No, this is not The Onion. We thought we should say that first. This story sounds like one of those fictitious satirical articles that reads seriously but is obviously fabricated. It’s not. It’s real. Having said that…
The First Lady of the United States is one of Common Sense Conspiracy’s favorite damn people. While we may have our issues with her husband’s policies from time to time, we have never had a problem with Michelle. As a matter of fact, her “let’s move” campaign is exactly what the nation needs, and she has been right on the money thus far. So, when we heard the somewhat disturbing news that she was planning the release of a hip hop album to support good eating and exercise, we weren’t sure what to think, but we said, “Michelle knows what’s up, so I’m sure it will be good.”
Well, it hasn’t been released yet, so that remains to be seen. But we already have some grievances. As much as we love Michelle (and think she is by far the sexiest First Lady ever, although there should be an asterisk to note the competition), some of the forthcoming song titles are disturbing. U R What You Eat? Veggie Luv? Is this Michelle Obama’s record or the new Prince album?
In our society where text messaging is a valid form of real communication, should we encourage children, and when we say encourage, we mean from the freaking First Lady of the United States, to use this type of grammar? Are we promoting exercise while detracting from good old American English?
Sorry, Michelle! We know you mean well, but do U NO WHAT U R DOING?