Open Inauguration Thread January 20, 2009 6:05 AM   Subscribe

We can has open inauguration thread?

Please, for those of us at work unable to watch it live.
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 6:05 AM (15 comments total)

*People singing
*Shots of very cold people standing around
*People talking
*Shots of very cold people standing around
*More people talking
*Somebody prays
*Somebody puts his band on the Bible and becomes the President
*More people talking
*The End

I think that about covers it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:10 AM on January 20, 2009 [5 favorites]


I'm glad Obama won, too, but enough already.
posted by jonmc at 6:12 AM on January 20, 2009 [6 favorites]


New Yorkers: too hip for history.
posted by popechunk at 6:14 AM on January 20, 2009 [9 favorites]


Man, I turned on NPR for a few minutes this morning, and "Barack Obama" is already sounding like a nonsense word.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:17 AM on January 20, 2009


Yeah, think of those of us in Real America, would you?
posted by desjardins at 6:17 AM on January 20, 2009


It's Obama Time!
posted by chunking express at 6:19 AM on January 20, 2009


Awake and watching the news in California. Lots of taken-earlier shots of jumbotron setup and cold-looking people.

I will be at work too, but my work is letting us watch the inauguration (and we even get breakfast!). So thanks, work. I guess.
posted by rtha at 6:20 AM on January 20, 2009


You guys on PST are lucky; it's over sooner. I thought about calling in and saying I'd come in at 1 pm when it's all over, but I have my review next week and they don't take kindly to last minute time-off requests. Bad planning on my part.
posted by desjardins at 6:25 AM on January 20, 2009


You guys on PST are lucky; it's over sooner.

Those in Australia won't even know what happened til tomrorow. Suckers.
posted by gman at 6:26 AM on January 20, 2009


I think mathowie is actually there, isn't he?

btw, twitter is fucked already.
posted by desjardins at 6:26 AM on January 20, 2009


No, it's already Wednesday in Sydney, so they've seen it :P
posted by desjardins at 6:28 AM on January 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also at PoliticalFilter!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:32 AM on January 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


I can't believe places of business are not going to let people at least watch the speech and swearing in live. Can you plan your lunch break around it?
posted by nax at 6:36 AM on January 20, 2009


If you're stuck at work in Philly there's a jumbotron at Independence Hall and Comcast is showing it in Matrix-vision in their fancy new building.
posted by The Straightener at 6:38 AM on January 20, 2009


I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that since (a) there's no precedent of doing event-specific open threads here and (b) PoliticalFilter has actually started a sort of tradition of open-thread livebloggery, it'd be a good idea to just encourage people to go check PF out and close this up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:40 AM on January 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


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