At the Golden Globes, when Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig were killing with the evening's best bit, Tommy Lee Jones was unimpressed. His look, somewhere between stoic and downright sour, spawned an instant Internet meme. But those who saw the documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29 - 29, and remembered the scene above, in which Jones describes the uproarious antics of his roommate, Al Gore, were unsurprised.
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