Digital Humanities Now: Making Brian Happy Again

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 As I’m sure many others can empathize with, this election hit me hard. Frankly, it’s scared my socks off and it’s still causing a few sleepless nights. I find myself staring at nothing, with these horrible thoughts running through my head. As a lover of all things political, this is supposed to be an enjoyable time. Hearing policy and watching the democratic system played out in front of me always brings a smile to my face. To me, it doesn’t matter how little of it can get done, if what they’re saying has merit, or even how they look. It’s just cool to see two people duke it out.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 My week at DHNow was way back, before the end times, between October 17th and 23rd. Right in the center of that was the third presidential debate. I first got into politics in 2008, and I’ve watched every debate since. It’s not all that far back, but it already seems like ages ago. After two depressing showings this year (and we all know why), I was really questioning whether I would even bother with the third. They were just constantly bringing down my mood.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 However, a day or two before the debate, I found this sitting in the middle of the queue. I immediately jumped on it, and even tweeted it out on the class hashtag. I sat for hours just perusing through it, sorting by date and issue. It was fun seeing “young” Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Al Gore. After actually seeing it, I have to say that bombshell first question to Dukakis in Let’s Debate ’88 #2 was really uncalled for.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Seeing these old debates and what 2016 is lacking brought my mood up again, so then I ended up watching the third debate this year. It was fun while it lasted.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 (P.S. I wrote this before the election and could only return to it now. I had to make a couple edits.)

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