• Why is today important? Because it’s Gustavus Adolphus Day, of course.

Each day Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That the election is today (you knew that, right?), and Americans still don’t understand Obamacare? Jerome Ludwig

• That some Chicagoans, despite their best efforts, are finding voting to be quite the arduous task? Drew Hunt

• The Mother Jones chart showing “almost every Obama conspiracy theory ever”? Tony Adler

• That the New York Times‘s uncannily accurate elections prognosticator Nate Silver is not, as of yet, being considered a witch for his polling wizardry? Asher Klein

• That a police officer from Gary, Indiana, has been demoted after appearing in the new Freddie Gibbs video? Leor Galil

• Ruth Ratny on the suddenly media-friendly Wachowskis’ complaints about the Chicago film industry? Deanna Isaacs

• That Sotheby’s will hold an auction of books, writings, and audio recordings that once belonged to Andrei Tarkovsky? Ben Sachs

• In other auction news, that Charlie Trotter’s wine cellar is on the block? Tony Adler

• That Chicagoans drank Nashville dry? Luca Cimarusti

• That today is fucking Gustavus Adolphus Day? Sam Worley