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4:25 PM, September 6th, 2012

buzzfeed:

election:

Other things you could have done in the time it took Clinton to deliver his speech:

  • Walk from one side of Charlotte to the other
  • Get through half a game of Settlers of Catan
  • Microwave and eat a pack of hotdogs, one at a time
  • Metabolize one beer
  • Get halfway through a sleep cycle
  • Read 12 pages of Proust
  • Watch Gangnam Style 11 times
  • Learn esperanto

- Jason

But then how long would it take me to metabolize this whole pack of microwaved hot dogs?

Reblogged from BuzzFeed
6:13 PM, July 18th, 2012

motherjones:

ourpresidents:

“In Event of Moon Disaster”, July 18, 1969.

White House speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to write a speech that President Nixon would make in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.

It was never delivered, and this speech was quietly tucked away into Nixon’s records. 

From - “American Originals” Treasures from the National Archives

Source: Nixon Library

Whoa.

Chilling. 

11:53 AM, March 7th, 2012

Watch a young Barack Obama support Harvard Law professor Derek Bell in a speech at a diversity protest in 1990. (via Buzzfeed)

5:32 PM, February 24th, 2012

Bill Pullman is playing the POTUS again, this time in an NBC comedy called 1600 Penn (or, an excuse to post “the speech”). 

7:10 PM, January 24th, 2012
Reblogged from ShortFormBlog
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