This Bored CNN Reporter Accidentally Caught on Livestream Is an Artist and an Icon

President Obama and French President Hollande gave a joint press conference at the White House today at noon to discuss the war against ISIS, but the real excitement began well before they arrived, when the camera made completely accidental love to CNN’s Jim Acosta for approximately 30 minutes.


The cameras, for some reason trained on Jim and Jim alone, watched pitilessly as he shifted his weight from left to right, smiled at no one in particular, looked around, checked out the French and American flags behind him, grimaced importantly, contemplated his lunch options, and stared into the black abyss. This went on for a very, very long time.

The Slot salutes you, friend.

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Meyer Lansky Sqarrs

Today, we are all whatever he’d rather be doing.