Top 10 Things To Do Instead Of Voting
As the end of the brutal presidential campaign nears, we find ourselves driven into the election booths like lambs to the slaughter. No matter what television show consumes your free time, I’m sure it’s been littered with more in-your-face rants than the Attitude Era of the WWE. Today we take a look at a few alternative options for easing your election time woes in hopes of bringing a little levity to your day.
10. Watch V for Vendetta
This one has more relevance for our funny-talking British brethren, but we Americans can pretend to care about the 5th of November too. Not because we’ve been paying attention in History class and know of the failed Gunpowder Plot, but because Hollywood made movie loosely based on it. So instead of rushing to the ballot box to choose the lesser of two evils, refresh your mind with some real fake history and watch Agent Smith destroy Parliament in style!
9. Call Your Local TV Station and Say Thank You
The time to act is now, and the action is to sit down on your comfy sofa, pick up your phone, call your local television station, and say thank you for no longer airing political ads. With the campaign nearing its end, the onslaught of misleading ads—which, let’s face it, are about as useful as “your momma” jokes—can finally come to an end. We can finally watch The Walking Dead without a horrendous ad about which President is going to bring upon the zombie apocalypse faster.
8. Complete Your Minecraft White House
Most of you are probably not even reading this if you own Minecraft. But if, for some odd reason, you are (shame on you, by the way), then get to it, man. Uncle Sam needs you to finish building that life-sized White House replica in Minecraft.
7. Replay Metal Gear Solid and Realize the President Has Been In On It the Whole Time
I hope this doesn’t come as a shock to you, but people with power will always desire more power. Very few video games have shown this better than Metal Gear Solid. With more conspiracy twists than you can shake a Mark II at, MGS filled its storyline with giant mechs, nano-technology, hidden government conspirators, and cloning. And then, at the very end, you learn that the President has been in on it the whole time.
6. Wait On The Walking Dead: Episode 5
Who wants to worry about the unemployment rate, gas prices, and the morality of our nation when Lee Everett might not even survive in the newest episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead? Stand in front of your PS3 or Xbox 360, exiting and re-entering the online store until the decisive moment is finally here—when we finally get to learn the fate of Lee Everett.
5. Drool Over the Latest GTA V News and Preorder the Game
With campaign ads swarming the television like the Flood from Halo, it’s become clear that there is nothing new to learn from them anymore. But the politics surrounding GTA V are much more crucial to our well-being as a well-rounded gaming society. With tidbits of release images, we can only make quick assumptions of what is to come. But if the new GTA V features a ballot box mission…
4. Design a Racetrack in the Shape of Your State in LBP Karting
With the release of LittleBigPlanet Karting this week, you will be able to design a racetrack in the shape of your very own state. See, you actually did learn something important from all those political ads that repeatedly showed you what your state looked like.
3. Play Black Ops 2 the American Way (By Pirating It)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is probably the most anticipated game of the season (now that everything else has come out), so what better way to exercise your political rights than to stay at home and play a pirated version?
2. Play Halo 4 and Realize that Politics Will Never Change
Even thousands of years in the future, there will be political warfare. It might not be exactly how you remember it, but Master Chief will find himself squaring off against someone who has an agenda resembling the political plans of candidates today. I guess some things never change.
1. Play Assassin's Creed III and Question Everything
What better way to celebrate a political day than by enjoying one of the most historical and politically charged games ever made? Assassin’s Creed III is not only a wondrous game, but it also shows off the more dastardly sides of some of the most prominent political figures to shape the birth of this American nation. Of course, this is a fictitious take on historical facts… Or is it?
Date: November 5, 2012
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