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rubber-tipped iro, you can pierce the skin. >> jimmy: what do they do? >> it's a lot of cgi. >> jimmy: so those aren't arrows at all? >> we have a lot of cgi and we have a bow and arrow that's lopped off. so even if i fired it the arrow's not going anywhere. >> jimmy: oh that's disappointing. >> it's incredibly disappointing. i feel like less of a man. >> jimmy: your set littered with the body of cameramen. >> we keep it on the down low. how many people have died on your show? [ whispering ] 19. >> jimmy: very good to meet you right here on the couch. "arrow" airs wednesdays on the cw. we'll be right back with logic. >> dicky: the jimmy kimmel live concert series is presented by at&t. mobilizing your world.
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♪♪ with the card accepted by 90% of doctors in the philadelphia region you have the freedom to relish right now. independence blue cross. live fearless. >> dicky: the jimmy kimmel concert series is presented by at&t. mobilizing your world. >> jimmy: thanks to eric
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stonestreet, stephen amell. and apologize to matt damon, we ran out of time. here to perform "buried alive," logic. >> how are you all doing? you all feeling good? we made it, baby. sing along if you know the words. ♪ tell me how you feel tell me how you feel ♪ i feel like the grass is green and everything i do is unseen ♪ as loud as you can ♪ but i know that's just in my mind i know everything is just in my mind ♪ ♪ do you really want to to be famous do you really want to be a superstar ♪ ♪ do you really want to get dangerous do you even know where the groupies are ♪ ♪ women out here be shameless and i really wonder where they parents are ♪ ♪ look around everything changes it feels like i've been buried alive ♪ come on ♪ buried ♪ hands up ♪
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hands up ♪ everything happens for a reason happens for a reason people only in your life for seasons ♪ say what death and taxes that's all we given you can make a life ♪ ♪ but can't make a living you can make it work but that still ain't driven give a lot but that ♪ ♪ still ain't givin living life like this ain't real though every night like this ♪ ♪ i feel so dead wrong collision is head on my vision is dead and gone ♪ ♪ perception of right and wrong i been here so very long right here in this very song ♪ ♪ look around everything changes seem like everybody just strangers ♪ ♪ don't go outside cause it's dangerous why everybody want to be famous ♪ ♪ i'm so o-c-d if they notice me i might jump out the grave so ♪ ♪ they know it's me man everybody want this stuff for free hand out palm up when ♪ ♪ they get to me in my mind no i never let it get to me everybody got a time ♪ ♪ will it get to me that's victory ♪ tell me why what ♪ ♪ buried alive will i survive ♪ hands up ♪
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♪ come on ♪ it feels like i've been buried alive ♪ buried alive ♪ ♪ tell me how you feel i feel like the grass is green and everything ♪ ♪ i do is unseen say what but i know that's just in my mind ♪ ♪ i know everything is just in my mind do you really want to be famous ♪ ♪ do you really want to be a superstar do you really want to get dangerous ♪ ♪ do you even know where the groupies are women out here be shameless ♪ ♪ and i really wonder where they parents are look around everything changes ♪ ♪ it feels like i've been buried alive ♪ let it breathe ♪ ho ho oh oh oh oh oh uh uh i'm feelin' this ♪ ♪ villainous feeling inside of my mind every time that i'm willing i feel like i'm killing ♪ ♪ my dreams when that voice goes
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nah nah nah listen up now love it or hate it ♪ ♪ never debate it you can never degrade it while all these other ♪ probably thinking i made it my mind jaded no i never evade it ♪ ♪ i elevate it just to keep it innovative innovative now blowing up ♪ ♪ like iraq now ratt pack put me on the map now no we never back down ♪ ♪ just take my time i just take my time i know i'm get it like this ♪ ♪ so everyone know that i did it like this yeah i know i'm take my time ♪ ♪ battle the image inside of my mind i know i'm keep going tell me i can't but ♪ ♪ i'm already knowing i know i'm gonna rise even though i've been buried alive ♪ hands up ♪ buried alive buried alive will i survive buried alive ♪ ♪ i gotta know know know know know know know know know know know know know ♪ ♪ know know know know know know it feels like i've been buried alive thank you all so much for coming out. jimmy kimmel all my friends on stage, visionary music all day
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long. rap for life, baby. thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] this is "nightline." tonight it's the state of the union as you've never seen it
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before. behind the scene of the president's big night. >> the president of the united states. >> from the congressmen who camped out for a prime seat to the one chosen to be the sole survivor in case of a major attack. plus bikers flooding the highway. is this a celebration of mlk day? with incidents like these on the rise police across america are now scrambling to retake rush hour. and what's old is new again. the new kids on the block trying to maintain an endless summertime. ♪ it's not about you ♪ >> all grown up and back in action. but first, the "nightline" it's happening. everywhere. people are dropping their pants for underawareness a cause to support the people who may need the protection of depend
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hey, good evening. the state of the union is not just a speech not just an annual rite of our democracy. behind the scene it is also a massive, complicated and often chaotic spectacle populated by quirky characters and embroidered with fascinating little traditions. so tonight here the version of this event most people never get to see. >> the president of the united states. >> this is the part of the state of the union we all see, but there is also a whole colorful
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world behind the scenes. check out this time lapse video posted by speaker john boehner. you're looking at statuary hall right outside the chamber of the house of representatives where the president gives his speech. it is here that, starting early in the morning, the media set up shop. it is also where, at 2:30 this afternoon we found representative eliot engel from new york taking a break from his 12-hour campout for a plimrime seat. >> there are a number of people who come early, sit in the seats and we kind of look after each other and protect each other. it's actually becomes a lot of fun. >> reporter: he's known as an aisle hog. for 26 years he's made sure he has had a seat on the aisle. there he is with bush one, clinton and bush two. >> sometimes just a pleasantry like welcome to the house. i never think about what i'm saying until i'm actually there. >> reporter: at 3:00 today the
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house historian posted this picture of the house chamber 150 years ago. little known fact, for most of this country's history, the state of the union address was actually just a written document known as the annual message. the first televised state of the union was 1947 harry truman. president obama has been working on his speech for weeks, even while on vacation. this is a picture of him with his speechwriter 34-year-old cody keenan, who obama calls hemingway because he often sports a beard. at 3:55 today, a tweet from the comedy site the onion. headline, biden arrives early to set up state of the union fog machine. minutes later at 4:00 senator marco rubio meets the press. you may remember rubio took some ribbing in 2013 when he delivered the republican response to the state of the union and he stopped for a drink of water. >> then false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. >> reporter: today he was asked
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what advice he would give to senator joni ernst the freshman from iowa seen here preparing for tonight's republican response. >> senator, do you have any tips for joni ernst tonight? >> drink lots of water. >> reporter: at 4:35 on the north lawn of the white house, abc's john karl spoke to valerie jarrett. >> he does have a bounce in his step. it is reflected in the fact that the economy is strong the state of our union is good. >> reporter: that bounce in his step likely the result of recent abc news poll numbers showing the president's approval rating has jumped nine points since november when his party got clobbered in the midterm elections and the republicans took control of both the house and, for the first time in years, the senate. at 7:50 the white house tweeted a picture of obama's suit for the big speech with the #yeswetan. at 8:00 the white house
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that representative foxx was chosen as the designated survivor. he will spend the evening at an undisclosed location ready to take control in case anything dire should happen during the speech. back in 2006 jim nicholson who was the secretary of veterans affairs was the designated survivor. >> the white house mess fixed me a fabulous meal that i told my wife it was the best meal i had outside of our house. and then we all sat down and watched the state of the union. >> reporter: at 8:50 the president left the white house and it became very clear that the whole tan suit thing was a joke. 9:00 game on. >> you are looking live at the capitol capitol. >> reporter: abc news goes live. shortly after the president arrived and walks down the aisle. engel, a democrat was a rare friendly face, in the room that since president obama became president was dominated by
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republicans. but his speech made no mention of that fact. >> the shadow of crisis has passed and the state of the union is strong. >> reporter: a defiant, triumphant president declaring victory over the great recession, a vindication, he said, for his policy. >> at every step we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious, that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. instead we've seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade. this is good news people. >> reporter: instead of calling for compromise a president who clearly feels unfettered as he goes into his final two years proposed a controversial plan that he knows cannot pass. raise taxes for the rich to help the middle class with affordable child care free community college and a higher minimum wage. >> and everyone in this congress
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who still refuses to raise the minimum wage i say this -- if you truly believe you can work full time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year try it. >> reporter: that got applause from the democrats in the room with the republicans sitting stone faced. something that happened repeatedly tonight. but perhaps the feistiest and most memorable moment of the night was an unscripted comment towards the end when the president was reflecting on his current position. >> i have no more campaigns to run. my only agenda -- i know because i won both of them. >> reporter: when it was all said and done, the president got a total of 33 applause interruptions, six laughter interruptions and 36 standing ovations. at 10:26 joni ernst, sports camouflage heels delivered her republican response. >> and with a little cooperation
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from the president, we can get washington working again. >> reporter: as i watched tonight from my office i wondered with viewership steadily declining for the state of the union and according to one study only 40% of the idea pros pose proposed in the speech ever becoming law, why do we do this any more? i asked political analyst matt dowd. should we go back to when the president sends a letter? >> it still gets a huge audience and a huge audience of influential people who are supposed to make and divine public policy in washington, d.c. and influence those people and many other journalists around the world cover these things. it's still a moment. >> reporter: it may sometimes be disappointing or dry, but the state of the union is still an important american tradition and, of course if we canceled it, congressman engel would be superbummed. don't mess with the aisle hogs. much more post game analysis
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coming up on gma first thing in the morning but coming up here tonight on "nightline," bikers swarming the streets of a major american city. why do they do this? we hit the streets alongside them for a firsthand look. no one. wake up! [gasp] oh! you okay, buddy? i just had a dream that progressive had this thing called... the "name your price" tool... it isn't a dream is it? nope. sorry! you know that thing freaks me out. he can hear you. he didn't mean that, kevin. kevin: yes, he did! keeping our competitors up at night. now, that's progressive.
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it has happened again. a hoard of bikers heting the streets of a major american city. this time it was miami. it's become an escalating battle between bikers and police. and tonight juju chang wades straight into the fray. >> reporter: it's a ride giving new meaning to the term "rush hour." hundreds of bikers swarming
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freeways around south florida. speeding, stunting even standing on their bibs in midair creating potential hazards. a joy ride they say, to honor mar tine luther king. >> it brings everybody together. >> reporter: popping wheelies. right there you can see a woman barely hanging on. all these antics both terrifying and infuriating commuters along their route. >> most people just stopped and froze. >> reporter: the ride triggered one minor injury but police in miami-dade county decided not to chase the riders fearing a hot pursuit might only escalate the dangers. >> puts the officer at risk and puts the person being pursued at risk. just a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: but the bikers say they're riding in the spirit of nonviolence. >> put the gun down and come together. >> reporter: bikes up, guns down. the crowd bubbled up thanks in part to social media. the call for peace, a far cry from the violence that occurred during a similar stunt ride on a new york city highway.
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a group of bikers blocked traffic. the panicked motorist drives over a biker and seriously injuries him. the bikers take pursuit and after this video ends pulling him from his car and beaten in front of his wife and toddler. >> now everybody across the nation thinks there's a back of bikes it's a bunch of hooligans. >> reporter: they invited us along to give us an inside view of why they find these stunt rides so thrilling. what's the thrill of doing that out on the open road? >> you're not supposed to do it. >> people don't see how stunt riding is more of an art form a true sport now. you look at some of these guys. they can manipulate a machine to its core. >> reporter: are you a menace to society? >> no. can i at sometimes be a pain in the authority's ass?
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yes. >> ready? >> reporter: ready. >> here we go. >> just a nice way of getting an adrenaline rush without having to do something completely stupid like rob a bank or something. >> reporter: along with hundreds of fellow riders they're about to try to shut down one of charleston's most iconic landmarks, the bridge. they call it the chuck town shutdown. unlike the bikers in miami, chad knows the police are looking for any excuse to disrupt their ride. >> the highway is no place to do a stunt. >> reporter: law enforcement here in charleston monitoring social media to keep tabs on the bikers' plans. >> all it takes is one tiny thing and we've got a ten-car pile-up. >> reporter: on the morning of the shutdown, some of the bikers are worried about getting arrested. >> got money in case i need to get bailed out.
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>> reporter: many of these riders have been here before. >> everything that i live for, everything that i die for. this smi life. >> we're going to ride together from here. anybody makes any contact, get on the radio and let us know that you have a group so we can get people there quicker. >> everybody is going. >> ladies and gentlemen, be safe be careful. you don't want to spread out on the interstate, please. >> i feel good. beautiful day. out riding a motorcycle. can't beat that. >> the helicopter's slow. our bikes go a lot faster. got about 15 cops sitting up the road from us. >> reporter: this is a confrontation brewing.
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♪ >> reporter: if the police can't arrest them for simply wanting to shut down the bridge, they start pulling over bikers for any traffic violation. >> they got to come up with something. >> what happened? >> reporter: as the police begin to infiltrate, the ride breaks up into smaller groups taking different routes. the group led by chad and waylon are the first to reach the highway. >> the cops think they're ahead of the game. they think they know where we're going and what we're doing. we're just rerouting our stuff right now. that's all.
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>> the group is now catching up. they're starting to bunch back up. >> reporter: a half hour into the ride, the bikers have regrouped and can see the bridge. >> reporter: if the bikers do nothing on the bridge, law enforcement moves to the front. suddenly, police converge on a lead biker with an exposed weapon.
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>> they surrounded me. [ bleep ]. >> [ bleep ]. >> it's nerve-racking. you got a lot of motorcycles. >> reporter: how is your blood pressure? >> good, i'm legal. >> reporter: but the pullover stops the momentum. it effectively puts an end to the shutdown. >> we really wanted to have some fun on the streets, but they came with a really strong opposing force. >> my goal was for no one to get injured, nobody hurt no crashes. >> it's not like we robbed a bank or murdered anybody. we did a wheelie, we ran a stoplight, we sped. big deal. >> reporter: the overwhelming police presence may have kept things in check for charleston.
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a thing for miami miami authorityies to keep in mind for next time. coming up next, a reunion four tore the ages. for fans that have been loving new kids on the block forever. ♪ thanks for the ride around norfolk! and i just wanted to say geico is proud to have served the military for over 75 years! roger that. captain's waiting to give you a tour of the wisconsin now. could've parked a little bit closer... it's gonna be dark by the time i get there. geico. proudly serving the military for over 75 years.


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