Franken's swearing-in ceremony, in case you missed it

Franken's swearing-in ceremony, in case you missed it

We know you were too busy watching Michael Jackson's casket travel all over L.A. today from one service to the next. We were checking in on it too; hoping he might make an epic comeback and emerge alive and moonwalking from the dead. It could happen.

Anyway, if you want to see the moment that our state officially became represented by Al Franken, we have the clip below. We also have a memorial of our own: to the formerly funny Franken. RIP.

Talking Points Memo has a recap of Franken's formerly funny life. It's a pretty good recap of his former life as a funny man that sadly turned into a too-serious madness. Our personal favorite when Franken just started running and was still funny:

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