It turns out that the sleeping little girl in Hillary Clinton’s “Red Phone” TV advertisement is supporting Barack Obama. The Clinton campaign used stock footage of the girl who is now of voting age and calls “Red Phone” ad “Fear Mongering”. I guess the Clinton crew should have thought about that.
Strom Thurmond conducted the longest filibuster in history when he talked to the US senate for 24 hours in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. All these years, Thurmond’s throne as nation’s biggest windbag has gone totally without challenge… Until now.
Jeffrey Long, a high school student from the Buffalo, NY area, decided that the time had come from someone to unseat the late, but long-winded US Senator and proposed to out-talk him for his senior project. He set up camp at the Buffalo Historical Society and started talking. He talked and talked and talked until shortly after 4:00 AM, when he sat down to take a short break and promptly nodded off to sleep.
He was only five hours short of breaking Thurmond’s record.
I’m sorry you didn’t quite make it Jeffrey. It’s not easy to out-talk the biggest windbag in America’s history.
I’m proud to be the first to test out Matt’s new Sexy Comments plugin. Since the comments on a few of my stories have taken on feel similar to that of a discussion group, I was glad to see Matt working on a layout that allowed the user to personalize their comment by adding an avatar. Last evening we discussed it and I convinced him to turn the jazzed-up comments layout into a WordPress plugin so that the whole world could benefit from it. Apparently the poor guy stayed up all night working on it, although I don’t feel bad for him since he kept me up until 10:30 with constant billiards challenges and I had to be at work by 5:00 AM! Not to mention I’m mad because he never told me he was such a pool shark.
It gets the picture from Gravatar, so if you have not uploaded an avatar to the service, do so, and your picture will show up next to your comments. Thanks Matty for the great plugin!