Hey, everybody in America: so I still can’t get over that we can travel abroad again without people spitting on us. Unbelievable. So in honor of a possibly-maybe-hopefully improved international reputation, I give you this loony karaoke-style political endorsement, “Obama is Beautiful World,” a joyous Japlish ode to our President-Elect that begins on a beach against a tinny e-organ rendition of “YMCA” and then very quickly becomes something else. No idea what that something else is, but it involves an Obama hamburger, man hugs, a dolphin-hatted drummer, pink maracas, and the ice-cream-jingle earworm Laaah la-la la-la Oh-bamma! Only today.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 5, 2008