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Tue, 11/04/2008 - 00:15 by Ananth in response to an open letter to all registered US voters

At the risk of our own street cred, we're coming to you with a plea that you please, please please vote. I know it's not very cool or edgy and in fact it's very goody two-shoes, but that's okay. We're willing to risk our rep for your sake, and for the sake of America. 

Also, tomorrow Starbucks is giving away free cups of coffee and Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream to people who have voted. So there you go - if you're a punk and you were thinking of skipping out, now you have some incentive to drop in at the polls. 

This is an important election! Don't be a sucker. 


.. what

Comment by Aido Tue, 11/04/2008 - 00:17

Ananth, what the hell does 'baller' mean.


Who are you.


Get out of my house.


Comment by Zak (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 20:28

someone who cries a lot? someone who turns random objects into balls? a katamari???
or maybe the company that makes bawls?

I voted by absentee ballet,

Comment by Marky Mark (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 01:57

I voted by absentee ballet, how do I prove I voted to starbucks and ben n jerry T_T

(it's a secret)

Comment by Zak (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 08:07

Don't worry. Ben + Jerry's will give you a free scoop anyway. They even say so on their facebook ad for it. :)

That's nice of them.

Comment by Jen Luter (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 09:34

That's nice of them. Probably will help keep the absentee voting mob down, because otherwise they would just be mugging people with "I Voted!" stickers on as they leave with their free scoops* this is best for all involved.

*because absentee voting mob-folk are caring peoples who don't want to cheat other voters of their free scoop, after all!

also doughnuts

Comment by Jen Luter (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 09:30

Apparently Krispy Kreme is also giving away Yay You Voted doughnuts. Star-shaped doughnuts with patriotic sprinkles. By that I think they mean red white and blue, but I like to think they went to sprinkle world and asked, "who among you will lay down your sugary lives in the support of American democracy?" and then used the patriotic volunteers accordingly.

..But that could be because I'm just coming off of night shift and my brain is numb and it's way past my bedtime.

Krispy Kreme, Starbucks and

Comment by Viga (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 10:19

Krispy Kreme, Starbucks and Ben and Jerry's?!

Awesome automatic fatass voters day! :P I told my roommate and he shat balls over this. I think all three of those are in Dupont Circle too. Yum!

I already voted and got my

Comment by cacodaemonia (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 10:52

I already voted and got my coffee! :D I don't think there's a Ben & Jerry's around here, though... ; ^ ;

I'm a real baller

Comment by Pupsqueak (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 11:44

Totally voted absentee last week. Now I need to find a nearby Ben & Jerry's because I want me some I Voted Ice Cream!

Also, I printed this comic out and taped it to my dorm room door. Vote, my dorm-friends, vote!


Comment by Ananth Tue, 11/04/2008 - 13:56


Oregon is awesome, the state

Comment by Tenhauser (not verified) Tue, 11/04/2008 - 16:36

Oregon is awesome, the state mails us our ballots and we have to mail them in. Definitely more convenient than going to a ballot box.

I know this is a super late comment but...

Comment by Bryce (not verified) Mon, 01/05/2009 - 19:26

Conrad looks totally psycho

Who's the sucker?

Comment by Tamfang (not verified) Thu, 05/07/2009 - 13:38

To vote is to participate in a system built on violence.

To vote is a valid choice,

Comment by Liam (not verified) Tue, 06/16/2009 - 03:30

To vote is a valid choice, but so too is not voting. It can, for example, show a lack of faith in the political process or the options that are on offer... Having a "No confidence" vote would be fairly redundant also, as if you've got no confidence in, say, the system or the options on offer, then not voting is a more rational choice than expending effort in making a choice which will make no discernable difference to the outcome. (Of course, in a system with such large numbers voting, the likelihood of an individual vote making a difference is extremely low...)

As well as this, uninformed, or poorly informed, voting is an interesting issue - is it better not to vote when you lack the majority of information as to the consequences of voting a certain way? I suppose this leads to questions regarding the democratic system, however.

Not subluminal..

Comment by JesseT77 (not verified) Tue, 06/16/2009 - 15:10

but SUPERluminal ;D

pudzianowski najman zaklady

Comment by pudzianowski najman zaklady (not verified) Mon, 11/30/2009 - 14:09

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Comment by fajerwerki sklep (not verified) Wed, 12/16/2009 - 11:40

Very interesting blog, bookmarked for the future referrence, what template do you use ?


Comment by B-San (not verified) Thu, 07/22/2010 - 21:34

Conrad looks like he's doing the Scott Pilgrim pose :D

Most people who don't want

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 12/17/2011 - 20:09

Most people who don't want to vote don't know anything about politics and will just vote for the most good-looking guy. I'd rather not encourage them.