The vice presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 2.

What are the rules of this debate?

Candidates will be cued to enter as the laser light show subsides, and should be on stage no later than the intro guitar riff to "Living After Midnight"

Questions can only be about Alaska

No reflecting light from watch into opponent's eyes

Each answer requires one piece of fluff or filler but cannot contain more than three

References to Jesus or "God's will" limited to answers to questions about the economy, health care, education, and urban crime

Candidates are forbidden from telling moving anecdotes about Marilyn Laybourn of Wichita, KS, who has three children and was laid off last May

Everybody goes home with a PBS National Debate Participation Certificate

The first candidate to seven sound bites wins