1. I listened to about 10 minutes of the vice presidential debate last night, and then wisely turned it off and listened to Mahler instead.

2. The Onion has an article up–Report: 60 Million People You’d Never Talk To Voting For Other Guy:
The 110-page document reveals that these strangers share a fundamental vision of our nation’s future, a vision that shockingly runs completely counter to your own and is furthermore embodied by the candidate whom you could not in a million years fathom being the leader of the free world. Even more frightening, the report says, is that their votes count just as much as yours.

3. And in other items that make us feel happy instead of mad or worried, the last cria of the season at Blue Moon Ranch was born yesterday, just in time for the end of the warm weather. His name is Zeke: