One of the side benefits of the Supreme Court’s long winter recess is that justices head out of Washington for speaking engagements, and Justice Clarence Thomas in particular gets to prove yet again that he is incapable of giving a dull speech.

In appearances Tuesday at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., and then Thursday morning at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Thomas fielded questions from students, quoted the likes of Garth Brooks and Clint Eastwood, revealed his movie preferences and said he had “zero tolerance” for mistakes or tardiness from his law clerks.

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