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Obama possibly a nerd



On Tuesday, the Telegraph published "Fifty things you might not know about Barack Obama," and the geeky corners of the web are atwitter about the first item in the list: "He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics." Note the present tense.

The list, surely provided by handlers, otherwise has the air of well-considered Facebook profile, a healthy mix of gentle self-deprecation ("He has read every Harry Potter book," "He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry."), gentle self-aggrandizement ("He can bench press an impressive 200lbs"), consumer choices ("He uses an Apple Mac laptop," "He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid.") and bizarre biographical tidbits ("He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream," "He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia.").

And all the people say: He's just like me!

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