In Memoriam: Ted Cruz

It’s hard to stay away from politics during an election year, so I’d like to take a moment to recognize those we’ve lost as the 2016 election makes everybody feel dirty on the inside. Just last night, Canada’s very own Ted Cruz announced he was dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination. Beaten-to-death jokes about the Zodiac Killer aside, Cruz was responsible for many of the race’s most horrifying moments, and I don’t just mean his policies.

This video made the rounds as soon as it happened last November, but let’s take a second to remember just how awful this whole thing is, and how much you hate Cruz for ruiningĀ The Princess Bride for you. He really was one of the WOAT, and will not be missed.

Music Monday: Folk Sensation Bernie Sanders

Regardless of your politics, America can get behind on one thing for sure: we don’t really want to hear Bernie Sanders sing. President Obama might have a cool Al Green thing going onĀ and W. Bush is a noted disciple of Pete Townshend, but every dirty pinko commie’s favorite septuagenarian senator doesn’t seem to have a voice that screams “give this man a record deal!”. But he’s 30 years ahead of all the barbs about gravel-throats and Brooklyn accents, because he put out an obscure folk record in the 1980s. It’s not available freely for streaming, but over at James Napoli’s Atavist blog there’s a great (and long) post about how the hell this happened in the first place.

For your listening pleasure, here’s a few snippets of it as well.