Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:32pm

Apparently Georgia is a swing state now?

Today’s big news is that Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in Georgia, by 3 points according to the latest polls. This is a ridiculous turn of events by the standards of recent political history.

Go check FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 Election Forecast for the numbers – you can hover over each state for specific poll numbers.

Hey, want some egg-hatching tips for Pokemon GO? Of course you do. Go check Lifehacker’s article. FYI, you should be walking in straight lines when you hatch eggs – going around and around the block doesn’t work as well. Who knew?

The Conversation is talking “smartphone addiction” today, which I’m not sure is actually a thing, but they have research that says people are checking their smartphones 150-300 times a day. Which is mind-boggling at best. I mean, I social media for a living, and I don’t check my phone that much. My phone is always binging and chirping and crybabying for attention. I might check it once or twice an hour, and that would be some heavy use.

Here’s a cool article about Venus. It may be that it used to be habitable. If you’re not up on your spaceology, Venus is the next closest to the sun from us, and it’s a molten, acid-soaked hellscape. We can’t even fly anything there to study it, because everything we’ve sent there melts. No, for real. Melts. From the acid. But there’s evidence suggesting it didn’t used to be like that.

Meanwhile, the Olympics banned .gifs of their events. And Vines. And anything like .gifs and Vines. Because they think they can do that somehow. No, really. Of course, they also think they can ban corporate accounts on Twitter from tweeting about the Olympics and using their sponsored hashtags, so I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

I wonder if I’ll get sued for blogging about it? Heh.

In other news, the Vlogbrothers did an awesome thing today. They made a video series explaining the in-and-outs of voting, how to vote, how to register – everything you need to know about voting – in an effort to raise voter turnout. Check it out!

I love the Vlogbrothers.

And Now, the Trumpster Fire Update:

Okay, folks, that’s all I’ve got. Now go watch this ecstatic German shepard tear around a muddy yard.

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