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April 27th, 2009
06:12 PM ET

Beat 360° 4/27/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

National Economic Council director Larry Summers uses his BlackBerry prior to a speech by US President Barack Obama at the National Academy of Sciences annual meeting in Washington, DC, April 27, 2009. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

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soundoff (103 Responses)
  1. Tarja, Finland

    I hate to admit it but I think I have an unhealthy relationship with my BlackBerry.
    Last night when I went to bed I actually said "Good night" to it.
    Should I BlackBerry about this to the President and raise the panic ?

    April 27, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  2. Mary Lawson

    I HOPE THEY LET BARACK TURN ON HIS BLACKBERRY**

    MARY
    ROGERS,AR.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  3. Michael, Los Angeles, CA

    If Anderson Cooper asks for a friend request on Facebook one more time, I'm blocking him!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  4. Karen, CT

    Yes, mom, two red bulls and a handful of chocolate-covered espresso beans...stop worrying.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm |
  5. Nicolas, France

    I must tweet about it instead of caring about it

    April 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm |
  6. Janet

    I can only get Pinky, Clyde, and Inky!! Darn you Blinky! And you too, pac man!!!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  7. Oliver - Millington, NJ

    "Aw, no. Someone wake up Ol' Man Summers!"

    April 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  8. Sanford Diday

    Name: Sanford Diday
    City: Orlando
    State: Florida
    Country: USA

    Caption:

    "Larry Summers gets the first of many Presidential reminders deisgned to make sure he stays awake during meetings and speechs."

    or

    "Larry Summers reviews the NAS website so he knows why he's there."

    April 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  9. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    I think that I picked up the wrong BlackBerry....President Obama are you missing something?

    April 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  10. Jan Emma, Franklin Co., OH

    Larry Summers anxiously searches the Internet to find out if contact with banking and other financial swine can cause swine flu.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  11. Alisha, Las Vegas

    Larry Summers entering in his Facebook status as "waited 10 hours for this seat and still didn't get front row"

    April 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  12. Kristien, Antwerp, Belgium

    "OMG, roflmao, UR 2 funny. CU l8er BFF, POTUS is here xoxo"

    April 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  13. Devin Lavey

    How do my "Hot or Not" scores look today? I seemed to have gone down in popularity...

    April 27, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  14. Steve Mc

    "dang! I wish my son were here to show me how to use this thing...."

    April 27, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  15. Jeff Cobb, Cincinnati, OH

    The great thing about Blackberries is that you can pretend to take notes on what the President is saying, and actually get things done instead!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  16. Cyndy, Los Angeles

    Summers' thought bubble: "God bless the inventor of TwitterBerry!"

    April 27, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  17. Darren Heydanek

    Wow. Booking online to Cancun is so cheap all of a sudden.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  18. Alexi

    While the President is speaking he's checking his E-mail. So this is why we're in a recession!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  19. Robin

    Hmmm...That baby shaker app was here yesterday.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  20. Jeff Cobb, Cincinnati, OH

    Thank goodness for Blackberries! These speeches used to be torture, before I could pretend to listen and actually get something done instead!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  21. Michael Johnson

    Let's see what can I rearrange so I don't miss Dancing with the Stars tonight.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  22. josharnao

    @twitter boy can this guy talk!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  23. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    Larry Summers attempts to mimic the AC 360 commercial picture of Mr. Cooper holding his BlackBerry. Unfortunately he is not very successful.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  24. Tim-Midwest

    Podus: u r gr8 as #1!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  25. Angela Frazier

    Oh no! My account is overdrawn again!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  26. Christian Quickle

    Damn, I can't get monster.com on this thing.

    Christian Quickle
    Los Angeles

    April 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  27. Aaron Lander

    I gotta get this tweet sent before they snap a picture of me... too late!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  28. Anthony - Apex, NC

    Mr. Summers appears unsure how to react to the news that he was named "Twit of the Week."

    April 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  29. Lori, Ontario, Canada

    nym, b home soon, semi-colon, right parentheses

    April 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  30. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    Larry Summers updates his Twitter followers that he is about to listen to President Obama speak, all two of them.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  31. Jeff Cobb, Cincinnati, OH

    Better check my email before the President's speech starts, and I have to pretend I'm enraptured and enthralled.....

    April 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  32. James Tyner

    OMG. RLY?! PREZ IS BOUT 2 SPEAK. G2G. TTYL.

    James
    Mt. Pleasant, MI

    April 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  33. Nathan Stevens

    While searching for a "How To Tie a Tie" application.

    Chicago, IL

    April 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  34. Jennifer from Normal, IL

    4 more numbers and I'll finally finish this sudoku puzzle!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  35. Deirdre

    National Economic Council director Larry Summers vows to stay awake during President Obama's address by setting his blackberry alarm to vibrate in two minute intervals.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  36. Janeen Cameron (Denver, CO)

    I know I can get to level 12 in Brickbreaker!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  37. Anita, Santa Barbara

    Larry Summers texting: I'm at the NAS...surrounded by women. Amazing, women interested in science.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  38. Lisa Rooney from New Brunswick, Canada

    Finally... some time to tweet my economic recovery theory.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  39. Kevin Haggith Toronto

    Ok...Ok...just one more twitter update with Ashton Kutcher and I promise myself I will put it away until after this speech is over ...ok...two more....three tops!

    April 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  40. Bri Heard San Antonio, TX

    I can't start my mornings to lower unemployment without checking my Facebook and Twitter. I just have to.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  41. Guillermo

    "Pontiac got the ax? LOL..."

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  42. Tyler Hagy

    Tyler Hagy
    Muscatine, Iowa

    "Ridiculously long science words? Wikipedia, here I come!"

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  43. Angela Frazier

    Now, if I could just get this last ball to go in....

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  44. Kyle Hunt

    Let's see if I can beat my high score on BrickBreaker.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  45. Michael Johnson

    Where are the pictures of Spencer and Heidi's wedding that Showbiz Tonight promised to email me?

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  46. Paul - San Francisco, CA

    Knowing there is a high posibility of nodding off, Larry Summers sets his cellphone alarm clock to wake him after the speech !

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  47. Karen, Las Cruces, NM

    I'd better set the alarm to wake me when the president starts speaking.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  48. Amina S.

    Damn. No bars. I just wanted to check if there were any cases of Swine Flu in this area.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  49. Craig in NorCal

    Great – Obama just sent a "reply all" email, asking for obedience schools in the DC area.

    April 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  50. Madina

    Oh wow, it looks like I have a lot of notifications on my Facebook today–I wonder if my buddy Paul is still going out with that girl he met at the bar last night.

    – Madina, New York City

    April 27, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
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