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Colleen Lachowicz

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The First Poster for Catching Fire

The Catching Fire poster is actually one of those newfangled “motion posters” which is basically a gif that won’t stop playing sound at you, so we’re putting it behind the jump. Yes, it comes with a mute button.

In the meantime, remember Nerdache Cakes? They’re starting a YouTube channel for tutorials, but need 1k likes before they do. Go help them out! (Tumblr)

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Election Recap: U.S. Senate Will Reconvene With Record Setting Percentage of Women

Right, right, victories for women and minorities in the polls last night, but we all know that the victories of the internet come first. Ladies and gentlemen, you are looking at the majority content of the world’s newest most tweeted and most Facebook-Liked post in history. This picture, with the text “Four more years.” was tweeted by and posted on the Facebook wall of President Barack Obama last night. Within the first hour of the tweet’s existence it generated almost 370k retweets, sitting at 661,267 retweets as of this post, while the Facebook post has a whopping 3,270,011 likes.

You did it, America. You made internet history.

All joking aside, let’s talk about how there are going to be more female senators than ever before in history starting next term.

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I Knit Socks, Too: World of Warcraft Playing Politician Responds to Detractors

Instead of talking about what they’re doing for Maine people, they’re making fun of me for playing video games… In the last ten months, I’ve spent no more than forty five minutes playing WoW. I also knit socks—and that too has taken a back seat to my work and my campaign. - State senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz.

Lachowicz, running for a Maine senate seat, is under fire from opponents for having a video game hobby, and talking it in the way that any player would. To see more about how she’s responding to the campaign, which has included a door to door mailing and a website that implies she is unable to distinguish game life from reality, see The Daily Dot.

Previously in World of Warcraft and Socks

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If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

State Senate Candidate Colleen Lachowicz Under Fire from Opponents for Playing World of Warcraft

I’m not sure if this is more disheartening or hilarious. Maine State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz has found herself under attack because of a deep, dark secret that, her opponents contend, will negatively impact her ability to represent her constituents.

So does she have a history of accepting bribes?

Have her credentials been falsified?

Does she have ties to the mafia?

No. Worse. She plays World of Warcraft.

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