Why Is Michelle Obama Levitating in This Image?

Or, why dougie when you can fly instead?

Our friends at Distriction had a great catch Thursday. A watchdog group obtained federal records showing that a vacation that First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha took to Spain cost taxpayers more $467,000. Though that number is eye-popping, it wasn't nearly as surprising as the photo the Drudge Report is using to illustrate it, which makes it appear that Obama is hovering over the ground. Distriction's genius headline: "FLOATUS!"

The photo is really just too good to languish as a thumbnail on Drudge. So here's the original, along with a few variations.

Presented by

David A. Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

Video

The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

More in Politics

Just In