Washington DC-- When President Obama picked up his Nobel Prize for Peace today, many were left unimpressed, including his wife. After the president returned home with the solid gold prize, Mrs. Obama promptly took the medal to a local pawn shop, only three blocks from the White House. There, she exchanged the golden treasure for some kitschy stuff for herself.
"It looked real ugly when I first saw it." said the First Lady. "It had some old white guys with beards on the front. I didn't want to look at it anymore so I took it." she stated.
Mrs. Obama walked down to the Chek, Cash and Carry Pawn Shop in NW Washington. She goes there once or twice a week with priceless relics from the White House whenever she needs some quick cash.
Mrs. Obama exchanged the prize for two gold-nugget earrings, a shiny vinyl belt with a gold-plated buckle and a $.99 coupon for lunch at Burger Queen. Total value of her hoard came to about $120.00.
"I was never good at math." she laughed. "And besides, who gives a f&ck anyway. I do whatever the f*ck I want." she swore.
When the Nobel Committee in Norway heard what happened, their jaws almost dropped to the floor. They quickly issued a statement for the press.
"What incredible genius! What an incredible woman!" they swooned. And they immediately awarded her the 2010 Nobel Prize for Economics.