I have not missed a debate since I have been old enough to vote. This one, however, I got so bored with halfway through that I put on a hoodie and went out and took a walk in the rain.

Prepping and then teaching stats for three straight hours is exhausting, even if it is Baby Stats.

Update: Far, far more interesting than the debate: lego zombie apocalypse.

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

4 thoughts on “yawn”

  1. I wanted Obama in his opening statement to say something like, “I’m going to try very hard to answer the question you ask. Most of the time, we candidates hear a keyword, and then plug in the stock segment of a speech we’ve been repeating every day on the campaign trail. But I don’t want to do that tonight. Tonight, I want to answer the specific question you ask, and if my answer doesn’t do that, you tell me.” At least it would have made for more interesting TV watching.


  2. It was boring, though it heated up a bit in the second half. Brokaw was an awful, whiny moderator.

    It was clearly a solid victory for Obama and a disaster for McCain, in light of what he needed to do. Barring a terrorist attack or something totally crazy, this one is over.


  3. Sheila and I did take a sip of wine with every “My friends” and we were plastered by the end. It is probably the only thing that kept us from not taking a walk like Jeremy.


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