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London And Jackson: The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama watches a performance during a visit to the Globe Theatre in London to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with actors after watching part of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter look at the picture he took of President Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to graduates at the 2016 commencement at historically black Jackson State University

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President Barack Obama and Prime Minster David Cameron play golf at The Grove in Watford

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81 Responses to “London And Jackson: The President And First Lady’s Day”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    April 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Hello TODVille!

  2. 3 amk for obama
    April 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    She is back in US already?

  3. 5 GGAIL
    April 23, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    NW, you done real good compiling all of this coverage, thank you!

  4. April 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Fashion designer Ozwald Boeteng, left, and actress Holly Valance, right, in the audience too. Boeteng, makes the best-tailored men’s suits in the world (In my opinion) located on Savile Row (is Idris Elba’s personal tailor…along with a lot Hollywood & European athletes) Luis Vuitton president made him Creative Director of Givenchy at a young age. Check out this doc on him (A bucket list item for me is to get a tailored suit from him)

    Annie Lennox was also sitting in the crowd to see the president on his visit
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I swear I’m gone now……

    Great post, NW!

  5. 9 Ahero62
    April 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hello NCLB! It’s quiet around here today. I wonder where everyone is?

  6. 10 MadameSoph
    April 23, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you Nerdy! Another gorgeous, epic summation of the day!

    Thank you for all of your extra work on behalf of TOD these days.

  7. 12 amk for obama
    April 23, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    are murkans eligible for knighthood?

  8. April 23, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    MEDIA REMINDER:

    SNL IS DOING A PRINCE TRIBUTE TONIGHT.

  9. 31 amk for obama
    April 23, 2016 at 9:58 pm

  10. 32 amk for obama
    April 23, 2016 at 9:59 pm

  11. 33 amk for obama
    April 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  12. 34 Nerdy Wonka
    April 23, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I don’t even know how to describe what I just witnessed.

    OH, MY. GOD.

    OH. MY. GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, Beyoncé

  13. 38 CEB
    April 23, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Beautiful thread, NW. Thanks much.

    I love Barack and Michelle Obama.

  14. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    April 23, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Those who know, know.

    The blackness of the album is so beautiful.

  15. 41 vcprezofan2
    April 23, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    So, I took a trip to that Weird World tweet TL that Amk always frequents and *discovered* 😉

    …. the REAL Reason Your Jeans Have That Tiny Pocket With Tiny Buttons
    By Abby Heugel

    I think it’s safe to assume that most people own at least one pair of jeans. And while wearing that pair of jeans, you’ve tried to put something in your pocket only to have it get caught in that tiny stupid little pocket inside the intended pocket.

    According to the Levi Strauss & Co blog, that tiny little pocket was actually originally intended for men who wore pocket watches.
    ………………………………………………..//

    http://twentytwowords.com/this-is-the-real-reason-your-jeans-have-that-tiny-pocket-with-tiny-buttons/3/?utm_source=showerthoughts&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=this-is-the-real-reason-your-jeans-have-that-tiny-pocket-with-tiny-buttons

  16. 51 CEB
    April 23, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I saw your #Lemonade tweets after I refreshed the page. Thanks for this; I missed the debut.

  17. 53 Nerdy Wonka
    April 23, 2016 at 10:23 pm

  18. 54 CEB
    April 23, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Okay, I just saw #Lemonade. I am reacting on so many levels that I am almost incoherent.

  19. 56 CEB
    April 23, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Serena Williams!! In “I ain’t sorry” is all sexiness and power.

  20. April 23, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    You never know where you words of encouragement will lead…

  21. April 23, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    WOW! Beautiful piece by my former Senator…

  22. 59 Dudette
    April 23, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Turn on SNL… just do it and marvel at Prince’s brilliance!

  23. 61 Dudette
    April 24, 2016 at 12:02 am

  24. 62 Dudette
    April 24, 2016 at 12:02 am

  25. April 24, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Tribute from another who experienced, first hand, Prince’s commitment to humanity…

  26. 64 Dudette
    April 24, 2016 at 12:03 am

  27. 67 CEB
    April 24, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade, is worthy of the highest scholarly treatment. I can see it being analyzed and interpreted in Literature, History, Women’s Studies, and all kinds of Black Studies classes. Discussions on just the use of setting can fill up many pages.

  28. 69 Nerdy Wonka
    April 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

    • 70 CEB
      April 24, 2016 at 12:19 am

      These folks cannot stand our truth so they try to white wash it. We know who we are and we are the only ones qualified to tell our story. The line by Malcom X that basically speaks to the invisibility of the Black woman (and this is more so as we age), singed my brain, pierced my heart, and chilled my soul with its awful truth.

  29. 72 amk for obama
    April 24, 2016 at 12:37 am

    The solar-powered aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has completed a three-day flight over the Pacific Ocean.

    It flew over San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday evening as it prepared to land in California.

    The plane took off from Hawaii on Thursday, where it underwent repairs for the past eight months after its batteries were damaged during the flight from Japan.

    This is the ninth leg of its attempt to fly round the world.

    “I crossed the bridge. I am officially in America,” said pilot Bertrand Piccard as he flew above San Francisco Bay.

    Solar Impulse started the journey last March in Abu Dhabi. The trip has involved two different pilots flying separate legs.

    Piccard will land the plane later on Saturday evening at Moffett Airfield, located in Mountain View in Silicon Valley.

    The landing is being delayed until winds drop.

    ///

    Piccard and Borschberg have been working on the Solar Impulse project for more than a decade.

    They first trialled a smaller plane, taking it on a trans-America crossing in 2013.

    The version of the vehicle they currently fly is considerably bigger.

    Its wingspan is wider than a 747 jumbo jet, and, yet, it weighs only 2.3 tonnes.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36122618

  30. April 24, 2016 at 12:50 am

  31. 75 CEB
    April 24, 2016 at 12:58 am

    The last 4 days of great highs and lows have worn me out. Off to bed; until tomorrow (actually later today) TOD ohana.

  32. April 24, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Hmmm? 🤔🤔

  33. April 24, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I´ve been to the Globe theatre twice, once for a guided tour and once to watch “As you like it” with a group of students, and seeing these pictures and video clips I can´t help but thinking that he´d be having a riot if he could really watch a play there with all that goes with it. These people are such brilliant actors and the whole area before the stage (the so called Groundlings pit, because that used to be the cheap standing spots that even the poor could sometimes afford, and today it´s still just 5 British Pound apiece) is crowded with people. Hearing how much he longs to get out of “the bubble” sometimes, that would be such a treat for him I bet.

    • 78 arapaho415
      April 24, 2016 at 7:50 am

      GA niliathiel.

      Chips has opened a new thread for this morning (US time), but hope you see this and let us know of local Germany livestream / blogs (in English?) that we Obots can tune into during PBO’s visit to Germany.

      During high school I acted as a volunteer usher at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, so I knew the seating arrangement there very well. That replica is shaded by eucalyptus trees in the middle of one of the largest urban parks in the US (Balboa Park, which also includes the San Diego Zoo).

      Have to say that the two locations (England vs. San Diego) look quite a bit different, but am thrilled by PBO’s visit yesterday!


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