If an alien race landed on this planet and spent a few days paying attention to the way we decide our world leaders, I'm pretty sure atomize us into oblivion just to put us out of our misery. And they'd be justified in doing so.
Here's the big news today: Barack Obama rode a bike, wore a helmet, looked like a dork. Granted, he did ride a bike, he did wear a helmet, and he did look like a dork. All of that is undeniable.
Even Obama himself acknowledges that…
"I knew that the [Associated Press] was going to take a picture, and they were trying to portray it like Dukakis wearing that tank helmet," Obama told donors at a $2,300-a-plate fundraiser in Chicago hosted by F.K Day, the president of World Bicycle Relief.
"But I wanted to make sure that the children who saw that picture knew that even the Democratic nominee for president wears a helmet when he goes biking," he said to hearty applause.
Yes, that's an incredibly important message to send to the kids. Bike-related head injuries must ruin the lives of tens of children a year.
But you know what is responsible for more injuries and ruins more children's lives?
Looking like a dork.
Tags: Accessories, Associated Press, Barack Obama