Barack Obama Tells Terrible 'Spilt Milk' Joke During 2012 State Of The Union Address (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK   Alastair Plumb First Posted: 25/01/2012 13:07 Updated: 25/01/2012 22:53

Ever heard a joke so bad, even the joke-teller's other half winces? If you haven't, prepare to experience it for the first time with this, Barack Obama's one and only 'joke' during this year's State Of The Union address.

The joke's so lame we won't 'spoil' it for for you by writing it out here, but know this: it's bad. Polite applause and a 'Is this thing on?'-face from the leader of the free world bad, in fact.

But it's a rare blip in Barack Obama's otherwise pretty spotless comedy track record - the man's done so many cool things over the years that it's a genuine shock to see him die so badly on stage.

After all, this is the man who sang an Al Green in the middle of a fundraiser... and nailed it. Newt Gingrich couldn't have pulled off that move, that's for sure.

So as an easing balm for all you Obama fans out there, here's a YouTube gallery of Barack's coolest moments. It almost makes you wish you were American, doesn't it? Emphasis on the 'almost' there, mind...

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  • President Obama Sings Al Green

  • Obama At The 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner

  • 'Slow Jam The News' With Barack Obama

  • Obama Enjoys Fast Food

  • Obama Orders Stephen Colbert To Shave His Head

  • Behind The Scenes With Obama And Colbert

  • President Obama's Letter To Betty White

  • Obama Calls Kanye West A Jackass

  • Obama Swats Fly During Interview

  • Obama On Letterman: 'I Was Black Before The Election'

  • Obama Plays Basketball

  • President Obama Tells Journalist Off

    Jump to 20 seconds before the end...

  • Obama On The 'Coolest Thing He's Ever Said'

    Ever heard of a "vanadium redox fuel cell"? Well, neither has President Obama, speaking at a small business forum in Cleveland, but that hasn't stopped it from being one of the coolest things he's ever said out loud.

  • Obama's 'Cool Handshake'

    Not real, sure, but still funny...

  • Jibjab's 'He's Barack Obama' Song

    Also not real, of course, but still very brilliant.

  • Obama's Coolest Moments - A Compilation