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September 30, 2014

Lots and Lots of Gephardt

The Missouri History Museum loves Dick Gephardt.

The former Democratic leader bequeathed the museum decades of official documents, snapshots and, lucky for us, all manner of video footage upon his retirement from Congress in 2005.

The MHM Vimeo channel, which currently boasts more than 720 videos, had, until three weeks ago, pretty much been dormant. The earliest entry (posted in 2009) showcases model steam trains barreling around a museum display, while subsequent installments include a grainy, black-and-white documentary about ‘The Vanishing Ozarks” (2010) and a series of interviews for something called “Weavers’ Guild” (2011).

The museum has uploaded almost 200 Gephardt clips just this week.

And while we wouldn’t dare claim to have watched every single one, here are our current favorites:

Pandering to the technologically challenged

DVRs are a wonderful thing.

The perfect opening to an ’80s slasher flick

A must-have for that hard-to-shop-for voyeur on your Christmas list.

The obligatory celebrity roast

Take my career, puh-leeze!

The heartfelt celebrity endorsement

Too bad it’s from Bolton.

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