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C-SPAN releases ‘112th session of Congress’ on DVD, Blu-Ray

freshman class of the 112th CongressWASHINGTON – Following the successful release of “The Best of Traficant,” a four-DVD collection of former Rep. Jim Traficant’s (D-Ohio) blatherings from the well of the U.S. House of Representatives, C-SPAN today released the entire two-year 112th session of Congress on DVD and Blu-Ray.

“Our loyal fans are really responsible for this,” said C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb. “Making Congress’ historic 112th season available in this high-definition format is our gift to them.”

Created in 1979 by the cable television industry, C-SPAN is a private, non-profit company that follows the story of 535 Americans who meet daily to solve national problems. 

This eight-disc, 6,000-hour collection will help fans relive the fun and excitement of Republican efforts to shut down the government, nearly breach the national debt ceiling, close encounters with the “fiscal cliff,” and the birth of sequestration. 

The set also includes a bonus DVD featuring hilarious bloopers and outtakes that C-SPAN never aired, like a rambunctious Rep. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) suffering Congress’ first-ever “wardrobe malfunction” as she raced down the aisle to vote.

The season also includes the 535-member cast of Congress presiding over the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, hearings on the Benghazi incident and “Operation Fast and Furious,”and hour after hour of failures to vote on housing, energy, immigration or tax reform, gun control, infrastructure investment, climate change or anything else of note.

The 112th, gaveled into being on Jan. 3, 2011, by newly elected House Speaker John Boehner, was the least productive congressional session since 1948, when scholars began keeping tabs on congressional productivity – making this boxed set a must-have for insomniacs.

“We apologize in advance,” Lamb added. “No one anticipated just how bad Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) would look in Blu-Ray.” 

A boxed set of the 113th session of Congress is expected to be ready by next fall, in time for the Christmas lists of political enthusiasts across America, as will a line of Congressional voodoo dolls to give a healthy outlet for the political frustrations of voters.

Similar to the popular “Best of Traficant” DVD, Lamb said a “Best of Biden” DVD is in development, but the constant gaffes, misstatements, inaccuracies and other foibles which characterize the Vice President’s time in the Senate make the DVD a potential source of epileptic seizures among younger viewers.

About D.R. Hecox

Fan of the news, but not always a fan of the newsmakers. For more fun and hi-jinks, follow me on Twitter @dougfun
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