President Obama holds his own on Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns’


Comedy gold came to the White House to film “Between Two Ferns,” hosted by Zach Galifianakis (right). (Via Funny or Die)

President Obama also managed to promote healthcare.gov at the same time. Plus, R&B singer Kelis gets a traffic boost for her 2006 hit “Bossy,” Kevin Bacon schools the kids on life in the 1980s and Japan introduces the world to a spaghetti-flavored ice pop in this daily edition of Blog Log.

“If I ran a third time, it’d be sort of like doing a third Hangover movie. It didn’t really work out very well, did it?” — President Barack Obama at funnyordie.com responds to Zach Galifianakis’ thoughts about running for a third term in the comedian’s latest “Between Two Ferns” video. Galifianakis’ Web series usually features famous actors, but Obama held his own against the deadpan comedian in this special political episode, which he used to promote healthcare.gov.

“Remember that 12 foot golden statue that was the focal point of Buddha Bar, the Asian fusion restaurant import that closed abruptly almost two years ago? It’s now for sale.” — Missy Frederick at dc.eater.com instructs those seeking super-sized decor to direct their browsers to Rasmus Auctions’ website, which is auctioning off the defunct Buddha Bar’s 12-foot golden Buddha, as well as various other decor and kitchen equipment. If interested, don’t miss the preview Thursday between noon and 4 p.m. at 455 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

“Put down your iPhone and iced coffee and pay attention, millennials. Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you.” — Annie Colbert at mashable.com tells those who don’t remember the ’80s to watch a video, starring Kevin Bacon, about the decade. “If I was too shy to ask a girl out, there was no OK Twinder, I went to the White Pages — Google it!” he says.

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“I think #BanBossy has its heart in the right place, but I tend to side more with Kelis on this.” — @soalexgoes tweets her support for a new campaign encouraging girls to be leaders, but takes issue with its hashtag, which encourages people to stop using the word “bossy” to describe assertive females. @soalexgoes’ reason? R&B singer Kelis’ 2006 hit “Bossy,” which many people on the Internet revived this week after Beyonce, Jennifer Garner and Condoleezza Rice helped “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg introduce the new #BanBossy campaign.

“The spaghetti popsicle contains bits of ‘tomato jelly’ in a ‘Neapolitan’ flavored ice cream.” — Brian Ashcraft at kotaku.com discovers one of the weirdest-flavored ice pops in the world. The spaghetti-flavored treat, not shown, is manufactured by Japan’s Gari-Gari Kun company, which Ashcraft says is no stranger to unusual flavors. In the past, Gari-Gari Kun has released a pop that tastes like corn stew. Would you eat a spaghetti frozen pop? Tweet us @WaPoExpress.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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