Monday, October 22nd, 2012

What Should We Do About These Foreign Places? Liveblogging the Final Romney-Obama Debate

The Final Debate .... OF YOUR LIFE!
That chill in the air tonight is not just a real alive Halloween monster crawling up your leg. It's actually Josh Romney, helping the Halloween monster, because there is a chance you are a liberal who "offended Dad" by thinking maybe Barack Obama sort of won the second debate? Whatever happens tonight, during this third and final human-hybrid death wrangle, consider this live blog a "safe house" that Chris Matthews can never enter, because of the voodoo amulets we've hung from all the windows and doors. And yet we enjoy the online video from MSNBC, because it works so well … and Brian Williams is being super quiet. Oh wait, that's Bob Schieffer.

Once again, The Awl intends to use the Twitter-login-liveblogging platform called, but right now it's not working, ha ha, maybe that will be fixed before the debate starts? Choire claims there is a "great server outage" happening right now, probably because of Obama's kowtowing to terrorists, but The Awl is magically unaffected. (Because of the aforementioned amulets.) Should new technology fail us, in our Hour of Darkness, we'll just type the old-fashioned way and pretend everything is "great."

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roboloki (#1,724)


conklin (#364)

I made a good faith effort to watch tonight, but my television was on the French channel, TV 5 Monde. If anyone has seen the remote, not the rectangular one but the vaguely bean-shaped one, please let me know.

@conklin – I've seen that remote, but in my apartment–which I'm pretty sure isn't also yours (unless you're very, very sneaky).

conklin (#364)

@Setec Astrology Maybe we live together? Make some loud noises and I will try to triangulate.

laurel (#4,035)

Olympics = foreign policy.

BadUncle (#153)

This is driving me mental. And I'm completely out of fondue.

laurel (#4,035)

Is it common for Obama to talk about the rights of women in the Middle East or is he doing this to claim the moral high ground on the issue in contrast to the right's recent mayhem about abortion, rape, contraception, etc., here in the US?

mishaps (#5,779)

@laurel No, he's done it before. Plus, Hillary "women's rights are human rights" Clinton is his Secretary of State, so we've been doing well on women's issues internationally for the last four years.

laurel (#4,035)

@mishaps: Thanks!

I can't get into the live blog. This place is like Studio 54 tonight! (Old person joke.)

Astigmatism (#1,950)

"Ann's horse met a teacher in Appleton, Wisconsin, and he kicked her in the face, and I support that."

BadUncle (#153)

This whole "look up the record" business simply demands the VH1 Pop-Up Video touch.

Mr. B (#10,093)

I love this election just for providing me with ample excuses for purging so many horrible people from my Facebook feed! (Has anyone else been subjected to the YouTube links about "Obama phones"? Ugh.)

@Mr. B What is an Obama phone? I hope it is like a football phone.

BadUncle (#153)

@Mr. B Sadly, you're right about this. I've purged a couple of "friends," one of whom was very close, long ago.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@HeyThatsMyBike They're basically the Acorn of 2012.

Yo, what did Mitt have for dinner? Did anyone else notice that he couldn't stop burping?

cherrispryte (#444)

Ahhhh I missed the liveblog because I was being social. Dammit!

Obligatory :

the1980s@twitter (#238,870)

check this out:
#debate #obama2012 #1980s

@the1980s@twitter : Contrary to popular opinion, hashtags do not actually "work everywhere".

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