Patterico's Pontifications

11/18/2012

Caption Contest

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:40 am

UPDATE: It’s not a photoshop.

137 Comments

  1. “I think they found our ‘drafts’ folder.”

    Comment by Patterico (8b3905) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:43 am

  2. Popstar President takes lessons in petulant pouting

    Comment by JD (185efa) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:49 am

  3. “So this is the face you make when something is like soooo uncool!”

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:49 am

  4. We know you have more gold than that buried in your backyard; fork it over.

    Comment by Steve57 (7a880e) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:50 am

  5. “Like, no, we are never, never, ever going to come to an agreement about that!”

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:50 am

  6. “four pounds of backbacon, three French toast, two turtlenecks and a beer in a tree”

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (3bae39) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:52 am

  7. like their brains, their mouths always skew leftward

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (3bae39) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:53 am

  8. “Like A Boss”

    entered by daughter, I don’t know what it means, I’m told the young lady is one of the Olympic gymnasts, mickahi maroni or some such,. without the gymnast outfit and gymnast hairdo and gymnast make-up i have no clue, could have been from “Twilight”

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:54 am

  9. “The kid hasn’t learned to look at the camera yet”.

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:56 am

  10. “You have a piece of arugula in your teeth.”

    Comment by jasond (ead346) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:57 am

  11. “… And then Michelle looks at me like this.”

    Comment by Ghost (2d8874) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:05 am

  12. President Obama and Fancy-Pants Guest, surveying the American People and Not Liking What They See

    Comment by Leviticus (1aca67) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:14 am

  13. Silly conservatives! Who do you think is going to pay for it?

    Comment by PP_troller (2018b7) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:27 am

  14. “a trillion here, a trillion there… pretty soon you’re talking real money”

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (f279fe) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:29 am

  15. Pop star tries to teach the President to tie a cherry stem with tongue alone.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:34 am

  16. President attempts mental gymnastics, but fails.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:36 am

  17. Hamas politburo levelled by scrapies and Hellfire rockets:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/israel-targets-and-kills-senior-hamas-operative-yehia-bia-in-gaza/

    Valerie Jarrett heart-throb unimpressed.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:37 am

  18. Michelle explains to husband why he cannot keep his new office intern, and how people are laughing behind his back about the situation.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:39 am

  19. Is this the Olympics pouter? That what she got was not enough?

    Edward Abbey, “If a man ain’t happy with what he has, maybe he should have nothing at all”. (Can be made sex and age neutral.)

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:39 am

  20. Please tell me it’s a photoshop.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:40 am

  21. Valerie Jarret explains that the CIA’s Benghazi report was redacted due to her cat walking across her keyboard.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:42 am

  22. “Obama tries to be unimpressed by McKayla.”

    Yes, McKayla Maroney is not impressed, is the meme. One image and you’re stuck with it forever.

    meme from DailyMail

    Other faces

    Comment by htom (412a17) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:44 am

  23. 21.Valerie Jarret explains that the CIA’s Benghazi report was redacted due to her cat walking across her keyboard.
    Comment by Kevin M — 11/18/2012 @ 11:42 am

    Kevin, I think they would find that amusing and worth a laugh rather than a dismissive look, but I do like the concept.

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:46 am

  24. UPDATE: It’s not a photoshop.

    Comment by Patterico (8b3905) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:48 am

  25. Reagon had his jellybeans, I have my lemon drops.

    Comment by Bad Science (aec97c) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:50 am

  26. “So that’s all you built?!”

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:51 am

  27. The daughter (my the daughter) and I have an argument. Is meme pronounce mee-mee or mim?

    And, MD, I need advice about telling my pubescent to “kiss the boy”. Kids, these days. I … when I was I was five.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:53 am

  28. From the article:

    And it seems the now-iconic scowl has resonated with President Obama too. “I want to talk to you one second about the face,” he told Maroney during the team’s visit. “I pretty much do that face at least once a day.”

    Funny thing: We do that face when we think of you, Mr. President.

    Comment by Patterico (8b3905) — 11/18/2012 @ 11:57 am

  29. I think we need Icy and Haiku.

    Comment by Patterico (8b3905) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:02 pm

  30. McKayla: What you want Biden for?
    Obama: Hair restoration clinics were my second biggest contributors.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:07 pm

  31. It wasn’t really about the judges or finsh, there are photos of her making that face when she was straightening from blowing the dismount. She knew she’d lost before they confirmed it. Self-disapproval, which I somehow doubt 0 ever feels. Probably why he needs practice.

    And I think it’s wonderful how she’s turned it into something positive.

    Comment by htom (412a17) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:08 pm

  32. Hey Gepetto, Quit pulling so hard on the cheek strings.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:12 pm

  33. There was a girl named McKayla,

    You don’t pick your parents so you can’t blame her.

    [for how she was named].

    She played hard but didn’t get what she wanted,

    So now she’s famous for the way she pouted.

    Comment by nk, an eccentric poet (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:14 pm

  34. Poetry, guitar playing (and I mean guitar not lyre), and singing, were Olympic events for people too old to run or wrestle. I’ll take on Icy and Haiku.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:21 pm

  35. “Silly bloggers…thinking that I care.”

    Comment by Jeff (012c66) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:23 pm

  36. Obama got himself made President,
    But all he wanted was to be White House resident.
    He said to Valerie, “Just get me my salary,
    My pension, and library”.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:27 pm

  37. Should we allow Meghan McCain to join the Democrat Party?

    Comment by Dirty Old Man (dc479b) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:27 pm

  38. Later, the President demonstrated his signature “resting head against middle finger” gesture meaning much the same thing.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:37 pm

  39. There are people here who compete,
    But when it comes to words I cannot be beat.
    Words are a curse or a blessing.
    Take your choice.
    And bless or curse Who gave us voice.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:38 pm

  40. Yeah, don’t worry, McKayla. Michelle’s brussel sprouts just cause that sometimes. Here at the White House we have fun and call it syncronized farting. Man you should hear Valerie sometimes. She really let’s em rip.

    Comment by elissa (9cad09) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:38 pm

  41. “Lousy algebra worksheets!”

    Comment by Jack Klompus (28be37) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:40 pm

  42. “McKayla, this is how I get the press eating out of my hands.”

    Comment by AZ Bob (1c9631) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:42 pm

  43. Michelle, that might be funny in elevators, but not in the Oval Office.

    Comment by norcal (fbe2a6) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:45 pm

  44. nk, it’s pronounced “meem”; it’s derived from “gene”, which is pronounced “jeen”.

    Comment by Milhouse (15b6fd) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:46 pm

  45. elissa beat me to it.

    Comment by norcal (fbe2a6) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:48 pm

  46. “Idiot.”

    McKayla to Obama and Obama to McKayla. Closest, I think.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:50 pm

  47. Urkel: still annoyingly unpopular.

    Comment by Patricia (be0117) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:52 pm

  48. “America is not impressed.”

    Comment by KP (d68c10) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:52 pm

  49. Danke, Milhouse.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 12:57 pm

  50. “You’d think they’d be thanking us.”

    Comment by no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:03 pm

  51. norcal–heh, do you think that’s evidence of a “great minds” thing we have going or something else?

    Comment by elissa (9cad09) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:05 pm

  52. elissa, it’s either great minds or much experience with flatulence. :)

    Comment by norcal (fbe2a6) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:08 pm

  53. “McKayla, do you think that dress makes Michelle’s butt look too big?”

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:25 pm

  54. See you there, noyk.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:26 pm

  55. Try as he might, the President’s legendary ears will not wiggle.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:27 pm

  56. The first lady shows off her new 3-inch heels.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:29 pm

  57. “The turkey knew he was going to have to reach giblets deep within himself to win his Thanksgving reprieve, as his tap-dancing homage to Tommy Tune failed to impress…”

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (c9188e) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:42 pm

  58. “The private sector is doing fine.”

    Comment by AZ Bob (1c9631) — 11/18/2012 @ 1:55 pm

  59. Pictured: a great American whose life is a testament to the idea that hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and teamwork can accomplish great things, and President Barack Obama.

    Comment by JVW (4826a9) — 11/18/2012 @ 2:01 pm

  60. four people i don’t know, don’t want to know, and who i would not mourn for a moment if they were to drop dead right now.

    the lowliest GI serving today means more to me than any of those pictured here.

    Comment by redc1c4 (403dff) — 11/18/2012 @ 2:11 pm

  61. “Pass a budget?”

    Comment by EPWJ (8a4ca7) — 11/18/2012 @ 2:24 pm

  62. __________________________________________

    Pictured: a great American….and President Barack Obama.

    That’s a good one.

    As revealing as that photo is, it doesn’t make me want to snicker and sneer at Obama nearly as much as the ones that showed him bowing like a servant in front of foreign dignitaries.

    Anything is possible, but I’ll be surprised if historians in the future (who are impartial observers) don’t assess this country as hitting its peak before and then entering a moment of sea-change decline during the era of President “Goddamn America.”

    Comment by Mark (52bc92) — 11/18/2012 @ 2:34 pm

  63. Silly.

    Comment by The Emperor (b2c6a3) — 11/18/2012 @ 2:35 pm

  64. Chimperor is a hater of humor.

    Comment by JD (318f81) — 11/18/2012 @ 2:56 pm

  65. See you there, noyk.

    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 1:26 pm

    Hey nk…!

    Comment by no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:09 pm

  66. I was never one for disappointment, nooc nee nyok.

    But, as you wish.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:18 pm

  67. Two BRATZ

    Both of whom are spoiled rotten and need to have their self esteem deflated.

    Comment by Jcw46 (f23062) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:19 pm

  68. I was never one for disappointment, nooc nee nyok.

    But, as you wish.

    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Heh. Been here so long I figured noyk doesn’t really work anymore.
    But really the new (permanent) nick’s in honor of the 25th anniv of one of the best movies evah.

    Comment by no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:25 pm

  69. McKayla, at least, worked a bunch to get where she got. I wish the little girl only well and I appreciate her funning her pouty self.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:25 pm

  70. *pouty moment*

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:26 pm

  71. this is a hilarious thread, by the way.

    And if you disagree with me, you, sir or madam, are worse than Hitler.

    Comment by no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:28 pm

  72. It’s refreshing that a prima donna can poke fun at herself; what a teachable moment for Obama.

    I think the photo is cute, I would no matter who the president was.

    What’s really troubling me, however is what’s going on with the leg of the attractive woman in navy blue? Did her left leg get bent backwards? Is that a grimace manifesting itself into a beautiful smile? What is going on there?!

    Comment by Dana (292dcf) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:29 pm

  73. Oh hi, NOYK. Where’ve you been? Hope you stick around….you’ve been missed,

    Comment by Dana (292dcf) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:30 pm

  74. Read the (William Goldman’s) book long before I saw the movie. The movie was better. It happens sometimes.

    Hang around, if you would. We’ll exchange quips and waste Patterico’s bandwidth.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:31 pm

  75. I am for a consistent internet identity but this from the Odyssey.

    Comment by My Name Is Nobody (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:47 pm

  76. I like the Nobody from “Dead Man” better.

    Comment by Leviticus (17b7a5) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:53 pm

  77. “My Name is Nobody” is from the Odyssey, not the bird story.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 3:55 pm

  78. I likie (sic) Brunie. Safe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkVkyeUbsKA

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:03 pm

  79. Spit or swallow?

    Comment by Man Mountain Molehill (d5ffcc) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:08 pm

  80. Comment by Man Mountain Molehill — 11/18/2012 @ 4:08 pm

    not funny or appropriate

    Comment by EPWJ (8a4ca7) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:10 pm

  81. Not a really appropriate comment, Man Mounting Molehill f*ga**s.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:15 pm

  82. Go play with your San Francisco qb’s, qb.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:17 pm


  83. Oh hi, NOYK. Where’ve you been? Hope you stick around….you’ve been missed,

    Comment by Dana — 11/18/2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Hi Dana..! getting over the election basically. More precisely, getting over the liberals’ gloating over the election. Never knew a few of my relatives were so nasty; heh. Suuure looking forward to Thanksgiving. :o

    More to the point of this thread, not sure I’m going to be able to take President Prima Donna for the next four yrs. Yeesh.

    Comment by no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:40 pm

  84. Did MMM come from PT or AOS?

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:41 pm

  85. Hang around, if you would. We’ll exchange quips and waste Patterico’s bandwidth.

    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Heh. A couple of roommates and I when the movie first came out spent a couple whole evenings communicating with nothing but Princess Bride quotes. It’s easier than one would think.

    Comment by no one of consequence, née noyk (55e8f9) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:43 pm

  86. “Hey, McKayla, if you don’t like the way the judges score your performances, you should become President. That way, you get to appoint your friends as judges.”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:55 pm

  87. “Mr. President, you and I are a lot alike—we’re both amateurs who perform gymnastics on the world stage !

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/18/2012 @ 4:57 pm

  88. Who’s the muffin with Urkel?

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 11/18/2012 @ 6:15 pm

  89. Neither were impressed by Obama’s first term.

    Comment by Ken in Camarillo (645bed) — 11/18/2012 @ 6:26 pm

  90. Neither of them know what to do about the mess that Obama is inheriting in January from his predecessor.

    Comment by SPQR (768505) — 11/18/2012 @ 6:28 pm

  91. Dana #72: I think there is something on a table in the foreground that is flesh colored and looks like it is the distorted leg of that woman.

    Comment by Ken in Camarillo (645bed) — 11/18/2012 @ 6:30 pm

  92. Dana, I think it’s the top of the back of a chair.

    Comment by htom (412a17) — 11/18/2012 @ 6:40 pm

  93. “When duck-face goes wrong!”

    Comment by Pamela (b76fc7) — 11/18/2012 @ 6:47 pm

  94. Comment by htom — 11/18/2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Yeah, i looked at that for a while too. I also think it is the back of a chair in the foreground, viewed from the side.

    For the bad press she got about it, I thought a 16 yo making a face knowing that she didn’t do her best was pretty normal. She wasn’t making a face for getting a silver or against the judges, she just knew that she could have done better and was upset that she didn’t.

    Know, as far as the other person in the picture thinking they could have done better…

    And, MD, I need advice about telling my pubescent to “kiss the boy”. …
    Cooties. Tell her you heard it from a doctor.
    Having a good relationship with dad is supposed to be very helpful in helping a girl get validation without having to get it from some (no good dirty minded jerk of a) teen age boy.
    Actually, that is one thing I have liked about Harry Potter and Hunger Games, they have shown that relationships between teens don’t have to be focused around sexual undertones/overtones.

    Not, not all boys are that bad, just more than we would like to think. Any high school locker room will prove it.

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 11/18/2012 @ 7:26 pm

  95. Poetry, guitar playing (and I mean guitar not lyre), and singing, were Olympic events for people too old to run or wrestle. I’ll take on Icy and Haiku.
    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 12:21 pm

    – Can’t sing, but I’ll take you on guitar.

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 7:56 pm

  96. “Hey Maroney, how’s my azz taste?”

    [Mucho apologies. I blame the pressure from our host to contribute.]

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 8:13 pm

  97. “Pictured above: A pouty little bitch — AND McKayla Maroney”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 8:15 pm

  98. “Can you smell what Barack is cooking?”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 8:29 pm

  99. Maroney: “When they ask you about Benghazi, just do this.”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 9:04 pm

  100. “All in the room tried their best to maintain a straight face as VP Biden announced his plans to run for POTUS in 2016.”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 9:08 pm

  101. The President, and his guest, desperately tried not to gag as John Kerry reported for doody.

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 9:40 pm

  102. – Can’t sing, but I’ll take you on guitar.

    Comment by Icy — 11/18/2012 @ 7:56 pm

    If you can play guitar, you can sing. I can’t hardly make a chord myself (brain damage), but I don’t let it discourage me. Can I use my bouzouki? I am partial to D minor or F major (shucks if I can tell the difference). We can just make noise to bother the neighbors. The one on the west is a tympanist, he’ll likely join in.

    The daughter (my the daughter) went from piano to guitar, and got an A for trumpet in band. She doesn’t know why, she doesn’t think she’s good.

    MD, love is not according to prescription. I told her “kiss the boy”. She said “no”. Then I told her to just sit next to him at lunch. She said she already does that.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 9:58 pm

  103. “Side-by-side, two people that flip-flop for a living.”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:04 pm

  104. Yeah, I can sing — but that doesn’t mean I should be heard.

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:06 pm

  105. You can’t tell how far they’ll take it, but “courtship games” will always go on between boys and girls. Our parents, mine and my “girlfriend’s” when we were five, joked between them about wedding plans and dowries. But it was a small place, where everybody knew everybody generations back.

    She’s bigger than the boy. At early puberty I believe all girls are, but she’s always been a big girl. She can can break him in two, or she can use her real 15lb bow or real sword. Basically, I’m just glad that I did not turn her into a boy.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:15 pm

  106. People are always encouraging me to go on tour, Icy. They say, “nk, you need to take your music out of town”.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:17 pm

  107. Photo snapped just after McKayla told the president “No, my parents didn’t vote for you — they’re Catholic.”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:34 pm

  108. 7.9% unemployment? That’s the best you got!

    Comment by perfect sense (86017c) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:38 pm

  109. McKayla: “I got up at 6AM every morning and worked nonstop five hours a day for 10 years straight in order to win my medal. What did you do to earn yours?”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:41 pm

  110. People are always encouraging me to go on tour, Icy. They say, “nk, you need to take your music out of town”.
    Comment by nk — 11/18/2012 @ 10:17 pm

    – Remind your audience that you’ve suffered for your art, nk.

    And now it’s their turn.

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:46 pm

  111. The Pose & The Poseur

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:51 pm

  112. “Girls On Film”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/18/2012 @ 10:56 pm

  113. Which one is Twiddle-Dee?

    Comment by cedarhill (6defb8) — 11/19/2012 @ 3:39 am

  114. 113 — The one that isn’t Twiddle-Dumb.

    Comment by htom (412a17) — 11/19/2012 @ 4:26 am

  115. I think #100 and #109 are the best so far.

    nk, so telling her to kiss the boy gets her to say no? Was that an intentional ploy? I’ll have to consider that. I think sitting next to each other is great, relational interchange, will lead to emotional maturity.

    Yes, girl’s routinely physically mature faster than boys (many probably say mentally as well).

    Remember to clean your firearms when she brings the guy by the house.

    Leo Kottke said he was abused by a trombone for years before he picked up a guitar.

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 11/19/2012 @ 5:00 am

  116. Yes, I think that, too, that the daughter is both physically and mentally more developed than boys her age.

    Relating back to McKayla, I agree with you there as well. She was displeased with her performance knowing that her window was closing.

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 11/19/2012 @ 5:35 am

  117. “McKayla, you got an average of 9.6 on the balance beam ? I had an average of 9.6 for my unemployment percentage for my first term !”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/19/2012 @ 6:52 am

  118. – Petulance & Arrogance, 2012
    The girl on the left is “coppin’ a ‘tude.” The guy on the right has a stick up his ass.
    Reactions to the First Lady’s plan to serve Tofurkey with arugula stuffing on Thanksgiving have been decidedly mixed.
    – Awkward moment after Sloe Joe says, “Hey, if you and that white chick you dated in college had a kid, she would look like McKayla!”
    “Paul Ryan is so dreamy . . . Yeah, I said it!”
    “Hey Barack, what’s with your press secretary saying he knows two other girls named McKayla Moroney?”
    – From left to right: Totally cute, Empty Suit
    The invitation to “sit on Uncle Joe’s lap and tell me what you want for Christmas,” did NOT go over well.
    Two people that will enjoy eight years in the spotlight, followed by a lifetime of increasing irrelevance.

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 8:25 am

  119. “And this is what you do while you’re waiting for your next line to scroll up on the TOTUS.”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 8:37 am

  120. For a brief moment, The One channels Elizabeth Montgomery…

    The moment FAILS when nothing happens.

    Comment by IGotBupkis, Legally Defined Cyberbully in All 57 States (8e2a3d) — 11/19/2012 @ 8:38 am

  121. “Nancy Pelosi was NOT amused by the taunting.”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 8:46 am

  122. If you mess with Obama, then you’re messin’ with a 16 year old girl!

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 8:49 am

  123. Obama’s “spend our way out of recession” strategy has found another skeptic.

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 8:54 am

  124. Obama: “I wish I was out golfing.”
    Maroney: “I can’t believe I have to spend two-fifths of my life with THIS douchenozzle in charge!”

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 9:05 am

  125. – “Hey Barack, what’s with your press secretary saying he knows two other girls named McKayla Maroney?”

    [I knew I was gonna screw up at least one of them.]

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 9:10 am

  126. Obama: “McKayla, it looks like you’ll have to wait four more years for victory.”

    (reply)
    Maroney: “So will the country.”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/19/2012 @ 9:31 am

  127. Maroney: Going for the gold!
    Obama: Coming for your gold.

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 10:24 am

  128. nk — your comments might be better addressed to the guy? But … no, I really think you should just butt out. My dad tried for years to get me to date a particular classmate, someone who I was convinced wanted nothing to do with me. Turns out his pushing was what had formed that misunderstanding, because she then really wanted me. Missed a high-school marriage by that >< much. (There's more to that on both sides, but parents seem do do more damage than help when they point at particular potentials, you've got to practice for yourself.) Guys emotionally mature slower than girls, that's part of why freshman girls want junior and senior guys, there's a better emotional match. Ah, if we knew when we were young, what we know later, how our lives might be different.

    Comment by htom (412a17) — 11/19/2012 @ 11:34 am

  129. 127, edited.

    Maroney: Missing the gold!
    Obama: Got the gold!

    Thought balloon, from both: What am I doing here?

    Comment by htom (412a17) — 11/19/2012 @ 11:36 am

  130. 128, edited.

    you should just butt out

    Comment by Icy (c5308a) — 11/19/2012 @ 11:48 am

  131. “Then after you swish it around, you show the moneyshot to the camera and then swallow”

    Comment by Smarty (2c6e8b) — 11/19/2012 @ 3:47 pm

  132. Looks like we don’t need the Keystone pipeline after all, eh?

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (8583b2) — 11/19/2012 @ 4:55 pm

  133. You took it in the rear, America, now roll over.

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (8583b2) — 11/19/2012 @ 5:47 pm

  134. She’s too adorable for even him to ruin it. I got no caption, sorry.

    Comment by Beldar (22f646) — 11/19/2012 @ 11:33 pm

  135. “McKayla, I’m glad I got to meet you and the rest of the Team USA gymnastics team, today. It was well worth cancelling a meeting with my National Security Advisor, as well as a meeting with Greece’s Finance Minister. Now, if you’ll pardon me, I’m supposed to meet Reggie Love for 18 rounds of golf over at Andrews Air Force base.”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/20/2012 @ 9:38 am

  136. “So, McKayla, I understand one of your gymanstics coaches is originally from Austria. Did it give you an opportunity to practice speaking Austrian ?”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/20/2012 @ 9:40 am

  137. “McKayla, you have a tough job—in your gymnastics competition, you have to impress all eight judges, some of whom speak Austrian. I, on the other hand, only had to impress 50.6 % of the American people, some of whom only speak Spanglish. I don’t think too many corpsmen voted for me, but a lot of corpses did in Chicago !”

    Comment by Elephant Stone (65d289) — 11/20/2012 @ 9:45 am

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