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May 22nd, 2009
05:25 PM ET

Beat 360° 5/22/09

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:

President Barack Obama reacts to seeing speechwriter Cody Keenan dressed up as a pirate outside the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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 (125 Responses)
  1. Becky Powers, Huber Heights OH

    President Obama meets another nominee to head the British House of Commons Ministry of SIlly Costumes.

    May 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  2. Laura

    ARG, Mr. President, who taught you the secret pirate handshake?

    May 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm |
  3. kyle, NE

    Obama giggles as the pirate industry lobbies for a bailout.

    May 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm |
  4. geno oklahoma

    alright I give fridays will be sea-food night around here

    May 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  5. Christine, Minnesota

    Thank you for signing the credit card bill Mr. President. Maybe now I can hang up my hook at the Seafood Shack.

    May 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  6. Albert, Manalapan, NJ

    "How did I get past security with this metal hook?"

    May 22, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  7. mary shaw, colorado springs co

    "Ho, ho, ho, Matey, I parked me boat on yer front lawn, hope you don't mind."

    May 22, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  8. Ron Ringer

    So as President ..you can help me find Peter Pan?

    May 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm |
  9. Sarah--CA

    Who says pirates only rule the waters!

    May 22, 2009 at 7:09 pm |
  10. Pamina in New Rochelle

    I know the press can sometimes go "rogue", but this is over the top!!

    May 22, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  11. mary shaw, colorado springs co

    "I just got back from one crazy Mardi Gras"!!

    May 22, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  12. Amelia from Miami

    "I didn't realize this meeting was going to be rated RRRRR."

    May 22, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  13. Luis Nava

    "Oh what the heck, it's 5 o'clock somewhere, bring out the Captain Morgan"

    Luis Nava from Albuquerque, NM

    May 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  14. Bob - Massillon, OH

    The Pirates of Pennsylvania Avenue...a little known Gilbert and Sullivan opera revival staged by the Democrats.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  15. Tarja, Finland

    A pirate on a dry land. Your cover is blown, Cody !

    May 22, 2009 at 6:49 pm |
  16. Jane Holmes

    Thanks for helping us out with the bailout money. Just don't tell anyone where we got it.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  17. Anne, Effingham, Illinois

    Another perk of being president – meeting Captain Morgan!

    May 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  18. mary shaw, colorado springs co

    How is everything in Pittsburgh?

    May 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  19. Bob - Massillon, OH

    Obama considers any means to help balance the budget.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  20. Harold - KY

    Ahoy Mate! What do you say about about leaving our ships alone and I will see that you and your pirates get gift certificates to Long John Silvers.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  21. Neil Feria Wellington, FL

    President Obama lends a hand with a pirate bailout.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  22. Natalie Campbell

    Obama laughs at Keenan for being so out dated. Pirates were so last year; vampires are all the rage now!!

    May 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  23. Arshan, Scottsdale, Arizona

    So I see your writing the script for the next Pirates of the Caribbean film!

    May 22, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  24. Emily, Perry Hall, MD

    Sorry

    The wait to meet the President has now reached those in line since October.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  25. Tikka Madsen, Los Angeles

    Look, I appreciate the effort, but I said "privatization" not Pirate-tization!

    May 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  26. Paul Cannon

    I'm glad we've reached an agreement. You leave our ships alone and we'll go see your next movie!

    May 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  27. S. Upshaw

    Is that the "first bird" on top of your hat?

    May 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  28. Tricia Johnson

    Obama meets with Captain Hook to discuss a peace treaty in Never Neverland

    Tricia Johnson, Livermore Ca

    May 22, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  29. Tikka Madsen, Los Angeles

    No! I said write a good hook, not wear one!

    May 22, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  30. Georgi Hristozov

    obama's newest plan to boost the economy

    May 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  31. Marie G

    I like that hat! just like Arethea Franklin's when I was sworn in, Can I have it?

    May 22, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  32. Mark

    "ARRGG! Pesident Obama, I'd like just a little of the pirate's booty that you gave to AIG!

    Mark
    Sacramento, CA

    May 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  33. Billy Nelson

    Thanks Mr. President! I finally landed the job of my dreams!

    May 22, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  34. Ed - Sidney, OH

    Forget the secret service. Me and my crew can protect and serve you. For a small but hefty fee.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  35. Luke - Fargo, ND

    Mr. President, do you understand how difficult it is to write your speeches with this hook hand?

    May 22, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  36. Amy Lephew

    Obama audtions for the newest movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Rise of the Oval Office"

    May 22, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  37. Matt Springfield, Ma

    Mr. President:

    "I am here on behalf of Bank of America to talk to you about the Credit Card Bill you just signed."

    May 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  38. Karen from CT

    The White House staff is planning the ultimate test of President Obama's popularity: Can he make the puffy shirt cool?

    May 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  39. Richard Fisher Tallahassee Florida

    Cheney was right, even the White House is less safe to foreign insurgents.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  40. Gigi Petery

    President Obama, known as Peter Pan when he was a child, reconciles with his former nemesis, Captain Hook.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  41. Karina Bacalzo

    Arrrr... my parrot doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut either.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  42. Joanne Harper

    "I'd like ye to meet me parrot, Polly Esther."

    May 22, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  43. Terri Ohio

    Sorry sir they told me that I was interviewing for a "Long Johns Silver" commercial.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  44. Elizabeth Wegele

    I thought I was meeting Captain Jack Sparrow.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  45. Mel from Framingham, MA

    President Obama plans to greet the start of the holiday weekend with a little Captain Morgan.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  46. Anne from Toronto

    Speechwriter Keenan to President Obama:

    "It's not REALLY a hook. I kind of sort of ripped it off a fuel pump, gassing up on the way to work. "

    May 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  47. Michael, Dresher, PA

    You are funny but I am not dressing up in a costume for the next state of the union.

    May 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  48. Detelocir, Stillwater OK

    "In the economic downturn, it is much easier to find a job in Washington than it is in Neverland."

    May 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  49. Sam

    President Obama greets his new Secretary of the Navy

    May 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  50. Juliann Budimir

    When I meant we need to go after pirates, I didn't mean Captain Hook!

    – Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    May 22, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
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