Here's what's funny: they're focusing on the wrong body part. All this fuss over Fashion Icon and Busy Mom Michelle Obama's™ arms misses her real power muscles: the ones that hold up the giant ugly necklaces.
I used to think that she was round-shouldered, had bad posture, slumped forward - any number of things to account for her slightly-off balance center of gravity. Now I realize it's because her trapezius muscles are overdeveloped due to the constant challenge of lugging 10 pounds of cheap beads around all the time.
In case you are tired of hearing about MO's arms, or if you never did quite get what is the attraction in the first place, do what I do - subsitute the word "butt cheeks" for "arms". It instantly improves any article written about her. Try it:
"May I change the subject," said a prominent Washington theologian at a recent dinner. The conversation had been high-minded -- religion, philosophy, the nature of evil. "I'd like to talk about Michelle Obama's butt cheeks," he said.
He is a big fan of those butt cheeks. We then began a discussion about the significance of the first lady's butt cheeks. Actually, it turned out to be equally serious. Michelle Obama's butt cheeks, we determined, were transformational. Her butt cheeks are representative of a new kind of woman: young, strong, vigorous, intelligent, accomplished, sexual, powerful, embracing and, most of all, loving."
See how much more fun it is that way? Here's another photo from the same event, the White House Correspondent's Dinner:
So much to take in here! Note the expression on MO's face as she resigns herself to giving the terrorist fist bump to everyone she meets for the rest of her life. I'd classify that one as"not thrilled".
Lookie here. Another elegant, beautiful Harvard grad with no bosom to speak of showed up at that dinner also wearing a sleeveless hot pink dress. It's the White House's Second Lady, Desiree Rogers. As you no doubt agree, I am something of an adept at recognizing and interpreting messages via fashion choices and I do believe there's a message there for someone.
And I'm not the only one who thinks something's up. Check this out. Body language!
Keep your eye on this, folks. It's going somewhere.