A hissing cockroach race! Pictures of McCain and Obama! Taped to roach contenders’ backs! The McCain roach wins! Here’s the video courtesy of The Star-Ledger, via USAToday.

In 2000, apparently, the Gore roach won by an antenna. Ah, New Jersey Pest Management Association, you float my boat. And AP “offbeat” writers, so do you.

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Jane Kim is a writer in New York.