Barack Obama in Shanghai (with Evil Obama)

This picture, taken over the weekend, shows Barack Obama with his secret evil twin, “Evil Obama,” in Shanghai. (Evil Obama is recognizable by his mustache, goatee, and evilly slanted eyebrows.) Careful study of this photo shows that no Photoshop work has been done.

Obama and Evil Obama Support Sinosplice

I’m not sure what Obama is doing in Shanghai at a crucial election time like this, but I was pleasantly surprised to see Evil Obama donning an attractive Sinosplice sweatshirt.

Now, as regular readers of this blog know well, I do apolitical China commentary. In this case, however, it’s Obama advocating Sinosplice. Nothing political about that!

By the way, now that the weather is warmed up, you might be interested in these Chinese-related Sinosplice t-shirts:

Sinosplice T-shirts


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Any chance you’ll be making a companion “MY Chinese is not standard” t-shirt?

  2. This is just another example of how Western journalists intentionally alter photos to advance their own political agendas! So much for your “free media.” I would expect less bias reporting from a reputable source such as Sinosplice!

  3. Hi John,

    A nice family photo!

  4. E? 看不见in 上海。Strange. I can see other FlickR photos though.

  5. Meg,

    Hmmm… there’s an idea. I plan to make some more shirts, but I have this pesky thesis I’m still polishing. It should be REALLY DONE very soon, though.

  6. maxiewawa,

    Hmmm, that is strange. I can see it just fine.

  7. QuakerOats Says: April 20, 2008 at 11:40 pm


    Are you running the “access flickr” firefox plugin?

    I’m in the states now, but I had never got around to shutting off the plugin. I couldn’t see the Barack photo just now, but I disabled the plugin and… voila!

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