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January 5th, 2011
05:34 PM ET

Beat 360° 1/5/11

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture 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:

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, wipes his eyes as outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, speaks before handing over the speaker's gavel following his election in the House chamber January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/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: Beat 360° Winners:

Staff
Sam Meyer
"Rep. Boehner takes on two new roles today: Speaker of the House, and Town Crier."


Viewer

Steve, Bend OR
"'It's the people's house,' sponsored by Kleenex Brand Tissue-Softness Worth Sharing."

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soundoff (219 Responses)
  1. Lucie

    "I knew all those years of my brother daring me to take my mom's estrogen pills would finally catch up with me! I can't stop crying and I still can't grow a beard!"

    January 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm |
  2. Richard Morris

    As outgoing screamer, I mean speaker; I present the incoming cry baby, I mean speaker!

    January 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm |
  3. Terry McSweeney kennett square pa

    Boehner was reminded that in days gone by the Speaker also doubled as the "Town Cryer" !!!

    January 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  4. Phillip Ray

    "May the Fillibuster be with you"

    January 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
  5. Bob Lendzinski

    I am laughing so hard I am crying...is that how Mrs. Skeletor smiles? Mwahahahaha

    January 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
  6. Barbara

    Too emotional? Haven't you heard the phrase "laughed so hard I cried" I just can't stop!

    Barbara
    Santa Clara, CA USA

    January 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
  7. abram diaz

    Pack your stuff, Gibbs, we're outta here!

    January 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
  8. Burt Gold, Bradenton

    As I am still Speaker of the House, would like to introduce the last bill before you; the "Issues for Tissues" Act; and I mean act.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  9. Talia

    The tanning salon's closed??

    January 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  10. Harold Cook

    Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares to turn the gavel over to incoming Republican House Speaker John Boehner, shown here spreading more fake tanning lotion on his face.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
  11. Lynn Robertson

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't let the people know these are tears of happiness,and THANK YOU that I can hide my HUGE, happy smile behind this handkerchief! 🙂

    January 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  12. Brandon K Millbury, Ma

    Nancy: Let me interpret that for you.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  13. Burt Gold, Bradenton

    Ladies and Gentlemen: I am now going to hand over the the House Gavel to John Boehner, our new "Weeper of the House".

    January 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  14. Christopher from Pennsylvania

    Congratulations to new Weeper of the House John Boehner. I hope he puts playing politics aside and works with democrats in the house and senate as well as the president to get things done and help to lower unemployment and the national debt.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  15. Gary - Fujisawa, Japan

    Okay, we need more kleenex for John!

    January 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  16. Vivien Wolsk, NYC

    Pelosi: "It's his party and he can cry if he wants to."

    January 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  17. Bob Lendzinski

    Oh my gosh...need more tissues...allergic to her BS.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
  18. Virginia, North Carolina

    Yes, a new measure to reduce the deficit has been initiated; all members will now be responsible for providing their own handkerchefs and tissues.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
  19. -pat

    Do you think anyone will buy that I REALLY WILL miss her?

    or

    O Lord, if I have to listen to her for 1 more minute I might just have to cry my little eyes out!

    January 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
  20. Brandon K Millbury, Ma

    Nancy: Geesh! Not again. Pull yourself together already. I can't bear another 60 minutes of this.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  21. Vivien Wolsk, NYC

    "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to."

    January 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  22. Jordy Grant

    Looks like were going to have to change the name of the speaker of the house to the cryer of the house.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  23. geno oklahoma

    and when I was eight I lost my puppy, and you know John I still miss that little fellow, have
    you ever lost a puppy John?........

    January 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  24. Bill O'Callaghan, Edmonton

    Looks like the Town Crier's career is taking off.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  25. Dan Winfield

    And the winner is...... Kathy Griffin

    January 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  26. Christopher Gibbs

    That lady talked about my MAMA!

    January 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
  27. Bill O'Callaghan, Edmonton

    Pelosi: "Peekaboo! John? Where are you??"

    January 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
  28. Bill O'Callaghan, Edmonton

    Pelosi: "... and now I'd like to hand my gavel over to the new Weeper of the House."

    January 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  29. Shayna Schachtman

    Boehner- "Are they still looking?"

    Shayna Schachtman
    Minneapolis, MN

    January 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  30. Juliann Budimir

    After Little Red Riding Hood looked at the Big Bad Wolf and said, “Oh, what a big gavel you have!” she took it away and rendered him the Big Sad Wolf.

    – Juliann Budimir, Los Angeles

    January 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  31. Amber

    "And now, ladies and gentlemen, John Cryer! Er, I mean John Boehner!"

    January 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  32. geno oklahoma

    for gosh sakes, you can keep the plane if you just stop it

    January 5, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  33. Greg Myers,Houston TX

    The Tears of a Clown..........la la la

    January 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  34. Don, Elkins Park, PA

    Oh my god, now I really have to lead.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  35. Liz, Delaware

    Nancy Pelosi: Yes! I won the bet-he cried within the first hour of the job!

    January 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  36. Vera

    "I am so going to destroy anything and everything she put together in this office"....

    January 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  37. Leanne Stauduhar

    All I said was, "I'll compromise."

    January 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  38. Jane Schrantz, Gurnee, IL

    ➥ "Who saw Old Yeller? Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end? Nobody cried when Old Yeller got shot? I’m sure. I cried my eyes out!"

    ~ Bill Murray from the movie "Stripes"

    January 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  39. Hana

    waahhh...I have big Stilettos to fill!~

    January 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  40. Lori - PA

    I want my gavel!

    January 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  41. Brandon K Millbury, Ma

    It's my party now, and I'll cry if I want to..

    January 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  42. George Estifanos

    Nancy: Creating jobs is very hard, as you can all see John is starting to wonder what he got himself into.

    John: No Nancy, that's not it. I forgot to go to the gym this morning, so I only did "TL" today.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  43. Alexander Constantine, CT

    Some would say that an old speaker is just as good as a new one. You decide.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  44. Lori - PA

    Nancy, you're boring us to tears.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  45. Brandon K Millbury, Ma

    Nancy: Now without further adieu...John Cryer...

    January 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  46. Linda Greczkowski

    There's no crying in Congress!

    January 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  47. John Koran

    OMG my Coppertone has gotten into my eyes.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  48. Alexander Constantine, CT

    Everyone knows that speakers are only as good as the sound they produce-then you have to replace them, because when they're worn out, it's over.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  49. Lori - PA

    I am not crying! It's Nancy's perfume that's making my eyes water.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  50. Dave Hronek, Atlanta, GA

    OMG...will you stop talking already!

    January 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
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