Maybe skip the movie

In encouraging his readers to stop hassling him for exit poll results, The New Republic's Michael Crowley encourages his readers to relax and enjoy the experience, maybe contributing to the ailing local cinema:

Instead of obsessing over these chimerical numbers, go spend a couple hours at a senior center. Or volunteer at a soup kitchen. Clean out your closets. Go see Zack and Miri Make a Porno if you must. But can we please please learn the lesson of 2004 and just wait until after dinner?

Hmm. I cannot second that advice. Last time I went to see an election day movie, my wife, political humor scholar Russ Peterson, and I went to see the miserable remake Bedazzled. Walking into the theatre, we had been assured by some authoritative broadcaster that Albert Gore, Jr., had the state of Florida well in hand ...

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