Michelle, it’s time for a royal goof-o-rama!

May 27, 2011

“So here we are, sweetie, we’re about to meet the Queen of England.”

“Pretty cool, Barack. I’ll bet you fifty bucks you don’t have the guts to make a goofy face at her.”

You’re on! Here I go. I know YOU wouldn’t do anything like that!”

“I so TOTALLY would too, Mister Big-Shot. Look at me! Booyah!”

“Oh yeah? Well, would you give her a Beverly Hillbillies Howdy-Do wave?”

“Here’s me doin’ it right now, Slick!”

“Hey Michelle, a hundred bucks if you’ll do two big thumbs up to the Queen of England…”

“Okay, but only if you’ll put your fake novelty barf on the table at dinner…”

“It’s a deal! You just watch me when they serve the mashed potatoes!”

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Top: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama react as the car carrying Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arrives at Winfield House in London, May 25, 2011.

Left: The Obamas wait for the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Right: Michelle Obama gives two thumbs up as she waits for the arrival.

REUTERS photos by Larry Downing

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Did Michelle have trouble deciding which necklace to wear, so she just put on all of them?
Or had Barack been ratting through her jewelery box trying to find where Michelle had hidden the doughnuts, and they all got tangled up like that?
Anyway, the O’Bamas are obviously impressed that the Queen’s car can actually fit through the gates.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

I am pretty sure they were reacting to Goofy Prince Charlie, who was half out of the back window of the limousine, while Papa and Mama grimaced…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Oh man this cracked me up! “Booyah”… hilarious! 😀

@Spin, I pictured the Queen rolling up in an F1 doing her little wave and going “Helloooo” to the crowd. Thanks for giving me another good laugh to start the day. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Can not see any pictures. :-(

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

3rd Picture…”this hair wax I used today is classic, two thumbs up for my new hairdresser…no more weird shots of me now!”

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Mrs Obama has very long pointy fingers.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Yeah, Michelle appears to be compensating for yesterday’s pointy, potentially lethal hairdo by making a hair helmet, so tight in combination with the tangled bling, that it caused her goofy face.

I like how in some parts of the world that thumbs-up sign means “up yours”. Fortunately, in England it means “kick football here and bend it like Beckham”.

Posted by flamenquito | Report as abusive

Yo…royalty….sup? Really what’s for Sup?

It must be a generation gap….fogies can’t figure out what’s hip or not….

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

Lamar should have taken shots of her shoes as well…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive