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No but seriously imagine it:

You’re seeing Jon and Stephen at their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Everyone is having a great time. Stephen seems a little excited. “We have a surprise for you guys,” Jon says. All of a sudden Anderson Cooper comes out and starts analyzing the current political atmosphere of America with multi-syllable words. When he gets to the federal government, someone else starts to talk…

“How did our politics get so poisonous? I think it’s because we overdosed, especially this year. We drank too much of the poison. You take a little bit of it so you can hate the other side and it tastes kind of good and you like how it feels. And there’s a gentle high to the condemnation.”

Lights flash everywhere, and you see Jon talking about “feeling the way Rudy Giuliani looks” along with Stephen, while Anderson is talking about “Kathy Griffin”. 

Everyone in the crowd is going wild and crying. Then if things couldn’t get any better, Stephen and Jon walk center stage and kiss, holding the gay flag.

I’m busy for a few weeks, and I miss a whole hurricane of dir en grey drama over motherfucking eyebrows. It’s like everyone got on a time machine and went back to 2008 and now I feel incredibly left out @_____@

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“My action scenes tend to overshadow my acting. It’s come to the point where people feel that if they watch a Donnie Yen film, there must be some high-impact action. It’s unfair, but I’ve learnt to accept it… To be fair though, I’d probably have the same expectations if I were the audience. I mean, if I go watch a Ben Stiller movie, I want to laugh! I’d like to be perceived as an actor that does action movies, rather than an action star, if you know what I mean.” –Donnie Yen for Baccarat Hong Kong

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January 20th 2009: Inauguration of Barack Obama

On this day in 2009, eight years ago, Barack Obama was sworn into office as the 44th President of the United States. That day, Obama made history as the nation’s first African-American President, having successfully defeated Republican candidate John McCain in the 2008 election. January 20th has been the official presidential Inauguration Day since the ratification of the 20th Amendment in 1933; previously, new presidents were sworn in on March 4th. Obama’s inauguration was one of the most observed events in global history, with millions watching in person, online, or on television. The day’s theme was ‘A New Birth of Freedom’, which derives from President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. Obama was sworn into office by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, who administered the oath of office required by the Constitution in Article Two, Section One, Clause Eight. However, the oath administered to Obama strayed slightly from the exact words specified in the Constitution, and he thus retook the oath the next evening. Obama was re-elected to office in 2012, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. The Obama presidency will be remembered primarily for the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, the normalisation of relations with Cuba, and his appointments to the Supreme Court. His years in office were also marked by increased partisanship and division in America, and continued instability in the Middle East. Obama leaves office today, to be replaced by Republican Donald Trump, with high approval ratings, leaving a legacy of grace and statesmanship that will not be soon forgotten.