Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day: Last Comments and Random Stuff

After almost two years of "debates," mudslinging, empty promises, half-truths, insults, Saturday Night Live appearances, vacuous (and endless) television ads, and aggravating robo-calls (19 of 20 calls on our answering machine yesterday were recorded political ads), it's almost over. This time tomorrow, either Senator Obama or Senator McCain will be figuring out how to redecorate the White House family quarters. Unless, of course, all those %&#$!@ lawyers both sides have hired decide to tie things up in bogus legalistic knots.

I'm ready for whatever. The bar is stocked, and I have several bottles of various headache remedies. I shouldn't feel this way, but I do. The polls open here in Virginia at 6:00 AM, just an hour from now. I'll be there, and wherever you live, you should be at the polls, too.

And that's enough about the election for today.

How about a few random things for a busy and historic day?

There's a very good article about blogging in Atlantic Monthly magazine this month. Andrew Sullivan's essay titled Why I Blog takes an interesting and wide-ranging look at why and how we blog, and why blogging "heralds a golden age for journalism." I feel better about all the time I spend on this blog.

The November issue of Playboy magazine (yes, I read it, but only for the pic ... uh ... articles) quotes the results of a survey of 30,000 men conducted by Cosmopolitan magazine which asked, "Which look on a woman gets you hot for her?" 67% chose "The Girl Next Door," 12% chose "The Wild Thing," another 12% chose "The Sex Bomb," and 9% opted for "The Ice Queen." It appears that a woman can optimize her chances of a date by dressing like the Wild Sex Bomb Next Door, and being standoffish. A separate statistic analyzes the hair color of the wives/companions of the world's 100 richest men: 62% were brunettes, 22% blondes, and 16% had black hair. None were redheads. Don't tell Agnes.

Just when you were finally coming to grips with Microsoft's Vista operating system, word comes that development is underway on "Windows 7" and "Windows Cloud" to replace it. Sigh.

Okay, that's enough for now. Time to get dressed, pack my lunch, my umbrella, and a few books (in case the lines are as long as predicted), and head for the polls. Make sure you do your duty today, too.

If you don't vote, I don't want to hear you grousing for the next four years about what you don't like.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

12 comments:

John said...

See you at the polls!

KKTSews said...

19 robo calls!!??!! You need to change your number and go unlisted before the next election.

Red letter day here yesterday regarding robo calls: I actually knew one of the callers. It was still a robo call, but I felt much better about getting it and didn't cuss as I deleted it.

Taking a book for the polls myself.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'll be at the polls in one hour...Please let this be over soon. I can't take another election year like 2000

Gilahi said...

Don't tell Agnes? Have you somehow got her convinced that she's married to one of the world's 100 richest men?

Mike said...

Here it is, 9:20am in the middle of the night. I guess I'll wander up to the polls.

fiona said...

I am the epitome of WildSexBombNextDoor and can indeed be a tad standoffish so WTF? why am I poor? The survey is WRONG.
Happy voting dears!
Oh and I won't tell Agnes...maybe

Bilbo said...

John - been there, done that, got the sticker!

Katherine - I finished one book and started another while waiting. But despite the huge line, I was in and out of the polling station in an hour.

Andrea - you're preaching to the choir...

Gilahi - she knows I'm not rich. I'm just concerned she'll think she could dye her hair, leave me, and do better.

Mike - so wander, already.

Fiona - when I do the next layout upgrade to this blog, the one that introduces the virtual centerfold, you can be the first model.

Gilahi said...

Well, regardless of whether she dyes her hair or not....

(that was just a zinger, not a real insult, please don't take it personally... I read your previous post.)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's been a long time coming!

fiona said...

YES!
The break I've been waiting my whole life for... wait, "virtual" centerfold? does that mean like one of those Avatar thingys?

Melissa B. said...

We just broke out the Ben & Jerry's-the strongest thing I can consume on a school nite-'cause BO just took Ohio. Things are looking sorry for Johnny Mac. Looks like he might not be back, huh? I thought things might be going downhill when I heard he was holding a rally in the Interstate Van Lines parking lot in Springfield.

Amanda said...

So how long did you end up waiting in line? Australia had a full afternoon's coverage of your election night. Its impressive that so many people, young and old, queued for so many hours.