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Michelle Obama will appear on Univision’s Sunday morning public affairs show, “Al Punto,” to discuss the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move! campaign. In the pre-recorded segment, Obama speaks with Univision’s Satcha Pretto, and then get’s busy with some work out moves. At least, that’s what we think they’re doing????
The interview hasn’t aired yet, so we just have the transcript to go by. You tell us what’s happening…
SP: So this is very, very easy.
MO: Okay, uh-huh, uh-huh.
SP: Just look right here, with our legs spread open. And this way we are kind of working our abdomen area.
MO: We’re holding our core tight.
SP: Yes, we raise our arms. And we just…
MO: With just one arm. So I see, yeah, the alternate, that works your oblique.
SP: And then you can, right there.
MO: Yeah, that’s good. That’s good, side muscles.
SP: And we’re moving.
MO: Yeah, that’s good stuff.
SP: Thank you so much. We really appreciate it.
MO: Oh, thank you.
This takeover ad on The Blaze website says a lot about their target audience…
If you’re able to break away from your Netflix and booze binge for a moment, this will make you laugh:
The White House Correspondents Association announced today that Joel McHale will host its centennial Correspondents Dinner. That’s right, this thing has been going on for 100 years! The “Community” star and “The Soup” host (our personal favorite McHale iteration) has big shoes to fill. Last year’s host, Conan O’Brien was widely praised for his routine, and Stephen Colbert delivered perhaps the best act in recent memory during the Bush presidency.
But McHale’s biggest competition may actually be Barack Obama. The President has displayed a sharp sense of humor at the event over the years; and has often upstaged the comedian who gets hosting duty -remember his birth video? McHale will also have to decide how edgy he wants to be. In the best case scenario, the WHCA Dinner is an opportunity for a performer to use comedy to speak truth to power. But it’s not easy. Wanda Sykes might be a good example of a comedian who went too far, while Ray Romano or Darrel Hammond, for example, played it safe.
Colbert, by contrast, got it just right. Sure, he left the room feeling uncomfortable, but he manged to deliver a pointed critique of Bush’s policies on Iraq, the NSA, and more, all with genuine wit and intelligence. McHale is known for being fairly witty himself, though it’s unclear if he has the political chops to delivery a truly memorable roast. One thing’s for sure though. These days, with the Correspondents Dinner having morphed into a huge media spectacle, a good performance can cement a comedian’s reputation as one of the greats. And a flop can be hard to live down.
Break a leg Joel!
Paul recently filed a class action law suit against Obama and top White House officials over the NSA collecting Americans’ cell phone records.
And during his public announcement yesterday, we can’t help but notice the sassy phone cover Rand is sporting in his left hand at the 34 second mark.
Wonder what else Paul owns in leopard print…
Check out the full video here.
The most important weather related map you’ll see today, courtesy of WTSO.com
Looks like the headline writers at The Washington Times could stand to learn more French.
The “Sacrebleu!” was scrapped for this Oct 15 story:
ATF threatens French-style firing squad for agents who leak secrets
But was captured in social media.
Sacrebleu! ATF threatens French-style firing squad for agents who leak secrets
As a reference, FBDC has compiled a list of other French exclamations TWT staffers can use for future disparaging stories about the French. After the jump!
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