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The president. The head honcho, the big boss. The man in the high castle. Wherever or whoever it is, the president of anything is a striking figure. So lets joke a bit about them and bring them back down to Earth.

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So, There's a Presidential Candidate Named "Deez Nuts" Who Has 9 Percent of the Vote in North Carolina So Far





You know it's a crazy presidential race when Donald Trump isn't the biggest troll running for office. No, that honor goes a 15-year-old boy from Iowa named Brady Olson. Or, at least, that was the name his parents gave him way back when. Now, he goes by a name that's larger than life (if you consider life to be sperm cell and egg). He is the hero we need. He will bring change to the Oval Office. Well... he would if he weren't 20 years too young to run for that office.

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The Internet Is Running Wild With President Trump's 'Stable Genius' Tweet

The internet is overflowing with memes and jokes after President Trump referred to himself as a "stable genius" on Twitter yesterday. The remark was part of a thread meant to defend his mental stability in the wake of the drama surrounding Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff's critical look at the Trump presidency. Responses ranged from fact-checking in nature, to... well, a predictable abundance of horse jokes. Even stars such as Mindy Kaling and former White House staffer Kal Penn had to get in on the fun.

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What does it take to get you to vote? Is it civic duty? A profound belief in a candidate? Fear of another candidate?

For almost half the American population, none of these things matter because they don’t vote. In fact, only about 56 percent of Americans voted in 2008. There are no numbers on this, but it’s entirely reasonable to think that maybe more people say “Thanks, Obama” than voted for him.

So what does it take? Money? Would you like money out of a candidate's pocket? Well, that’s not gonna happen, buddy! This is America! We don’t pay for votes here, so take it some place else.

But what about those celebrity videos? Can Stanley Tucci get you to vote? 

via Save the Day

Sorry, Tucc. No. Celebrity videos where they guilt you into voting don’t work because they depend on the old theory of “rational self-interest,” i.e. the idea that people will vote based on heavily-reinforced social norms. People don’t operate based on “rational self interest,” do they? People say that they’re going to vote but, in many cases, don’t actually do it.  

Over on YouTube, The Nerdwriter found something that just might work: shame. That’s right, if shamed into it, people will vote. He offers some different methods for implementing the age-old practice of shame, like a thing on Facebook that says “I Voted” or, the Scarlett Letter of the digital age, “I Didn’t Vote.”

via Hardware Zone

Check out the video for some more facts about voter turnout. You will sound so smart next time the topic comes up if you do.

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