While walking to a flea market…

Me: (Looking at a billboard for a local candidate) “He’s got a kind of Andy Griffith thing going on, don’t you think?”

Claire” “Yeah, and apparently a boatload of money. Heard he’s paying for his campaign out of his own deep pockets.”

Me: “I don’t mind that so much, as long as they empty his pockets before they feed him into the spinning blades.”

Claire: (After a rather long silence) “Um…spinning blades?”

Me: “Yeah. I mean, I can get along with a traditionalist. Ropes and lamp posts have their charms. But spinning blades have a twenty-first century thing I find very attractive. Elections should definitely involve spinning blades. At a minimum they should be fought with guns.”

Claire: (More silence) “Oh. Yeah, okay.”

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4 Responses to While walking to a flea market…

  1. Anonymous says:

    No way man. Spinning blades is definitley more Edgar Allen Poe. 21st century would be robot drones and nano-mite spies nipping at your cerebral cortex.

    Personally the spinning blades is a much
    more compelling visual.

  2. Joel says:

    Well, that’s a valid point. Maybe we could consider it a steampunk thing? Lots of jagged iron gingerbread that doesn’t really do anything – kind of 19th century retro, like in that Will Smith movie with the big mechanical spider.

    Or we could just pitch them into a tank filled with sharks. Sharks with lasers. Y’know, I’ve never been excited about elections, even when I voted. But this could definitely raise my interest level.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sharks are endangered, you’ll have to go with sea bass with lasers.

  4. One, two! One, two! And through and through – the vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    🙂

    I’m reminded of the sparring machine in the movie “Dune”. It’s kinda’ like a jumbo-sized Cuisinart with a random and chaotic mechanism.

    That’d raise my interest level! (still wouldn’t vote…)

To the stake with the heretic!