Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tough lady. The 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice hit the gym with comedian Stephen Colbert.
Ginsburg said she started going to the gym when her husband said she looked “like a survivor of a concentration camp.” Now she works out for about two hours a week. She’s had the same personal trainer for the past 20 years.
“Now you’re the notorious RBG,” Colbert jokes before the pair began working out.
“It copies the Notorious B.I.G., a famous rapper,” Ginsburg grins. “And people ask what do you have in common with the Notorious B.I.G. and I say we have one thing clear in common and that is we were both born and bred in Brooklyn, New York.”
The notorious RBG keeps herself in shape with a variety of body exercises. Push-ups, lunges, raised-leg planks. She’s sprightly and in great health.
Of course, Justice Ginsburg isn’t quite like the rest of us. For one thing, when she breaks a sweat she likes to listen to opera. “I would never, never exercise to that noise. Let’s shut it off,” she says when Colbert blares top 40 music.
Before leaving the gym, the pair settled an important question.
“Is a hot dog a sandwich?” Colbert asks Ginsburg.
She didn’t miss a beat. “You tell me what a sandwich is and then I’ll tell you if a hot dog is a sandwich… You said two pieces of bread. Does that include a roll that’s cut open but still not completely?”
“That gets immediately to the question: Does the roll need to be separated into two parts?” Colbert responded.
They eventually agree that a hot dog is indeed a sandwich.
Ginsburg is experiencing a surge in popularity. Millennials and liberals love her. A documentary titled RBG is set to be released later this year.
(Source: Daily Mail)