Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!

Then (’96)

Wow. In case you forgot that the Obamas are infinitely more glamorous, interesting, and desirable than the rest of us slobs will ever be, a little gem from the New Yorker comes along to remind us all of our rightful place. Far, far below.

While most of us were still in our grunge stage, Barack and Michelle spent 1996 musing on their lives, future, and relationship together for a photography project on couples in America.

Some pretty good stuff for more than decade old material.

Obama may go into politics, but that makes Michelle a nervous because she’s a private person and doesn’t want her life to be an open book, especially if she has kids (which she definitely wants).

Also, she doesn’t really trust politicians and thinks Barack’s “too much of a good guy for the kind of brutality and skepticism” involved in that anyway.

But, if there’s one thing Barry’s taught her, it’s that life is what you make of it. You gotta loosen up and feel comfortable with taking risks.

So, Michelle is the boring, come from a stable two-parent family one and Obama is the more “out there, flamboyant” one whose family was less traditional, more wandering patchwork of free-spirits. But together, I guess you could say they complement each other nicely.

Too bad they never really accomplished anything.


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