At 9pm Eastern, the first of many presidential debates will begin, whose ultimate goal will be to validate in the minds of those 47% or so (aka the very loud minority) who intend to vote for the next president, that they have made the right choice. They haven't (for the reason, or rather 16,171,037,343,409 reasons, see here: neither candidate can do anything at all to prevent the debt crisis iceberg that America is careening into full speed, and which nobody could have foreseen). But it sure makes for great theater, and even better drinking games. So fire up the Interwebs, prepare your Tungstenschläger IV drip, lean back in your favorite easy, bought on credit, and soon to be repossessed chair, and be distracted, unknowing that during the duration of the debate, the US raked up another $200-$300 million in public debt (depending on the frequency and duration of the commercial breaks).
Alternative CNN live link.