Trump and Biden: Dueling Town Hall statistics

I took a few notes on the double town hall night featuring Joe Biden on ABC and Donald Trump on NBC. Take a look below.

JOE BIDEN TOWN HALL (total time… 1:31:30)

The first voter question came 30 seconds into town hall. Questions were asked by the following folks:

Nick Fetten – Attorney (Democrat)

Kelly Leigh – Business Owner (undecided)

Anthony Argirakis – Civil Engineer (Republican)

Cedric Humphrey – student (progressive Democrat)

Angelica Politarhos – Financial Advisor (Republican)

Nathan Osburn – Communications (Democrat)

Andrew Lewis – Businessman & Public Official (disaffected Republican)

Michele Ellison – Consultant & Clergy (undecided)

Mark Hoffman – Commercial Insurance Sales (Republican)

Mieke Haeck – Physical Therapist (first time voter)

Keenan Wilson – Senior Operations Manager (Democrat)

From the 11 voter questions, there were 4 Democrats, 3 undecided, 3 Republicans, and 1 Independent. Voter questions came from 7 men, and 4 women.

DONALD TRUMP TOWN HALL (total time… 1:00:00)

The first voter question came 19 minutes, 45 minutes into town hall. Questions were asked by the following folks:

Jacqueline Lugo – Independent, leaning Biden

Barbara Pena (mom) and Isabella Pena (daughter) – Independent leaning towards Trump, daughter leaning towards Biden

Cristy Montesino Alonso – Republican, leaning Trump

Joe White (stuck in traffic, moderator Savannah asked his question) – Democrat leaning towards Biden

Becky Lightman – Independent / undecided

Adam Schucher – Democrat supporting Biden

Moriah Greene – Republican, leaning Trump

Cindy Velez – Democrat / undecided, leaning Biden

Paulette Dale – Republican, leaning Biden

From the 10 voter questions, 3 were Democrats, 3 Republicans, and 4 Independents. Voter questions came from 2 men and 8 women.

Thanks for stopping by! It was interesting to have town halls going on at the very same time. Early reports of the ratings are that the Biden Town Hall got better ratings.

-Out of the Wilderness

Subaru’s “Underdog” ad totally got me

I have no idea what I was watching on TV, but I will remember for a long, long time when I first saw this Subaro ad…

After it was over, I was totally not crying at all. Or was it that I was not totally crying? What is it called when you have a lump in your throat and almost cry? That was me. But seriously, if this commercial doesn’t tug at your heart strings, you are evil and you must be destroyed.

Subaru has a page on their website where you can meet the dogs from the ad, click here to go there. Meanwhile, I’ll just show you my favorite pup. Sure as cornbread goes with greens, I’m in love!


The ad was shot in Los Angeles and scrolling through the YouTube comments, I found a post from one of the trainers of these pups, Joel Silverman:

“Great to be a part of this. Thank you Subaru for giving me the opportunity to help you train all 8 wonderful dogs for this great shoot last month in L.A! After doing this for over 40 years, it is one I will always remember because Subaru took the time to cast special needs dogs that were actually living in foster homes or adopted that had never been on the set before.”

I think that says it all, doesn’t it? Kudos to Subaru for striking a chord in the hearts of animal lovers, dog lovers, and of course, people who might need a car. 🙂

-Out of the Wilderness

Toyota Venza ad featuring “Love Lost” and a cute terrier dog

If you’ve been watching TV lately, you might have seen this new ad from Toyota.

The ad is titled “Lifesaver” and portrays the Toyota Venza as a lifesaver when it comes to doing the things you need to do, like tracking down a lost dog. I, for one, can confirm that some dogs DO run away when it thunders! One of mine will even dig under my backyard fence to try escaping the loud booms.

For more about Toyota’s hybrid SUV, this article is short, sweet, and insightful. As for the ad itself, the song used is called “Love Lost” by The Temper Trap. The full length music video is at the bottom of this post. The band formed in 2005 and released this song in early 2010. The song was also part of the soundtrack for the movie No Strings Attached. That’s the one with Ashton Kutcher, NOT Justin Timberlake. I always get those movies confused (Justin’s movie is Friends with Benefits).

The commercial was created by Saatchi & Saatchi, a London-based ad agency.

The star of the 30-second spot is a dog which looks to be some sort of terrier, one of the top breeds in London (where the ad agency is based). Perhaps a cross-breed of a border terrier and a bull terrier? Just a guess.

-Out of the Wilderness

The Bachelorette Clare Crawley debuts tonight!

Once upon a time I blogged about The Bachelor/ette franchise. I liked all my posts, and even loved some of them, like this one confessing this show is my guilty pleasure. It’s been less pleasure and more annoying as the seasons have gone on, mostly because of the maniacal producers setting up the drama. In fact, that’s why I boycotted last season. But alas, Clare Crawley is the star of the season making its debut tonight.

I have liked Clare Crawley from her first appearance on the Bachelor, back when Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo was the one searching for love. Then I fell in love with her as she delivered a total rejection of Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo. She was the one of the last two contestants Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo was to choose from and he chose the other woman. As he feigned heartbreak over the decision, she unleashed havock upon his soul. Take a look, it was pretty amazing.

So yeah, I’m a fan. To be totally honest, I was a fan of Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo, too, until we all got to know him. He had appeared on the Bachelorette and came off as being very likable, probably because he barely talked. Once he became the Bachelor…

As I mentioned earlier, I have actually given up on entire seasons of the Bachelor/ette because of the fakeness orchestrated by producers, but I’ll watch tonight as Clare welcomes a million guys to the mansion hoping to right what Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo did wrong. Plus, it’ll be interesting as the season goes on (if I’m still watching) how they handle the mask/covid situation.

If you’re watching tonight, what are you most looking forward to? What are you least looking forward to?

-Out of the Wilderness

Football on the weekend – Gators go down! :)

This past weekend was a great one if you’re a fan of football. A few big matchups on Saturday with college ball, and Sunday in the NFL. Since all we had was rain in Nashville, I was mostly content to stay indoors for the weekend and watch these upsets happen! If you don’t know this about me, I LOVE when an underdog can rise up and win. Saturday included a matchup between the University of Miami against the #1 Clemson Tigers, Florida State (my alma mater) vs. #5 Notre Dame, as well as games including #4 UF, #1 Alabama, and other top teams.

I was all geared up to watch Miami defeat the Clemson Tigers. Didn’t happen. Wasn’t pretty. And for reasons that still get irritate me, I wouldn’t have been upset if Notre Dame annihilated Florida State. I know that goes against my inclination to cheer for the underdog, but FSU is the exception to that rule, at the moment.

The biggest upset was UF (Gators) losing… always a bright spot in my world when UF loses 🙂

The NFL had a two games in particular that were fun to watch. First, the undefeated Chiefs, with their almost unstoppable quarterback/running back duo, were upset by the Las Vegas Raiders. They did a good job keeping QB Patrick Mahomes off the field which contributed greatly to their win. The Sunday night game featured Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings. The Seahawks were undefeated going into the game and Minnesota was minutes away from busting that record up until they went for a first down when it was 4th & inches when the SHOULD’VE kicked a field goal. QB Russell Wilson and an amazing wide receiver made them pay for it by driving down the field and scoring a touchdown to win the game.

On a weekend where it was wet and gross outside, it was enjoyable to watch these games, even if the Davids didn’t defeat all of the Goliaths. I will say this, too, I haven’t yet regretted opting out of fantasy football this year. I know it would have given me such anxiety and I know for sure (because it’s how fantasy goes for me) I would have drafted players that are now injured or just not doing well. That’s where the anxiety comes in.

Did you watch some of the games? Are you a Gator fan? If so, sorry not sorry 🙂

-Out of the Wilderness