Georgia Man Still Has No Clue Who Our New President Is

And Joe Chandler doesn't want to know
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2016 12:03 PM CST

(Newser) – A Georgia man has taken "ignorance is bliss" to a whole new (seemingly impossible) level, and he definitely earns his standing in UPI's "Odd News" category. WGN reports that as of Sunday, Joe Chandler, an artist from Brunswick, still had no clue who won the presidential election—and as far as he's concerned, he wants to keep it that way. "It is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance," he told FOX 5 last week, adding he's quite content in the peace he's found in the "center of the cyclone." He explains he opted out of hearing the Trump vs. Clinton results after being invited to an election night party, noting he was asked "to stay up into the night with everybody gnawing their nails, hanging on, and I thought, 'Oh, there has to be a better way.'" The way Chandler hit on to keep his peaceful, easy feelin' in full force was to go to sleep without waiting up to hear who won.

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And he felt so chill the next morning, he decided to prolong the revelation till later that day, then later that week, then … indefinitely? He says it hasn't been hard for him to stay out of the loop, as he works at home and has simply avoided TV, newspapers, and going online. When he does venture out, he wears a sign that says, "I don't know who won, and don't want to. Please don't tell me!" (He also sports headphones in case some wise guy shouts out the winner anyway.) In a Saturday Skype interview, Chandler told the Today show that he knows he'll need to give in eventually, but for now he's got no "exact exit plan." "I am almost ready for somebody to put me out of my misery, but when they do, I have a feeling I might be stepping back into a world of even more misery," he says, without revealing which candidate he may have supported. (But will he have to hug a boa?)

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