Thursday, November 06, 2008

Election ()math

That would be "aftermath" everywhere else, but not here in Hillsborough County. That's right, while everyone else is taking down yard signs and eating the last of the Tuesday night party leftovers, we in Tampa are still counting votes.
What do you want from us? Counting is hard! You get going, you're up to a couple thousand, some dick comes in and starts talking to you, now you forget whether it was 10,958 or 10,985 or just what the hell was going on so you have to start over and, well, one thing leads to another...We should have final results for you, oh, some time on Friday, maybe. Hopefully. I don't know. We'll see. We're working on it. Yes, we...might?
Since the inability to count votes in Florida is a common occurrence, it hardly bears mention when it comes to making note of what happened during this election. Because in developments elsewhere...
  • It would appear that the youth did, in fact, finally, Rock The Vote.
  • Somebody (CNN) finally harnesses actual Star Wars technology and nobody can come up with a better use for it during possibly the most culturally significant moment in the history of our nation than to interview the guy who gave us "My Humps"?
  • I got in a little bit of trouble at a party I attended when I didn't participate in a champagne toast after Ohio was projected. Sorry, but it wasn't that long ago that I sat in front of my tv watching some of the very same people make some premature announcements regarding projected results.
  • Secret Service got an early start on protecting the president elect when a man who had previously threatened to castrate Barack Obama was spotted trying to gain entrance into Grant Park in Chicago to hear the acceptance speech.
  • I thought McCain's speech was a remarkably classy display. It made me sad that we didn't see more of that during the campaign itself.
  • Overall, I was disappointed with the acceptance speech. Not the content, which was excellent. But at the conclusion, I thought Obama would take flight from the stage and soar over the crowd while pooping golden nuggets. Or that they'd at least set off some fireworks.


Gadzooks64 said...

"I thought Obama would take flight from the stage and soar over the crowd while pooping golden nuggets."

Dude, sex must be a serious letdown for you. Just sayin.

Why, it's Clark! said...

Why? Isn't that what happens?

Gadzooks64 said...

The pooping of golden nuggets? Only if you do it right ;)