What Not to Do in the Midst of A Horrendous Environmental Catastrophe, If You’re Barack Obama


That would be “Sing ‘Hey Jude’ in the East Room of the White House with Paul McCartney, Jack White, Dave Grohl (!), Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Costello, your wife, and a whole bunch of other people on an evening when BP finally finished sawing through its own oil rig, thus dumping yet still more light sweet crude into an already saturated and hurricane-expectant Gulf of Mexico.” Which is not to say the whole thing doesn’t kind of give us chills, or that Obama can really do all that much about an environmental catastrophe not even remotely of his making. But maybe he could choose to break into song in a room that didn’t contain two or three of the most famous entertainers in the world? [Stereogum/Vulture]