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Michelle Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama Is Going To Be On Parks and Recreation

NBC has just announced the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will guest-star on the Parks and Recreation season finale. 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Marjane Satrapi’s Thriller Movie Poster

Marjane Satrapi’s latest film stars Ryan ReynoldsGemma ArtertonAnna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver. (via Collider)

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Oh Hollywood

Here’s Who Won At Last Night’s Oscars. Besides William Shatner, That Is.

Django Unchained, two for you. Life of Pi? Four for you, Life of Pi. You go, Life of Pi. Jennifer Lawrence? Do we have a Jennifer Lawrence here? Here you go, one for you… and none for The Hobbit‘s dwarf beards, byeeee!

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: This TARDIS Is An Actual Phone Box

*ring* *ring* “Are you my mummy?” (via /Film)

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Kid Could Care Less About Santa’s Whereabouts, Would Rather Talk to First Lady

Look, we think Michelle Obama is pretty cool, but if you asked us whose visit any Christmas-celebrating child would have on their mind on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, she wouldn’t make the top of our list. The top of our list would be Santa. Not so for Anthony of Fort Worth, Texas. How do we know this?

Well, because of the NORAD Santa Tracker, kind of.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Michelle Obama as Wonder Woman

Artist J. Bone was so impressed by Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, he decided to depict her as Wonder Woman! (via Robot 6)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Mark Hamill as The Trickster in 90s Flash Series

Hey, remember when there was a live action television series of The Flash starring John Wesley Shipp as The Flash and Mark Hamill as The Trickster? Yes? No? Either way, the sheer excellence of these costumes are worth a gander. Sharp pattern clashes, Trickster. (via Look at this Frakking Geekster.)

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Update: First Lady Michelle Obama Sponsors Nuclear Submarine USS Illinois

UPDATE: The Hill has since updated its post to say that they were mistaken in reporting that the USS Illinois would be crewed only by women. The Hill left unclear whether this mistake was made completely erroneously or because the Illinois would have more than the usual opportunities for seawomen seeking posts on nuclear submarines. Please enjoy the rest of this post, which is still otherwise about factual gender opportunities or lack-thereof in the U.S. armed forces and Command Sgt. Maj. Jane Baldwin and Col. Ellen Haring’s lawsuit against the mandates that restrict them.

Nuclear submarines have been some of the last holdouts in co-ed military integration worldwide. Long deployments and superlatively cramped and mostly communal living spaces kept most navies from being comfortable with bunking men and women together. The strict economy of space has kept separate bathrooms and sleeping quarters low on the priority list of technological innovations for new submarine classes.

However, in the past year or so, the United States increased the categories of women allowed to set foot on submarines from “female civilian technicians for a few days at most; women midshipmen on an overnight during summer training for both Navy ROTC and Naval Academy; [and] family members for one-day dependent cruises,” to allow women to serve in certain cases. But yesterday, Memorial Day, First Lady Michelle Obama sponsored and announced the creation of the USS Illinois, a Virginia-class nuclear sub that will, when it enteres the Navy fleet in 2015, be crewed by women, exclusively.

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A Lesson in Humility

Jimmy Fallon Should Know Better Than to Challenge Michelle Obama to a Push-Up Contest [Video]

While promoting her fitness initiative for kids, Let’s Move, First Lady Michelle Obama mentioned that it was time to get kids off the couch and away from the TV. Jimmy Fallon, who is from the TV, took umbrage at this remark, packed his finest spandex, and made a little trip to the White House to challenge the First Lady to a round of physical activities. Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. Have you not seen Michelle Obama’s arms? Did you really think you could beat her at push-ups? Either way, we are happy that this happened for entertainment purposes, so we’ll let you watch Obama and Fallon settle this like professionals.

(via Jezebel)

Previously in Jimmy Fallon

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Push-Up Challenge: Michelle Obama Vs. Ellen DeGeneres [VIDEO]

We already know First Lady Michelle Obama puts a high priority on staying fit and healthy but we’ve got a new piece of evidence that shows she’s also pretty competitive about it as well. Watch this clip from The Ellen DeGeneres Show where the comedian and the First Lady go head-to-head to see who can do the most push-ups. I had a good feeling going in who would win.

(via The Daily What)