Further proof that HBO is no longer cool?

President Obama’s favourite show is ‘Entourage’

Time to watch Entourage, says Kevin Connolly!

Time to watch Entourage, says Kevin Connolly!

The Politico, doing what it does best (gossipy political trivia), has an article about President Obama’s TV viewing habits. Not very surprising: mostly HBO shows and sports, two things that are respectable to watch even if you don’t watch much TV. His favourite current show is apparently Entourage:

Obama likes “Entourage” so much he even rearranged his campaign schedule not to miss an episode.

“We would talk about ‘Entourage’ all the time,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

“A couple of times during the campaign, we would have these Sunday night calls at the same time as ‘Entourage,’” Gibbs recalled. “I remember one time I e-mailed him because the call was scheduled for the last 15 minutes of ‘Entourage’ and I said, ‘Just be late and we can just watch “Entourage” and still get on and do the call.’”

“And it worked,” Gibbs continued, laughing. “We got to see ‘Entourage.’”

The piece treats this as proof of his coolness, though you could just as easily argue that it’s proof that HBO is now officially the network of fortysomething political insider types, with Entourage as its flagship property.

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Further proof that HBO is no longer cool?

  1. …and the alternative is?

  2. who cares?

    Is this news…?

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  3. I want the other photo back up!!!

    • Hooray!

  4. While Obama is a “fortysomething political insider” (if you call a black man in insider in politics LOL) he is a cool fortysomething political insider. I know that all of the right-wingers out there are pained when they hear this but sometimes they should just take some responsibility and look at the facts. Obama has high approval rating, huge crowds come out to see him where ever he goes, regardless of country. He is popular and the vast majority of the world sees him as a cool person. You might not like it but it is the truth.

  5. I attended high school with the author of this article (Nepean High School, Class of 1994), and I can safely say that he is the absolute last person I can think of that should be qualified to pass judgment on what is and isn’t “cool” within the realm of popular culture, or within any other domain for that matter.

    • I agree, Eric the Red. I will go farther, and agree that the high school years are the most important years of your life, and define everything you are and do after.

      That is why, at the upcoming Nepean High School reunion, my plan to get a good-looking actor to pretend to be me will inevitably lead to disastrous results.

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