President Obama to appear on 'Mythbusters'

President Barack Obama will appear on the Dec. 8 episode of Mythbusters, the Discovery Channel’s series that goes to all lengths to explain how science really works. In the episode, the president will challenge the show’s hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, to explain the Greek legend of Archimedes, who is credited with setting the invading Roman navy on fire with only mirrors and reflected sunlight.

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  • Barry

    The only “myth” that needs busting is that this fool is a good President. I consider him to be the 21st Century Jimmy Carter. 2012 can’t come soon enough!

    • Jay

      I hate myself for even responding to a political statement on this entertainment website, but I cant let this go un-flamed.

      So, to not delve this into the political realm any further, I’ll just call you an idiot and move on

      You are an idiot. Have a nice day

      (please dont respond with more political jargon, go over to a news website to start that argument)

      • Desmo

        Yes please save your politics for an article that is about politics. Not like this one here which clearly has no political motivation.

      • Barry

        This appearance is just a publicity stunt to try to boost the so called Messiah’s numbers.

      • Anonymous

        Shut your big lips you friggin liberal moron. What place does any president have on a television show? The Obamas spend more time involved in pop culture than actual politics. The man is a disgrace and anone who voted for him should burn in hell.

    • logical

      Get lost Barry. You are on the wrong forum for this kind of slander. Go drink your kool-aid/tea somewhere else.

      • logical

        I hate all black people! Including the chimp in office! Go back to Africa!

      • wabb

        Ask yourself one question, where is your origins? your real ones? where did the first man come from foolio?? if we can fight a help develop this country from its conception, why cant a black man be the president one day?. why not?, even if hes bad or good at it. George bush is the worst president of alllll time. dumber than all the kids on the short bus. if we were to get invaded by china, you would be hand and hand with every race here to preserve your right to talk trash on this forum and when was the last time to walked up to a real black man, not some kid or wimp and said that to his face? youre hiding online and popping attitude in public and would probably help plan and execute some white plot to bomb but you would never stand alone for 20 minutes with a black man and fight him in the streets behind your belief. whos the loser. i guess you can tell what race i am. jump out there!!

    • Barry

      Just kidding I love democrat’s and hate the rich!

    • UncleWalty

      seriously…STFU with your politics. Nobody cares or wants to hear it.

  • Anonymous

    They’ve already done this myth. Twice.

    • ShotgunSamurai

      That’s what I was thinking. Sigh…

    • Ashton

      I had the same thought. This one has been done and redone. It doesn’t need a third time. Third time isn’t the charm.

    • melanie

      i was also thinking that. Also, I like Obama.

  • michelle

    Ok seriously, the President doenst have better things to do than to appear on another television show?? I do even know what his area of expertise would be and why he or his people feel he would have anything of worth to add. This is very random to me, I can understand that maybe he is a fan of the show but stay off of it and watch it from home like the rest of us.

    • logical

      Black people love to eat chicken and go on tv.

    • UncleWalty

      or, maybe by appearing on a TV show about science he can encourage school-age children to take an interest in, you know, science.

    • wabb

      im sure he does but hes by nature a guy thats always been out there and not sitting in meetings making back water deals for arms to other country’s. his outside presence is for the kids to get into science and other challenges. all of you are the people who would let the car companys fail, would’ve let the bankers keep their private planes and bonuses and the other tons of things that he has done in less than 2 years. is he the reason for the depression? has he declarded war looking for missils ? what exactly has he done wrong. so why cant he be on a 1 hour tv show, even if for himself, not for you. what have you done positive in the last hour but sit here and worried about him. cant he have a hour to himself.

  • KatRob

    Is anyone else disgusted with the fact that our country is falling apart around us and our President is more concerned with television appearances? Yay Barack, I’m sure George Lopez needs some more promotional work done.

    • Ian

      Yeah, he should do something really constructive, like strapping on a flight suit and grandstand in front of a ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner, like the good Presidents do…

  • Why not?

    Perhaps in keeping with the title of the show, Mr. Obama can whip out his birth certificate and prove once and for all he was born in the US?

    • Grace

      :::::sigh…WITH an eyeroll:::::

    • lindagtren

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      zzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Barry

      That would be outstanding. Too bad he won’t do that because he can’t prove that he is an American citizen.

      • Ian

        He already has dumbass. He satisfied federal law, and anyone with half a brain has moved on. Satisfying Idiot Law is not a priority.

      • wabb

        can you prove hes not a citizen. ill tell you what you can take time to prove, whos your father really or why we dont strike against companys that outsource or why the justice system dont work or why you dont spend your time doing something that you started and didnt finish. prioritize that!!

  • Desmo

    Trying to fix the country after the mess that Bush left behind is challenging.. Yet, I can’t approve for Obama making more tv appearances instead of focusing on his job first…

    • Desmo

      That’s what you get for betting on black!

    • Jay

      How right you are!

    • Nerwen Aldarion

      Right so of course the best thing to do when Bush leaves the country in ruins is to keep on tearing it down? The policy of Bush that ultimately failed was passing the first stimulus…and Obama passed 2 more which only made the situation worse.

      Please explain where Obama has actually saved our country.

  • Barack Obozo The Clown

    Watch me perform! Please ignore the fact that unemployment is up and people can’t find jobs! I’m on Mythbuster’s watch that instead!

    • Kevin

      We get it – you don’t like the President. Very subtle.

      Maybe we should lock him in the Oval Office until he fixes everything.

      Shouldn’t you be at a TEA Party rally instead of commenting on an entertainment site?

      • Kevin

        But really how many times does he have to be on tv? Jesus it’s like I’m watch BET or something!

    • lindagtren

      I strongly recommend ______ BlackwhiteCu pid * C0 m ______ to you where I just found my i-nterr-acial bo-yf-riend! You know it is a gr-eat pla-ce to meet rich nice men and beautiful women. What’s kind of re-lationbship do you want? ;)
      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Barry

      Yes Sir, Boss!!

  • Desmo

    Get over yourself Kevin. Politics and entertainment have always been intertwined. When the President decides to go on a cable show, guess what, that makes it political. Get your head out of your @ss.

    • Kevin

      Thanks for your valubable advice, but I disagree with your premise that Obama’s presence suddenly turns “Mythbusters” into a political show.

      You don’t mind someone disagreeing with you, do you?

      • Desmo

        I certainly don’t. I didn’t say it made the show itself political rather his appearence on the show is political. He’s the president. Your comment on the tea party though seems to suggest you mind people disagreeing with you.

  • Not Happy

    I pretty sure I already saw Mythbusters attempt this. So he is taking time to go on the show and get them to recreat a myth they have already disproved?

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  • UncleWalty

    I’m pretty sure the President can spare the ten minutes it takes to shoot one scene in a TV show.

    • john

      Yeah. But according to mnay on here. That could be the 10 minutes that save the world. in just 10 minutes

      • Letisia

        I’m sure “Photoshopping” and “CIA” will be invoked to deny its aneitutichty.It already has! Check out Jon’s monologue in wherein a clip from Fox goes into detail about the obvious Photoshopping.Sigh!

    • Ree

      the problem is, this isn’t the first time he has spent 10 minutes to shot something for a tv show. it would be nice to feel like he is putting as much effort into helping our country as he is into marketing himself.

  • jay

    i don’t get it…is he trying to be the firt president to win an emmy. go focus on more important things besides your celebrity status.

  • Kevin

    I think my comment was appropriate for someone who uses the screen name “Barack Obozo the Clown”.

    • wabb

      i bet that recession is his fault. 10 minutes on a show is gonna help that? you can help by starting your own business and hiring people out of un-employment. since all of yall are so smart, come up with a product that we all need to have, and with the sales or potential sales of unsaid product, go hire 5000 people to manufacture, advertise and sale it and grow more and dont outsource it when you make money, when you do that, then you can complain about his 1 hour on tv. he has done more than anybody else ever elected would do in less than 2. so when you think to talk trash back to me, take that time and open a business. go build a island and start a democracy with American workers. do that and this is to all of yall fake sit home and die soon with nothin but complaints of what you didnt accomplish. dont respond cause i wont be here, im busy doing something with my life.

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    This is so dumb! Let’s forget the fact that Obama has been on just about every show there is (has he sung a melody on American Idol yet? It’s coming!!)

    For everyone who sits there and says “Of course he can do this!” I have a question for ya? What would have happened if Bush had decided to show up on Mythbusters?

    I know I’d be rolling my eyes and thinking it was dumb too. (Just like I’m not going to watch the Sarah Palin show…I think it is dumb…however Palin isn’t President right now)

    The fact that I’m a Republican and Obama is a Democrat has nothing to do with my disdain in this arena. Obama is our President, right now we are in the cusp of a double digit recession, we are inching closer to %10 unemployment, our debt is through the roof and we are facing problems with Iran.

    And he decides to go on Mythbusters??? WHAT GOOD WILL THAT DO US????

    • Kevin

      You are certaily welcome to your disdain, but I think you are overreacting a bit.

      For the past 30+ years, our Presidents have done TV shows, recorded PSAs, etc.

      The Bushes did it. So did Reagan. And when hasn’t there been some kind of domestic or international crisis going on?

      So I think its a bit disingenuous to say that your being a Republican has “nothing to do” with your feelings about Obama appearing on “Mythbusters”.

      • Ree

        i consider myself independent, and i feel the same way as nerwen.

    • Tanya

      I hate white people…they r so ignorant an dumb

      • wabb

        last comment, im a black man, so black man, or whatever you are, grow the F up. get a woman you like to hand with, not a wife or girl that you just have, take time with her and understand that you dont have time for that buil sh-. and like i said to the white boy, step up to a real white man and scrap with him for 20 minutes,no guns or help since you hate them so much. all of you all on this forum with this fake hate need to be on be on bully beat down. sit and hide on these fake forums to blow off steam when for real, none of yall would live or be around anyone else but each other. fake fake fake. out

  • john

    How abou the fact he is reconising and promoting a great and educational show that we need in the world. I bet it maybe lasted 10 minutes to ask the question at the most. And if you do an internet search. Obama and the guys from Mythbusters are in Washington to honor the science olympiad winners.

  • Mister Beepo

    When will this clown’s 15 minutes be up? Face it, Obama is the biggest failure in the history of the world. He needs to resign before he does any more damage. Hey liberals..zip it, step back, and watch us fix your mess. You’re welcome.

    • Kevin

      Gee, thanks! I suppose you’re going to “take your country back”, too, right?

    • Jace

      I take it that Beepo is a Republican. It’s kind of funny when he says “watch us fix your mess” when Bush was the one that caused the mess in the first place.

    • Sara

      In the HISTORY of the WORLD? Wow.

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