GOLDEN YEARS  9:35 pm July 19, 2010

Nice Old Couple Just Loves This Cruise Ship

by Ken Layne

And don't miss the shuffleboard-bingo tournament at noon ....
Aww, look at the nice old couple dancing to the oldies on this nice cruise ship, in space. Who are they, anyway?

Used to be the president and first lady of Estados Unidos de América? Why, they don’t even look Mexican! Guess it was a different time, back then. And who’s that performing this quaint old dance song? Ke$ha? Ke$ha Who? Also what is a dollar sign? [White House Flickr]

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Troubledog July 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Yeah yeah yeah, and then the ship turns upside down, and they are trapped below decks with an all-star cast including Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, and Gene Hackman.

sezme July 19, 2010 at 9:40 pm

That dress she is wearing: so insultingly unpatriotic.

Barrelhse July 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Dancing? Thank god. I thought they were engaging in fisticuffs. Or Muslin Panther Terrorist fist-bumps.

sezme July 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

They are exchanging glances, and racing each other to the presidential bedroom. In front of all the guests, she is just stone cold turning his pleated pants into a pup-tent.

kudzu July 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

What’s next: the lobster buffet?

Jack Stuef July 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Looks like George W. left some clothes in the closet.

themcw July 19, 2010 at 9:45 pm

what is a dollar sign? Ask P Diddy. Is he there?

amobogio basketball-jones July 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Somebody’s gram and gramps got a Wii Fit for Christmas and they’ve finally decided to try it out… So cute.

ladymacbeth July 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm

barry o: the cute one.

Oldskool July 19, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I know they’re too smart and cool to dance the Hustle but that’s what it looks like. Gah.

13ollocks To The Rules July 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm

“Tell your doctor about your medications, especially if you take nitrates for chest pain, as Cialis may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure…….”
Cue the twin bath tubs and the four hour boner…..

schlock and flaws July 19, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I thought the Fhlotsin Palace blew up…or is this another cruise ship in space?

JMP July 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Don’t they know that people in their position are supposed to stare at each other with barely-contained rage over the years of mutual hatred and bondage for political advancement? Or the woman can show a blank stare with a tinkle of sociopathy and Joker-style frozen smile, only showing the emotion of jealousy that her husband killed more people than her, while the man stares off into the middle distance while grinning and drooling like an easily satisfied victim of retardation, which he is, interrupted by an occasional giggle at a completely inappropriate moment.

Zorg July 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

And where is their comical retainer, Old White Joe?

Fuck Toad July 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

[re=620965]JMP[/re]: Wingnuts actually constantly interpret pictures of Michelle Obama as depicting just immense amounts of rage and hatred. They think she is just constantly pissed off and angry at white people and at Obama for being half white.

imissopus July 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Is that some sort of al-Qaeda terrorist mating dance?

sati demise July 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

[re=620965]JMP[/re]: needs moar valium?

Texan Bulldoggette July 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm

[re=620965]JMP[/re]: I’ve been drinking (hey, it’s SUMMER and I have 2 kids to entertain all fucking day!), so the most erudite I can be is: LOL.

TheCoolestGuyInTown July 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm

They couldn’t pick an American dance? Like the… Roger Rabbit, Cabbage Patch or the Bartman?!?!

Color me OUTRAGED!!!!

just pixels July 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I took a quick trip in the Wayback Machine to the days Barack and Michelle were dating. As she contemplated marrying him, I’m sure she knew he’d do surprising, interesting and amazing things in his life, in their life. But back in 1992, anyone could have told you it was impossible for a black man to become President of the United States.

I try to imagine how truly surprising, interesting and amazing Barack Obama has been to Michelle. Then I think she probably knew all along that nothing was impossible for him.

Extemporanus July 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm

The “Aloha” deck bar looks different than I remember it.

As does, for that matter, Isaac.

“Looove, life’s sweetest reward…
Let it flow, it FLOTUS back to you!”

Holding Out for a Hero July 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Cute as a dickens.

Aurelio July 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Barry sure has gotten gray since he’s been preznit. Michelle just looks better and better. I think that means she’s the psychopath in the family.

Sharkey July 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Uh, oh. I see Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the background. GET OFF THE SHIP!!

Extemporanus July 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm

[re=620956]Jack Stuef[/re]: For realz.

Every time I see Barack rockin’ one of his short sleeve blue shirt & khaki pleated pant ensembles — one of which predates his fucking senate campaign! — all I can think of is THIS.

Barrelhse July 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm

[re=620976]Extemporanus[/re]: I’m gonna guess that MOST bars look different from how you remember them, even the next day. At least if you take your drinking seriously.

Mr Blifil July 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I am the same age as Barack Obama so I get to do this:

prison rodeo July 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm


elburrito July 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Obama once again shows his disdain for white America by mocking the way we dance.

slappypaddy July 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm

[re=620965]JMP[/re]: you refer to the Clintons, nicht wahr? whereas here we have the next level in the game:

“More fisticuffs, my dear?”

“You lead, lover, and I’ll follow.”

the rest is, or will be, history.

gjdodger July 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

“Can we do the Hokey Pokey?


obfuscator July 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm

michelle’s wry smile makes me think that she’s fully aware that her husband is a bit of a dork.

Troubledog July 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm

[re=620962]Oldskool[/re]: I concur – that is the very first thing I thought when I saw the picture. Van McCoy. Do The Hustle.

[re=620965]JMP[/re]: You’re too close! Switch to guns!

tribbzthesquidz July 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm

They’re totally doing it. Having sex that is to say.

Troubledog July 19, 2010 at 11:08 pm

It’s another secret message, and unbelievably, OBAMA’S HUSTLING DARK ARMIES ARE MASSING IN PRISONS THIS VERY MOMENT!

Obama is using Federal prisons to train his race warriors. It’s just like that fucking Star Wars thing with the motherfucking clones, WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS

SayItWithWookies July 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Michelle’s having a flashback to their days in Chicago, imagining them in the living room, after the girls are in bed, doing their workout with the Heavyhands in front of the TV. Simpler times, but now you’re off changing the world, and wouldn’t miss this for anything.

slappypaddy July 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm

[re=620999]Troubledog[/re]: those were the days. we had just lost a major war, the president had actually been driven from office for being a crook, the white male hegemony was beginning to crumble, boys and girls of all sexes and colors were coming out to play, crack and crank were barely glimmers in a sociopathic eye, the sex was free, the music was beautiful and the dancing divine.

time for me to scutter off and weep into my gin, blow my nose into my boa.

Clancy_Pants July 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I believe that move is called the white man’s overbite.

legalize everything July 19, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Some of you may remember that the dollar sign was used to denote the old American form of currency before we switched to Ameros.

nappyduggs July 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Oh, this is an allIblack remake of that eighties movie with the old white people and Steve Guttenburg. What’s this clalled, Soul Cocoon?

nappyduggs July 20, 2010 at 12:05 am

Oh, honey. You just had to open your mouth. Having a mug of valerian tea with a thimble full of whiskey in it is for sleepytime, not for bloggytime.

Radiotherapy July 20, 2010 at 12:06 am

The best thing about this pic is that you know it will make the Hate, American Style folks just cringe. Who would had ever thought the Love Boat would turn out such that Isaac “your bartender” usurps Cap’n Stubing. Take our country back!!1!

Mike Di Leo July 20, 2010 at 12:16 am

[re=621020]nappyduggs[/re]: Oh I thought it was a scene from On Golden Pond on Ice.

mustardman July 20, 2010 at 12:21 am

Michelle’s top sure looks like a muslim terrorist symbol. We need to get to the bottom of this!

taylormattd July 20, 2010 at 12:35 am

Why do I love Michelle?

imissopus July 20, 2010 at 12:36 am

[re=621026]mustardman[/re]: It does look like it was made out of a couple of Arafat’s old keffiyahs, doesn’t it?

And no, I do not know if I spelled that word correctly. Too lazy for teh Google.

Bearbloke July 20, 2010 at 12:38 am

Good Gawd, Yanks! Can your parents possibly be more embarrassing in public?

sati demise July 20, 2010 at 12:40 am

[re=620985]Extemporanus[/re]: oh god, that guy was DRUNK! no doubt about it.

[re=621000]tribbzthesquidz[/re]: I imagine it is damn fine, too.

JMP July 20, 2010 at 12:46 am

[re=620968]Fuck Toad[/re]: But, just look at the picture Ken posted; Michelle is pretty obviously saying, “when are these assholes with cameras going away so I can fuck you?” The two of them actually look attracted to each other, unlike other inhabitants of the white house.

[re=620995]slappypaddy[/re]: The Clintons, then a certain sociopathic couple

SayItWithWookies July 20, 2010 at 1:02 am

[re=621034]Bearbloke[/re]: My parents took disco dancing lessons — so yeah, probably.

Sleeves July 20, 2010 at 1:05 am

[re=621034]Bearbloke[/re]: Yes!!

Escape Goat Nation July 20, 2010 at 1:10 am

Here comes Johnny Yen again
With the liquor and drugs
And the flesh machine
He’s gonna do another striptease
Hey man where’d you get
That lotion? I been hurting
Since I bought the gimmick
About something called love
Yeah something called love
That’s like hypnotizing chickens
Well I am just a modern guy
Of course I’ve had it in the ear before

‘Cause of a lust for life
‘Cause of a lust for life

I’m worth a million in prizes
With my torture film
Drive a G.T.O.
Wear a uniform
All on a government loan
I’m worth a million in prizes
Yeah I’m through with sleeping on the
Sidewalk – no more beating my brains
With the liquor and drugs
With the liquor and drugs
Well I am just a modern guy
Of course I’ve had it in the ear before

‘Cause of a lust for life
‘Cause of a lust for life
I got a lust for life
Got a lust for life
Oh a lust for life
Oh a lust for life
A lust for life
I got a lust for life
I got a lust for life

nappyduggs July 20, 2010 at 1:28 am

Hey Wookies:
D’you think one of them will pull off the infamous quadruple hip fracture? Good times, good times.

x111e7thst July 20, 2010 at 2:43 am

[re=621040]Escape Goat Nation[/re]:
Down at the arsenal they keep the nerve gasses
Guarded day and night by caged white rabbits
Been sitting there for years

trondant July 20, 2010 at 3:26 am

[re=620964]schlock and flaws[/re]: Same one. Former VP Zorg is arranging a clandestine arms deal as I type this.

BarackMyWorld July 20, 2010 at 3:29 am

They look like Dora the Explorer from the episode where she tries to teach kids how to mambo.

Yes, I have kids.

Oh hell to the no July 20, 2010 at 4:33 am

[re=620975]just pixels[/re]: He must have been pretty damn awesome because, good lord, that man looks like the biggest dork in the world. I say that as the biggest lady dork in the world. Also, sometimes I get mad at Michelle for stealing away Barry from some lady dork. You know he was the good friend that a lady dork had a crush on but was too awkward to do anything about and then here comes cool Michelle, stealing him away. Even though that lady dork was such a better choice, even though all these years later, they *are* a great couple.

Yeah, I am projecting. Someone had to speak up for all the lady dorks.

Chernobyl Soup July 20, 2010 at 7:21 am

I’m representing Sasha and Malia in their lawsuit against Flickr.

Way Cool Larry July 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

Black people dancing in the Oval office? This is even worse than Clinton getting a blowjob there.

norbizness July 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

Heyyyyyyyyyy macarena

gurukalehuru July 20, 2010 at 9:17 am

Why do I suspect that the video version wouldn’t show much more action than the still?

Oblios Cap July 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

[re=621047]x111e7thst[/re]: [re=621040]Escape Goat Nation[/re]:

Stop writing Palin peoms!

PlanetWingnuta July 20, 2010 at 9:20 am

[re=620983]Sharkey[/re]: You mean you hear someone covering “There’s Got To Be A Morning After” when you hear that or See Maureen McGovernon get the hell off the ship, leave the building, anything you’re doing stop and look for the EXIT sign.

By the way in seriousness…WAY WAY CUTE!!!!!

There’s got to be a morning after
If we can hold on through the night
We have a chance to find the sunshine
Let’s keep on looking for the light

Oh, can’t you see the morning after?
It’s waiting right outside the storm
Why don’t we cross the bridge together
And find a place that’s safe and warm?

It’s not too late, we should be giving
Only with love can we climb
It’s not too late, not while we’re living
Let’s put our hands out in time

There’s got to be a morning after
We’re moving closer to the shore
I know we’ll be there by tomorrow
And we’ll escape the darkness
We won’t be searching anymore

There’s got to be a morning after
(There’s got to be a morning after)
There’s got to be a morning after
(There’s got to be a morning after)
There’s got to be a morning after
(There’s got to be a morning after)
There’s got to be a morning after
(There’s got to be a morning after)
(repeat and fade out)

PlanetWingnuta July 20, 2010 at 9:21 am

Channelling the Teabaggers:


Canmon (the Inadequate) July 20, 2010 at 9:24 am

This was part of the stimulus package. They have to dance for the White House tours to increase attendance. Strangely, no one seems to be paying attention to them.

Dashboard_Buddha July 20, 2010 at 9:44 am

I like these people.

YellowKid July 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

[re=620967]Zorg[/re]: well played, sir

tribbzthesquidz July 20, 2010 at 10:25 am

I keep seeing those “annoy a liberal” bumper stickers. Whatever suckaz.
Annoy a liberal: Destroy eco-system, food-chain/Kill and injure indiscriminately/Be a mindlessly cruel scold
Annoy a rightist: Be a functional human being

NopantsMcGee July 20, 2010 at 10:53 am

Why don’t pleated pants die? Die, die, die.

Godot July 20, 2010 at 11:05 am

[re=620963]13ollocks To The Rules[/re]: As if four hour boners are anything unusual for Barry.

Zorg July 20, 2010 at 11:09 am

According to Professor Dr. Wanda Sykes, before the Obamas were installed in the White House, black children were told told by their parents to avoid dancing in public because “white people could see them.” Ah, progress!

Mike Aimer July 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

OMG!!! It’s Hitler!!!

JesusButter July 20, 2010 at 11:28 am

I love that they are color coordinated. So Socialist.

Mad Brahms July 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

[re=621185]Godot[/re]: Well, he has to be ready for the attack of the 30-foot tall gay agenda, obviously.

Poisoned Rationality July 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Am I the only one who read the caption in the official WH Flickr? They’re not dancing, they’re mocking our troops!!!!!

“President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pretend to march to music in the Blue Room of the White House, July 4, 2010, before delivering remarks to military families during a Fourth of July celebration.”

Just heading over the RedState to see if I’m right on that …

Really, though, what an adorable dork our Barry is.

seldom-seen smith July 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

This photo makes me wonder whether the presidential tailor is still working off of Lyndon Johnson’s measurements.

Mad Farmer Manifest July 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

[re=620997]obfuscator[/re]: I get the same look from my wife for the same reason. Although I dare say that Barry is a bit more successful of a dork than I am.

Maus July 21, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Politically, I’m a total cynic, but I can’t help but think they’re the sort of cute, sarcastic married couple I’d love to be :|

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