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Can you tell us how the President of the free world has time to star in a Discovery Channel series??? If ever there was gimmick to gain some approval ra… Read more…

88 comments to “Barack Obama + Mythbusters TV Appearance = Why???”

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    I agree that the president probably has MUCH better and more important things to do, but it's not like he took an entire day off to film an episode of Mythbusters. It'll be like a 30 second video clip of Obama explaining the myth and that's it. What's the big deal??

  2. 2

    Yeah, he does have more important things to do - like play golf and go on a 43rd vacation.

  3. 3

    wasn't he on The View too? he's gotta cut the BS & stop trying to be a movie star and get to work, people are suffering in this country.

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    I agree with you Perez. I mean, it would be cool if at least the myth had to do with politics but this is just silly

  5. 5

    Worst economy since Herbert Hoover and BO has the time and inclination to go on Myth Buster. Makes about as much sense as most of his decisions.

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    The US is falling behind in math and science internationally so supporting an interest in such studies is not a bad thing. Mythbusters might be entertainment, but along with that entertainment is plenty of scientific method and a great example to show young people how math and science can be applied to the real world to produce cool things like explosions and test out various theories. I doubt it really takes a huge time commitment for the president to show up and ask the guys to test his myth.

  7. 7tizz says – reply to this


    It's a science show and what better way to promote learning than to appear on a show that does plenty of just that? It's not like he's going on Jersey Shore.

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    I don't mind him doing a talk show every once in a while… but this is not okay with me. This is not the type of thing a president should be doing while in office.

  9. 9

    Obama can't manage the country so he may as well try something else. Also this myth was already busted on that show 2 years ago

  10. 10

    Just like his appearance on MTV etc. He can never turn down an opputunity to be on tv or play basketball to do somethings serious! This is how he won! Manipulating dumb people and teenagers on television. And it definitley didn't take no 30 seconds mister down there!

  11. 11

    This is the person you voted for Perez……having buyer's remorse now I see.

  12. 12

    oh now, you say something about his image becoming too much celebrity

  13. 13

    Umm… random.

  14. 14

    What do you think the president actually does, Perez? no seriously! The president is a pawn, he actually has very LITTLE power over this country thanks to big business taking over our government. The senate is what makes things happen. Obama is nothing more than a stamp they use to approve what they want.

    He cannot change healthcare for the better because healthcare and pharmaceuticals wont let him

    He cannot change the war because we have invested every penny we don't have in it. It is like building a house half way and saying "ya know what, never mind".

    He cannot change a thing in this country just because he is the president. No president in ours or our parents or our parents parents lifetime has been able to do that. Just how The Queen doesn't have very much say in the matters of her country. That is now the Prime Ministers responsibility.

    So I applaud Obama for going on a show more americans should be watching. A show one can learn from and enjoy with their family. The Obama's have realized their celebrity can be used to better the people's minds bodies and spirits, while their political status can do nothing.

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    He's trying to increase interest in Math and Science for our youth…its a great use of time in my opinion. This would be a great platform for teachers to use Obama as a way to increase interest in those topics. As a teacher, I plan on using he's apperance as a stepping stone into a science lesson for my students. I love this active approach Obama is taking to increase Math and Science interest in students!!

  16. 16

    I am pretty sure they already did the setting fire to a ship with mirrors thing.

  17. 17

    I guess now that he's fixed the economy, resurrected the real estate market, ended Dont Ask Dont Tell, and closed Gitmo, he has a lot of time on his hands.

  18. 18

    Please Obama keep yourself busy with television appearances. Because if he's away filming bits for televisions shows then at least he's not causing any damage. The less time he spends trying to be President, the less chance he has to fuck it up. Obama is just epic fail at this whole President thing. I can't wait until 2012. It's probably good for Obama that he's spending so much time of TV. He'll be needing another job soon. Perhaps he can be a MSNBC host or something.

  19. 19

    its actually already been done one mythbusters…….so this is probably not likely to happen

  20. 20

    wont happen…they already did it on the show…

  21. 21

    Just another way for the "Almighty Leader" to waste tax payer's money. What a shocker.

  22. 22

    WTF…Thats Archimedes Death Ray…we already did that one…. c'mon guys we did a pretty good ob the first time…Please Peter R. come back…

  23. 23

    Ay Perez.. you convince me more and more that your ghost writers are not as "bright" as you.

    This is part of the effort to encourage MATH and SCIENCE in our schools…
    And to those that claim the President just likes to be on TV.. our last president did what?? c'mon people.. this is not FOX news here.

  24. 24

    Maybe He will show a *real* birth certificate.

  25. 25

    he has thrown in the towel, farewell and adieu

  26. 26

    I mean, its not like he's trying to solve the mystery of,'What's inside Snookie's poof.' You know? Okay so no other President went on The View, or this show. That doesn't mean anything. He's HUMAN, with other interest, and if wants to talk about this for a few minutes, so be it. The President isn't God sweetheart, and he isn't the second coming of Christ. So stop putting him on a pedestal because obviously you're going to be disappointed. He is not and never will be perfect. And I think its stupid, ignorant and moronic, that any human being with a brain, would think that going on this show for a FEW MINUTES would prevent the President from dealing with other issues like the economy.

  27. 27

    And for the record, Adam and Jamie already tested this myth…why do it again? And I 100% concur with your assessment of "more leadership, less celebrity." Get to work!!!

  28. 28

    Fuck this fucking asshole up his fucking ass. I hate Barry Obama. Moronic Americans let the fucking janitor be CEO for four years cuz they wanted to pat themselves on the fucking back. Thanks, morons!

  29. 29

    How does he find the time to go on vacation, dates, and play golf constantly? Oh yea, because he doesn't do shit.

  30. 30

    Re: MEgg420 – exactly!! u said it.

  31. 31

    i'm sure being a veritable media-whore is what people thought when they heard "change". the president is supposed to be accessible to the people, but this is ridiculous. if it was an interview with cnn that would be fine but this is utter nonsense. instead of speaking about current issues like the fact that troop's ballots overseas may not be counted in the upcoming elections, he goes on an entertainment albeit educational show to pose a "myth" that we already know the answer too. He's REAL media savvy. disgusting.

  32. 32

    He should try to prove the myth on why he was ever allowed to be in office. Oh yeah and providing evidence of a u.s birth certificate wouldn't hurt. You know things are bad when perez says something non glowing about this asshole.

  33. 33

    Re: tallguy10
    He would have if people like YOU hadn't stopped him EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, you right wing moron!

  34. 34

    Perez, you are such an idiot. Posts like this are why you get less traffic from my computer each week. Educate yourself before you insert yourself into political issues.

  35. 35

    He is absolutely delusional…i cant wait till he's out of office…

  36. 36

    First thing I thought of was his birth certificate.

    Perez, do YOU have any ideas on how to fix the economy faster? No? Then STFU

  37. 37

    He's just looking for a fall backup career after he collapses the world economy.

  38. Krii says – reply to this


    Wow Perez this is quite a change from the usual drooling you do over Obama. Nice to know you are able to form your own thoughts occassionally.
    I do see the other posters point of him possibly trying to do this for the sake of math and science but why go on a show for something that has already been busted? I don't get it and it seems like a total waste of taxpayers money. Is this another photo-op?

  39. 39

    The Obamas care more about being a celebrity and making money than they do running a country. Nice Job idiots. Hopefully we don't vote this idiotic famewhore into a second term.

  40. 40

    Holy shit Perez, was not expecting that! Thanks for changing my mind even more about you!

  41. 41

    Re: CutlerFan – Travel costs tax payers a lot. Try having a husband that did military transportation, he set up credit cards and everything for travel. THOUSANDS of dollars wasted. We're paying him to do this… why? I respect peoples views on this completely… and I'm not running you down… it's just too bad to STILL read people defending our president for these types of actions. It's pretty unamerican in my view.

  42. 42

    Very well said Mario :)

  43. 43

    Re: JennTex – What's wrong with what he said about Obama? It's fucking true. I've sacrificed my freedom to be with my husband who SERVED YOU. It's called being respectful to your troops who are SO sick of this crap!

  44. 44

    I read one article on the subject and it stated that the President was to appear on the show to promote math and science to the youth of America given our crappy standing in the international community. I'm not an Obama fan but I'm not going to dog him about this one.

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    its to promote science and that children's science fair
    would you rather have him on the show trying to get people interested in science or at another church related event that all the presidents seem to do way too much of, talking about some fictitious book about an invisible man in the sky

  46. 46

    Adam and Jamie have already done the Archimedes Death Ray! Even with MIT's help, it was completely busted.

  47. 47

    I am glad that you are finally realizing the type of man that is our president. Too bad it didn't happen before he was elected.

  48. 48

    Eh…the world's already fucked. Let him bust some goddamn myths, people.

  49. 49

    my god. this president is a complete buffoon. one term and GONE!!!

  50. 50

    Oh bull. This man is trying his best to repair a nation the last president left in shambles. Why don't some of you turn off the Faux News and stop expecting Mr. Obama to be your personal savior? You all act like demanding children under the impression that it should have only taken 2 years to correct 8 years worth of damage.

  51. Stepy says – reply to this


    I am very proud of you Perez…

    This new attitude you have is making you a lot more fair and balanced in your commentary and posts!

    I had started only visiting the site once a day or less because of all the hate and mean spirited posts and, even though Im an Independent, all the hatred and bias when it came to politics.

    Glad to see youre balancing things out and making this a better website!! Keep it up!

  52. 52

    hahahahahahaha these people saying, "leave obama alone, how can you expect him to fix stuff" waahhh wahhhh waaaahhh
    HELL-O PEOPLE!!!!!! Isn't that what a leader is supposed to freaking do??? His whole campaign was HOPE and CHANGE!!! Where's the change? Cause I've sure as HELL lost my HOPE in this fame whore!!! Sorry, but I'd prefer my president not fart around with the biddies from the view and "bust myths". I mean come on, regardless of how much time this takes him, it's inappropriate. Under the job description of being president I'm preetttyyy dang sure it doesn't say, oh by the way make as manyyyyy unnecessary tv appearances just for funsies. God, this is just insane to me. Really just blows my mind.

  53. Stepy says – reply to this


    Re: curiousred – How do you know hes a "right-wing moron?" Just because he said something negative about the President. People on all sides have been disappointed with Obama and how little he has done as President. Listing off the things hes not done doesnt make that guy "right wing" nor does being "right wing" make him an idiot for that matter. How about you try a little tolerance with people who might not have the same opinions as you. Not everyone is the same! And thats a great thing!

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    Wow, you people are idiotic.. I agree with Cutler Fan. It probably took very little time, and everyone is being super critical of him. Just because your old dumb ass president made countless mistakes and left them for Obama to fix doesn't mean that you should blame him. He has a hell of a lot to deal with, and honestly, he has good priorities. Stop being so close-minded all ready.

  55. 55

    I think they already did this one…like full scale, brought in a group of MIT students and tried to set a tugboat on fire kind of did. It smoked a bit, if I recall, but no flames…

    That said, if it's true it's an awesome use of Obama's time. 30 seconds will get millions of kids watching a show that won't rot their brain or inspire them to kill their 10 year old brother.

  56. 56

    Re: JuliaThera – Fuck you! You're the idiot, apparently. You defend Barry Obama? And you think his priorities are in order? Lemme tell you Barry Hussein Obama's priorities: eat ice cream, blame Bush, take vacations, kiss Muslims' asses, fuck his ugly wife, Socialize healthcare, Socialize the auto industry, Socialize banks, Socialize the housing industry, Socialize the fucking refrigerator industry, attend fundraisers in L.A. and fuck up traffic, do jack shit with Gitmo, sit on his ass with DADT, make fun of Special Olympians, go on the View, do Mythbusters and generally alienate himself from everyday Americans. Yeah, great priorities, Julia!

  57. 57

    troups fighting overseas and when they come home they are homeless and jobless.

  58. 58

    This guy is the WORST president we have EVER had. I don't feel his love, his admiration for this country, his love for the men and women in the military, he doesn't go to church, he doesn't help America, he dresses EXACTLY LIKE Ahmadinejad, no ties for him, no way he would honor the office he holds and which he does not deserve. When his wife and children board Air Force One they don't even comb their hair, like they came from down the street and need a bath. This is the most embarrassing times for our country EVER.

  59. 59

    Re: Not my gumdrop buttons! – And how many days of vacation did your fuckwit hero Georgie Bush take off in the same span of time during his presidency. Too bad his brain never came back from vacation.

  60. 60

    To Eldridge Cleaver: I LOVE YOU. You are brilliant and make me laugh, and I admire you. There.

  61. 61

    Re: Mr. Strat – You obviously are too ignorant to understand the one posted by Hawaii. That's okay, you are an epic fail and he is still the President. And the birther nonsense is sooo last year. Can't you keep up with your Faux Snooze & Rushpublican talking points. It's all about the scary Muslim terror babies now. Try to keep up dolt.

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    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Too bad you don't have any facts to back up your deranged allegations. I'll bet Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, etc. would be real surprised to hear from an ignorant fool like you that they've been socialized and taken over. Oh, that's right, they weren't. But I guess you'll believe whatever lies Faux Snooze and the Rushpublicans tell you to believe. Grow a brain and try thinking for yoruself.

  63. 63

    mmmm…this note may not be true, since Mythbuster ALREADY made that episode with that!!! By the way, it took them the whole hour, meaning days, to made that one, so I really hope my taxes are not paying for that@!

  64. 64

    Re: Red Three – only ford is owned by our government…so stop drinkin the kool-aid

  65. 65

    This was announced at the White House's Science Fair as part of the on-going effort from the White House to highlight Science and Mathematics to youth in America…I'd rather see Obama on MythBusters than George W Bush on Deal or No Deal .__.;

  66. 66

    Erm..if you choose to post something like that, at least post ALL the DAMN facts and not just bits and pieces..

    Here is the whole article:

    Obama's appearance is part of the White House's effort to increase the country's competitiveness in science and math. He plans to announce his participation on the show during the White House science fair on Monday.

    Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman is set to welcome their biggest guest to date. President Barack Obama will be challenging the "Mythbusters" hosts to prove or disprove an ancient and controversial myth in a December episode of the Discovery Channel show.

    The U.S. leader will be featured in the December 8 episode "Archimedes Solar Ray," in which he will challenge Adam and Jamie to test the myth's accuracy.

    The press release reads: "Did Greek scientist and polymath Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun? Will Adam and Jamie be able to pull this off, or will they have to report back to the President that they failed?"

    This is not the first time the "Mythbusters" tried to test the myth. They pulled off this test in 2004 and again in 2006, both times they concluded that the myth was "busted."

    But apparently, Obama wants them to re-test it again. It wasn't revealed how the President will help them prove the myth.

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    Re: CutlerFan – 30 seconds of video takes an hour or more. You think a 30 second commercial takes 30 seconds to film? Try an entire day on set.

  69. 69

    Re: JuliaThera
    First, you are ignorant. Second, priorities don't mean a thing if he isn't doing anything to make real and lasting and GOOD change. Which he isn't.

  70. 70

    I didn't vote for him, I always said he was an idiot. The View, Letterman, the 50 vacations he's been on. He does nothing for this couontry but try to look like a tv star.

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    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Couldnt have said it better myself!

  72. kjen says – reply to this


    Obama is on the TV on some channel everyday for something. I'm tired of seeing him, he needs to get to work. He's been a major letdown as a leader. He can preach, he can talk and charm but he has proven that he can't lead.

  73. wood says – reply to this


    Why? Because he's not doing ANYTHING else. He's a wannabe celebrity NOT a US PRESIDENT. He's such a embarrassment and just when you think he can't get any worse he does.

  74. 74

    That's great and all but they have busted that myth already! Yay Obama for picking one that already saw a result.

  75. 75

    The President has acknowledged the Mythbusters before for the promotion of science in our education system and this is an important mission of the Whitehouse. So showing up to campaign rallies is a more productive use of his time?

  76. 76

    To all the people desperately clinging to the charade that is Obama's "hope" and defending this tv appearance by saying he is promoting science and learning… that's what publicity staffers are for! Hello Folks! It is NOT a presidential duty to be doing random tv interviews while sending more troops to die in a needless war on Afghanistan. End the war like you promised, you big talking puppet.
    Too bad Obama is too busy fulfilling the world bank's efforts to take over our economy and tank the dollar. Guess it's more important to mesmerize americans with "charisma" and "charm" instead of helping us to recover from the worst economic depression in history. BOOO ON OBAMA for being all talk and no walk!

  77. 77

    They did that myth already, years ago. Strange move for the prez,

  78. 78

    God I hope this is a joke. First "The View" and now this. With the country in such a mess you would think he had better things to do. In case he also reads Perez, let's give him some tips on this that he could focus his attention on: Improving the energy grid, improving out roads, bridges, schools, weaning us off our incredible thirst for gasoline that only continues to fund the terrorists who seek to destroy our way of life…..you get the idea.

  79. 79

    The president has thrown in the towel, farewell and adieu to the great revolution.

  80. 80

    Mr. President, If your reading this and i know you are because we all know how much you love your self, how about after the experiment with the mirrors you have the boys try and fiqure out the myth about where you were born and what nationality you are, Oh!, and here's a clue!, legion has it that certain records of yours were hid out in a tomb under the W. House surrounded with many booy-traps galore, but somehow i don't think the mythbusters aren't quiet that good. lolol just kid'n around !

  81. 81

    We've been saying this from the very beginning.

  82. 82

    Obama is trying to bring more attention to science and education in this country. Too much emphasis is put on athletes and sports and Obama wants to bring that same attention to brainier folks that are interested in science and education. No one would be complaining if the President was going to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game…

  83. 83

    If I had to put up with phony photo ops for 8 years of Georgie Bush clearing brush and operating a chainsaw to make Americans think he's a man's man working a phony farm in Waco that was sold as soon as he departed office for some elitist digs in Dallas–
    then everyone can grow a pair and watch Barack Obama encourage science graduates to push beyond the envelope when it come to theoretical science…
    Oh, and btw– Bush2 was on vacation during the whole damn two terms he was in office…
    Waco, golf, Hyannisport, Waco, Waco, Wacooooooooooooo….

  84. 84

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – heyyyyyyyyyy eldridge :D how are you?? long time no speak xx

  85. 85

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – I'm good, man! Thanks for asking. Hope you've been well, too. Take care :)

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    Re: camaguey – LOL You think I'm brilliant? Well, I read your post #58 and it's brilliant. If I wasn't so hot-headed, I could write a post like yours. I really mean that. See you on the next Barry story :)

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    Re: Cidney – Thank you for your kind words. They are much appreciated :)

  88. 88

    Lemme guess here Perez….because of all the bitching you seem to do on your site you must be another one of those money grubbing republicans! Where the hell did they get us before Obama, hmm lets see they caused the recesion, they started the war, and now they expect this man to clean up the shit the republicans left behind after 8 years in office overnight?!?!? Give me a fucking break!!