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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Cry for Help (And an Answer)

posted by on September 24 at 8:15 AM

Received via email yesterday afternoon:

In 2004, I tried to get into to Chop Suey on election night in order to be with like-minded folks, but it was too full. This year I’ve never been so hopeful, yet never been so scared shitless of getting my heart broken again by this country. I am already planning on taking November 5th off from work in anticipation of a complete mental breakdown. Any chance you’re planning a big (bigger than Chop Suey) election night party or a post-election celebration/commiseration?


Kristin, your angst is our command. Behold:


Everyone: Mark you calendars. Kristin: Hope to see you there.

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If McCain manages to win, will there be a mass suicide?

Posted by Andrew | September 24, 2008 8:35 AM


No. Liberals are full of shit. You're not going to kill yourself. You're not going to leave the country. You will cry tho. You always do.

Posted by Republicans have bigger dicks. | September 24, 2008 8:47 AM

@2. All the better to fuck a guy in an airport bathroom with, eh?

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 24, 2008 8:49 AM


Thass wut I'm talking 'bout.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 24, 2008 8:50 AM

@2, I have seen your dick and my only remark is "Does that come in adult size?"

Posted by Andrew | September 24, 2008 9:09 AM

@2 - you seem to have confused the words "have" and "are."

Posted by Levislade | September 24, 2008 9:29 AM

"I am already planning on taking November 5th off from work in anticipation of a complete mental breakdown."

Oh, come on now. Seriously? If you were that bothered you would have left the country either four or eight years ago.

I hope Obama wins, but y'all know as well as I do that it's not like America's going to be this new. happy place the day he takes office. Last I checked, we've got a lot of problems regardless of whether there's a democrat or republican in office.

Posted by Jason Josephes | September 24, 2008 9:32 AM

Jason, we're talking about a girl here.

Posted by Let them have their emotions. It's all they got. | September 24, 2008 9:36 AM

Is it 21+ only?

Posted by elenchos | September 24, 2008 9:51 AM

all ages?

Posted by poltroon | September 24, 2008 9:52 AM

I asked for November 5 off a few weeks ago. I was so depressed in 2004 that I went into work almost 4 hours late and left early. I was at the Chop Suey when it all went down, down, down.

Posted by CommonKnowledge | September 24, 2008 9:55 AM

@9: Yes, it's 21+ only. Sorry, youngins. But we'll be blogging, so you can join us virtually if you're not old enough to get in.

Posted by Eli Sanders | September 24, 2008 10:02 AM

I just found out Bob Dylan is playing the U of Minn on election night. That should be an interesting show regardless of how the election goes, so no trip to Seattle for me this time either. One of these days, tho.

Posted by drewl | September 24, 2008 10:33 AM

Underage people wouldn't like the party anyway. All the tension, none of the sweet, numbing alcohol.

Posted by Greg | September 24, 2008 10:35 AM

kristin..i heart you. when i saw that obama had clinched the nomination on the front page of the times, something inexplicable clinched up and i started crying in front of the newspaper box. this happened while i was catching a bus on 5th and jackson around a crowd of strangers. i bought tickets to go to vancouver bc for november 4th - 6th .. i'm getting up in the morning, voting and then going to vancouver for two days.. i'm not leaving for good or nothing, i'm coming back but either way it swings i'm positive i'm going to be a bawly mess and it's best i'm not around.

Posted by reverend dr dj riz | September 24, 2008 10:37 AM

My mom is going to see Metallica on election night.

Posted by Abby | September 24, 2008 10:54 AM

I kind of thought this was one of those elections where the 18-21 age voters sort of mattered. Isn't it?

Posted by elenchos | September 24, 2008 10:55 AM

The details are fuzzy, but the folks who put on LICK! at Chop Suey are having a free election event at Chop Suey for queers and their friends.

Posted by newradio | September 24, 2008 3:29 PM

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