Can it get weirder?
The Chinese have learned English from his speeches and celebrated the way he rolls up his sleeves. Now President Barack Obama is finally coming, and he’s being greeted with “Oba Mao” T-shirts and a statue of him that bursts into flames.
Moe has the photo of the burning bust:
The “Time” tiara at the top adds a charming yet puzzling touch, doesn’t it? Here’s what it means,
The bronze Obama bust is modeled on Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” cover and is speckled with holes for gas that ignites every couple of minutes.
It’s a positive work, Liu said.
“Yes, setting something on fire can have negative connotations, but this piece represents energy and life that Obama has given to the world,” said the 38-year-old, who made a similar piece for former revolutionary leader Mao Zedong.
As if we weren’t clear yet on the Obama-Mao connection, even more charming are the Oba Mao t-shirts,
Exactly what every freedom-loving, human rights-respecting person wanted to see, isn’t it?
But wait, Obama’s got to wear the Mao jacket: Mao’s Jacket Fits Oba-Mao.
Life imitates satire, doesn’t it?
Mmm, mmm, mmm!