Are you watching the State of the Union tonight?

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Come clean, ILXors! Are you planning to sit through this impending travesty? Will this be the moment when Trump truly becomes president?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Oh, hell naw 54
Yes 4
Dunno 3


Moodles, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 14:54 (three months ago) Permalink

might watch the rebuttal -- go joe k!

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 14:55 (three months ago) Permalink

hate to call u out like this moodles but u spelled 'uniom' wrong

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 14:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Needs option for "Not American, so couldn't give a fuck, sick of hearing about this shite tbh etc."

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 14:59 (three months ago) Permalink

I think there are at least 2 options in the poll that you could use for that.

The only SOTU in my house tonight will be:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/Yes_-_Union.jpg

Moodles, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:01 (three months ago) Permalink

without hope you cannot start the day

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:03 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pipbpuDvTUI

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:06 (three months ago) Permalink

In a world where the president already vomited out the entire contents of his mind via Twitter, how can there be any suspense about his thoughts on The State of the Union? Besides, whatever he says tonight he'll contradict before the end of the week.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Moodles OTM

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:22 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm with moodles, let's all get yessed out

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

i can't even listen to soundbites of Twoscoops

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

watching him form sentences is the most painful thing i can imagine atm

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:35 (three months ago) Permalink

to be fair that goes for Jon Anderson as well

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:41 (three months ago) Permalink

hell yes

flappy bird, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:41 (three months ago) Permalink

xp

In no way does Jon Anderson deserve such cruel burns.

Moodles, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:08 (three months ago) Permalink

might watch the rebuttal -- go joe k!

lmao

Simon H., Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Will watch Stormy Daniels make coy smirky faces on youtube tomorrow.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

erik loomis says it all:

Seriously, why would you watch this? First, if you really want to know what is said, you can just read the thing in like 10% of the time, tops. Second, you already know what is going to be said. Third, it doesn’t matter. It will take up the next 48 hours of news media, then Trump will tweet something about the NFL or something, and all the takes that “Trump’s presidency is on the right track!” will be once again replaced with noting that he is an old monstrous fascist.

Even under a Democratic administration, these displays of political theater are useless and I refuse to watch. They get pumped up in the 24-hour news cycle as Major Events. They are not. They never are. Even if you wanted to watch Obama give SOTU addresses because you admired the man, there is zero reason to watch Donald Trump spew drivel about immigrants.

Just. Don’t. Watch.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

I'll say this about the STFU of the Union, every time they start talking about it on the radio I scream and change the channel. It's like the Oscars for pundits or some shit.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:22 (three months ago) Permalink

"The question on everyone's mind is, what will Donald Trump be wearing!?"

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I hope he gets a fresh diaper before the big speech!

Moodles, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:25 (three months ago) Permalink

I wonder if plans are in motion to hijack the feed of the SOTU and replace it, ala Tapeheads, with the world premiere of the Pee Tape,

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Will watch Stormy Daniels make coy smirky faces on youtube tomorrow.

or you could watch Kimmel tonight

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm going to a thrash metal show so....no.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:58 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm watching

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:19 (three months ago) Permalink

i oddly enjoy the wrenching detached experience of watching the spectacle in real-time

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:22 (three months ago) Permalink

i also want to see if/how he'll react to an audience that isn't 100% supportive. it's very rare that he exposes himself to it, especially in front a huge live audience. in the debates he would take pride in fighting back against the boos. and maybe it even worked for him in that setting. not sure how all that translates to tonight.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I would love it if the democrats would openly boo him, but that's obviously not happening.

Moodles, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:51 (three months ago) Permalink

yea i can't watch this thing

marcos, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm happier the less i think about this asshole

marcos, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

This is pretty much how I feel

If Lewis Carroll stops by with a large bag of opium, I will watch Trump's State of the Union message.

— John Lurie (@lurie_john) January 30, 2018

Moodles, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't think I've ever watched one, not starting now.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:07 (three months ago) Permalink

This thread is the “I don’t own a TV” of threads right now.

rb (soda), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:07 (three months ago) Permalink

watching him form sentences is the most painful thing i can imagine atm

bc it necessarily means watching form his little asshole mouth into a sphincter while he makes his thumb-finger gestures

j., Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:11 (three months ago) Permalink

i also want to see if/how he'll react to an audience that isn't 100% supportive.

Yeah, omg, how will he respond to the sight of so many democrats sitting down and not clapping.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:12 (three months ago) Permalink

wasn't Bush's "axis of evil" bit from a SOTU address? is that the last time anything memorable/significant was said at one of these?

(or said by the actual president at least? wasn't that dude shouting "you lie" at Obama at a SOTU? and Rubio stopping to swig from a bottle of water during his rebuttal?)

(NB I'm not American so this isn't “I don’t own a TV” style performative ignorance, just genuine ignorance)

soref, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:17 (three months ago) Permalink

probably will stream it while listening to ambient techno and surfing the web

brimstead, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:19 (three months ago) Permalink

xp it was a joint session of congress - joe wilson

j., Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:20 (three months ago) Permalink

i'll be teaching a class tonight so no way am i watching this

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Ironic, because I (and many others) won't be watching because we *have* class.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:41 (three months ago) Permalink

its my music appreciation class, my students and i will be having a great time
way better than anyone watching this shitass speech

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:42 (three months ago) Permalink

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fatalbert/images/0/0b/Rc.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120221180233

"The State of the Union is like school on Saturday: no class."

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:43 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm going to do some yoga tonight instead of watching this

marcos, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:43 (three months ago) Permalink

if i were at home, i might watch enough to make my stomach turn, and then i would stop
so like 35-90 seconds

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:44 (three months ago) Permalink

just look on the internet tomorrow and they'll show you clips of the parts to be mad at

j., Tuesday, 30 January 2018 23:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I would only watch this if I thought there was a chance that I could be part of the shared cathartic experience of watching him stroke out and die on live television, but I'm realistic about the slim chances of my outliving him.

Senior Soft-Serve Tech at the Froyo Arroyo (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 23:19 (three months ago) Permalink

no, fuck this. I'm done

akm, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 23:54 (three months ago) Permalink

i’m listening to al green

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 23:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

the late great, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Noice!

Moodles, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:13 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm mostly tuned out these days, but that long walk up the aisle felt like the last "God, how did this ever happen?" moment of Part One.

clemenza, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Enter the First Lady, with the mien and bearing of Mary, Queen of Scots escorted to her doom.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:11 (three months ago) Permalink

This thread is the “I don’t own a TV” of threads right now.

― rb (soda), Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:07 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I don't own a TV.

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:12 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm remembering that no one benefits more from the time-honored "tell stories of american heroes and call them out on the crowd for a standing ovation" technique than terrible fucking presidents. over and over, the entire room stands up and gives a standing ovation. to the casual viewer trump appears to be killing it and even winning the democrats over.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Which PED baseball player did Clinton put in the box one year? I don't remember that.

clemenza, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Reagan started the tradition iirc

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:21 (three months ago) Permalink

oh man the smirk of this guy talking about the economy doing well.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:25 (three months ago) Permalink

They have a page listing all the luxury-box guests:

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/sou_gallery.php

Clinton had Sammy Sosa there in 1999!

clemenza, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:27 (three months ago) Permalink

nothing like that exquisite moment when all the republicans and half of the democrats (including pelosi) give a standing ovation to the importance of standing for the national anthem

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Makes me think of the recording-studio scene in Boogie Nights: "Pillars, frameworks? Now you're talkin' over my head."

clemenza, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:58 (three months ago) Permalink

murmur in the crowd during the section on "chain migration" - couldn't make out exactly what was said

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:02 (three months ago) Permalink

This thread is the “I don’t own a TV” of threads right now.

― rb (soda), Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:07 PM

TV in general has somewhat varied fare, not the same ape flinging shit outta the cage.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:37 (three months ago) Permalink

i watched natural born killers instead but when i left the house for work afterwards i could hear the president's voice coming from behind the curtains of the neighbor's house, saying his catchphrase to enthusiastic applause. dark

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 04:06 (three months ago) Permalink

The bald dude who introduced him when he walked in — that was his longtime security goon right?

treeship 2, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:04 (three months ago) Permalink

That's future United States of Trump National Security Minister Goon to you, son.

Senior Soft-Serve Tech at the Froyo Arroyo (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I watched a lo res YouTube of the pilot episode of Moonlighting

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I was watching episodes from the 'who shot JR' season of Dallas.

Senior Soft-Serve Tech at the Froyo Arroyo (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:42 (three months ago) Permalink


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