Obama Salute: An Instructional Guide


The Internet is right back to loving Barack Obama this week.

by J.J.

SAN FRANCISCO (RUSHPRNEWS) AUGUST 11, 2008-Bloggers have taken to a new design from Loyalty Creative that shows the new “Obama Salute.” (Download it here) . It’s a nice design, but a number of negative implications might go along with this “salute.” It’s been brought up by several bloggers that the salute bears a striking resemblance to the infamous goatse image (Google at your own risk).

Also, I just think it just looks funny. Loyalty Inc. owner Rick Husong says, “Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama’s nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future.”

The way Husong describes it, this is the political equivalent of holding high the revered “metal horns” at an Ozzy Osborne concert.

So in the interest of teaching 75,000 Obama fans how to show their support, we’ve prepared some diagrams. (These happen to be my girly hands, so no mean comments, k?)

Diagram 1. Show me yer mitts.

Empty your hands and clear your mind.

Diagram 2. Lock your fingers

Locking your fingers together is symbolic of all the different people coming together behind Barack Obama.

Diagram 3. Make an “O”

Cross your right thumb over your left and make an “O” with your hands.

Diagram 4. Show me your h0pe.

Hold up your hands and look up with as much starry-eyed hope as you can muster as Barack Obama addresses the masses. (Hopefully you won’t look quite as ridiculous as this.)

If anyone would like to take pictures of themselves holding up the Obama salute, send me the URL or the image and I’ll put them up. Just email me here.

In the mean time, do you think the Obama Salute is brilliant or ridiculous? Vote here!

(Photos by John Newlin

news source Zimbio

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