Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | January 21, 2013

Viral Video: Obama Ages Five Years in Two Minutes

Obama Sworn In
President Barack Obama was sworn in to begin his second term in office today.

As such, it feels like a pretty good time to look back on how he got here and, more precisely, the toll it has taken on him.

In creating “Presidial”, artist Jeremy Tubbs collected more than 2,500 found photos of Obama taken every day between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2012.

These photos help to illustrate just how much of that “distinguished salt-n-pepper” look the POTUS has garnered in his four years at the helm (and his one year of campaigning for the job).

Call me crazy, but I think maybe–just maybe–President of the United States is a stressful job.

The video is only two-minutes long, but oddly hypnotizing:

I don’t know about you, but it felt a little like it needed some sort of background music.

I’ve found that if you play Madonna’s Ray of Light or Matt Kearney’s Sooner or Later they both sync up pretty well for the rapid-fire photo action.

Totally unrelated side note: Obama has a nice collection of bitchin’ blue ties.



  1. I think this would have worked.


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