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(Washington Post)   Just how much of that speech did Clinton make up on the spot? Prepared remarks: 3,136 words. Remarks as delivered: 5,895 words   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 15
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2012-09-06 01:11:21 PM  
14 votes:
Using basic arithmetic skills, I am able to calculate computationally and derivate that Mr. Clinton "ad libbed," 53 percent of his speech. "Ad lib" is latin for "add lie," which means then that 53 percent of Mr. Clinton's speech was a lie. Since the legal definition of "fiction" is more than 50.5 percent lie, Mr. Clinton's speech must be classified as "fiction" and, in the future, only made available in that section of bookstores (online or brick/mortar). Furthermore, pursuant to various and sundry laws, since a candidate cannot be nominated on the merits of a fictional speech, Mr. Obama did not receive the Democratic nomination by midnight and therefore Mitt Romney is now the only legal candidate for president. Good job, Mr. Clinton, you ruined it.
2012-09-06 03:44:25 PM  
7 votes:
I'll just leave this here.

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2012-09-06 04:35:55 PM  
3 votes:
The man even results in a surplus of words.
2012-09-06 05:30:56 PM  
1 votes:

Epoch_Zero: My point is, unless you find someone actively subverting justice leading to a detriment or selling secrets to enemies, there's really no use to badgering people


Who exactly am I badgering? I'm having an internet conversation with a guy who is either an African American with no sense of humor, or a fictional wizard. Hell he and I even agree.

Epoch_Zero: with the "OMG, WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?" bullcrap. Case in point, the whole mess that led to everyone wearing a flag pin now. No flag pin - OMG COMMUNIST TERRORIST. It's useless.


I thought you read my post three times now. Had you read my post three times, there is no way you could reasonably suggest we are talking about "why do you HATE America." We are talking about how some people do not love America.

He seems like a nice guy but I don't love Serious Black. Does that mean I hate him?
2012-09-06 05:20:50 PM  
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme:

I said in the gigantic mega thread last night that I had a raging girl boner for him.


I refer to that as a wide-on.
2012-09-06 05:19:51 PM  
1 votes:

impaler: Serious Black: Mitt Romney can't ad-lib to save his life. If he could prepare for every possible question, he would do pretty well in a debate other than having the charisma of a dung beetle. But if he's faced with something for which he doesn't have a memorized script to use, he's completely screwed on all three counts.

Luckily for Mitt, a recent port upgrade gives him the ability to download questions at 5.6Mbps.


That may be, but seeing his reactions it seems he has quite a serious CRC issue.
2012-09-06 05:17:05 PM  
1 votes:

Serious Black: Mitt Romney can't ad-lib to save his life. If he could prepare for every possible question, he would do pretty well in a debate other than having the charisma of a dung beetle. But if he's faced with something for which he doesn't have a memorized script to use, he's completely screwed on all three counts.


Luckily for Mitt, a recent port upgrade gives him the ability to download questions at 5.6Mbps.
2012-09-06 05:10:41 PM  
1 votes:
A speech that was longer than the one he had prepared? HE LIED TO US! IMPEACH HIM AGAIN!!

/History's GREATER Greatest Monster!
2012-09-06 04:53:31 PM  
1 votes:
And this is why the dude crushes ass.
2012-09-06 04:42:56 PM  
1 votes:
It was like Dad visited your dorm room and told you what the real world was like.
2012-09-06 04:40:13 PM  
1 votes:
Man, I would hate to be whoever was in charge of the telepromter. Trying to figure out when to start it and stop to keep up with all the on-the-fly deviations. Whoever that mystery AV nerd was, I applaud him/her.
2012-09-06 04:27:55 PM  
1 votes:
Nice stats and all but how many chair props did he use? Zero you say? That automatically makes Clint Eastwood's speech better.
2012-09-06 03:08:58 PM  
1 votes:

Aarontology: DamnYankees: I don't even understand how that's possible. Maybe he wrote it all beforehand and just gave the media a fake version.

He probably had his speech written out, but when he delivered it he added a lot on the spot.


cameroncrazy1984: Awhile ago, he forgot his notes on a speech about the CGI. He gave it anyway. He's just that good.


Nina_Hartley's_Ass: And he still stumped the fact-checkers.


There has to be a "most interesting man in the world" photoshop in here somewhere.
2012-09-06 02:57:21 PM  
1 votes:

thomps: what would be the point of ad-libbing there? did he just suddenly remember a bunch of sh*t that he had forgotten to include in the text or was there a bunch of stuff that he couldn't get pre-approved by the convention handlers?


It's called jazz, man. Get hep.

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2012-09-06 02:17:39 PM  
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: And he still stumped the fact-checkers.


not according to AP, who found that he lied about a blow job in 1998.
 
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