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November 2004

So it's President Bush. OK. In absolute terms, more people voted for him than for Ronald Reagan who received 54 million votes at his peak in 1984. And since we're all trying to figure out what this says about the will of the American people, and since I always try to provide information for the common good here on this web site, I'd like to mention a few more things that over 54 million Americans did recently:

  • Saw The Passion of the Christ
  • Saw Shrek 2
  • Bought or read a Harry Potter book
  • Drank alcohol
  • Saw an episode of Survivor
  • Owned a gun
  • Owned a copy of Michael Jackson's Thriller (ok, not so recently)
  • Breathed air graded "F" by the American Lung Association
  • Attended an arts event
  • Rode a bike for recreation
  • Didn't regularly get a good night's sleep
  • Asked themselves what's up with Sam Donaldson's hair (I assume)
  • Lived in one of America's 200 largest cities
  • Owned a computer connected to the Internet
  • Bought travel services on the Internet
  • Lost their electricity for a full day
  • Went to church
  • Went to church regularly
  • Voted for John Kerry

I hope this helps bring the Everyamerican into sharper focus. Because I aim to please.

[These stats were Googled and are probably suspect. But they're in the ballpark.]

Posted by davis | Link | Comments (2)
Now that the quiet period of the recent presidential election is over, we're looking forward to resuming our film commentary. However, we must first mention how surprised we were to learn, this week, not only that film-related web sites are exempt from the quiet period but also that there is no quiet period. We now believe the quiet period was an invention of one of our laziest film writers who has done practically nothing, nothing at all, for several weeks. Knowing this, we say that if the Internet still exists in its present form in four years, we hope to provide a great deal more film commentary in the days before the presidential election than we did this year. If the Internet takes a different form, such as that of a sea urchin, an ontological argument, or a chicken-cicle, we resolve to adapt to the changing times and provide whatever film-related content is appropriate for the medium. And the times.
We bid a belated happy election to our kind readers.
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