Jeffrey LewisThe Button

Is that a plastic model of Obama with his hand on the proverbial button?

Turns out, it is a little red phone.  The product is an “Obama 3 am Phone Call Squeezable Figure.

It reminds my of my favorite Onion headline in recent years: Obama Makes It Through Another Day Of Resisting Urge To Launch All U.S. Nuclear Weapons At Once.

Let’s have a little Randy Newman after the jump.


  1. Cthippo (History)

    slow news day?

    • Jeffrey (History)

      I teach today. Just busy.

  2. joshua (History)

    He’s looking pretty spiffy, not to mention caffeinated, for 3 AM.

  3. George William Herbert (History)
  4. Mohammad (History)

    Oh, you mentioned The Onion. Just for a few more bits of humor, here’s a list of my favorite Onion stories related to Iran’s nuclear program:
    (To make sure my comment doesn’t end up in the spam folder, I haven’t provided links except for the first two. Just google them)
    June 2006- Iran Ready To Talk About How Awesome Nuclear Program Is
    September 2006- Report: Iranian Science Teachers May Be Enriching Students
    August 2007- Report: Iran Less Than 10 Years Away From 2016
    November 2007- U.S. Intelligence: Iran Possesses Trillions Of Potentially Dangerous Atoms
    December 2008- Iran’s Nuclear Operation Revealed To Be Cover For Greatest Roller Coaster Ever
    February 2012- Iran Worried U.S. Might Be Building 8,500th Nuclear Weapon

  5. Juuso (History)

    No one is blogging about that alleged DF-41 launch?

    Some people claim that Chinese didn’t test anything, but their official sources claim otherwise.

    • Jeffrey (History)

      We have the infrasound data. There was a test.

      There is no official confirmation from the Chinese government.