Tuesday, November 8, 2005
We hate to remind you, but it's Election Day. Not your regularly scheduled exercise in democracy, of course, but a specialone, which if it were a children's book might be titled Gov. Schwarzenegger Throws a Hissy Fit. This election makes us think of the many pop-culture variations on the word "special." Like Dana Carvey's SNL character the Church Lady, whose signature utterance was "Isn't that special?" Or the end of that Todd Solondz masterpiece of dorkdom, Welcome to the Dollhouse, in which the hunky guy tells the nerdy girl that "special" means "retarded." Some less cynical people than us are throwing a party instead of grousing. The Om Records and Music for America "Election Night Party"puts live music and DJs into the mix of morose drinking and groaning at the election results. The Procussions, Colossus, Whooligan, and the Trout all try to cheer you up at 7 p.m. at Mighty, 119 Utah (at 15th Street), S.F. Admission is $10; call 626-7001 or visit www.mightysf.com.

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