It sounds a bit like Gladiators

Here's a little advance help for your next pub quiz or perhaps Trivial Pursuit's 2010 version. Here are some highlights from a list of code names the US Secret Service gives to those they protect. Don't you think it sounds like a roll call for Gladiators?

The Obamas:

President-elect Barack Obama: Renegade

Michelle Obama: Renaissance

Malia Obama: Radiance

Sasha Obama: Rosebud

The Bidens

Vice President-elect Joe Biden: Celtic

Jill Biden: Capri

The Bushs

President George W. Bush: Tumbler

First Lady Laura Bush: Tempo

See the full list here

Oh and since we are on the theme...the Daily Telegraph publishes '50 facts you might not know about Barack Obama.'

Here's a taster:

He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.

He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father.

He can bench press an impressive 200lbs.

He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name.

He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.

He doesn't drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol.

He wears $1,500 (£952) Hart Schaffner Marx suits.

Read more Obamafacts here


November 12, 2008 at 8:16:00 AM GMT crookedshore said...

here's hoping Joe Biden doesn't visit East Belfast