Today’s Reliable Source includes a piece about the Obama’s dining choices since they moved to DC. There’s an error at the end, when they note that Friday’s Five Guy’s trip was in Arlington. The President was at the Capitol Riverfront Five Guy’s on Friday – the one next to . A number of our visiting UK artists happened to be there for lunch and met the President. They were positively over the moon about the whole thing.

(The website had the correct info on Friday).

I was both relieved and disappointed that my lunch meeting at Ray’s Hell Burger got postponed at the last minute on the same day the President and his Trusty Sidekick decided to drop by for lunch. The Daily Show coverage of the coverage is pretty funny:

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The segment about Nixon and the burrito is funnier. Glad I realized they’re broken up into separate clips.

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Samer, reports that the line tonight is outrageously long and snakes all the way out the door. No surprise there. Not bad for a place with an unofficial name and no sign out front. (Is there a sign out front? There didn’t used to be).

In unrelated news, if my phone rings one more time tonight I swear to god I’m going to smash it with a hammer. I’ve turned the ringer off my cellphone but I’m going to have to unplug the landline, too. It’s really the calls coming in on my call-waiting that drove me over the edge. Why do people call 4 or 5 times before they leave a message? If I can’t take your call, I can’t take your call. That’s why I have fucking voicemail. I figured out how to turn call waiting off on my cellphone and I believe that alone lowered my bloodpressure back down to it’s normal sluggish levels.

In case you were working or you have a single tuner Tivo and you just had to record Pushing Daisies, (not that I know anyone who’d do that) here’s the Obama Show:

Granted, I hadn’t had any coffee yet when I saw this headline, but I don’t think that’s a particularly good excuse. My thoughts were, in this order, although not actually enumerated as such in my head:

1. “I can’t believe they used such a derogatory term in this headline.”
2. “Using the word “claimed” casts doubt, like they couldn’t believe a bunch of Southerners could do such a thing.”
3. “Oh. Wait.”
4. “I have just relinquished all right to ever teach courses on the history of computing or cyberculture ever again, at any level.”

The headline? “Crackers claim iPhone 3G hack.”

I know. I know. This is the kind of thing one should just keep to oneself, but it made me laugh.

I don’t have anything else about the Obama New Yorker cover that hasn’t already been said – and said much better – on the Daily Show: