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Pick yourself up, dust yourself off…

It's not like we didn't see it coming.  We predicted that Stephen Harper would end up with a minority government. Stephane Dion had clearly been struggling to overcome the public's perception of him as an ineffectual wimp. But when the results came in last night, it was sad to see the Conservatives actually increase their number of seats, then to see Dion say he'll give Harper his "full cooperation" on the economy. At $300 million, this was Canada's most expensive SM scene ever as Dion squealed, "Thank you, sir, may I have another?"

But hey, we survived the last 18 months of Harper, we'll survive another 18 months until the next election (kidding!). Now we get to watch Bob Rae and Michael Ignatieff battle it out:

And as America gears up for its own election next month, the fight against the California gay-marriage ban Proposition 8 isn't going well. But wait — we've got celebrities on our side!  There's ads from Ellen Degeneres and (wow!) Molly Ringwald but if Californians won't listen to the stars of 'Gossip Girl,' well there's just no hope for democracy!

I think our beloved gay elder statesman Elton John has finally lost his mind, revealing that he's working on an AIDS musical with Ben Stiller and that he wanted to call his special Ben & Jerry's ice-cream flavour "Fudge Packer." Oh rocket man, don't ever change!