by Sarah Gayda
There are several things on my calendar that won't be happening today. I can't make my 5:15 pm conference call, I won't be watching my daughter's hockey practice, and I will have to forgo book club tonight.
All because on this momentous day, I cannot focus on anything but the US election. Nothing else matters at this point, and I will be glued to multiple news formats from morning until night.
So much has been written and analyzed about this election — much of it thought-provoking, clever, funny and frightening — that I don't think I can add much more. During my recent obsession with all things US-election related, I have never been more grateful for the educated and talented communicators who've given me hope that all is not lost — that there are still critical thinkers in the world.
In honour of these esteemed communicators, this momentous day, and the fact that my blog post is yet another item on my to-do list that isn't going to get much attention today, here's a sampling of some of my favourite election pieces, in all formats, that have been published of late:
- Humour, meet fragile ego: The secret weapon of that ‘nasty woman’
- Trump may fade away, but his vile talk will linger
- A zombie election lurches to its fearsome final scene
- Michelle Obama's EPIC Speech On Trump's Sexual Behavior
- Endless brilliant tweets from Stephen Colbert
- Saturday Night Live - Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton opening skits
- Brian Gable cartoons, notably #3
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Let's hope November 9 brings continued creative brilliance and a productive, business-as-usual calendar day for all of us.
Photo credit: Ken Hawkins