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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. michelle moniz

    its free, thank you, thank you, my last degree cost me big bucks

    May 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  2. Patti Smith

    My caption:
    Yes! I can finally do the commencement speech and get away from these "grumpy old men".

    May 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  3. Kristien, Antwerp, Belgium

    "Ahahaha, I can't believe that kid's called Seymour Wiener, hahahaha"

    May 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  4. Steven D. from New York, NY

    "Yay! No protesters!"

    May 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  5. Melissa

    Hello, my name is Melissa and I am from Ontario, Canada. My caption for this pic is...."YES, they love me and want me to say something...I get to be in the lime light instead of always the hubbie!!! Kudos to me"

    May 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  6. Tarja, Finland

    It`s chic being a chick in this audience.
    Let`s hear it for the ladies !

    May 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  7. vanessa, El Paso, TX

    YAY! Babysitter (Mom) said I can take the week off!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  8. Jon -- Niantic CT

    "Yes!! These kids will finally stop bothering me with all their cards and letters."

    May 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  9. Kristien, Antwerp, Belgium

    The First Lady can't help but laugh at some of the graduate's funny names.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  10. Michele Springfield Missouri

    TOUCHDOWN!!! oops, wait... Theres no football! i am supposed to give a speech here, better look at some notes like the guy next to me

    May 18, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  11. LINA PEREZ

    Eyebrows done – Checked. Water proof mascara – Checked. Pink delicious lip gloss – checked. Wind proof hair – Checked. Sun glasses? Sun glasses? Way to go people!!! Yuppie!!! Tanned face – Checked!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  12. Kristien, Antwerp, Belgium

    The First Lady takes some time to practice the cheer she will use at the end of her speech.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  13. Kathleen, Indian Shores, FL

    Happy First Ladies go to California!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  14. Sharon, Daniel Island South Carolina

    1 for the money, 2 for the show,give that speech buddy I'm ready to go!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  15. Marcia, Warren MI

    Psyched up enough to start the Wave?

    May 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  16. B.J.. in Jersey

    I never thought this log flume ride would be so much fun!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  17. Randy

    (Man holding the papers) And Maxim's 93rd hottest woman in the world is...

    May 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  18. Bill Shields

    I just got excepted as one of the Amercia's Top Model.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  19. Lauren T

    Yes! They announced my name and I didn't get booed!

    Lauren
    East Hartford, CT

    May 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  20. James J. Fassler Mill Valley,Ca.

    Pomping Fists !

    May 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  21. Bill Shields

    It takes working out night and day to keep these guns loaded.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  22. Anna

    Gentlemen – hold on tight -t his will prove to be an AWESOME rollercoaster ride!!!!!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  23. Michael Wickler

    Yes! I got another non-controversial gig. Take that Barack.

    Michael Wickler, Pacifica CA

    May 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  24. Emily, Waterville OH

    YES! Danny Gokey just got voted off of American Idol. I just love that Adam Lambert... mmmmm.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  25. Bill from PlanoTX.

    Michelle Obama, seemingly the only person in her section who has ever participated in a stadium 'Wave', excitedly awaits her turn.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  26. Janine from PA.

    Yessssss, no protesters here!!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  27. jack, wisconsin

    "Wish they all could be California Guys!!"

    May 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  28. Guy La Fortune, Fargo, ND

    "Valedictory is mine!!!!"

    May 18, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  29. Terri Ohio

    Michelle's reaction after eating some Zataran.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  30. d. griffith

    See!! Education can take you where no man has gone before.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  31. salma

    Finally, i feel like a first lady

    May 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  32. Yasmin Pyle- Nixa, Missouri

    Michelle just finally realizes after the first 100 days how good it feels to be the First Lady!

    -Yasmin Pyle

    May 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  33. Teagan- Ft.Collins,C.O.

    No! I will not wear this ... it has sleeves!!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  34. Guy La Fortune, Fargo, ND

    Guess who had one too many espressos.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  35. Terri Ohio

    Michelle was just informed that she won a Beat 360 t-shirt.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  36. Felicia Cook

    While others stop caring or try to cram notes at the last minute, Michelle is enthusiastically prepared to give her presentation. Sadly, her peers do not share the same enthusiasm.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  37. Tracey Karlson

    From Allen Texas – This is my best Graduation ever!!!!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  38. Kathleen from Florida

    East is East, & West is West. My husband may be a Notre Dame boy, but I am a California girl!!!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  39. Jerry in Tulsa

    And for her indisputable body of accomplishments, we hereby grant the honory title of Doctor of Letters to our First Lady, Michelle Obama.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  40. Anthony - Apex, NC

    "My 2nd honorary degree this year. I'm ahead of Barack!!"

    May 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  41. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    Yay there aren't any protesters here. This must mean that I am beating my husband in the popularity polls.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  42. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    "Yay! Ashton Kutcher tweeted me back!"

    May 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  43. MoJo Smith (Los Angeles, Ca.)

    "Yippie i YAY I'm going to be as famous as Oprah!"

    MoJo (Los Angeles, Ca.)

    May 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  44. Emmanuel

    You go girl !!!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  45. John Evans

    Yeah! I know my speech is going to be better then these '"fuddy-duddies"

    San Diego

    May 18, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  46. Yasmin Pyle- Nixa, Missouri

    "Yeah, I get to speak today and promote my White House gardening techniques out here in beautiful California!" "Hey, I forgot my spokesperson Elmo!"

    -Yasmin Pyle

    May 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  47. Greg - San Diego, CA

    Michelle Obama conducts a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  48. Greg Myers,Houston TX

    Barack is stuck in northern Indiana at Notre Dame and I'm in the middle of beautiful California.YESSSSSS!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  49. Robin Bondhus

    I cannot wait until my speech is done Disney Land here I come.

    May 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  50. Darcie Nolan, Nanaimo BC Canada

    Alright! Almost done and then shopping without the kids. I never get time to myself! Wait..... forgot about the 10 secret service agents that will be with me... darn it!

    May 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
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