The graphic on this t-shirt is a cute mashup of one of modern China’s greatest political leaders Mao Zedong (sometimes written as “Tse-Dong”), a.k.a., “Chairman Mao,” and one of America’s most popular modern presidents, Barack Obama. Thus “Oba Mao.” We imagine a lot of American tourists snap these shirts up.
Taxi pulls up. Passenger gets out. Passenger leaves the door open for new passenger who swoops in. The series of photos below show the process as it transpired recently on Ludlow Street in New York City’s Lower East Side on a hot and humid summer evening. Classic.