November 6, 2012
via All Things D
via All Things D

Because the only thing more American than Election Day is a workplace shooting in a poultry plant.

Police have confirmed that at least eight people have been shot during a mass shooting at the premises of the Apple Valley Farms plant in Fresno, California. Two of the victims have reportedly died.

Will I get more attention for saying I didn’t vote on Facebook, or for pointing out how hard I voted? It’s a question a lot of people will face today. If you lean toward the latter, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got a sticker announcing to the world that you’ve performed the bare minimum of civic engagement by setting aside 30 minutes every four years to stand in a line then press a button. But what if your polling place has run out of gold stars? Fear not, Slate has you covered here with their print your own kit.

One thing to keep in mind when you’re #humblebragging about voting: it might be illegal.

According to the Citizen Media Law Project’s Web site, some states, including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada and Texas, “expressly prohibit the use of photographic and recording equipment inside polling places.”

Don’t even worry about it. If you have/know what Instagram is it’s probably a safe bet who you were going to vote for.

Are you looking for the perfect Democrat or Republican-themed cocktail to drink tonight as you wait for the results to come in? Don’t do that, no one does that. But if you must at least hammer some sort of thematic resonance into your drinking tonight, the El Presidente, which drinking historian David Wondrich details here for Imbibe, is a fine choice.

Bad Lip Reading is just about the only worthwhile thing to have come out of this election season. They bring together some of the best moments from the debates in this hilarious clip.

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