The New York Times’ election needle is broken and people are jonesing hard


The New York Times‘ election needle failure may be the healthiest possible outcome for our collective mental health. 

The infamous needle sparked deep-seated anxiety and ignited endless rage during the 2016 presidential election, when it perilously oscillated before settling on Trump’s victory. Ahead of the midterm elections this year, people were outspoken about how much that damn needle stressed them out.

“When the Needle whirs to life like the smoke monster in Lost, chances are you’ve already cast your vote, you’ve worked the rest of your day in the office, stress-eating whatever baked goods come your way.” The latest from @oureric:

— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) November 6, 2018 Read more…

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