Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 | 12:57 | SYDNEY
Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 | 12:57 | SYDNEY

Thursday funny: Johnson


Sam Roggeveen


1 April 2010 14:39

It's Easter, and tomorrow and Monday are public holidays here in Australia. Normal blogging will resume next Tuesday.

Meantime, enjoy this audio tape of US President Lyndon Johnson on the phone, ordering pants from a tailor.

Johnson had a way of leaning into people, and it has always been assumed that this was part of his method of cajolling or even bullying an interlocutor.

But history may have to be revised — it seems his pants were just too tight around the...ummm...well, perhaps the President can explain. (H/t Sullivan.)

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.