November 4, 2008
Record Voter Turnouts Reported
Early indications show that many states are shattering voter turnout records today. Here's a roundup of reports from some key swing states.
Second Rate Snacks
A full sensory comparison of name-brand snacks and their spin offs from slightly less prestigious brands.
McCain Smokes Cigarette in New Ad
In a last-minute attempt to appeal to young voters (red states lose too, y'all!), McCain releases an ad that includes a shot of him smoking (:43 mark) and b-roll from an airboat ride.
Black Panthers in Philadelphia
There are reports of voter intimidation by Black Panthers blocking doorways in Philadelphia today.
McCain's Win Chance Down to 1.9%
According to Fivethirtyeight.com, McCain's chances of victory are estimated at 1.9 percent, their lowest total of the year.
Reverend Wright Ad Finally Runs
After months of threatening to run an ad dredging up Reverend Wright, a group called the National Republican Trust made a splashy ad buy at the eleventh hour, running it nationwide during Monday Night Football, SNL, and (inexplicably) The Rachel Maddow Show.
Karl Rove's Electoral Map
According to the research of compiled state polls by Karl Rove & Co., the hypothetical electoral college numbers suggest an Obama win.
British Teenager's Super Long Name
A British 19-year-old has officially changed his name to "Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined."
Things We'll Miss After the Election
I can't believe it's actually here. What are we going to do? What are we going to talk about?
Plastic Armyman Costume
This plastic green armyman costume is quite clearly the best thing that happened over the weekend. You know your costume is a winner when strangers start confidently claiming it's a PhotoShop fake in the comments on your Flickr page.
Obama and McCain on Sports Reform
Democrat Barack Obama tells ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” it’s time for college football to pick a champion with a playoff system while Republican John McCain wants to put an end to performance-enhancing substances.