Something important to remember for tomorrow, you guys: no matter which way you vote and no matter who wins, always do your best to keep in mind that millions and millions (MILLIONS! LITERALLY!) of people disagree with you and wish that it had gone another way. This applies to pretty much everything, by the way. If there’s a TV show that you love, millions of people hate it. If there’s a movie that you hate, millions of people love it. And so on and so forth. It’s a hard one to wrap your mind around sometimes, but that doesn’t make it any less true or meaningful. No matter how deeply you might believe yourself to be right on an issue, and in certain cases you probably ARE right, because I do think that we live in a world of right and wrong and it is not ALL up in the air, that doesn’t mean that the people you disagree with don’t have equally powerful convictions about their own beliefs. I hope you don’t find this post condescending or anything, that’s not its intention. I point this out because it’s something I myself need help remembering from time to time. What do you mean you never watched Sifl N’ Olly, you don’t like mackerel sushi, and you think God hates gay people and therefore they deserve to be legislatively discriminated against?! (All things of equal value and importance, I’m sure.) And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some old episodes of The Sopranos to watch, the greatest television show that has ever aired full stop no contest impossible to disagree with me.

Comments (38)
  1. I would never gamble, but if I did, I would bet the moneylines, in the following manner:

    Presidential Election Democratic Party -375

    Swing States:
    Iowa Democrat -400
    Wisconsin -550
    Colorado Democrat -165
    North Carolina Republican -550
    Virginia Republican +145
    Florida Republican -215
    Democrat Democrat -900
    New Hampshire Democrat -300
    Ohio Democrat -350

    Philadelphia Eagles +3

  2. Oh, and if Romney wins, we’re in the shit.

  3. Baby animals? Baby animals!

  4. Yeah, if the idea that 48% of the country votes for a candidate who wants to give you ECT to get rid of your urge to kiss boys depresses you, take solace in the fact that their hatred is buried firmly in their hearts and isn’t going anywhere.

  5. I have never seen The Sopranos. Also, I’m hosting a small election party tomorrow and I need some ideas for a good drinking game. Other than “drink until you die of alcohol poisoning if Romney wins”, what else should be on there?

  6. The best television show to ever air is a threeway tie between Buffy the vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, and Veronica Mars.

    Everyone knows that.

  7. Woof. You guys, my day has been nuts! Let me tell you- oh. Whoops! Wrong day.

  8. I may disagree vehemently with what you say, Gabe (obviously The Shield is the greatest TV show ever made) but I will comment to the death for your right to say it.

  9. Holy cow you guys, I have not seen a single one of these shows people are putting up as greatest TV show of all time! Quick, what should go in my queue? I have already seen Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Star Trek TNG, The Wire, and Twin Peaks. What am I missing other than, apparently, The Sopranos, The Shield, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars and Buffy?

  10. Rest your case Gabe! Rest your case!

  11. Try telling all of that to Stereogum.

  12. I am going to vote, get some Starbucks, and watch the USA network’s Tuesday night marathon of Law & Order: SVU. Then before I go to bed I will probably turn on the news.

    After the surviving the hurricane, I can’t do any more politics. I just can’t. I think after having mother nature try in vain to kick us off the map, I’ve gained some perspective on how stupid politics and government really are.

  13. When we run out of baby animals, we can laugh at the funny hats from the Melbourne Cup.

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