As Rand Paul enters hour number 9 of his filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan, the PolicyMic office is officially down to its last espresso capsule. It remains to be seen whether I'll use it sooner rather than later, but needless to say, it's a dire situation here in Midtown, Manhattan.
Paul shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, it looks like he's getting even stronger, like a tropical storm heading to the Caribbean. Earlier some of us at the office entered into a pool on how long Paul would end up speaking for:
Laura Donovan: 7 hours 45 minutes
Elena Sheppard: 9 hours 35 minutes
Liam Boylan-Pett 9 hours 42 minutes
Caira Conner: 9 hours 47 minutes
Michael Luciano: 10 hours 28 minutes
Tom McKay: 10 hours 37 minutes
Alex Marin: 24 hours 10 minutes
Each of the losers has to buy the person whose guess was closest a drink.