It's been a little over a week since the last American political debate, and my ears are only just beginning to recover.
There was a lot of... yelling, and it was mostly just one gigantic waste of time. So, I have been feeling... trepidatious about today's VP debate between current Vice President Mike Pence, and Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris.
Thankfully, there was less shouting on account of there being no Donald Trump involved. There were plenty of fake 'I respect you' platitudes, but mostly it was what a debate should be: Civil, mostly about policy, with a few zingers.
Here are the key moments from the 90-minute debate which... definitely could've been done remotely.
A reserved seat for... Tupac.
In September, Harris was asked in an interview to name "the best rapper alive". Why? That remains... unclear.
She replied with "Tupac" who is... not alive.
The interviewer prompted Harris multiple times to name another living rapper and Harris... couldn't.
Kamala Harris asked, who’s the best rapper alive?— Emily Larsen (@emilyelarsen) September 25, 2020
She answers @2PAC
Then says “Not alive, I know, I keep doing that.”
Tries to think of another living rapper. “There’s some I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane.” pic.twitter.com/MZJ5FZC4qP
"I mean, who would I say... I mean, there's so many," Harris said, still struggling to come up with a living rapper.
"There are some that I would not mention right now, because they should stay in their lane," she said, before asking the host to move on.
The Trump campaign apparently found this hilarious, because senior campaign adviser Jason Miller told reporters on a conference call ahead of the debate they had left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, in case he wanted to attend the event.