Last Call: Please vote, America

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Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

You know what tomorrow is, right?

Yes, I am one of those assholes who has not early voted yet, despite ample opportunities to do so. (I keep waiting to get my judges’ lists set.) So I will stand in line for likely several hours tomorrow and will be happy to, executing this important citizen privilege and make my voice heard. Be sure to make yours heard as well! Maybe this SNL voting ad will help inspire you. Plus, The A.V. Club has a list of great podcasts so that you (and I) can while away the time while in line. Gizmodo offers a number of ways to get free and discounted rides to the polls. So, no excuses. Just get out there. [Gwen Ihnat]


[Note: The A.V. Club and Gizmodo, like The Takeout, are owned by Univision Communications.]

Vote, then go see Free Solo

Need a little break from politics (after voting, of course)? I saw Free Solo this weekend; it’s a breathtaking—literally, you may catch yourself holding your breath—documentary about 33-year-old Alex Honnold, who in October became the first person to “free solo” the 3,000-foot granite face of Yosemite’s El Capitan. That means he climbed the entire thing alone, without any ropes, harnesses, or safety equipment—just his hands and some chalk. It’s one of the most incredible feats I’ve ever watched on film, and a very satisfying 90 minutes of nail-biting escapism. [Kate Bernot]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.


President Zod

I love voting in person. I am 47, registered Independent, and have voted in every election since I was 18. I love the polling booth. I drove home from hours away to vote in person during college (full disclosure: brought wash for mom to do, too).

I love the atmosphere. And, to be The Takeout friendly, I love the old ladies with the bake stand. They sell baked goods to cover the costs of getting folks to the polls. Totally non partisan.

And they sell homemade chocolate chip cookies....WITH NO DAMN STUPID NUTS, KATE....that are off the hook.