Obama's inauguration: Freedom rings! (From the pores of Aretha Franklin's enormous bow/hat)

We don’t exactly need an "entertainment-related angle" to blog about the Must Watch of the Week (or the Year?), the inauguration of President Barack Obama. But Aretha’s giant hat is as good an excuse as any. If you haven’t been able to watch today’s coverage on the sly at work, here’s a brief glimpse at the major moments. My favorite: confusion over where to place the adverb "faithfully." Press play for Obama’s oath and the end of his speech.

What channel are you guys on? Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann’s voices lured me in to MSNBC early on, but right now it’s just way too much footage of a girl hula-hooping. I can watch a Wii commercial for that crap.

Thoughts on the inauguration? Share ‘em below!

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  • Rahul

    Justice Roberts needs to learn how to read.

  • ErinN

    Ive had it on NBC all day, I heart Brian Williams

  • Burbank

    Justice Roberts said to President Obama that it was his fault the oath didn’t go smoothly. He said it at the luncheon. You could read his lips as he apologized.

  • Impeach Obama

    Impeach Obama immediately. Worst. President. Ever.

  • Mr. FAMU

    Justice Roberts totally screwed up what could have been a smooth swearing in.
    PS: Aretha’s hat totally deserved its own inauguration

  • NE

    Thank God it’s over with. I was so sick of hearing about it and I didn’t even watch any of the coverage.
    Enough-now reality sets is.

  • NE

    Thank God it’s over with. I was so sick of hearing about it and I didn’t even watch any of the coverage.
    Enough-now reality sets in.

  • Nancy

    Well, since we’re talking about fashion, who told Hillary Clinton that that tragic royal blue Chadwicks of Boston coat was a good idea?

  • Stephanie T.

    I am glad for him and his family. We finally added the cherry to the civil rights movement. Now lets focus on the gay rights movement shall we?
    Sorry, I just felt that all of the coverage was a little overdone and a bit unnecessary. If Obama had been any other race or ethnicity, would he have this much coverage? He’s our president, not the Superbowl.

  • mscisluv

    Staying on the fashion theme…I did not like Michelle’s outfit (the color, mainly), and I kept expecting someone to mention it. By the way, Aretha sounded TERRIBLE.

  • MsDaisy

    Michelle’s outfit did not appear to be appropriate for the occasion…it looked like bad cocktail hour or MOB fashion.

  • Jael_Paris

    Aretha’s hat was all sorts of divalicious fabulousity.
    I really liked Michelle’s outfit, especially with the pewter green gloves, but I wondered if she wasn’t cold.
    The Obama girls were adorable in their bright attire.


  • Snarky

    Where can I get that hat? ReRe outdid herself today. I loved both Michelle’s dress and Mrs. Biden’s aweseome boots. Go girls!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had it on NBC too, because like ErinN, I “heart” Brian Williams. I was on ABC at first though.

  • Sharlin

    It had to be a Bush nominee to completely destroy a 35 word paragraph. Thank God for President Obama!!!

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