Hey gang! It’s the moment of truth, the election results will be announced starting at 9:00pm AST, and punditry.ca will be there liveblogging it all for those at home (or in the Killam, as the case may be…)
We have been informed that this year the results will be interspersed with the finalists for Dalhousie’s Got Talent, with a position being announced between every few acts. If all goes according to schedule, President should be announced sometime around 11:30…so expect a midnight or later announcement for the big job.
Jebus, the Grawood still sells energy drinks, right? This pundit is in for a long one…
Stay tuned to this spot!
9:10: Sorry friends, so many technical difficulties. Fellow pundit Mark Coffn wins the award for my knight in shining Internet armour…he’s not just a pretty smile, folks.
9:15: Senate results are announced. They’re going to show us the candidate videos first and then announce the winners…it’s like the Oscars, but hopefully without all the suck.
9:20: Technical difficulties are the name of the game tonight, no candidate videos, just photos of the candidates with the Election Committee’s own take on punditry’s “6 word game.” Christian Browne is the boy band member of the crew, apparently.
9:22: Oh my, that went by quickly. Your new Senate Reps are Maggie Lovett, Ben Wedge and Carly Nicholson.
9:30: Wow, that was a little stressful, but we’re up and running now. The Grawood, incidentally, is packed. Methinks it’s more for the Dalhousie’s Got Talent than the election results…just a thought.
9:32: The band on stage right now looks a bit like early Hives, but is singing a medley of Disney songs, and, like, not just the “Whole New World” standards one would expect, but pulling out the B string “Man Out of You” Mulan type stuff. A bold move, let’s see if it works out for them.
9:38: A reliable source [who says punditry doesn't have journalistic integrity?...] has told me that Sen. Wedge was triple fisting with some of Nova Scotia’s finest ale in celebration of his victory. That source may or may not have been Wedge himself, so I feel comfortable writing about it.
9:41: In case anyone was wondering, I am sitting front stage centre (leftish) with a laptop on my lap in the middle of the packed bar…I am officially the coolest person you (virtually) know.
9:45: RELEVANT POST ALERT: VPSL is up. I am in so much suspense…I’m predicting a come from behind win for “no.”
9:46: Hannah “if she were any better, she’d be twins” Dahn takes the VPSL position for 2010-2011.
9:58: I don’t know who this comedienne is, but she is ginger, from PEI and pretty hilarious…the pundits corner has decided that we should befriend her.
10:00: VP EDUCATION!
10:01: Rob “his apples are delicious” LeForte takes the two-peat for VP Education-soon-to-be-VP Academic and External.
10:04: Next talent group up. I, again, have no idea what their names are. (Protip, commercial radio lady who is hosting this whole shindig: If the gal up front with the computer who is paying attention can’t catch the name of any of the acts, the ones in the back imbibing some of power hour’s finest brew don’t have a chance. This becomes problematic when you later want them to vote for a winner.)
10:08: Sublime’s “Badfish” to a “socialble” call to Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”…I’m in a tailspin of genre-mashing. I’m also struggling for things to write about in these half hour breaks, just in case it wasn’t obvious.
10:12: Some people have asked in the comments for the percentage break down along with the winners. The reason I can’t do this is because they aren’t announcing the ballot count or the percentage of votes for each candidate. Yeah, no, I don’t know either…
Thankfully, we at punditry.ca have Mike Smit, who will be posting the percentage counts as they come in (or, at the very least, has been in the comments…)
10:14: A note on the above, in my rush to post the winners, I don’t think I’ve quite been able to convey just how rushed and anti-climactic the annoucements have been. It’s a bit of a shame, really. With no percentages or day by day break downs of votes as in years past, it’s a pretty quick process and seems a little bit of an afterthought compared to the rest of the night. A little disappointing.
10:22: THIS BAND IS SINGING BAD ROMANCE!! The law of Gaga says that they win by deafult, show’s over, amirite?!
10:25: Just in case you were wondering, this band (Simply Dusted!) also sang Folsom Prison Blues and All for You by gone but not forgotten mid-90s band Sister Hazel. A mixed bag indeed…
10:26: VP INTERNAL: This required a third ballot, says the CRO. A close race, to be sure. Apparently, the field mouse can come out on top, and the next VPI will be Kayla Kurin. This pundit, for one, did not see that one coming.
10:32: Next up is a magician. She just made a glass bottle vanish when it was clearly in a paper bag. BURN THE WITCH!!! To quote Pundit Buchanan: “She’s going to make that bottle disappear and I’m not going to have a clue where it went. That’s why I hate magicians!” One for the books, ladies and gents.
10:35: The pundit corner likes magic…they really, really like magic.
10:38: This girl went to magic camp. I’m going to declatre that cooler than my years at debate camp.
10:40: PRESIDENT: Again, not much pagentry. Saulnier takes the big prize.
10:43: What a sin, Bailey apparently didn’t have his I.D on him to get into the Grawood and so has two big “X”s on his hand to denote underage status. Also, CandC Music Factory is now playing. I feel like I’m at a grade 7 dance all over again…Dance Mix ’96 what?!
10:57: Actually, I think they have just put on the Dance Mix ’96 tape…regardless, the dance floor is bumping.
10:58: This pundit is going to finish her $3.50 beer (god bless campus pubs) and head to bed…pundit over and out.