Listen, I like Barack Obama just as much as everybody else on the Internet, but there’s one Internet Law that supersedes praise for the president: Thou Shalt Recognize That “Entourage” Is Unfunny and Overrated; a Show About Douchebags, for Douchebags.
Obama likes “Entourage” so much he even rearranged his campaign schedule not to miss an episode. “We would talk about ‘Entourage’ all the time,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
“A couple of times during the campaign, we would have these Sunday night calls at the same time as ‘Entourage,’” Gibbs recalled. “I remember one time I e-mailed him because the call was scheduled for the last 15 minutes of ‘Entourage’ and I said, ‘Just be late and we can just watch “Entourage” and still get on and do the call.’ And it worked,” Gibbs continued, laughing. “We got to see ‘Entourage.’” [...]
But some of Obama’s choices definitely have an edgier bent — such as the HBO drama “The Wire.” His favorite character is Omar, a gay stickup artist who steals from drug pushers to give to the poor. (“That’s not an endorsement. He’s not my favorite person, but he’s a fascinating character,” Obama said last year.)
Hmmm. +1 for liking Omar, -100 for liking “Entourage.” You’re still in the hole big-time, Mr. President. Drop a Simpsons quote in your next televised address, and we’ll call it good.
(p.s. Calling Omar a “gay stickup artist who steals from drug pushers” is like calling Michael Jordan “a basketball player.” There needs to be some kind of qualifier that he’s one of the best characters that’s ever been on TV.)