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Back to reality, and it’s about time! Elections have a way of distracting me from the tasks at hand. Besides the nearly two-hour wait in the voting line on Tuesday (where I read 50 pages of Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London,) the overall anxiety of the situation kept me from accomplishing any meaningful work.   Yes, I know… copywriting only barely qualifies as work. You have to admit that it requires concentration, though.

It’s a real pleasure to actually kick the political web addiction and return to the day to day challenges of corporate newsletters, print brochures and web content, including a fun little essay on “Why Advertise on Radio?” for a client in Charlotte. This is a piece designed to encourage businesses to…wait for it…advertise on radio.

So, it’s back to regularly scheduled programming. But before we consign Decision 2008 to the history books, there is one more site you should visit: From 52 to 48 with Love.  Somebody decided to take my idea of cheering up Republicans by bombing the crap out of Iranian nuke sites and brought it down to a more human level.

As you look at these pictures, just try to appreciate them for their sincere “being a gracious winner” vibe.  It probably won’t help to say “Hmph. After 8 years of Impeach the retarded chimp/ evil genius war criminal Bush, it must be nice to do a 180 and say Wets be fwends.”

Besides, I already said it for you.

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homer-bitterHomer: Hmmph! I didn’t vote for him!

Marge: You didn’t vote for anybody!

Homer: Not true! I voted for Prell to go back to the glass bottle. After that I became deeply cynical.

This sad, silly season cannot end quickly enough for me. I don’t want to get too overtly into politics here, because I feel that there should be places you can go to escape all of that.  This is one prime reason I am so frustrated, that every blog I visit, be it movie, TV, home improvement, shopping, whatever, is always one user comment away from turning into a bitter flame war about fascist republicans or pinko  democrats. Certainly, though, you’ll indulge me in a couple of final thoughts as this circus draws to a close.

Looking back, I’d have to say my favorite zinger of the campaign was when McCain said he didn’t go to Woodstock because he was “tied up at the time.” Unfortunately, that was about the most witty and personable Johnny Maverick managed to be during the entire campaign.

My least favorite line was when Obama said that McCain would probably call him a Commie because he shared his toys in kindergarten.  Kind of funny, but too revealing.  It says something that his image of communism is “sharing your toys” instead of the more accurate “one-fifth of the human race living in slavery.” Maybe that’s just me.

It doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you are on, you are probably thinking that the country is doomed unless your guy gets in. I fight that notion myself. However, as a Christian, I am encouraged to be IN this world but not OF this world. Something to think about when you’re standing in the federally-run health clinic holding Number 266 and they are currently serving Number 32.

Whatever your thoughts, the final act comes today. And I beg you, if you have a mind to vote…do it! Don’t be swayed by the breathless TV reports (or Chris Matthews’ tingling leg) that will have this thing over and done seven hours before the polls close.

Me, I will be at the polls bright and early with my cheat sheet in hand. I am very conscientious about downloading the voter guides and writing down all my choices before I go to vote. It helps me to keep it all straight once I get there. Also, it helps me to get in and out of the polling  place quickly before I catch “old.”

One more thing: I know the media lauds you to the sky, but if you are Undecided at this stage of the game then you are a moron. If you are somehow able to put on your shoes like a big boy and stumble into the voting booth, might I suggest you write in “Prell in the glass bottle”?

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