Twelve things you can do in three hours instead of watching CNN's GOP debate.

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

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

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Sept. 16 2015 6:53 PM

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:

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Run a marathon (quickly)

Assemble something from Ikea

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Cook a 14-pound turkey

Get coronary bypass surgery

Fly to the Bahamas (from New York)

Drive to Mexico (from L.A.)

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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

Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international affairs and author of the forthcoming book, Invisible Countries.