09 November, 2008

National Precedent?

...If good looks was a minute, you know that you could be an hour/ the way you stole my heart, you know you could have been a crook/ and baby you're so smart, you know you could have been a schoolbook....

It is 7 PM on Sunday 9 November 2008, and I'd like to share a few noteworthy politicky statistics. I've seen few presidential elections, and have paid attention to fewer, plus my memory is notably unreliable, so maybe this has happened before.

List Number One:

New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Sellers

Top 5 at a Glance

1. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

2. MARLEY & ME, by John Grogan

3. THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, by Barack Obama

4. DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, by Barack Obama

5. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilber

Number three and number four, not bad.

List Number Two:

Amazon's Best Seller List, Updated Hourly

1. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage)
by Barack Obama (Author)

2. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
by Barack Obama (Author)

3. Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)
by Stephenie Meyer (Author)

4. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)
by Stephenie Meyer (Author)

5. The Shack
by William P. Young (Author)

6. New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)
by Stephenie Meyer (Author)

7. Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
by Stephenie Meyer (Author)

8. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition
by J. K. Rowling (Author)

9. Too Fat to Fish
by Artie Lange (Author), Anthony Bozza (Author)

10.Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
by Barack Obama (Author)

Numbers one, two and ten, hoo-boy!

Aaaaaand List Number Three:

Barnes And Noble's Best Seller List

1.The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama(Paperback)

2.Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (Paperback)

3.Change We Can Believe In by Barack Obama(Paperback)

4.The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter Series)by J. K. Rowling (Hardcover)

5.The Twilight Saga Collection by Stephenie Meyer (Hardcover)

Numbers one, two and three! Whoo-hoo!

So let's give it up for a best-selling author and our next president! Yes indeedey, ladies and gentlemen, no misunderestimating this guy!

Unless this HAS happened before, in which case, please return to your normal state of cynical apathy.

(The Way You Do The Things You Do; The Temptations)

04 November, 2008

RE: Election

...freedom's day has still to dawn, we've never yet lost heart!/ we'll fight it out until the end - we'll fight for we cannot fail/ we know we'll win although they have our lads in Crumlin jail....

Dear John,

We applaud your efforts on the behalf of the Republican party. But, dude, it's not as if you ever really had a shot. Eight years of national economic rape makes Conservatives look bad and the chances of a Republican for a third term in a row pretty slim anyway, but then you have to go up against someone young, good-looking, and articulate. Man, can that guy put together a sentence. It's completely true that he comes off as rational, while you sputter and fume like a cartoon character. Some people even compare him to JFK, and you know what a bunch of slavering idiots Americans were over that overeducated prettyboy.

So, anyway, just wanted to say don't be too bummed about this, and we appreciate you taking one for the team.


The Republican Party

(Irish Republican Prison Song; The Wolf Tones)