Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's a Nuclear Dance Party!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Louis CK puts it into perspective for the rest of us..

Monday, November 24, 2008

TF2 craziness

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain does Bowie's Life on Mars

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The English Language doesn't have the words to fully describe this...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Steve Martin Would be Proud

Friday, November 14, 2008


Here are the first 2 minutes of this years Doctor Who Christmas Special. They showed the clip tonight during the Children in Need Marathon over in the UK. The Christmas special is called "The Next Doctor" and the special Guest Star is David Morissey. He starred with David Tennant in Blackpool, the show which they tried to remake into some god-awful show on abc or cbs or something.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Zombie Apocalypse = Too much fun.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

It's a New Day

Friday, November 07, 2008

Time in Perspective

This is good or bad depending on how long the last 70 days have been for you...

As of this Sunday, Bush will have exactly as many days left in office as there have been since the day Sarah Palin was announced as McCain's running mate. - 72 to be exact.

I actually don't feel like she was on the national scene very long so this is good news to me!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

MSNBC Live Election Day Feed

Monday, November 03, 2008

Ed Helms teaches us about voting.


It is no secret that I am a fan of Senator Obama. I admire much of what he stands for both as a person and as a symbol for what this nation has been, is and can be. But what has fascinated me the most about his campaign has not been his proposals or his opinions, no matter how much I may agree with them.

It has been Toot.

In many ways the relationship that Barack Obama has had with his grandmother reminds me of my own experience. I should preface this by noting that all of my grandparents and my father have been an incredible source of strength and love and support. But after my mom decided to estrange herself from me, it was my dad's mother who really filled out that maternal role in my life. When she passed away in 2004 it was one of the strangest swirl of emotions that I have ever faced. On the one hand, I had moved in with her prior to her needing to live in a hospice care center, and had witnessed the horrible spread of cancer as it came out of remission and spread from her breasts, to her other organs, bone marrow, and finally to the brain. I was happy to see her released from pain and dementia. On the other hand, I lost one of the most important people in my life.

When I heard that Senator Obama was suspending his campaign to go visit his grandmother in Hawaii, all those phantom emotions of grief and pain resurfaced. Because while he has had to remain cool and confident on the campaign trail, I know the other thoughts that have been hanging around out back. Anyone who has lost someone significant to them knows those thoughts. Grief is not aware of our work schedules, it does not listen to us when we want to escape into a movie theater. The pangs of loss always rear their head at our most triumphant moments. So, if he is elected tomorrow, then as he gives his acceptance speech, I guarantee that Toot will be in his mind whether he mentions her or not. The same will go for the inaugural address. For me it was the moment I received my acceptance letter to Fuller, and then again when I received my diploma. Me-maw, and Pa-Paw were there, and the grief rose up, and then joy mixed with it, leaving the wonderful mix of emotion the makes your stomach turn sour and your tear ducts moisten.

At the end of it all, this shared experience is not enough for me to vote for him. If the stories were reversed, I would not be casting a vote for McCain because of shared experience. But it nonetheless picks up the thrill of voting tomorrow and takes it to a different place. One that is surely more emotional, but one that will hopefully end in the happiness that would be an Obama Victory.

Once again I have managed to say very little in a whole lot of words, so here is Senator Obama speaking about his current experience of sorrow earlier tonight. As usual, he does a much better job :)

Full-Length/Percentage View of the Race

This graph is supposed to show undecideds, Nader, and Barr voters as well, but it isn't cooperating. Anyway, Nader and Barr make up 3% of the vote, which leaves 4% as undecideds. If the current numbers are true, then McCain could get all the undecideds and still lose the popular vote. Of course, it is the key states that matter, but McCain's chances are slim overall.

For the best explanations of the how the polls work and what the likely outcomes are, I wholeheartedly recommend No one out there has done such an extensive look at the polling this campaign.