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President Johnson on the phone ordering pants: Mentions his nuts, bunghole

October 11, 2007 09:18 AM

Here's the transcript of Our Classiest President, LBJ, on the phone ordering pants from Joe Haggar.

LBJ: Now the pockets, when you sit down, everything falls out, your money, your knife, everything, so I need at least another inch in the pockets. And another thing - the crotch, down where your nuts hang - is always a little too tight, so when you make them up, give me an inch that I can let out there, uh because they cut me, it's just like riding a wire fence. These are almost, these are the best I've had anywhere in the United States,

JH: Fine

LBJ: But, uh when I gain a little weight they cut me under there. So, leave me , you never do have much of margin there. See if you can't leave me an inch from where the zipper (burps) ends, round, under my, back to my bunghole, so I can let it out there if I need to.

I know you're wondering: Is there audio?  And the answer to that my friends is yes.  It's rather incredible, to say the least, that this conversation was recorded for posterior posterity.

I do like that he carried a knife though.  Someone should research who the last President was that carried a knife regularly.  There was a time when all American men did--my Dad still does.

HT: Althouse.

Comments

This is hilarious stuff. LBJ was a rather course fellow, wasn't he?

My dad and most older male relatives also used to always carry a knife. Hell, even I did for awhile (despite being a left-leaning Democrat) until you started getting searched at many places to gain entrance.

I consider a knife a tool, and you never know when it might come in handy. (Not talking about against people, mind you.)

A Regular Reader   ·  October 11, 2007 11:28 AM

Don't mention your bunghole if you're getting fitted for suits at the brooks brothers downtown. I learned that lesson the HARD WAY.

Anonymous   ·  October 11, 2007 03:47 PM

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