They attack the one man with their hate and their shower of weapons. But he is like some rock which stretches into the vast sea and which, exposed to the fury of the winds and beaten against by the waves, endures all the violence and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
- Vergil, Roman Epic, Didactic, and Idyllic Poet (B.C. 70-19)
Well who would have guessed it? Maybe the biggest story from the inauguration was the first lady and her new hairdo. The media was absolutely gushing:
Obama renders opinion on what he called most significant event of inaugural weekend: Michelle’s new haircut: apne.ws/11Kq4BE -RJJ
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 21, 2013
Matt Lauer: New term, new ‘do. First Lady Michelle Obama changes up her hairstyle with a bang as the final preparations are being made in Washington to host the President’s second inaugural.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams took time out of the broadcast to provide this supposed “news” update: “First Lady Michelle Obama turned 49 today. But the big news came as the First Lady’s office inaugurated a Twitter account and sent out this picture showing the First Lady’s new bangs. Which Vanity Fair’s website instantly praised, calling them ‘featherly,’ and tracing their lineage in hair terms to Brigitte Bardot.”
White House correspondent Kristen Welker proclaimed: “The buzz over her bangs was immediate. People magazine tweeted: ‘Guess who’s turning 49 with bangs? Yep. bday girl @michelleobama debuted a fab new cut.'”
“Fab” was the exact word that came to my mind.
Hat tip to John-David.