1.) These days, you may be deciding where to get your news from based on your political affiliation. If you lean to the left, you may not be happy with the results of a Pew Study showing that MSNBC runs much more opinionated programming than Fox News. MSNBC’s programming is 85% opinion and only 15% reporting, compared to 55% opinion and 45% reporting for Fox News. Of the three big cable news outlets, the study says that CNN runs the most straight news, with 54% of its programming devoted to reporting.
2.) A more than 30 year old Atari world record has been broken. It was back in 1980 Atari unleashed the arcade game Missile Command. Two year later, a player racked up a ridiculous score of over 80 million points, a record viewed as unbeatable. Over the weekend, Victor Sandberg played Missile Control for more than 56 hours – he was able to take breaks as long as 30 minutes as accumulating extra cities during play meant missiles could rain down on his cities while he maintained his turn. His ultimate score following his more than 2 days of playing was a new record of 81,796,035 points.
3.) While you should wear your “I Voted Early” or “I Voted” sticker proudly after casting a ballot, think twice about having it on if you’re not supposed to vote. After voting in Florida, Onakia Griffin wore the sticker as she went to her next stop, a meeting with her probation officer. As a convicted felon, she was not legally eligible to vote. When she registered, she falsely stated on her application that she was not a convicted felon, and that she was qualified to register. Griffin has now been charged with submitting false voter registration information, false swearing, and fraud in casting a vote.