Life Imitates Satire In US Elections


I was moaning about US politics and how rubbish their election system seems from the outside with people queuing for hours on in just to exercise their right to democracy that they are so proud of, and the breaking up of areas so that it’s actually difficult for certain minorities to vote (This is apparently called Gerrymandering), when @GladleyNet pointed out to me that Arizona had printed election material with the wrong date on it.

I thought she had the story wrong, as I remembered 8 years ago the outrage people exhibited when they had misinterpreted an article in the Onion about republicans urging minorities to vote on the wrong date, I even remember sharing the article with an American friend on Yahoo! Chat! (Wow that brings back memories) with the intention of getting a laugh out of it, she thought it was a serious article.

This time it seems that life is imitating art, there are actually election leaflets out there urging minorities to vote on the wrong day, whether this is intentional or not it unclear, it’s certainly a horrible thing to happen, it is only 50 cards of however many were handed out so it’s not likely to have much effect and the outrage at this story surfacing will probably make even more people vote.

 

Community Valentines Day Cards

A little late for this year’s Valentines Day a lot early for next year’s Valentines day, these cards by Julietta feature the cast of NBC show Community.

 

Steak Bouquet: For the Person Who Loves Meat as Much as You Love Them

Not only is this a good idea but if someone asks you what you got your partner for Valentines day you could reply with “I gave her the beef” which I think is a euphemism and a half.

This was created by Antony Bowness of Quality Standard Beef and Lamb which is a butchers in Teweksbury in Gloucestershire:

I get asked every year what I’d like for Valentine’s Day and I never know what to suggest. Soppy cards aren’t really my thing and it got me thinking about what I could make for other men out there like me. I had a ‘Eureka’ moment one day when a customer came in with a bunch of flowers. I started playing around with the idea and realized it was actually quite easy to do! I mean if you can make a dress from meat, then why not a bunch of roses?

Via Hungeree

52 Reasons Deck of Cards

It’s that time of year where people get sentimental and soppy, while I’m against the over commercialization of Valentines Day the sentiment it almost acceptable. This project by PaperVine is quite creative transform an old deck of cards into a deck of 52 reasons you love your significant other.

Is there a Valentines equivalent to “Bah Humbug?” I still want to express a certain amount of cynicism for the holiday in general…

 

Queens

I found these pictures by Pictures-93 while surfing around on Pinterest (I think i don’t really remember I just found that I’d made a draft post and thought I’d better publish it).

Black and white pictures with colourised symbols from deck of cards on the lips.

Via Deviant Art