We gave you a preview earlier Saturday of the annual Tiger Beat Banquet known in Washington as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Well, tonight, President Obama turned up with all the other left-wing celebrities to deliver the obligatory Nerd Prom joke monologue — and there was mixed reaction to his attempt at self-deprecating, dog-eating humor.

Sprinkled liberally with a Sarah Palin swipe (of course) and…soy sauce.

In case you missed it, here’s the C-SPAN clip of Obama’s performance (dog joke at 8:41):

https://twitter.com/#!/cspan/status/196441716243435520

Jim Treacher, the man who launched a thousand dog-eating jokes and recipes, reacts:

https://twitter.com/#!/jtLOL/status/196433668519104512

https://twitter.com/#!/jtLOL/status/196452597396279297

https://twitter.com/#!/jtLOL/status/196466917970690048

https://twitter.com/#!/claymonster/status/196432619334930433

The critics (including some clueless Twitter users who missed out on #obamaeatsdogs news) weigh in on the dog joke:

https://twitter.com/#!/toddstarnes/status/196420391873425408

https://twitter.com/#!/secupp/status/196420448823689216

https://twitter.com/#!/tayupe/status/196419846152527874

https://twitter.com/#!/special1candy/status/196435990473224193

https://twitter.com/#!/jemsmom93/status/196441653370830848

And more responses to the WHCD spectacle in general:

https://twitter.com/#!/ddmo8/status/196444205583831042

https://twitter.com/#!/BarbofPA/status/196442234470670336

https://twitter.com/#!/smaxxmahaffey/status/196430215889686528

Want a real belly laugh? Check out the “golfer-in-chief” video in case you missed it. Snort.