Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Captioning: Put Down The Twinkie!

Michelle Obama ruthlessly mocks a husky fourth grader as part of her "shame a fat kid to stop eating" program, announced by President Obama during his awful state of the union.




26 comments:

ScottDS said...

My first thought from reading the headline was from Ghostbusters: "What about the Twinkie?"

This is paraphrased from "Marge vs. the Monorail" - one of the best Simpsons episodes.

Obama: "I'm here to answer any questions you children may have about the monorail."
Student 1: "Can it outrun The Flash?"
Obama: "You bet!"
Student 2: "Can Superman outrun The Flash?"
Obama: "Uh... sure. Why not."

BevfromNYC said...

"Hey, cutie, could you hold the teleprompter a little higher? No, you, yes, you...the one in the...oh, never mind."

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, Great episode. And whether you meant it or not, I would say similar premise... :-)

LL said...

Liberals have a tendency as a group to mock the less fortunate. There is no reason why the First Lady wouldn't mock an overweight child.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, What I want to know, is what is Barack's face about? He looks like some kid just called him a name, or like he's planning to do something unpleasant to someone...

AndrewPrice said...

P.S. Scott, great Ghostbusters quote!

AndrewPrice said...

LL, You make a good point.

On a related note, I was amazed to hear that as part of his State of the Union speech. That sounds like the kind of "make-work project" they give people like Biden to keep them out of trouble, not something you put into a prime time speech.

Tennessee Jed said...

Why not "shame a dumbo eared donkey to quit smoking" or shame a mean first lady to quit scowling like Angela Davis?

USArtguy said...

"You there, typical white kid. I saw you cross to the other side of the hall when my secret service agents came in. Racism isn't niiiiiice!"

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: Was the fat kid also "retarded." And as for Ghostbusters, does he look at all like the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man?

BevfromNYC said...

Andrew - Barry is annoyed because of this question:

Little Kid: Are you a Bolshevik or a Socialist 'cause my Mommy says you're a Bolshevik, but my Daddy says you're a Socialist.

Barry: [harumph]

Michelle: Kids say the darndest things! Eat green vegetables!

MegaTroll said...

He looks like he's an alien who's just spotted lunch?!

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, LOL! Sadly, certain people have no shame.

AndrewPrice said...

USArtguy, Sounds like he needs to set up an alcohol-free beer summit.


Lawhawk, i think the only retarded people in this picture are in the chairs.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, I would pay real money to see some kid ask him that!! :-D


Mega, He does have that "me hungry, you look tasty" look.

Writer X said...

This looks like one of those "Are you smarter than a fifth grader" moments, and I'm guessing the fifth grader won when Obama couldn't answer a question about the U.S. Constitution.

And, really. These obesity programs for kids are so annoying. Here's a tip: Turn off the TV and go outside and play. It's worked pretty well for generations of kids. Why is it now suddenly so difficult? It's like kids are being programmed to believe that they can't be active unless an NFL team (or apparently a bored First Lady) parachutes into their neighborhoods...

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, He does look like he just lost. . . on an easy question! LOL!


Teacher: "Name the current President."

Obama: "It was Bush's fault."

Kid: "That dude from Kenya."

rlaWTX said...

Totally unrelated:

Loved the Sci-fi thread! Thanks for the info & conversation!


Although, given some of y'all's reasoning about this picture, this comment might not be sooo unrelated... :-)

Writer X said...

Andrew, that is so funny! Thanks for the laugh!!

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, I thought it was a very interesting thread. We should find ways to bring the topic to science fiction more often because so many people seem to be interested in that?

And you're right, I'm noticing a sci-fi theme creeping into this photo discussion as well! LOL!

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, You're welcome. Those just seemed like natural responses. . . ;-)

patti said...

michelle: YOU! hahaha...yeah, fatty mcfatterson. no chocolate milk for you after the teleprompter speaks. hahaha. you're FAT! hahahahaaaaaa....

AndrewPrice said...

Patti, Yeah, that about sums it up!

Anonymous said...

"Hey, that kid looks like Joe Biden, only with hair!"

AndrewPrice said...

Anon, This class looks too advanced for Biden!

DCAlleyKat said...

Nice to know if you're a fat kid there's no place for you in the heart and hearth of Obama & Michelle! What a great message for our nations White House to be sending out to kids, if you are FAT you are not good enough for us!! Wow - wtg progressives.

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