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Election Day in the USA

The first election results are in, from tiny Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The village is famous for opening its polling place at midnight on Election Day and voting -and reporting the results immediately. This morning, ten citizens cast their vote, and in the presidential race, there was a tie: five votes each for President Obama [...]

10 Public Figures Who Choose Not to Vote

We’re not telling you not to vote. We’re just saying that these 10 people won’t be (or didn’t). 1. Nate Silver When “Poblano” began publishing his 2008 presidential election predictions and analyses on Daily Kos in 2007, people paid attention. Then “Poblano” moved to his own blog, FiveThirtyEight.com, where he later revealed he was really Nate Silver, [...]

Poor Abby

(YouTube link) Four-year-old Abby is tired of “Bronco Bama” and Mitt Romney. We’re all tired, Abby. But the election will be over soon. Abby was reacting to hearing yet another election story on NPR. So NPR has issued an apology to Abby. Link

The Whedon Endorsement

"Geek Overlord" Joss Whedon has endorsed Mitt Romney. He makes logical points, backs up his opinion, and comes to a pragmatic conclusion. He suggests, if you want a zombie apocolyse as he does, you must vote for the Zomney. Well played sir, well played. -Via Kotaku

Presidential Play-Doh Project

Ian Williams of the Rhode Island School of Design, has been named Hasbro’s “Official Play-Doh Artist of the Year.” Williams won the competition by sculpting likenesses of President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney completely of Play-Doh! He wins a $5,000 tuition prize for his efforts, and will provide more artwork to be showcased by [...]

Quiz: Secret Service Codenames

GQ reported this morning that Paul Ryan’s Secret Service codename is “Bowhunter.” Mitt Romney is “Javelin,” Barack Obama is “Renegade,” and Joe Biden is “Celtic.” But how much do you know about other Secret Service codenames? Take this quiz to find out. But be quick… it will self-destruct in 30 seconds. Take the Quiz: Secret Service [...]

Let’s Meat the Presidential Candidates!

Let’s meat the candidates, Barack Obameat and Meat Romney! In his project, Meat the Meatheads, Jason Mecier portrayed the two candidates for the 2012 Presidential Election with various flavors of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. Brittany [...]

Obama vs. Romney Slugging it out on the Cover of The Atlantic

The Atlantic wanted to do create something different for its September 2012 cover, and got the idea to picture Obama slugging it out with Romney in the ring. Should be simple, right? Well, 9 hours of photo shoot with [...]

Come November, We’ll Add Paul Ryan to One of These Quizzes

Getty Images Now that Mitt Romney has named his running mate, it’s only a matter of time before we add Paul Ryan’s name to one of these VP quizzes: Remind me in November.

7 Political Disagreements Settled With Fists and Hair-Pulling

Getty Images Anyone with even a fleeting relationship to political news these days has probably noticed that partisan bickering in the U.S. Congress has reached a bit of a crescendo of late. So we got to thinking: When do politicians just give up on the vitriolic rhetoric and throw a punch? The answer: more often than you’d [...]