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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fine edition of the Best of Reddit. This week we have a load of informative, entertaining and downright crazy stuff from the wide world of Reddit. Maybe you are new to Reddit. Maybe you just missed these in your Reddit travels. Maybe you saw all of these and you just want to tell me how there is a million things I could have found that were better than the ones I choose. Either way, I am glad you are here, and I hope the Reddit awesomeness helps brighten your day a little.

On the agenda for today, we have a very special Presidential edition of the Best of Reddit. If you’ve ever wanted to jump into the mind of the President of the United States, find out who Reddit thinks might be more famous than Barrack Obama and more awesomeness, this is the Best of Reddit for you!

IAmA with US President Barrack Obama

Usually, when I write these Best of Reddit articles, I have to dig around and look at tons of Reddit threads throughout the week to find the perfect ones to feature for you, the loyal readers. This was not one of those threads. It was nearly impossible to go on Reddit without hearing about the IAmA with the United States President. It would also be impossible for me to leave it off this week’s Best of Reddit.

Unfortunately, President Obama did not answer a ton of questions, but it is still great to see the President acknowledge the power of Reddit and talk to the community a little. Sure, it was probably just a play to get more votes, but it was still awesome, and having people in his position accept the power of Reddit is always a good thing.

What Living Person Could Do an IAmA More Popular than Obama’s?

Of course, after President Obama’s IAmA became so popular that it actually broke Reddit for a while, it set the community wondering if there is a living person who could do an IAmA that would be more popular than President Obama’s. Personally, I do not think there is, but the Reddit community has some interesting suggestions.


Some people seem to think Gabe Newell would generate the same demand as President Obama, but I would have to disagree. While Gabe is an important member of the video game community, he does not reach outside of the typical Reddit audience like President Obama.

Creepiest Sounds on the Internet

Sometimes sound can be scarier than sight. What you cannot see can mess with your head more than what you can. This thread is proof of that. I should probably preface this with a minor NSFW tag, as some of the sounds feature a little violence and some are downright disturbing. They are clearly titled, so use your judgment to decide what is for you and what is not.

Everything from noises of Jupiter and creepy short-range radio stations are in this thread. If you are like me, and enjoy being freaked out a little, this thread is for you. The OP even went through the thread and added them to his original post, thus saving you the effort of doing it yourself.

Subreddit of the Week r/tldr

For those of you not up on their Internet lingo, TL;DR stands for too long; didn’t read. People often use this as a way or summarizing their posts on Reddit. In the case of this Reddit, it is designed as a place for you to go once a day and find a quick sample of the best things that went down on Reddit the day before.

I like the think I do a good job of picking out the best Reddit stuff on a weekly basis, but if you want to get a daily fix, check out r/tldr.


The Presidential edition of Best of Reddit is officially behind us. I hope you enjoyed this weeks column, and as always, hit the comments section if you found anything from Reddit that you think the world needs to know about!

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  1. Terry
    September 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Obama has star power, if he only had a sense for what helps vs hurts the US, its citizens and the rest of the world.

  2. Craig Snyder
    September 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Gonna have to agree that Gaben's IAmA would probably perform just as well, or better, than Obama's.

  3. Ahmed Khalil
    September 8, 2012 at 2:01 am

    OBAMA is a big ballon filled only with air, and this is only personal opinion