Skip to content

Who Knew Norwegians Were So Snarky?

December 13, 2009

I love them now. President Obama picked up his Nobel Peace Prize yesterday. Speaking of which, I do believe that I should get a Nobel Peace Prize for somehow managing to remain non-violent, even while subjected to Obama on my TV, incessantly. Obama picked up his prize, but was a no-show at several other events. You know, the ones that didn’t focus solely on him.

Obama had quite a whirlwind day Thursday – he signed the Nobel guest book, huddled with Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, met with King Harald V and Queen Sonja, and delivered an acceptance speech after he was formally presented with the prize. He also joined the king and queen at an evening banquet.

But he skipped out on several other activities, including lunch with the king, a news conference at Oslo’s Grand Hotel, CNN’s traditional interview with the prize winner and a “Save the Children” benefit concert, where organizers replaced him with an Obama cardboard cutout. Obama also won’t be around for Friday’s Nobel Concert.

What happened to For The Children ™ ? Obama is a Child-ist!  I’m giggling madly at the cardboard cut-out snark. I’m also super jealous – why can’t WE replace him with a cardboard cut-out? The empty-suitedness would be the same and he wouldn’t be able to, you know, speak endlessly nor attempt to rip our liberties out of our hands, daily.

The hilarity of the following picture made my day. As did the captioning, translated by Google:

Peace Prize winner Barack Obama are in place in Oslo to receive Nobel Peace Prize. Actually, he should also accept the peace flame from Save the Children in the morning, but the president had to cancel and the children had to content himself with a cardboard figure.

Good atmosphere at Save the Children event, despite the fact that no peace prize winner turned up.

Courtesy of

Thank you, Norwegians! Your snark is refreshing and much appreciated.

Originally/cross-posted on

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: