With four debates and countless campaign stops and political ads gone by (not to mention the daily onslaught of polls), Election Day can’t come soon enough. Fortunately, voters can laugh off the remaining 13 days with their choice of late-night television or stories from The Onion. And thanks to a free new app, Mock the Vote, the best political satire is collected in one place.
Mock the Vote is the inaugural product from Laffster, a start-up recently launched to provide a personalized experience around online humor content. Inspired by a Ramussen study that found nearly one-third of young Americans rely on satirical sources for the news, the app seeks to provide the best political items from the satire world. Mock the Vote combines content curated from faux news mainstays like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Onion with original content from big humor names like Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor for The New Yorker. It also invites decided voters to rank material.
“We wanted to build something that would really lead users to discover the election, in a distinctly funny way,” said Laffster CEO Daniel Altman.
While Mock the Vote is currently available for Apple users, Altman says the company hopes to move to Android in the next week.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.