The Most Unfortunate Campaign Sign Ever
October 11, 2004 5:28 AM   Subscribe

The Most Unfortunate Campaign Sign Ever Is it a sign of the Apocalypse? Is it a sign of how the future will be if the religious reich gets the federal power they want? Or is it just unfortunate?
posted by StormBear (33 comments total)
Uhhhh...okay, then.
posted by ColdChef at 5:35 AM on October 11, 2004

Or is it just unfortunate wholly uninteresting?
posted by biffa at 6:03 AM on October 11, 2004

You guys don't get it. There's a candidate whose actual name is "Priest," and he's running for the office of Judge. It makes it look like a real priest is running for judge! And there's a lot of controversy now about church-state issues, so it's ironic on two levels. TWO! Stormbear owes me a new keyboard.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:09 AM on October 11, 2004

Or is this a self-post?
posted by Stan Chin at 6:17 AM on October 11, 2004

The Most Unfortunate FPP Ever?

No. But not the best either.
posted by Outlawyr at 6:18 AM on October 11, 2004

"Or is this a self-post?"

It certainly appears so.

Bad, bad StormBear! No hunny for you!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:32 AM on October 11, 2004

I second a vote for a boring self-link.
posted by internal at 6:33 AM on October 11, 2004

Foul self-link, go back to the Fark from whence thee came!
posted by jpoulos at 6:36 AM on October 11, 2004

thee thou?
posted by jpoulos at 6:39 AM on October 11, 2004

Yep, guilty I admit. But I thought the irony was overwhelming, especially since it is a candidate in the South.

posted by StormBear at 6:41 AM on October 11, 2004

I thought it was amusing.
posted by Foosnark at 7:00 AM on October 11, 2004

So then, actually it wouldn't be ironic, since the implication is that we're in the south so this sort of thing would be expected. Or something. Oh boy I'm confused now.

Actually I just took one of these signs off the side of the road since I thunk it so cool looking.

BTW, what's up storm? Scott here. From forcefield.
posted by glenwood at 7:13 AM on October 11, 2004

come armageddon, come armageddon, come armageddon with voting
posted by m@ at 7:20 AM on October 11, 2004

posted by ronv at 7:24 AM on October 11, 2004

i dont get it
posted by cmicali at 7:41 AM on October 11, 2004

There is a guy running for mayor here named Cuntz. I have seen a few signs with the z covered up so you just see something like "Cunt for Mayor" or "Vote Cunt" which is only somewhat amusing in a childish way.
posted by bargle at 7:50 AM on October 11, 2004

"But I thought the irony was overwhelming"

Explain how this is ironic.

Main Entry: iro┬Ěny
Pronunciation: 'I-r&-nE also 'I(-&)r-nE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirOnia, from eirOn dissembler
1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning -- called also Socratic irony
2 a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance
3 a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play -- called also dramatic irony, tragic irony
posted by Outlawyr at 7:58 AM on October 11, 2004

"Explain how this is ironic."

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:20 AM on October 11, 2004

Its like rain on your wedding day.
posted by spilon at 8:29 AM on October 11, 2004

I've always thought Lynch was an unfortunate name for a judge.
posted by me3dia at 8:52 AM on October 11, 2004

"Come on. Ya just got to laugh ..."

Overselling suggests seller is not confident in item's inherent funny-ness.
posted by Blue Stone at 8:55 AM on October 11, 2004

it's like thousands of hits on your website, until daddy takes the jrun away....
posted by quonsar at 9:42 AM on October 11, 2004

And we'll have jrun jrun jrun
'Til Mathowie takes your self-link away!

Mildly funny sign, but political interpretation severely overstated. Or could this be how the Catholic Church is going to protect itself from sexual abuse lawsuits?
posted by wendell at 10:16 AM on October 11, 2004

I thought the most unfortunate campaign
sign was Bush/Cheney '04 ... I mean, ain't it?
posted by Peter H at 10:28 AM on October 11, 2004

I guess this means I shouldn't make an FPP out of Sherriff Mike Hunt.
posted by TedW at 10:30 AM on October 11, 2004

And we wouldn't have the Bush/Cheney '04 signs if it weren't for the Bush/Cheney 2000 signs, so perhaps those were the worst.
posted by TedW at 10:31 AM on October 11, 2004

posted by solistrato at 10:32 AM on October 11, 2004

A few years ago I was visiting my parents in rural Ohio. One day my dad took us out for a drive, just to kill some time. We can across this nieghborhood where, evidently, some church had passed out yard signs that looked exactly like campaign signs. House after house, yard after yard, there were signs that said "Jesus" in white on a blue background. I remember thinking 'who is this Jesus character and what office is he running for?'
posted by elwoodwiles at 10:41 AM on October 11, 2004

posted by jpoulos at 12:22 PM on October 11, 2004

Mike Hunt, Dick AND Bush! And a Priest for Judge!!!!!!11!!1!
I think I just crapped my pants!
posted by eyeballkid at 2:47 PM on October 11, 2004

Did StormBear just sign his name at the end of his post? Well that's just too cute. I think li'l Stormy must be posting in his jammies.

posted by squirrel at 7:43 PM on October 11, 2004

I'm posting naked. He can have jammies, but not that link.
posted by loquacious at 3:37 AM on October 12, 2004

Just curious, Stormy, how many visitors came through the link?
posted by cell divide at 9:27 AM on October 12, 2004

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