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Hellbent For Election - a Chuck Jones joint, in part, from 1944
October 30, 2012 9:49 PM   Subscribe

Hellbent For Election
via Crooked timber

An odd thought: Harry S Truman once called Thomas Dewey the little man on the wedding cake.

Well, better that than the little man on the Lego Used Car Lot...
posted by y2karl (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great find. Thanks!
posted by homunculus at 11:25 PM on October 30, 2012


First time I ever saw the entire thing. Thanks.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 11:36 PM on October 30, 2012


Apparently Thomas Dewey was objectively pro-Hitler.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:52 AM on October 31, 2012


Which party is Judas Priest supporting?
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:56 AM on October 31, 2012


y2karl: good use of hover over text.
posted by leotrotsky at 5:28 AM on October 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Harry S Truman once called Thomas Dewey the little man on the wedding cake.

Actually, that was Alice Roosevelt Longworth, socialite and daughter of Teddy.
posted by Rangeboy at 6:51 AM on October 31, 2012


"The workers are making too much money for their own good Joe"

+ Jim Crow car

=
Best piece of propaganda ever
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:58 AM on October 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Small Business Protection from Big Business" what the hell happened to this?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:01 AM on October 31, 2012


Potomac Avenue: Big Business.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:44 AM on October 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Campaign Champagne - No Proof" as drunk by the party who attempts to lull Joe to sleep sure sounds like the kind of joke that would still be appropriate today. Almost frighteningly so.

"They're growing big red apples / that Hoover is promoting / If you don't want to sell those apples / Start voting, man, start voting."


God, that song is so awesomely cheesy but so represents my idea of what government should be, I think my mother must have accidentally listened to it a million times while pregnant.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:50 AM on October 31, 2012


My son fell in love with this when I saw it a few weeks ago. I think it was linked here on metafilter.
posted by bardophile at 10:55 AM on October 31, 2012


Harry S Truman once called Thomas Dewey the little man on the wedding cake.

Actually, that was Alice Roosevelt Longworth, socialite and daughter of Teddy.

In retrospect, it certainly seems more likely to have come out of her mouth than his, so thank you for the correction.
posted by y2karl at 11:44 PM on October 31, 2012


Potomac Avenue: ""The workers are making too much money for their own good Joe"

+ Jim Crow car

=
Best piece of propaganda ever
"

I, too, liked those details. Sadly, both are still far too relevant today.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 1:10 AM on November 1, 2012


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