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May 18th, 2009
05:25 PM ET

Beat 360° 5/18/09

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:

First Lady Michelle Obama gestures before delivering the commencement speech at the University of California, Merced on May 16, 2009 in Merced, California. (Photo by David Paul Morris/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.

UPDATE: Check out our Beat 360° Winners!

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soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Diane

    Yes! I'm so much better looking than that bald guy next to me.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  2. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    I know that you are excited about being here First Lady Obama, but you don't need to get THAT excited.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  3. Suzanne

    I am so glad I was asked to speak at UC Merced instead of Notre Dame!! Michelle 1, Barack 0

    May 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  4. Manny Mendoza

    The University of Merced unleashes their new rollercoaster simulator prior to the 1st Lady's commencement speech...

    Manny
    Rio Rancho, NM

    May 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  5. Renee - Vancouver, WA

    What am I going to do after finishing this commencement speech? I'm going to Disneyland.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  6. Tim Gibson

    Double knuckle bumps in the house.

    Tim Gibson
    San Diego, CA

    May 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  7. Bouchra Adyel

    "YEY! Nobody interrupted my Speech! Take that Barack!"

    May 18, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  8. Tim Gibson

    Are we gonna do the wave, are we?

    Tim Gibson
    San Diego, CA

    May 18, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  9. Steve Woods

    It's true, Madame First Lady. Says here on page 14 of the commencement speech contract, Section 3c, under presenter hygiene, that all teeth should be thoroughly flossed prior to giving an address...

    May 18, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  10. Daphne Andrews

    "I have a note here that they are seving Mexican food after the ceremony."

    May 18, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  11. James J. Fassler Mill Valley,Ca.

    Circumstantial Pomp ?

    May 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  12. Phil, Philadelphia, PA

    Unable to conceal her relief when Zachary Zazzerman's name was finally read, the last on the list of 453 graduating seniors.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  13. Michael Kajdas Chicago, IL

    Oh, you're right... it does say there will be a toga party afterward.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  14. Thomas Martin

    Psyched I'm not at Notre Dame!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  15. John, Northwood, ND

    Michelle Obama celebrates when her accountant tells her how much money she saved by switching to Geico

    May 18, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  16. Dustin

    Michelle Obama cheering on her husband's presidential victory before realizing she's a few months late with her celebrating.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  17. AJ Joshi

    So what if I can't bare my arms in this gown – I sure can bare my awesome legs!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  18. Maren in Oregon

    "And, with the final vote cast, the winner of One Million Dollars is . . . First Lady Michelle Obama!"

    May 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  19. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    Finally! A young black woman is sitting up here with all these pasty old white guys! Change is coming to America!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  20. A. LYNAM - HENDERSON NV.

    "GEEZ, I'M ABOUT TO GIVE A BIG 'OL SPEECH WITH DICK CHENEY, TIP O'NEIL, AND COLONEL POTTER IN THE AUDIENCE!"

    May 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  21. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Due to swine flu this year our graduation hanshake will be replaced by the fist bump hand shake Michelle Obama is our hand model this evening .

    May 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  22. Maren in Oregon

    "And, without question, the youngest and most attractive speaker we've had this afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama!"

    May 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  23. mary ann mitchell

    Oh goody! I'm being honored without controversy. This is almost as good as the over 900 valentines.
    Mary ann, chattanooga,tn

    May 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  24. Jim Pignone

    Woo Hoo, it's finally summertime! I worked hard for this day and so now let's Party Hardy!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  25. Tina Autry

    The First Lady reacts after learning she had won the "Sexiest Commencement Speaker" contest by default.

    Tina Autry Waxahachie, TX

    May 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  26. Dr. Hermis

    Yeah!!!! I'm the only Democrat here! OK....Where's Secret Service?

    May 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  27. Brian

    Yes i finally got back at the university of chicago for not helping to contribute to my education.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  28. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    I've been listening to the guy next to me rehearse his speech, and he is MUCH more boring than I will be! YES!!!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  29. Tarja, Finland

    ...and at the end of my speech, I`m gonna ask everyone to bare their arms. Yeah !

    May 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  30. Ryan Powell/ Centreville VA

    I never thought I'd be so happy to be around a lot of old bald white guys.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  31. Scott Stodden

    Yes! Ya'll have finally made, shoutout to the class of 2009

    May 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  32. kambiz tavana

    Hit them where it hurts wanda!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  33. Joseph Murphy of San Francisco

    The first lady reacts as she learns that she finally snagged her first "I Beat 360" T-shirt!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  34. Jenna

    I get an honorary degree... score!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  35. Don, WA

    "Yippee UC Grad's!! When you graduate from UC you get an autograph of Arnold Schwarzennegger right on your diploma!!"

    May 18, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  36. Greg - San Diego, CA

    Michelle Obama spots a J.Crew sweater.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  37. Modi Baron

    Yah Baby you dunked a bucket over Anderson Cooper!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  38. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Michelle Obama channels her fighting irish spirit with a No More Drama in the house of Obama "wave" fist bump style !

    May 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  39. Phil, Philadelphia, PA

    MIchelle Obama is excited to learn she's not the only unemployed college graduate in the crowd.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  40. Greg - San Diego, CA

    Yes! I beat 360°!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  41. Ernie Grajeda

    I Guess she still thinks she's getting a Mercedes.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  42. hugo rizzoli

    Michelle Obama suddenly realizes if Barack runs against Sarah Palin in 2012, she'll do a second term as First Lady.

    Hugo, Royal Oak, Md.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  43. Tim Gibson

    Sometimes you can almost feel the ground move beneath you.

    Tim Gibson
    San Diego, CA

    May 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  44. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    Yes, I finally won a Beat 360 t-shirt!!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  45. Sue, Lathrup Village, MI

    Although at first dismayed that she couldn't find a sleeveless style of graduation gown, Mrs. Obama was soon enthusiastically performing warm-up exercises in preparation for an afternoon full of both left- and right-handed fist bumps.

    May 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  46. Steve Evans

    The new Hogworts faculty in "Harry Potter 9" cheer on the UC Merced vs Notre Dame Quiddach Match!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  47. Richard Fisher Tallahassee Florida

    I want to show my arms, why can't I show my arms?

    May 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
  48. Marc Minami- Wahiawa HI

    This may not be Norte Dame but... what the heck...

    May 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  49. Greg - San Diego, CA

    Yes! I beat AC 360°!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  50. Harriet Barbados

    I'm the first Obama to get a Honorary Degree! Go UC!!

    May 18, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
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