We know from his tweets that John Dingell only learned about the “Sharknado” phenomenon hours before “Sharknado 2” was due to air, and that he still wasn’t sure what the fuss was.

Pop culture references like “Sharknado” and the Kardashians don’t occupy much of Dingell’s attention, so all of the recent fuss has him wondering if Gawker is a legitimate website or something more along the lines of “Sharknado.” It’s not such an easy question, really. It’s recently become a tornado of sharks eating each other.

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