Hmm... now THIS is quite revealing, for those of us in the know, and know what I'm talking about...
First lady: Obama should have been an architect
By Juliet Eilperin, Updated: September 20, 2013
During a White House event celebrating achievements in design Friday, Michelle Obama revealed her husband's secret life-long ambition: He would have been an architect if he only had the skills.
Speaking at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Awards ceremony in the East Room, the first lady explained why "the president is so jealous right now" that she got to host the event."And every year, when I’m going over my briefing, he’s like, 'You’re doing that again?' " she said, prompting laughter from the crowd. "He’s like, 'Well, who’s there?' Because really, deep down, he would have been an architect had he been as talented and creative as all of you."
"So from the president to you, he loves you all, he loves your work, he loves everything about every ounce of who you are, and so it is a delight to have you here," she added.
One can only imagine how different the world would be right now if Barack Obama had decided to devote his life to architecture rather than politics. Given that several cities have started holding exhibits about buildings that were never constructed, such as last year's Unbuilt Washington, Obama's future presidential library could establish an entire wing to buildings he might have designed.
Every architect I dated (five) was a passive-aggressive control freak so paralyzed by a minute, irrelevant detail that they could never move forward on what was really important. And they liked theory and form more than reality and life.
I hope she knows what she's implying.
I know nothing about the architecture profession. I had no idea.
My cousin's an architect and I can confirm what R3 wrote. He's insufferable.
Just to clarify, are you saying that all the male architects you have met are/were gay?
Ms. Obama has never really made a secret of how little she likes being First Lady, and she's also strongly implied that her husband doesn't enjoy being President. I think this comment is just an illustration of those feelings.
Is architecture really considered a gay profession?
Dear God yes R8.
You know this clearly went over the Right-Wing heads.
Architect = GAY fabulosity
Once his current term is over I voluteer to teach him everything he needs to know.
@R7, A LOT of them are!
R3 is a joke and liar. No one dates FIVE architects in their lifetime.
No one dates FIVE in any profession during a lifetime.
I cannot vouch for R3's dating history, but his characterization of architects - especially gay ones - is 100% spot-on.
well, maybe that's why Obama was no good at it - he seems more loose, vague than detail-oriented.
If fucking only. Why the fuck does she lay this alternate universe on us now????
Everybody thinks he should be an architect, but most decidedly shouldn't be one.
Well, we know he tried to become one with a Syrian war, but he's not as diabolical as that rancid vermin Cheney.
So apparently he's more George Constanza than Thomas Jefferson.
Imagine the many architects chuckling to themselves or those who raised their brow when Mrs. Obama said this.
I don't know about gay but architects are anal-retentive to the extreme just like engineers.
They're anal retentive control freaks. I've known a few straight architects but regardless of sexual orientation, they're all queeny.
Sorry, but there are no gay architects.
I work for a company that employs 15 architects and 12 engineers. Every single one of them women and men are creepy as hell and don't know it. They are all terribly impractical to the point of helpless stupidity. We call them the arc-tards. Their tablets don't work but they don't know where they are. When they finally bring them in the battery has no charge and they didn't bring the power cord, "oh did you need that?". No stupid fuck I'm going to charge it with my bare hands.
One of them bought a $400,000 plotter/scanner and I had to tell him 3 times to pay attention to the tech's demo. He wanted to just ignore the guy and then ask me what to do later on. Super dependent people but they want you to treat them as if they are superior beings. Also most of them are messy with stacks of crap and crumbs everywhere.
r10 To become an architect requires 6 years of formal schooling (or 8 years of apprenticeship). Plus another 3 years of apprenticeship/work experience to become eligible to take the Boards and get registered.
Architects must have liability insurance, stamp drawings to guarantee they won't fall down. Structural stuff. Lots of it.
Becoming an Interior Designer involves hanging a sign outside your door. Yeah, you can get a degree but not required.
No liability - you can't insure someone's bad taste.
An architect is much more than an interior designer, although many good architects also design interiors...
That's interesting, I know a cunt who's married to an architect, and he looks very gay. I wonder if she knows.