On a night when political junkies are surfing the net looking for the most recent results from the Connecticut and Georgia polls, how can you not get sucked in by a news link on CNN.com: Penguins Die in Crash; Octopus Uninjured.
Now the story is that a truck overturned carrying some unusual livestock.
"Four penguins and some exotic fish were killed in the accident, including three penguins that were hit by passing motorists, said Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Richard Buchanan.
"The rest of the penguins kind of stayed together in the ditch," he said.
And the octopus was uninjured.
But, it coulda been worse:
The trooper said it was the oddest traffic accident he had ever handled.
"We've worked several wrecks involving cows, horses, pigs, even fish, but this is the first where the live animals were penguins."
Buchanan said he was glad the accident was not worse.
"There was another truck full of snakes and alligators that was an hour ahead of them, so luckily we didn't have to deal with the alligators," Buchanan said.
I know that there is a metaphor in here somewhere for Democrats watching tonight's election returns. I just haven't figured it out yet.