MTV VMAs v. Democratic National Convention: Screw Crappy Pop, Choose Barack

Last night, it was NFL. Today, it's the MTV Video Music Awards. But are professional football games and Chris Brown's dance moves really more important than democracy?

No ... The only thing worth watching on television tonight is the Democratic National Convention. And if you don't believe us, we've got five convincing arguments on why you should switch over to C-SPAN this evening.

Check 'em out after the cut.

5. Music

Despite the name, this shit isn't Music Television. Sure, MTV's hosting its annual Video Music Awards, but it's sandwiched between reruns of Jersey Shore. Music at the DNC between speakers, however, has been incredible. Here I am Baby/Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours...

4. Commercials

Don't get sucked into a for-profit education during VMA commercial breaks. Despite what advertisers want you to believe, earning a nursing degree in your PJs doesn't compare to earning a nursing degree in the real world. Our advice: Watch the DNC on C-SPAN and forego ads altogether.

3. The Latino Vote

Both MTV and Barack Obama are expected to shine a light on the "Latino vote" this evening, but only one truly cares about the well-being of the United States' 52 million Latinos. Are you more concerned with the Dream Act or the Tr3s Latino Artist of the Year award?

2. Acceptance Speeches

Obama's a far better speaker than Katy Perry. And he's far more important. Rock the vote! General election, not viewer's choice.

1. Reruns

If you miss the live telecast of the VMAs, they'll be immediately rebroadcast. Three fucking times. The DNC won't happen again until 2016.

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