Zach Galifianakis Had The Chance To Give President Obama The Greatest Nickname Ever But Pussed Out

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Giving a person a nickname that sticks forever isn’t an easy task. When I pledged my fraternity, I was given the nickname Phil for two reasons. The first reason was because they couldn’t think of a better nickname and there was never another brother named Phil.

It didn’t stick.

Zach Galifianakis had the chance to give President Obama perhaps one of the greatest nicknames of all time, easily the greatest presidential nickname ever, but chickened out at the last minute.

For someone as historically important as President Barack Obama (you know, the first black president thing), it’s kind of surprising he doesn’t have a cool nickname. I mean, it’s possible his friends call him something we have no idea about, but those kinds of inside jokes don’t always translate to a mass audience. And “Barry” certainly isn’t going to cut it.

So it kind of bums me out when I see Zach Galifianakis tell Conan O’Brien he saw an item on the White House cafeteria menu called “Chocolate Freedom” and refused to ask Obama on Between Two Ferns if that’s what people around the White House called him.

Chocolate Freedom. So money.

[via GQ]