Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle

Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle

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Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle was a single serving site featuring a series of randomly genereated non-sequiturs that portrayed the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in a generally positive light. Launched by San Francisco-based journalist Mathew Honan in February 2008, the website instantly went viral and spawned numerous spin-off sites throughout the months leading up to the 2008 United States presidential election.


On February 13th, 2008, San Francisco-based writer Mathew Honan created a single serving site under the domain, which randomly generated a series of hypothetical statements illustrating the Democratic presidential candidate as a digital-savvy and personable do-gooder.

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A day after the site launched, was picked up by a number of tech-focused blogs and news sites, including Technorati, The Economist and TIME Magazine, bringing in thousands of visitors within the first 48 hours. In the following days, several spin-off sites centered around other presidential candidates began to surface online, such as,,,, and, as well as the meta-humor site

Book Adaptation

In August 2008, the book Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle: 366 Ways He Really Cares was published, which included 366 Obama non sequiturs.


  • Barack Obama danced with your mom at your sister's wedding
  • When one of your vocalists came down with a nasty bronchitis bug, Barack Obama sang backup in your band
  • Barack Obama left a comment on your blog
  • Barack Obama warmed up your car for you

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External References

[1] – Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle (defunct; archived)

[2] – Hillary Clinton Is Your New Bicycle

[3] Appspot – Sarah Palin Is Your New Bicycle's Flat Tire

[4] – The '… Is Your New Bicycle' Meme Is Your New Bicycle

[5] – John McCain

[6] – Michelle Obama

[7] – Ron Paul Is Your New Bicycle

[8] Mother Jones – Why Barack Obama Is Still Your New Bicycle

[9] Chicago Tribune – `My New Bicycle' is the new black

[10] Amazon – Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle: 366 Ways He Really Cares

[11] Wonkette – Barack Obama Is On Your New Bicycle

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