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.

Jane Kim is a writer in New York.