Posted by: inforodeo | November 10, 2008

Emerging Pop Culture: Obama As The Post-Turtle

i’d never heard of this until today, but i was amazed at how widespread this new pop-culture story/image has become:

Post Turtle

If you drive along country roads, you might catch sight of a turtle balanced on top of a fence post, where it clearly didn’t get on its own, where it doesn’t belong, and where it has no idea what to do. You’ll probably wonder what kind of jackasses put it up there. Most likely you’ll want to help the poor dumb thing down.

Remind you of anyone?

 source: (read the article – it is interesting)
Accompanied a better version of the tale:

By: Unknown author
While sewing up a cut on the hand of a 75 year old west Texas rancher, the doctor struck up a conversation. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be the next President. 

The old rancher said, ‘Well ya know somethin’ son, Obama is what we used to call… a ‘post turtle’.’

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was. The old rancher said, ‘When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s called a ‘post turtle’.’

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain.
‘You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of a dumb ass put him up there in the first place !!”


it is certainly amusing, and has the ‘down home grizzled old cowboy wit’ of “Guns, God, and Gold”  and “Don’t Mess With Texas”
If the new president-elect has a bad first year (and it is likely he will), i predict this post-turtle thing will be the new Billy Bass or “Old Fishermen never Die … They Just Smell that Way”.
Like the mythical (or rare?) Jackalope, the Obama Post-Turtle will grace roadside souvenir shops nation-wide, right next to the vulcanized horse poop with wiggly eyes. 
(i need to sculpt one quick & get it out on the shelves)


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