US election

VOTE EARLY. VOTE WEIRD.

Not long to go until the greatest race on earth is decided – that’s the U.S. election, a slight nose in front of the Melbourne Cup.

Here are the most unlikely polls; the weirdest scientific studies; celebrity Youtube offerings; drinking games, and the “what were they thinking?” quotes that make American democracy great.

Enjoy. (And be grateful that, unlike the Melbourne Cup, this circus only rolls around once every four years.)

 

Weird poll # 1

7-Eleven coffee cups predict an Obama win. This is the poll that’s got it right for the past three presidential elections and has Obama a clear winner  – the 7-Eleven coffee cup contest. Simple concept: ...

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12 Comments

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    Annie Also

    I wonder if the coffee cup pronouncements have taken into consideration that Mormons do not drink coffee or tea? Might be the first time they have got it wrong? ( Hope not!)

    The drinking game of my American blogger friend was;
    Take a shot whenever you see a black face behind either candidate. You are sure to be cold sober if watching Romney’s speeches. ( She said it not me.)

    Very disappointed in Kelsey Grammer and Meatloaf for supporting such a twit. Still it reflects on them!!

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    coffee needed

    Are you sure Mr Burns was REALLY behind Romney? I am so glad our political system isn’t like this. Chris Rock rulz

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    Carley

    There’s also the YouTube clip from Joss Whedon for ‘Zomney’:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TiXUF9xbTo&sns=em
    (Sorry if the link fails, posting from my phone)

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    edenland

    Will Ferrell makes everything better … even loooong American presidential campaigns.

    Go Obama, you good thing.

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    ro.watson

    This simple twist of fate~ how long to wait? Meanwhile~ even after two(?) years I have no idea what “electoral colleges” actually means………

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    ro.watson

    Meanwhile I note Obama has gone grey~ is this some portend for Melbourne Cup~ as in don’t call a white horse white~ call them a grey? Are there any greys in the melbourne Cup?All the chatter around getting stayer stallions to stay and impregnate our mares~ if my memory “serves” me correctly~ a few Australian mares have won the Melbourne cup~ as for US elections~ Australian media does not provide clarity on either how a President wins or how Congress gets voted in~ a bit like that oft quoted “Dow Jones” ~ what is it?

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    ro.watson

    Anyway~ I wonder is election day for President a public holiday? After two years why should I not know this?

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    ro.watson

    Meanwhile back on the homefront~ W.A~according to local 720abc radio~police in this state must not show their inked bits~ as in tatoos….mmm..response times could be better….but meanwhile we have some exterior discipline?

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    ro.watson

    As for $$$ from sex industry~ really creepy~ yuk on notions of “legitimately” raped~ and yuk consequences of rape~like not feeling safe ever again…such stuff is so bad and antagonistic to the notion of a “free world” for women. Wake up North America about how this diminishes you and yours…

  • Reply November 5, 2012

    William Marshall

    Another good one! never heard of that Lay Gaga person, Shall I assume she’s related to Lady Gaga!?

  • Reply November 6, 2012

    Tea Party Cups

    [...] VOTE EARLY. VOTE WEIRD. Simple concept: choose a red coffee cup for an Obama win; a blue cup for Romney. At time of publication, Obama was leading 59%; 41% for Romney. No results for the Tea Party candidates, but you can check out their home . [...]

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