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Tonight’s CNN Debate and 12 Other Things You Can Do With Three Hours

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The Donald is absolutely right:

CNN is testing its audience’s patience with tonight’s three-hour debate GOP primary debate. For those, unlike your faithful Slatest bloggers, not professionally obligated to watch this marathon zinger-fest, here’s a list of things you could do in the same amount of time or less:

Run a marathon (quickly)

Take a tour on the S.S. Minnow

Assemble something from Ikea

Watch The Godfather

Cook a 14-pound turkey

Get coronary bypass surgery

Fly to the Bahamas (from New York)

Drive to Mexico (from L.A.)

Take a train to Paris (from London)

Play a six-person game of Settlers of Catan

Listen to 12 percent of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity on Audible

Take a really satisfying nap

Read more of Slate’s coverage of the GOP primary.