“I thought I’d die laughing!”

January 18, 2011

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Quick quiz: These photos show President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughing their butts off at…

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b) The Ricky Gervais monologue at the Golden Globes

c) A performance of “Shear Madness,” the zany comedy which has been running for more than 20 years in Washington.

d) A funeral service for Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.

Yeah, this one tricked me, too. Turns out, it WAS the Holbrooke funeral service!

USA/In fairness though, the mirth had nothing to do with the late ambassador.

According to the official transcript, they are sharing insider presidential humor, enjoying a ribald story about the time President Millard Fillmore threw his chamber pot out of the Oval Office and it landed on the head of the Know Nothing Party.

Well, I suppose maybe you had to be there…

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Top: President Barack Obama shares a laugh with former President Bill Clinton at a funeral service for U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke at the Kennedy Center in Washington, January 14, 2011.

Right: Obama shares a laugh with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton at the funeral service.

REUTERS photos by Jim Young

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Thats….kinda disgusting.

:/

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Hmmm… i wouldnt have thought anyone laughed on Ricky Gervais’s jokes..
But then, I guess it must have been a good funeral service…
People laughing/smiling while saying goodbye.. I like that thought…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I thought Mr. O’Bama was regaling the Clintons with his tales of how he keeps ‘forgetting’ his wallet so Joe Biden has to pay for the doughnuts, and that in fact that’s where he was right now.
In response the Clintons were telling the Mr. President about how they used to do the same thing to Al Gore, only they made him take the Hummer each time he went out.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Well the last pic reminded me of that youtube video you all have seen :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Of course it was, Spin, and that’s exactly what I said in the version of the blog I do for 13-year-old boys….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I wonder how they’d behave at a Republican’s funeral service…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

@SPin…ha ha fart jokes. :D

@Shra, is a person excused for not laughing at any Ricky Gervais jokes while watching “The Invention of Lying”? Cause really, that movie was downright horrible.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive