yawn

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.

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  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.

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  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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