Video/GIF of the Day: CNBC Set Smacks Glenn Hubbard Over the Fiscal Cliff

Forget falling off the fiscal cliff -- one professor has to watch out for falling pieces of scenery.

Poor Glenn Hubbard. The Columbia University economist just can't catch a break. The Romney presidential campaign, for which he was a top adviser, came up short. Unlike Joe Stiglitz and Paul Krugman, hasn't won a Nobel. And now things are straight up falling on his head.

Hubbard was on CNBC to talk about the fiscal cliff and spending on entitlements when, mid-sentence, a piece of the set fell and smacked Hubbard on the side of the face. Hubbard was unfazed -- after fierce battles over the future of Medicare and Medicaid during the presidential race, he's apparently used to being attacked. "That's what happens when you criticize the welfare state," he quipped. Apparently, elections do have consequences.

Here's your GIF version, naturally:

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David A. Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

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