Being an election year, your teevee has probably already started spewing forth patronizing political ads depicting you the voter as a singleminded fuckwit more interested in symbolic bullshit than actual issues. Which is usually true, so they work their cynicism to great effect. That is, of course, when they're not hilariously awful.
One of the more written about senate races around the country is in Minnesota where comedian-cum-blowhard Al Franken is pitted against incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman. Coleman would like to remind voters, who he presumes are gruff bowling alley patrons who shout people down and pelt them with hockey pucks when they deviate from their angry chants, that he was instrumental in getting an NHL franchise back in the state. So remember this November: VOTE FOR HOCKEY OR GET PELTED WITH PUCKS!