As you've probably heard (and watched…and cried at), Ellen DeGeneres (along with 20 other upstanding citizens) was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week. But she almost didn't even make it into the White House, because guess what, she forgot her ID, and somehow, "I'm Ellen!" didn't work in its place. So how did she end up getting in? No, she didn't break a window, she "caus[ed] a fuss." But it was cute fuss, Ellen-style.
How nice it must be to have millions of Twitter followers to make a big deal on your behalf. It would be very useful for things like ordering a breakfast sandwich at the deli at 10:31, only to be told they stopped making them at 10:30. "OH, REALLY, DELI? Well, let's just see what my millions of Twitter followers think about that." (Tweets picture of self standing sad-faced outside a deli.) BAM! Breakfast sandwich acquired (probably).
So DeGeneres did make it in after all, even without her ID. Because she's Ellen, dammit!