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My vow to you: go out and vote today, if you have not already, and I shall reward you with my long-awaited analysis of The Blob.  If not, well, I just don’t know man, I just don’t know.  That’s how serious this is.


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  1. gillan says:

    I love that movie!

    And I just voted!

  2. quitwriting says:

    How about you reward me with a President Obama instead?

    • greyaenigma says:

      Oh man! That’s what I wanted!

      I voted last night, saw some flooding in the basement of the elections offices. This morning I see a headline “Voters deluge polls.” So that’s what happened!

      I’m still nervous this will get stolen again, may not relax until January.

  3. johnnycrulez says:

    That’s the first suggestion of mine you’ve entertained so I’m super pumped about the review.

    Also, I threw my Obama-absentee ballot in last week.

    • Todd says:

      Now all you need to do is convince a hundred and fifty million other people to do the same.

      Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

      • johnnycrulez says:

        My mom was gonna vote McCain, and I convinced her not to. Now she’s writing in Jimmy Carter, which is what she does whenever she doesn’t like either candidate. And my stepdad is writing in Palin, which is a vote less for McCain, I guess.

        But I’m a college student, so all of my friends are already voting for Obama, except my Evangelical Christian friends and that one guy voting for Bob Barr.

        But I’ll do what I can!

        • Todd says:

          Just make sure all your college-student friends-who-are-voting-for-Obama actually go out and do so, instead of saying they will and then not, as college students generally do.

          • johnnycrulez says:

            I kept trying to respond to that by talking about how Obama has this weird effect on college students that make us want to do things, but I couldn’t stop staring at the phrase “inscrutable nutjobs” in the top left corner of my screen.

            Nevertheless, I will do my best to campaign for votes, if only to read your review of the Blob. (And get Obama elected, I guess)

            • Todd says:

              A preview: your ability to get college students to vote and the plot of The Blob are, weirdly, inextricably connected.

              • johnnycrulez says:

                Well, I often feel like Steve McQueen talking to the townspeople when I talk to people about politics. More often when I talk to adults, though.

                I don’t know if it is a Bible Belt thing, but I can’t count how many of my elders have told me that I will become a Republican when I get older and have to pay taxes.

                • Todd says:

                  I am older and have to pay lots of taxes, and I fervently enjoy being a Democrat.

                  The Republican party exists only for the very wealthy — for generations they have convinced the poor and middle-class to vote for them against their own self-interest, through the “cultural conservative” approach. What’s that, you say? I’m making your standard of living worse with my policies? Look! Homosexuals, getting married!

  4. craigjclark says:

    I voted on Thursday. So did a lot of other people (many of them college students, I noticed). I hope we’ll be able to swing my state in Obama’s direction. It would be nice if we did.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just got back from voting in NYC, where the line was the longest I’ve seen in my 22 years of voting here. (A neighbor who’s lived here for 50 years said the same.) At 6 a.m. it was around the corner, with at least 100 people waiting for the 6:15 opening time, and it was even longer by 6:30.

    But the line moved quickly, and the polling station, which encompasses 8-10 election districts, was better organized than I’ve ever seen it. My time from joining the line to voting: less than 25 minutes.


  6. stormwyvern says:

    I voted, though I had planned to do so before I knew there was a Blob analysis hanging in the balance. I live in Massachusetts so I’m guessing that Obama could carry the state without my help, but I do believe that my vote is important. Aside from the candidates I want to support, we have a couple of ballot questions I feel strongly about. And perhaps most importantly, democracy is so awesome that when we were leaving our polling place and saw lines going out the door, longer than we’ve seen in our years of living and voting here, my husband started to tear up, which just makes me love him and democracy all the more.

    I’m hoping the Blob analysis shows up at least by late afternoon because I’ll be spending the evening watching the returns with friends.

    • Todd says:

      I’ve got a busy day on this end. I hope to get to The Blob tomorrow.

      Unless, of course,you people let me down.

      • stormwyvern says:

        That’s fine. Means I won’t have to periodically tear myself away from election coverage to check to see if you’ve exposed the deeper meaning of the title song’s lyrics. (In all seriousness,I do no recommend watching election coverage constantly, as there are long stretches where nothing is happening.)

  7. Man, voting feels good. I was dancing out of the polling place.

  8. clayfoot says:

    I did that last week. This week, I’m building a MedialMall PlayOn server to stream NetFlix and Hulu to my Xbox 360.

  9. chadu says:

    Free coffee AND The Blob?

    Oh my stars and garters!

  10. marcochacon says:

    I’m heading out! Out to vot–whu–wuhh. Wait a minute: which Blob are you reviewing!?

    :: clutches un-finished ballot ::

    Not the remake, right?

    -Marco (writin’ in Steve McQueen!)

  11. ja_samonikla says:

    already voted on friday!

  12. noskilz says:

    It wouldn’t do to re-enact the final segment of Futurama’s A Head in the Polls, as I’m fairly certain that the consequences of people deciding that their participation isn’t needed will be much less amusing than a rampaging cyborg Nixon.

    I’m confident McCain is in for a very disagreeable evening, but that isn’t a certainty without follow-through: it isn’t about how potential voters may feel, it’s about who shows up.

  13. *squee*

    *plays the theme song*


  14. Anonymous says:

    I voted in Virginia. So did my 87-year-old neighbor, who said, “I was sick with a cold, but I would have dragged myself to the polls.”

    I suspect Mr. Alcott would be pleased with our mutual candidate of choice.

    This is the first time since I was able to vote for a President that I’ve felt pretty awesome doing so.

    — N.A.

  15. zodmicrobe says:

    I seriously think you should do a “Darabont: The Schlock Years” retrospective of THE BLOB, NIGHTMARE 3 and his first draft of FLY II (which is good). That dude can write! And Donovan Leitch was just so cute back in ’88.

  16. samedietc says:

    Strangely, no lines at all at my polling place in Chicago, but perhaps that’s because I purposely waited until late morning.

    I got a little teary-eyed voting for Obama, but my tears dried up quick when I started going through the votes to retain judges.

    Also, just to be clear, we’re talking Blob ’58, right? Crazy–I just finished (re)watching that this morning, while making breakfast.