The days of short responses and single questions are long gone.
CNN's quick look at Friday's presidential news conference shows a handful of reporters trying to cram in as many topics and queries as possible pitted against a president whose answers rival the length of some Pink Floyd songs.
Here's the event by the clock.
Opening remarks: 8 minutes, 25 seconds.
Q&A time: 52 minutes, 33 seconds.
Average reporter question: 28 seconds.
Average presidential response to each reporter: 6 minutes, 7 seconds.
Number of reporters asking questions: 8. From the Associated Press, NBC, CBS, Wall Street Journal, ABC, FOX, CNN and NPR.
Number of questions, including follow-ups: 18.
Number of topics: 10. Those were: the relationship with Russia, Edward Snowden, the next Federal Reserve chief, NSA surveillance, Al Qaeda, recent drone strikes, Obamacare implementation, Benghazi attacks, possible government shutdown, immigration reform.