?  12:15 pm April 1, 2009

Exclusive Video Of President Obama’s Limo Parking Outside 10 Downing Street

by Sara K. Smith

Catch the excitement.Drat that Sky News, with their lack of embed function on their videos! Anyway, here is the most exciting thing you will see all day: President Obama’s driver trying to execute a three-point turn in front of the British Prime Minister’s house. A lady fixes her hair while a man directs the car into its parking spot! It is pretty goddamn thrilling compared to pretty much anything else that’s going on today. [Times Online]

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jagorev April 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm

How about the riots in London? That’s something that’s happening today.

bricks April 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm

yeah, well, he woulda got it right if those Brits drove on the right side of the road, fuckin’ limeys.


Min April 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Next up…one of the president’s Secret Service agents visits the loo.

Red Zeppelin April 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Is that his ΔΤΧ Death Car? Did they put the steering wheel on the other side? Also, did they give him one of those drivers who says everything in rhyming slang and you can’t figure out if he’s taking you the long way around, so you give him a shitty tip, and he says “fucking wanker”? Probably not.

ihasasad April 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

yeah, SKS, London Riots = Electrifying AND the Republicans are unveiling their Budget! That deserves some EXCLAMATION POINTS due to its excitement level!!!!!

gurukalehuru April 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm

No, no, no. You tricked me into watching a plane landing for a minute and 15 seconds. You’re not going to get me again.
How about some sexy photos of Liz Kucinich in the “Dancing With Cleveland” competition?

Red Zeppelin April 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I vote that SKS makes a Zwinky. It’d be hawt.

ihasasad April 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm

The £250,000 Beast is equipped with rocket-propelled grenades, a night-vision camera and pump-action shotguns. Built from titanium, it is capapble of withstanding a chemical attack, and its 5 inch glass windows are rocket-proof.


DC Hates Me April 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Skynews is for amateurs. C-Span would have covered this with multiple camera angles.

SayItWithWookies April 1, 2009 at 12:34 pm

This typefies exactly what’s wrong with the Obama administration. George Bush woulda just gotten out of the car, walked into the house across the street and waited for everyone else to show up. Accommodating your allies? Now they’ll think we’re just weak.

Zadig April 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Is this our April Fools joke? Is Ashton Kutcher going to leap from the limo and laugh at how he totally got England with this one?

Hello Sunshine April 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Highlight of my day so far involved looking out of the office window and seeing the beast, the back-up beast and about 10 other Barry-related cars stuck in a traffic jam as they tried to turn into Trafalgar Square.

AngryBlakGuy April 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

“It is pretty goddamn thrilling compared to pretty much anything else that’s going on today”

Errrrrr, I’m assuming you haven’t read about the GATES OF HELL being blown wide open on the streets of London?!

queeraselvis v 2.0 April 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

[re=278448]SayItWithWookies[/re]: No no. Barry just told the driver to take it slow so he could finish the rest of his bacon butty.

Lascauxcaveman April 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm

[re=278444]ihasasad[/re]: Eh, you’d go back to your Geo Metro when gas got back up to $4/gallon.

AnnieGetYourFun April 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

[re=278457]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: Muslins dONT eet teh prok. SECERT MUSLIN WEAR IS UR BERTH SERTIFIKIT?

Gallowglass April 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Riots? Meh. Come back with werewolves.

TGY April 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I was hoping the hair-fixing lady in the foreground would strip ala the PETA chick. But no!


[re=278433]jagorev[/re]: Let us know who was burned in effigy.

Gallowglass April 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm

[re=278464]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: No bangers and mash then? Too bad, that was about the only edible thing in England.

freakishlystrong April 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm

[re=278456]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: The BBC’s Ben Brown said there had been an “increasingly ugly mood” in Threadneedle Street after protesters smashed RBS windows with missiles, OMG, MISSLES!!1, oh, wait.. including coins and computer keyboards, fuckin’ Brits.

Gallowglass April 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm

[re=278469]freakishlystrong[/re]: I thought they meant for realsies missiles too, but then I realized that kind of thing only happens in the best cartoons.

NoWireHangers April 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Sometimes I forget how popular Obama is. Then I realize that videos of his limo being parked exist and are considered news items, and then I remember again.

NoWireHangers April 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm

From the link: Obama’s limo is nicknamed ‘The Beast’, and it seems it was designed for wide American roads.

Yeah, well, in ‘murica we like our roads like we like our asses, nice and wide!

freakishlystrong April 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm

[re=278470]Gallowglass[/re]: They meant it in that English sense “MissIles..consarnit, speak ‘Murican.

the lady MS.Sheila Dixon April 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm

the beast woulda fired back on those beeyotches!

Zadig April 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

[re=278477]freakishlystrong[/re]: As though it wasn’t confusing enough, they even said that some of the protesters “launched missiles.” I mean, come on. Are the Brits just too elitist to say “threw”?

Tommmcatt April 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Exciting. When will they release the Obama “Sitting -On-The-Can” or “Obama -Staring-Off-Into-Space-and-Yawning” footage?

shortsshortsshorts April 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

The President is an example to all Americans. Everyone should drive a hybrid car like he tells us to so that he may attain an arsenal of tank-Cadillacs.

V572625694 April 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

[re=278481]Zadig[/re]: Soccer-playin’ Brits don’t know how to throw. Watch a cricket match sometime for confirmation.

[re=278445]DC Hates Me[/re]: CNN would have teleported Anderson Cooper into Hopey-space.

AngryBlakGuy April 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

[re=278481]Zadig[/re]: [re=278469]freakishlystrong[/re]: [re=278470]Gallowglass[/re]: …yeah, when I saw the term “missile” the first thing I thought of was a “TOW Missle”! Those motherfukkers play for keeps over there!

Zadig April 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

[re=278498]V572625694[/re]: Ew,no thanks.

teebob2000 April 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Shouldn’t warwagons be able to go sideways, crab-walking style?

L Urchin April 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm

[re=278478]the lady MS.Sheila Dixon[/re]: I see Jerry Bruckheimer project. A newly elected African-American president is attending a major conference of world leaders to talk about some dire global threat…biological weapons? Anarchists (see what Alan Rickman is up to…too old?) execute a well-planned (ironic…work the humor in that) attack on London streets. Big Ben, babies in prams, double-decker buses, tube stations under siege. This young and handsome president (see what Will and Denzel are up to) is at pressure at home (yahoos, corrupt CEOs). With the London streets in turmoil (he grew up tough in Chicago, so he knows urban warfare), he can’t stand just sitting in meetings. Leaving behind his tough assistant (maybe Jewish guy?), he slips away from 10 Downing St, straps into The Beast, his state of the art limo, and they race to the scene of the riots. Oh, and his wife (Halle?), who was supposed to give some kind of goodwill speech for orphans or whatever, gets in there too somehow. He and his secret service posse discover features of the Beast they never knew about…blast the hell out of the anarchists. Jewish assistant meanwhile strong-arms the bad guys at the summit. President returns, cheering crowds, signs a new accord. Fox-type news back home has to kill their negative coverage; CU of evil fat cats and pols, grimacing. Pres and wife disembark at Andrews Air Force Base…crowd goes wild. Blong TV-reporter/nemesis is won over. President’s 2 adorable kids run up to him and hug him. Wrap.

d4g33z April 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm

What? The limo doesn’t blare ‘hope,hope,hope…’ at 120 db when it backs up? What about the children?

I want to see more riot coverage.

widestanceromancer April 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

[re=278475]NoWireHangers[/re]: Not to mention our stances.

Bruno April 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm

The lack of self parking technology is the real reason why Barry fired GM’s CEO. That Caddy is a piece of crap.

policonoclast April 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Did you all see the “G20 Spouses” slide show on that Times Online page? all sorts of ladies in various glamorous shots, then finally a photo of Michelle (the only one with skin darker than beige) wielding a pitchfork in the dirt. i mean, sure, she’s made an effort to be earthy, but it’s a bit undignified for them to choose that particular shot, no?

Bruno April 1, 2009 at 5:45 pm

But did The Beast pay the congestion charge or are they continuing the Bush tradition of claiming diplomatic immunity or some such?

If Boris Johnson didn’t beat Livingston, The Beast would be looking at 50 quid a day charge for its engine size

tom11 August 19, 2010 at 7:12 am

i concur. there is nothing better than to report how the secret service maneuver the president’s limo. you should see how the arizona airport transportation valet park.

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