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Election Day, HBO begins, Harvey Wallbanger Day
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Published Tuesday, November 08, 2016 @ 11:36 AM EST
Nov 08 2016


The results aren't official until they are certified
by two barks of the Electoral Collie
(Credit: The Onion)

Please vote today even though, as Christopher Hayes noted, it "feels like a combination of Christmas Eve and the day before major, possibly life threatening surgery."

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Today is Tuesday, November 8, the 313th day of 2016, with 53 days remaining. Today is Presidential Election Day in the United States. There are 16 days until Thanksgiving, 43 days until the winter solstice, 45 days until Festivus, and 47 days until Christmas Day.

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On this day in 1972, Home Box Office began. The 1971 film Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda, was transmitted that evening to 325 Service Electric subscribers in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Initially, HBO was on the air for only nine hours a day, from 3 pm until midnight. Despite decades of warnings from the motion picture industry, pay tv did not destroy broadcast "free" TV.

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Among other things, today is also, appropriately enough, National Harvey Wallbanger Day, a drink composed of three parts vodka, one part Galliano, and six parts orange juice. The true origin of the drink and its name are uncertain, although the most likely story is a marketing scheme to popularize Galliano, a sweet herbal Italian liqueur.

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A Florida man was arrested... after deputies said he stuffed pizza and cinnamon sticks in his mouth after he was unable to pay the delivery driver for his order.

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As of this writing, The KGB Quotations Database contains 41,118 entries. Check it out.

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Some persons born on November 8 who said memorable things:
Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind author and journalist; and Aaron Swartz, American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist;

Today's quote of the day is from Aaron Swartz: Life is short, so why waste it doing something dumb?

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Today's edition is late and abbreviated due to a variety of reasons. Should be back to normal tomorrow.

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