Post-debate polling from Fox News:
In a “text your vote” poll (which I for some reason felt obliged to text in to):
86% thought McCain won the debate.
12% thought Obama won the debate.
I don’t think you’ll find that kind of polarization on any other network or in any poll. As if it were necessary to emphasized Fox News’s bias - and more prevalantly, biased audience - but I thought it was hilarious.
5 years ago
There is not a drop of gasoline in the city of Atlanta.
Seriously, I pulled up to the one gas station I found that had gas, and as each car pulled away from the pump, an attendant covered that pump with a plastic bag. I managed to snag the last five gallons of gas at the station.
It’s very creepy to drive around and see every gas station sign boarded up, no prices, no cars, bags over every pump. After I got those five gallons today, I passed four more stations. None of them had any gas.
I’m a little surprised it’s not a bigger news story, because if I hadn’t gotten those five gallons, I’d probably have ultimately run out of gas trying to find a station. It’s crazy how much we live and die on this stuff.
5 years ago
That’s it. As of tonight, there will never be baseball played again in Yankee Stadium. Not the real Yankee Stadium. I can’t completely understand why it’s being replaced, but this building has housed arguably as much history as any building in this country (with the exception of, y’know, the White House and Congress).
From Papal Visits to Maris and Mantle, from Joe Louis beating Max Schmelling to winning one for the gipper to Jeffrey Maier and 26 world championships, it’s one of a kind.
A written obit.
Memories in photos.
TRL also closes its doors soon.
6 years ago
I’ve been trying to wrap my head around TV On The Radio’s new album, Dear Science,. I can’t figure out where I stand. Somewhere beyond “I like it” and not quite to “It’s amazing.”
I’m worried it’s their Weekend In The City, Bloc Party’s sophomore effort that featured a few great songs and a lot of clunkers that didn’t seem so bad at first. I think it’s beyond that, but I could see myself growing old with half of it fast.
A big step in a new direction, this album throws in a ton of glitches and dance beats, throwing the ambience of the past out the window (again: parallel to Weekend). ”Dancing Choose” could be a Bloc Party song. ”Golden Age” could be a Prince song. ”Family Tree” could be a Coldplay or National song. All of them are simply great.
You can hear “Dancing Choose” and “Golden Age” at their Myspace page.
6 years ago