Obamarator: Something Interesting For the Blog

A cryptic email leads to the discovery of what appears to be some sort of Barack Obama themed sex toy. A typically day in the life of a blogger.

So, I get an unsolicited email from a representative of something called rightbrainpromo.com with the following inquiry:

If I would like to mail something to Outside the Beltway, what would the best address?

Sensing something odd about the lack of specificity, I reply:

It’d depend what you were mailing!

They respond:

We just launched a new product and would like to send it your way.

Check it out at the link below:


So, I dutifully check it out at the link above and discover that:

  • The Obamarator is approximately 8.5″ tall x 1.5″ in diameter. Who says size doesn’t matter?
  • Multi-Speed Stimulation. From Conservative to Extreme Liberal, the Obamarator is an equal opportunity stimulator.
  • Splash Proof Design. In the office or in the shower, the Obamarator never stops stimulating for you!
  • Hygienic Phthalate-Free Body-Safe Materials. Gentle enough for even those most intimate of places.
  • Non-toxic paints and materials. Always practice safe personal stimulation.
  • Requires 2 AA Batteries (not included). Kind of like taxes…you have to pay to play.
  • Comes packaged in a specially designed gift box with clear window. No hidden agenda here.

And the thing retails for $29.99.  Plus, I’m guessing, shipping.  (You have to fill out a long form to order.)   Still, while the generosity was appreciated, I couldn’t figure out what I’d do with this thing.  And, frankly, didn’t want to spend too long contemplating it.   So, I replied,

I don’t think I have a use for one of those.

And they respond:

Thought it might be interesting for the blog…

To which I reply:

Not so much.

But, upon reflection, I decided they were right!   But I still don’t have any use for the actual product.

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  1. Vast Variety says:

    So many joke possibilities

    Far too little time to elaborate.

    That and I’m far to polite to type them out here.

  2. Janis Gore says:

    Okay. But do they have a Clinton model?

  3. James Joyner says:

    But do they have a Clinton model?

    They’d probably be in a trademark violation on that one, seeing as how they’d be competing with the original.

  4. Janis Gore says:

    Something that I have remarked for a long time is how poor many of the caricatures are of Obama. I thought the New Yorker cover was good, but this guy pictured up top could be Bryant Gumbal as easily.

  5. anjin-san says:

    Palin has one…

  6. rodney dill says:

    Thank God, Obamarator wasn’t an intended mix of Obama and orator, that would be just ludicrous

  7. Brummagem Joe says:

    A surprising number of women think the president is hot so it could be a big seller

  8. anjin-san says:

    > A surprising number of women think the president is hot

    A desperate liberal lie…

  9. Brummagem Joe says:

    “A desperate liberal lie…”

    Any Republicans will tell you… Liberal women are desperate…I can’t say I’d noticed

  10. G.A.Phillips says:

    ***Palin has one…*** Barney Frank got one too…..The rest of us get the real one:(