For the last four years I have been the completest slave throughout the length and breadth of the United States. And standing here as a free man I thank God that I am a free man, and have the privilege of speaking as a free man and a private citizen.
Andrew Johnson, on leaving the Presidency, in a speech in Lynchburg, Virginia, as he returned home to Tennessee, March 18, 1869
Russian President Vladimir Putin playing touching keys on the piano and singing Blueberry Hill while Kevin Costner and other Hollywood stars clap along in the audience.
I don’t know why I’ve never seen this before, but now that I’ve seen it, I’m mesmerized and can’t stop watching it. There is just so much unintentional comedy that it becomes so intentionally comedic that it ends up being unintentionally funny again. If you don’t think that makes sense, watch it a few times.
Anyone who doubts Putin’s power should watch this video a few times or Google image search “Putin stunt” because this is absolute proof that there is nobody in Russia who can tell Vladimir Putin, “No, I don’t think you should sing Blueberry Hill in English”, or “How about you don’t dress in a marshmallow suit and fly a motorized glider to show cranes how to migrate properly”, or “Maybe you should put a shirt on when you’re riding a horse”.