Obama’s Ambassador to Finland Sends Crazy Christmas Card

U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck is offering Helskini “a different take on the elder statesman” for the holidays.

Oreck posted a special edition of the embassy’s 2012 holiday card, featuring his bulging bicep, to his official Facebook account Tuesday and reportedly also mailed copies of it to friends.

The image comes from a photo shoot Oreck did last month for the Finnish fitness magazine “ProBody.” A similar shot donned the cover of the Dec. 4 issue, which included an interview with the ambassador.

“I say 60 is the new 40. My wife says, in my case, 60 is the new 58,” Oreck said of the shoot in a Facebook post. “One way or the other, fitness is important.”

How does he keep his arms so big? Oreck offered this advice to Finns in a video on the ProBody blog: “You never get to stop. You’ve got to do it every day – or all the time, I should say, for the rest of your days. That’s how it counts. Can’t quit now.”

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  • Don

    What a putz!

  • Gay.

  • Jim

    When I was in the Navy, there was a recruit who was a body builder, Although he was about 5 feet tall, he kept in shape.
    We would be hanging around the snack shop or some other place and he would enter the room, lean against the wall, take about 3 minutes to “strike a pose”, looking at his body to make sure everything was looking OK, then say “So, guys, what’s up?”
    He and his “friend” decided to leave one day and kidnapped a Taxi driver to take them west from Boston. They were caught and sent to Leavenworth, where they are probably still living 40 years later.
    Ambassador Bruce looks a little like him.