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mchicken is dejected.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Election Night Reply with quote

We should get together and watch this election unfold, with pizza and ice cream and Vernon G. Baker memorial Oreos and raucous celebration or dejected silence.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second this motion.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... I'm firmly behind this idea.

I also have a big literature review due the next day... but if I don't have it finished by election night I'm totally fucked anyways so it's all good.

Remind me... do the lecture halls (the building 2 one we always use) get TV? I don't remember (though I thought yes?), but we could party there if they do. Just sayin'
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually have no idea if general rooms like that have cable TV access. We can always check.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
I actually have no idea if general rooms like that have cable TV access. We can always check.


I have some reason to believe they do.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming that the lecture halls actually have cable access, I think we should solidify these plans. When do we start watching results?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, does anyone plan to show up for that super smash Xavid proposed for Sunday? That'd be a good time to test the cable hookup in the lecture hall.

I'll either do some searching or ask my mom (she's very political) about times... the important thing will be to not start watching so early that the rate of states being called is too low.

I'll post here again before the day is out with some thoughts on that one.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want to start too late, though. I guess we should determine how long we're going to do it then position that time appropriately.

I don't know about the Smash. My current thinking is that I won't be there, but it depends on what happens Sunday.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I talked to someone and they indicated that the networks won't call states for president before the polls close in the west (11pm). And even if it's a landslide, Obama wouldn't speak until midnight or later. But likely Senate races and some stuff will start at 8pm when the polls close in the east.

Also, are we drinking during this?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not gonna lie to you... the drinking doesn't do much of anything for me, which is not to say I'm stopping anyone else from doing it.

Here's the question: is a drunken Eli going to add or subtract from the whole experience. Ponder this question, and you shall have your answer.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen a drunken Eli, so I have no idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Also, are we drinking during this?


I just don't see how you can not drink during this...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poll closing times:

http://swingstateproject.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=3641
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Election coverage guide by our good friend Nate Silver

http://www.newsweek.com/id/167186/page/2
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this map, even if McCain wins every swing state, he still won't get 270 electoral votes and Obama still wins.
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