The first US Presidential campaign debate is tonight. I won’t be watching because I’m starting to get electioned out and we’re still a month away from voting day. Remember, folks, voter fatigue is part of the Romney plan so make sure to vote Obama on November 6th. In the meantime, let’s start today’s links with Candice Swanepoel.
The Republicans consider the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) the root of all evil. However, seeing as President Obama didn’t switch the health care system to single-payer, an op-ed suggests that maybe Obamacare is something the Tea Party should be happy about. (New York Times)
“Choose your own” is a genre usually limited to books and video games. However, conservative political pundits are living in a world of choose you own political reality. (Politico)
Let’s take a short break from politics. This is a great story by a man who was tormented off the internet before finally meeting and confronting his troll. (The Guardian)
After the jump, unskewing the polls (by skewing them in favour of your candidate), more insight on the BioWare resignations and The Simpsons’ take on the election.
Back to “choose your own political reality” for a moment. Here’s a closer look at the theory behind “unskewing” political polls in favour of Romney. (Daily Kos)
Presented without comment: The conservatives think there’s a liberal bias in the media. (New York Times) Okay, now I comment. I don’t think the media is objectively biased. However, compared to the Tea Party’s preferred news sources of Limbaugh, Hannity and Fox News, who all claim to be balanced, everything looks biased to the liberal agenda.
Before tonight’s debate, here’s a look at Romney’s chances at winning the election. (Five Thirty Eight – NYT)
Here’s a look at how having immense wealth is both a blessing and a curse for Mitt Romney. (Washington Post)
Speaking of big money, here’s a look at why billionaires feel victimized by the Obama administration. (The New Yorker)
If you watched Global Rallycross on ESPN3 this weekend, you were treated to one of the worst broadcasting displays ever. (Deadspin)
Speaking of ESPN3, they’re trolling the NHL over their lockout. They’re going to be showing KHL games featuring NHL stars. (Jasper’s Rink)
Selling sponsorship on jerseys isn’t unusual in Europe. However, a local brother sponsoring a second-tier German hockey team is pretty unique. (Puck Daddy)
Ex-BioWare co-founder Trent Oster thinks that the departure of founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk was a result of the overwhelming “negativity” after the release of their last two games. (Forbes – Insert Coin) While some fans were over-the-top, like the ones threatening to boycott all EA products, criticism wasn’t unwarranted after BioWare’s last three games. At a certain point, BioWare does have to address the problems when fans and some critics react negatively to underwhelming products. That begs the question of whether or not the doctors jumped or were pushed by EA.
A recently fired Sony PR man says that Sony is setting itself up for failure this fall shopping season by cutting down on its PR staff. (Destructoid)
We all knew that TV’s Anthony Bourdain isn’t a fan of Paula Deen. But did you know that Tony doesn’t like Guy Fieri either. Okay, who does? However, Tony tells it like it is when it comes to Guy’s new Times Square feedbag. (Warming Glow)
Keeping with food, here’s a gallery of the most unusual McDonald’s locations in the world. (Twisted Sifter)
The Simpsons have a pretty good take on the Presidential election. That’s probably the best political satire they’ve done for years.
David Letterman is really having fun with his quest to get Mitt Romney on his show. I hope he doesn’t let Mitt get away without giving a straight answer… Assuming he actually gets him on the show.
What happens would happen if the music in Psy’s Gangnam Style music video is replaced is ambient sound from filming? It’d be something like this. My favourite moment was at about 1:07.