"Wouldn't it be nice if one of the two people who will win tomorrow actually respected the damn First Amendment? Remember, Gary Johnson is still on the ballot in every state..."
I too read that and thought, oh no, Techdirt is promoting the same false dilemma that everybody else is. But I ran through the logic in my head a few times and realized that by "two people who win" he was talking about whomever won the president and vice president votes.
Perhaps it could have been phrased better, though.
I never would have noticed this if I didn't read Techdirt, but I notice that Blizzard's Overwatch Summer Games event is evocative of the Olympics without once naming them or otherwise touching any of their IP. https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20216482 Note in particular the color scheme.
Luckily their character Lucio is already based in Rio De Janeiro. They manage to skirt entanglements by spelling out the full name.
Bet the OC is watching them like a hawk. Also probably have a team of lawyers and researchers dotting every T and crossing every I.
Yeah... started by downloading it out of curiosity -- the kids were playing it. Next thing you know, I'm wandering around outside work during a break. You know; on foot. Realized it was more exercise than I'd gotten in a while...
I figured, what the hell, let's roll with it.
Now I've got my bicycle out and working, new head- and taillights on order, spare phone power bank and chargers. No plans to stop just yet; quite the contrary.
As for wandering into traffic and such... I grew up in a time and place and with parents who taught me to pay attention. Because the laws of physics laugh at the laws of man.