We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cellphone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
Every year or so for about a week and a half, CNN and/or The New Yorker send someone out with a lantern and canary to a woodland cave to awaken Jeffrey Toobin, to scrub him, and then prepare him for the glare of the national spotlight. For it is during this week and a half that the nation will turn to him so that he can (try to) explain legalese and the facial tics of Justice Anthony Kennedy, and tell us which laws will and won't pass. This year, perhaps as revenge for his "train wreck" of a prediction on the Affordable Care Act, or amidst the confusion of hearings on gay marriage, an umbrella wanted to fight the power:
It's DVD release time for The Hobbit: An Expected Journey. After watching this, though, you might not need to bother:
Teddy Roosevelt threw a Swiss minister to the floor during a judo demonstration at a state luncheon. Cool, right? But, hey, don't steal that conversation-starter — we need it for our next cocktail party. Don't worry, though, this video is full of them:
And finally, this is a panda wrestling with a baby panda:
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