Unpopularity Contest

We are 47 days out from the election. That’s right, 47.

47.Long.Days.

It seems like it should be tomorrow, doesn’t it? The soul-crushing reality that there are still more weeks upon weeks of campaigning and political advertisements hit me with the force of a Grand Piano falling from the Empire State Building.

piano-fall

That splat sound you hear might just be a welcoming thing.

Ok, that’s out of my system. Now stick with me to the end of this post. It isn’t long…but it is important.

So, I had a post all worked up. An edited, proof-read, and finished post. One lamenting how this presidential election hardly has any actual policy coverage, and so far has pretty much just been one TMZ-like scandal fest after another. It described how the lack of substantive discourse was leaving many voters to fill in the gaps with wild and uncorroborated claims, hardly fact-checked statements, should-be-obvious-propaganda, and even conspiracy theories. Honestly, we seem to be nearing critical mass with this and are in danger of collapsing under the weight of absurdity.

black-hole

Eventually, not even light will be able to escape from our nonsense.

Yeah, I had a nice post ready to go. I really did. I endeavored to encourage people to put the claptrap aside and hopefully motivate people to vote.

And then this video came out and I shelved the draft.

The video has everything you could want. It has some drama. It has some comedy. It has a “shit-ton of celebrities”. It has self-referential satire. It’s only 3 minutes. Watch it:

 

Oh, you don’t have 3 minutes? Maybe you have a few seconds. Here, let me help: https://youtu.be/nRp1CK_X_Yw?t=1m36s

Yeah, the 1:36 mark pretty much stole my thunder. Well, for the most part…all except for the Mark Ruffalo nude scene commitment.

http://savetheday.vote/

you-can-do-it

Enough said

 

 

Grand Piano: By “Photo: © Copyright Steinway & Sons”, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18188418
Umbrella man: https://pixabay.com/en/person-man-clothes-fashion-162042/
Black hole: By Ute Kraus, Physics education group Kraus, Universität Hildesheim, Space Time Travel, (background image of the milky way: Axel Mellinger) – Gallery of Space Time Travel, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=370240
Save the day video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRp1CK_X_Yw
You can do it meme: https://memegenerator.net/instance/64107251

 

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