Barack Obama survived an encounter with a horse-headed man on the streets of Denver.
So, President Obama was in Denver, Colorado—where, it's worth noting, smoking marijuana is totally legal now—and this happened...
Honestly, I don't know what takes more balls: to be a guy attempting to shake hands with the President of the United States while wearing a horse head mask, or to be a President who agrees to shake hands with a guy wearing a horse head mask. Either end of this exchange seems somewhat fraught. I'm really happy that this came and went without incident, though. Mostly because I'd hate to see that horse head mask take on any more cultural significance than it already has. (Ugh, that thing.)
Obama reacts as he is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head as he walked the streets of downtown Denver. pic.twitter.com/QNqnXKzwzm— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) July 9, 2014
My favorite part of this whole ordeal is the nicely dressed woman patiently waiting for her turn to meet the President, as though she wasn't standing next to a guy wearing a horse head mask. She's the real MVP.
As weird as this is, it's actually not the strangest anthropomorphic encounter that a sitting president has ever had. Remember that time Bill Clinton hung out with that guy who had a lump of uncooked sourdough for a head?
(by Dennis DiClaudio)