Obama "Mythbusted" by Reason

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    Remember when the POTUS had more class than to show up one every other channel and TV show for some dumb reason or another? Mythbusters is the next adventure for President Obama. Why? I love this show, lol. And it's not entirely unlike a rerun to boot...

    Obama Challenges 'MythBusters' Adam And Jamie : NPR

    On the plus side, Reason uses the occasion to do some myth busting themselves.

    Reason.tv: Obama Gets Busted on Mythbusters - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44QB4nTr2DY[/ame]
     
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    Sources for Reason.tv's Obama/Mythbusters video

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz7pfJrhcdg&annotation_id=annotation_716045&feature=iv[/ame]
     
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    I have to say I agree with Obama on this one.

    I want it to be true so badly..... There has to be some way to make it work. The concept is just so cool.
     
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    "The Mythbusters have busted the myth before,"

    Why is this in bold? The mythbusters have revisited plenty of myths before, it's part of the format of their show.

    Heck they have even revised the status of myths they declared busted.

    Sniper scopes and knock your socks off come to mind.

    That said I thought they did a very thorough job busting it the second time (yes they've all ready revisited it after declaring it busted).

    But like Baruch said the idea is really cool and I'd want it to work. Even if there was no way it could've worked in Ancient Greece.
     
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    I know about the show, re-busting myths in new ways is fine and good. (not my favorite episodes but that's neither here nor there) It'd be cool if they found a way to make it work. However folks...

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    This thread is in the politics section because it's about Reason using the occasion of Obama on Mythbusters (which, as an aside, just happens to be a great show) to do some mythbusting of their own on the POTUS himself.

    Hence the video's. I included the NPR link in case that factoid was not widely known.
     
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