Jan 27, 2012

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address earlier this week, tackling expected topics such as the economy, taxes, and the future of our energy supplies in front of the usual partisan, divided audience. But there were a few unexpected moments in there as well...

Surprising Moments From President Obama's State of the Union Address

—The president's call for an immediate and comprehensive investigation into the disappearance of office canes. (Jameson)

—Obama's refreshing rhetorical question, "Did you ever think that the last three guys left to choose from would be named Mitt, Newt, and Barack?" (Mike)

—Seemed like an odd choice for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to deliver the GOP rebuttal while standing in the midst of a Teaneck, NJ family's bris. (Brandon)

—In keeping with the new civility of the State of the Union address, Representative Joe Wilson quietly burped "You lie!" in Obama's ear as the President shook hands on his way in. (Matt)

—Things got quite awkward when, just after acknowledging the presence of recovering Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Obama began a section on the economy by saying "We need more debt like we need a hole in the head." (Joe)

—I found it a little strange when the President stopped to microwave a plate of nachos. (Tenessa)

—Obama's going to have a tough time living down that sudden, girlish scream he let out when his teleprompter briefly died. (Brandon)

—Newt Gingrich streaking up and down the aisles of the House chamber with nothing but a sock on his penis. (Matt)

—Controversial decision to prominently feature the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, and to repeatedly mention his name and home address. (Joe)

—Was that a cutaway shot of Senator Chuck Grassley breastfeeding a duck? (Brandon)

—Blatant use of product placement when Obama told Representative Paul Ryan he better "L'eggo my Eggo" while discussing the House's proposed cuts to School Nutrition programs. (Matt)

—The awkward, shoehorned inclusion of yet another GOP debate. (Tenessa)

—Joe Biden probably should have rethought his decision to come in blackface. (Matt)

—Have to admit, it was pretty damn funny when Obama did a "Redd Foxx having a heart attack" homage while discussing the federal deficit. (Brandon)

—It was kind of buried in the middle of the speech, but I'm pretty sure Obama made a reference to President Kennedy being on the brink of launching Angry Birds during the Bay of Pigs. (Matt)

—Obama's 20-minute rant on how wrong the Academy was in snubbing Bridesmaids for Best Picture. (Joe)

—Nancy Pelosi's unfortunate and repeated nip slips. (Matt)

—Unlike last year, not one utterance of the phrase "boner honer". (Brandon)

Baron von Contributors: Tenessa Gemelke, Brandon Kruse, Matt Kruse, Joe Mulder, Jameson Simmons, Mike Wagner

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