In which my 7 year old reveals Obama’s egregious copyright violation

by DaniGirl on February 6, 2010 · 14 comments

in Tristan

Tristan and I are in the car, sitting in the Tim’s drivethrough on the way to skating lessons. We’re listening to one of my favourite radio program on CBC, Terry O’Reilly’s The Age of Persuasion. The episode is about tag lines and slogans.

As it runs through the opening, it plays a series of famous tag lines from past to present, including Obama’s infamous rallying cry of “Yes, we can!”

Tristan says, “Hey, I recognize that guy!”

“I’m sure you do,” I reply. We may be Canadian, but the average school kid can likely name Obama as the President before Harper as the Prime Minister.

“That was Bob the Builder!”

It took me a full minute before I could reconcile his response, and then I couldn’t help but laugh. Loudly.

Can we build it? Yes, we can!

I wonder if Hit Entertainment has filed the copyright violation suit yet?


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 mapsgirl February 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm

That’s too funny!

2 Ari February 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Lol I love it!

3 Carly February 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Jake (3) noticed the SAME thing one day when he heard it on TV. He immediately looked up to see if I had popped in a “Bob” movie! Too funny!

(The captcha’s are getting harder and harder: harcourt deheusscher?!?!)

4 colleen February 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Out of the mouths of children.

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6 Sara Turvey February 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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7 HRM Parent February 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm

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8 Marni Tuttle February 6, 2010 at 7:07 pm

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9 Avra Gibbs Lamey February 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm

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10 Amber February 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I thought of the similarity myself some time ago. I know that Obama has children of his own – I wonder if maybe there really WAS some ‘inspiration’ at work? 😉

11 Tanya Snook February 7, 2010 at 3:37 am

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12 Holly February 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Exactly the same sentiment at Casa Stardom. Max is a HUGE Bob fan (so much so that I often find myself lusting over your admirable collection of vintage Bob toys – they don’t sell them anymore!) and “Yes, we can!” is a frequent rallying cry around here. Awesome.

13 Shannon February 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm

lol! love it!

14 XUP February 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

Oh man — not even his tagline is original?

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