The gun show

Had to happen: The First Lady's arms get their own blog.


Lynn Harris
March 25, 2009 5:55PM (UTC)

The president's dog had her own book. So why can't the first lady's biceps have their own blog? 

Enter FirstGuns.tumblr.com. No longer content to flex in sleeveless silence, Michelle Obama's arms have come out swinging -- with some pretty muscular media criticism. By addressing, for one, the "uproar" over their alleged cool-weather overexposure ("We didn't notice people having seasonal issues with Cindy McCain wearing turtlenecks and leather blazers all summer but whatever"), "Thunder" (right) and "Lightning" (left) satirically smack down their actual overexposure, noting that the Chicago Tribune ran five stories on them in five days. Their media training tip: "We suggest a few preacher curls and some journalism classes."

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Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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