October 28, 2009
Jay-Z and Alicia Key’s performance at Game 1 of the World Series was postponed — due to a little rain. But that didn’t stop FLOTUS and VICE FLOTUS (Dr. Jill Biden) from making an appearance. The glamorous duo, decked out in World Series gear, escorted Yankees legend Yogi Berra out on to the field at Yankee Stadium as part of pre-game ceremonies paying tribute to veterans. The game highlighted the work of welcomebackveterans.org, an organization that awards grants to non-profits that target veterans’ needs.
Before leaving the field, Yankees captain and resident hunk — Derek Jeter — greeted them both with a kiss. He better watch out, because nobody messes with with JOE!
Okay...how about first base? It will take Joe Biden 4 hours on Amtrak to get here. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
As for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys — they will perform their song Empire State of Mind at Game 2:
August 17, 2009
10 year old Damon Weaver’s dream of interviewing our POTUS has come true at long last. For the past year, little Weaver has been on a public campaign of sorts, trying to convince Obama’s handlers to give him an interview. Via his school’s television studio KEC TV, Damon has interviewed the likes of Larry King, Oprah Winfrey, Joe Biden, Caroline Kennedy, and a whole bunch of Miami Heat players. He’s also been interviewed by NPR and CNN American Morning. At long last, Damon’s dream came true with a 10 minute interview with dear POTUS.
Damon asked tough questions regarding violence in his neighborhood and the state of schools in America. He also caused some giggles with his follow up to a question about school lunches, when he said, “I suggest that we have french fries and mangoes every day for lunch…I looooove mangoes.”
He even cracked Obama up with “When I interviewed Vice President Joe Biden, he became my homeboy. Would you like to become my homeboy?” Obama’s reply? “Absolutely, thank you man. Great job.”
On a seperate note, BoL is green with jealousy.
August 11, 2009
BoL’s love of our POTUS is such that we want to relive every moment of his presidential splendor. That includes the glory of inauguration, via Legos. You heard us, Legos. In honor of Obama’s inauguration, Legoland depicted the grand event in astonishing detail, using just Legos and some imagination. (Note: each picture links to a slideshow with more photos from Legoland.)
Master Model Designer Gary McIntire has waaaay too much time! (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
in the crowd: Joe and Jill Biden, George and Laura Bush, Dick and Lynn Cheney, Dr. Rick Warren, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Aretha Franklin, John Williams and performers Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo-Ma, and of course, Oprah Winfrey, amongst many others.
The moment of truth (Photo by Graham Whitby Boot/Allstar/Allstar)
After the inauguration, Legoland even went through the trouble of amending the outfits to better match what Michelle, Aretha, and others wore. Sadly, the amazing display was taken down after Memorial Day.
BoL remembers the lines being MUCH longer (Photo by Allstar)
Former Presidents Bush (and Barbara) and the Clintons (when did Bill go blonde?) (Photo by Allstar)
May 12, 2009
From Obama’s recent dig about Biden being his new warm, cuddly, loyal, and enthusiastic addition to the White House to Biden’s jab at poor innocent Bo, it’s a veritable mutt-palooza at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
During a recent trip to a Syracuse, NY elementary school, Biden praised Champ, his 5 month old German Shephard: “My dog is smarter than Bo, his dog.” Biden’s trash talk begins 8:30 minutes in to this clip.
(On a non-doggie related note, Biden touchingly referenced his first wife, Neilia Hunter Biden, in the course of his conversation with the students.)
No two ways about it, Champ is a heartbreaker (AP Photo/Brown Family)
Just like overzealous parents competing to have the smartest kids, dog owners can also indulge in proving their doggie’s superior intelligence. Perhaps the POTUS and his Veep can go head to head via PoochIQ.com or join Pet-Mensa.
Let the Doggie Throwdown begin!