Thursday, January 22, 2009

Love Hurts



If you picked "2 days" in the "How long after the inauguration before some really, really white person embarrasses him or herself by misappropriating black lingo" pool, congratulations -- you win.

33 comments:

Alex Auais said...

ohhhhhh did she say fisting!!!!

i can't believe the anchor didn't just start laughing

at least she did refer to the first lady as the president's ho or one of his bitches.

Ebs said...

Ouch?

zombiestories said...

AHAHAHAHHA

That is truly awesome!
Who knew that we knew so much about the Obamas personal lives already!

Prozac Boy said...

FISTING!!! Did she say fisting? Holy crap in a hand basket I can't wait to tell that one to my wife (btw who is black).

Only on Fox can we go from a terrorist bump to fisting to explain the Presidents love for his wife.

Wow.

Liz in Austin said...

Oh no she dih in't!

[fisting the air like she just don't care]

slouchmonkey said...

I can't think of the last time I "fisted" my wife.

slouchmonkey said...

...or, she me for that matter.

Deacon Blue said...

Bad enough to misappropriate black lingo...but then to get it wrong, too.

Yowch!

(And that's a yowch both for the mistake and the image of either one of the first couple fisting the other...)

Anonymous said...

ohhh, thats friggin great.

Jadine said...

Oops. Bet she's going to wish she hadn't used the term fisting after everyone in her office has a good laugh at her expense.

Pants said...

Okay that is pretty fucking funny. I would have paid top dollar to see her face when the error was explained to her. I imagine it was a perfect example of horrified lemon sponge face.

Also, great caption!

TK said...

I shit you not - I actually put my palm to my face and gasped, like my grandma when someone cusses in church.

Nate said...

Holy gods! That is vile.

OmegaMom said...

Hooolee Cow! I cannot believe she doesn't know what it means!

C Riedel-de Haen said...

CAN'T. FUCKING. BELIEVE. IT.

By the way, maybe I am not understanding something, but "fisting" is not 'black' lingo.

Fisting is race-less!

Vermillion said...

The thing that makes it work is her tone of voice when she says it.

She really puts this "caring but committed" emphasis on fisting.

She really wants people to understand how fisting can bring two people together in a way they definitely never thought over before.

And then she goes on about how the look at each other when they are kissing, and my brain asked the natural question coming from that, and I couldn't stop laughing.

Withnail said...

I guarantee you tonight Cindy McCain is Googling "Fisting."

Tomorrow John McCain takes an extra-long shower.

Deacon Blue said...

@ C Riedel-de Haen

The commentator was referring to the "fist bump" which is more common among black people as a form of greeting than among probably any other race in America.

She misspoke by calling it "fisting."

teendoc said...

I've been black for 45 years and didn't know that fisting was supposed to be part of our vernacular. Methinks someone else is confused.

Smack, Cracker, and Punk said...

Ok maybe ya'll didn't get it but I am sure she meant "fisting" as in touching fists together, and that is also not a "black" thing. Labels like "black lingo" aren't helping matters here people. How about you just say slang and leave it at that if you HAVE to label something you don't understand.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just, wow.

Bwahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

I was also unaware "fisting" is considered "black" lingo. BTW, hearing the way she speaks and seeing her demeanor, it's not surprising she doesn't know the meaning of the word.

Ref said...

First time in a couple of years something on the 'tubes has made my eyes go wide.

chenry said...

I... I ... uh. Wow. I really didn't need to know that.

chenry said...

@ Smack, Cracker, and Punk:
Yeah. We know. That's the joke.

Hope said...

Bwahahahahaha!!
***wipes tear***

Alex Auais said...

Just imagine the look on her face when someone told her what she said.

She probably thought - people don't fist....do they....note to self google fisting tonight.

I will save her the time:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisting

They even have pictures demonstrating hand placement.

Jeremy said...

"Fisting" is black lingo?
I could have sworn that was a more, errr, Teutonic predilection.

courtney 1 said...

wow
fisting
michelle is pretty open-minded and adventuresome...

drater said...

I didn't hear any black lingo either, but the blonde was turned up to 11.

Anonymous said...

giggle,giggle,giggle,

Kevin said...

Where the hell do they find these people?!

Che Grovera said...

In my (admittedly limited) experience, fistbumping is more of a douche-y white guy thing than it is a black thing. So when I first saw the Obamas doing the bump, it had more of a "whitening" effect for me than it did "blackening". Ultimately, though, I can't recall a bigger deal ever being made of such a trivial, inconsequential bit of behavior.

I'm referring to fisting, of course.