In it, but not of it. TPM DC

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

AP Photo

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:

About The Author


Tom Kludt is a News Writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. A former research intern and polling fellow for TPM, Tom served as assistant polling editor for TPM Media's PollTracker during the 2012 campaign. Before joining TPM, he worked on political campaigns and wrote for various publications in Minnesota and his native South Dakota. Tom graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Dakota in May of 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and History. He can be reached at