Sunday Link-Off: Election Fallout

We’re almost done with the political links. There are just a few stories to clean up after the election and then we can resume normal service. For now, let’s start with Canadian model Rachelle Goulding. How is she not a superstar yet?

As a Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney was given Secret Service protection. When he lost the election, his detail almost instantly vanished. (GQ)

One theory inside the Republican Party for why they lost was that their new voter tracking system was an unmitigated failure. They were supposed to use a mobile website to track who voted and who they needed to get to the polls. The GOP were so prepared that the system was broken before the first vote was cast. (Ace of Spades)

Let’s do a little bit of Canadian politics. For Toronto mayor Rob Ford, all those unfulfilled promises from the campaign are coming back to haunt him. (The Grid)

After the jump, crazed election reactions, the best of Deep Space Nine and a cool NHL lockout parody song.

Anti-science Republican Paul Broun won the House seat in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District uncontested. That didn’t stop people from writing-in for any alternative. (Gawker)

The Republicans were really worried about voter fraud this election. Naturally, a couple tried to demonstrate that committing voter fraud was easy. The were arrested for their troubles. (Talking Points Memo)

Some Republicans took to Twitter to express their displeasure with President Obama being re-elected fair and square. Not surprisingly, many of those tweets were racist. (Floating Sheep)

Speaking of racist, an aide to Ron Paul’s primary campaign went off the deep end after President Obama was re-elected. (New York Magazine) Republicans really don’t like democracy, do they?

How big is the Louisiana State Penitentiary? It’s so big that it has space for a golf course inside its grounds. (Deadspin)

Former ESPN, now NBC Sports personality Michelle Beadle discusses what it’s like having a stalker as a result of being in the public eye. (Sports Grid)

The Netherlands are trying to implement a glow-in-the-dark highway with dynamic paint and lighting to improve road safety. It actually looks like a good idea. (Wired)

In other techy news, in the third quarter of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S III was the top selling phone. Yes, it beat both iPhones. It didn’t beat their combined sales but that’s still pretty good. (Computer World)

Deep Space Nine is the most underrated of the Star Trek series. I absolutely love it. It’s just a shame it’s not on TV in Canada. Anyway, here’s a look at the top ten episodes of the series. Trust they’re really good episodes. (Den of Geek)

I never heard the song “Call Your Girlfriend” but I’m willing to run this lockout-themed parody by Puck Daddy writer Harrison Mooney.

In slightly more normal music, here’s an a capella version of the Bond theme song.

Who doesn’t love seeing Apple products destroyed? Here’s an iPad mini chopped in half with a sword.

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