So, today is sort of important. Vote!
From XKCD: if you’re interested in voter turnout and the effects of social media, check out Civic Innovation.
For those of us who have already voted and need some distraction, check out the story about sumo wrestlers and cats! There’s even a book about the cats, who look unimpressed by sumo. (Then again, cats are pretty good at looking unimpressed about nearly everything.)