April 03, 2010
Your stupit! And were smart!
I thought I should weigh in on the "Teabonics" project that I learned about from Ann Althouse. It is apparently believed that if enough spelling errors on the protesters' signs are discovered (or created via photoshopping), that the Tea Party movement will be laughed out of existence. Or else maybe the goal is to shame the ignoramuses into spellchecking their signs more carefully. Unfortunately for the Tea Party movement, not all of them went to the finest prep schools and Ivy League colleges, so it is inevitable that there are going to be occasional signs with spelling errors.
Like this one?
Except I see two possible problems. One is that the white space to the left of the word "Feedom" looks a little too white, so I find myself wondering whether there might have been an "r" and the "F" was cut out and pasted over it. The other problem is that McCain-Palin sign. I didn't see any of those at the Tea Party I went to last year, nor would I have expected to. Don't those signs pre-date the Tea Parties? Or is the idea that these kids are so clueless and stupid that they're still displaying campaign signs from the last election?
I guess such stupidity and cluelessness is possible, though. Here in Ann Arbor, the Obama-Biden signs are still displayed all over town. Still on houses, and still in the front yards. Except I doubt they'd think that was funny or stupid. Displaying their signs after the election indicates high intelligence.
posted by Eric on 04.03.10 at 11:41 AM
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