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Nothing says election night like two Rock’em Sock’em Robots guzzling beers in a casino

Nov 6, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

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As I stated in the previous post, I watched Game 4 of the World Series in a casino in Reno, Nev. But the previous day I was at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, watching Game 3 with, among others, these two guys. I sent this photo to a friend, and was stunned to learn that he had never heard of Rock’em Sock’em Robots. It was, of course (and still is I suppose) a robot boxing game from Mattel (although originally by Marx). What’s next, having to explain the game “Operation”?

Anyway, it occurs to me that this photo is a perfect metaphor for tonight. Red states and blue states, having duked it out over the previous eight months (or four years, take your pick), can now relax in friendship and enjoy a couple of tasty brews. Because if these two guys can put aside their differences for even one night, there’s hope for the rest of us.


  1. azvikefan - Nov 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    All hope is gone Chandler. Obama won. Welcome to the Socialized States of America.

    • manchestermiracle - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      Be sure to NOT sign up for Medicare when you’re eligible and I expect you to renounce any claims of SOCIAL security, too. Oh, and this is Obama’s re-election so I guess the Socialized States of America have already been here for four years. Not to worry, you can always count on the Mayans to be right and the world ends anyway on 12/21.

      • azvikefan - Nov 19, 2012 at 9:21 AM

        Death might be better than socialism, althought you seem to think it’s a good idea. Move to France you liberal.

  2. Hella Gnarly - Feb 5, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Bwhahaha Holy Sh*t, these are my costumes!! haha, That’s me and mu buddy. Kudos! ( Cheers!