Don’t [email protected]#$%^ with Obama. “Big deal, Mr. Miyagi killed a fly with chopsticks.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 21, 2009
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obama fly

LOL, unless you’re a Buddhist (or PETA member)…but still purty impressive. Via AP:

Said Obama to the persistent fly: “Get out of here.”

But it didn’t.

So Obama waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked the fly dead in one try.
Without missing a beat, the president said to CNBC correspondent John Harwood:

“Now, where were we.”

Well, maybe one more second to gloat.

Said Obama: “That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it? I got the sucker.”

The camera crew was still rolling in the East Room. Obama didn’t mind. He pointed to the vanquished insect on the ground and said, “You want to film that…”

Let North Korea, Rush Limbaugh and any other pesky annoyances be warned! Video:

“An invading fly that assaulted US President Barak Obama during a White House interview yesterday with CNBC’s John Harwood met its end as Obama proved his hand eye coordination to the world. Following a series of warnings for the fly to leave and to let him discuss financial regulations, Obama struck the fly in midair, returning to his interview.”

Bonus (the below itself is a tribute to famous scene of Toshiro Mifune doing same):

Bonus: in the Obama is a Superhero vein, this video from JibJab (with thanks to @micah for the tip):


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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