LIVE US08 BLOG: And off we go

  • 11/04/2008 03:36:00 pm
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones
  • 2 Comments

We've been tormented by the endless coverage for what seems like an entire year. Barely an hour's television viewing would pass without being reminded of the monumental battle between them. But as last, it seems we're nearing the sweet merciful release of a conclusion. Could it happen? Could we really dare to dream? Will we finally be able to retire to our nightly beds, our collective subconscious breathing a huge metaphorical sigh of relief that maybe, just maybe, everything will go the way we're hoping and that we'll soon be living in a somehow slightly more peaceful, sunnier and goshdarnit all-round better world? Yes, that's right. Maybe - just maybe - the couple in those BT adverts could be getting back together. Ooh, fingers crossed!!!

[A distant crack rings out, and a sniper's bullet whizzes just past BrokenTV's ear.]

Oh, please yourselves. It's the massive BrokenTV US Election Live Blog Special!

Only about 726 hours until the first meaningful results start to trickle in, so we're first going to look at some of the results night coverage of the past. And it wouldn't be a BrokenTV selection of pictures from things that happened in the past if we weren't going to dish out some spurious awards, now would it? And we're very lucky to have with us a special guest. Fresh from working with CNN during the live presidential debates, please welcome to the blog... The CNN Uncommitted Ohio Voters Live Opinion Line Chart!



First up:

MOST DEMENTED CARTOON PORTRAYAL OF THE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES' MASCOTS


Winner: WTOP Washington, 1972.



Whoa! The sixties are over, people, quit it with the LSD-infused imagery.

CHEESIEST INTRO CARD FOR AN ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS TEAM

Winner:Tim Taylor et al, WJKW-TV8, 1984



Replete with signatures from each part of the team.



Sports guy Dick Goddard looks especially pleased that they've let him take part, even though sporting events are traditionally thin on the ground around election night. We suspect he didn't look quite so pleased the time his credit cards were nicked, and the criminals had been able to mimic his signature perfectly.


So, the first couple of awards, and with them the start of our live results night blog. What do you think of the show so far, CNN Uncommitted Ohio Voters Live Opinion Line Chart?



Yeah, not the best start. Nice to see the Ohio ladies perk up a bit once they caught sight of Dick Goddard. Possibly he's America in 1984's version of Gary Lineker.


LIVE UPDATE TICKER: SARAH PALIN HAS VOTED. NO GAFFES TO REPORT. OUR TVU PLAYER STREAM OF FOX NEWS WON'T WORK.

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