The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz’s fake filibuster

The Texas senator's epic speech had more than a few WTF moments SLIDE SHOW

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The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz's fake filibusterTed Cruz speaks on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 25, 2013. (Credit: AP)

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s epic, rambling and occasionally incoherent speech on the Senate floor may have ended, but the memories will last a lifetime. During the more than 20 hours he spent talking (not filibustering, but talking) Cruz touched on dozens of topics: hamburgers, the moon, Ashton Kutcher and more. Here are just seven of the stranger moments of this deeply strange performance, provided with as little context as possible.

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    The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz's fake filibuster

    "The moon might be as intimidating as Obamacare."

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    The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz's fake filibuster

    "I like their little burgers. … I’m a big fan of eating White Castle burgers."

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    The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz's fake filibuster

    "Redneck rule number one -- most things can be fixed with duct tape and extension cords."

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    The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz's fake filibuster

    "Some time ago I tweeted a speech that Ashton Kutcher gave. It’s a terrific speech."

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    The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz's fake filibuster

    "Twenty years from now if there is some obscure Trivial Pursuits question, I am confident I will be the answer."

    The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz's fake filibuster

    "I will credit my father, he invented .. .green eggs and ham."

    The 7 best out-of-context quotes from Ted Cruz's fake filibuster

    "It’s a little bit like the World Wrestling Federation. It’s wrestling matches where … the outcome is pre-rigged, the outcome is predetermined."

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Elias Isquith
Elias Isquith is a staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith.

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