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The Most Ridiculous Moments In Ted Cruz's Phony Filibuster (VIDEO)

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But 21 hours is a long time, and not even Cruz could avoid wading into often-ridiculous territory. He professed his love for White Castle hamburgers and the hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" and he made references to a handful of movies -- all of which, of course, were rooted in substance.

Here's a compilation of some of the most absurd moments in Cruz's phony filibuster, put together by TPM's Michael Lester:

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