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(Huffington Post)   Good news for Obama campaign: Halloween masks of Obama are outselling Halloween masks of Romney by a 30% margin. Bad news for Obama campaign: Halloween is where people dress up hoping to terrify other people   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 140
    More: Interesting, Mitt Romney, obama, Halloween, human beings, Obama campaign, Presidential Incumbent Barack Obama, Halloween costume, red states and blue states  
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2012-09-27 10:03:37 AM
Obviously a lot of trick-or-treaters want to redistribute candy.
 
2012-09-27 10:12:38 AM
Ha!

/I'm going out as the Green Power Ranger
//No, I am just kidding
///Or am I?
 
2012-09-27 10:19:14 AM
Good news for Obama: Tea Partiers live in pants-wetting terror of him and Halloween is a week before the election.
 
2012-09-27 10:22:34 AM
Someone warn Sookie Stackhouse!
 
2012-09-27 11:01:43 AM

UberDave: Obviously a lot of trick-or-treaters want to redistribute candy.


Many moons ago, I actually went out with some friends on Halloween as Communists. We had one bag and told people we'd divide the candy evenly later, so go ahead and load us up.
 
2012-09-27 11:01:43 AM
Well it makes sense. Douchebags who think dressing as political figures for Halloween is funny have to be mostly white people. To do Romney all you need is a wind tunnel-tested wig. But blackface is considered a bit distasteful.
 
2012-09-27 11:01:45 AM
CSB: I bought a Mitt Romney Halloween Mask, only I'm using it on a styrofoam head that's going to be sewn to a shirt, like a conjoined twin. I'm going as "Whichever Mitt Romney You Want me To be."
 
2012-09-27 11:01:49 AM
If you didn't tell me otherwise, I'd think someone wearing the Romney mask was dressed as George Clooney
 
2012-09-27 11:02:04 AM
Halloween used to be about scaring people.

Now it's rightfully used to dress provactively.

How many "Sexy Obamas" are there going to be this year along with Sexy Vampire, Sexy Pirate, Sexy Nurse, Sexy Viking, Sexy Barbarian, Sexy Robot, Sexy Ladybug, and Sexy Zombie?
 
2012-09-27 11:02:39 AM
Actually, that hasn't really been true in a long time. Mostly adults dress up in costumes they think will get them laid...
 
2012-09-27 11:02:44 AM
I predict a murder of someone wearing an Obama mask....it will be in a bible belt state.
 
2012-09-27 11:03:35 AM
I've seen the masks at my local Wal-Mart. The Romney mask is creepy as hell. I'm tempted to buy one for later Halloweens after everyone has forgotten who he is.
 
2012-09-27 11:03:37 AM
An Obama mask is very terrifying to teabaggers.

Wanna terrify me? PRESIDENT Romney mask.
 
2012-09-27 11:03:56 AM

meat0918: Halloween used to be about scaring people.

Now it's rightfully used to dress provactively.

How many "Sexy Obamas" are there going to be this year along with Sexy Vampire, Sexy Pirate, Sexy Nurse, Sexy Viking, Sexy Barbarian, Sexy Robot, Sexy Ladybug, and Sexy Zombie?


What a "Sexy Obama" costume may look like:

imageshack.us
 
2012-09-27 11:04:25 AM
"Did you build those sidewalks you walked on? NO, you DIDN'T! Gimme that candy kid. You didn't earn that!"

cdn2.holytaco.com
 
2012-09-27 11:04:43 AM
To be honest, we pity Romney, not terified of him.
Conservatives are terrified of him. So, yeah, if you need to scare people, Obama mask is a better choice.
 
2012-09-27 11:04:46 AM
In other news, little girls dress as fairy princesses to terrify people.
 
2012-09-27 11:04:52 AM

YodaBlues: CSB: I bought a Mitt Romney Halloween Mask, only I'm using it on a styrofoam head that's going to be sewn to a shirt, like a conjoined twin. I'm going as "Whichever Mitt Romney You Want me To be."


You should go as a timecube. It'd require more stable particles.
 
2012-09-27 11:04:55 AM
Romney's not very terrifying. He's really just awkward, sheltered and detached.
I'd say he's more discomforting than anything else.
And there's certainly nothing exciting or dynamic about him.

So I can't say I'm at all surprised that no one seems to want to dress up as him.
And why waste your money on a mask when you can make the same costume at home by wetting a blanket and draping it over yourself?
 
2012-09-27 11:05:43 AM
It might have to do with a certain bible belt being full of racists.
 
2012-09-27 11:06:02 AM
The Obama mask would also go well with the following costume accessories:

-a policy brief held together by "chintzy binder clips"
-a Christmas wreath around your neck that was mauled by a tiger
-some Grey Poupon stains on your shirt
-No Flag Pin, NO FLAG PIN, damnit!
-a teleprompter that says "Trick or Treat!" on it
-a fake bone going through your nose for that Kenyan heritage touch.
 
2012-09-27 11:06:12 AM
Second him is Obama. Sorry.
 
2012-09-27 11:06:16 AM
Could be a huge number of bank robberies being planned in the next few months

imageshack.us
 
2012-09-27 11:07:00 AM
Nothing's scarier than a black man!
 
2012-09-27 11:07:01 AM

GhostFish: Romney's not very terrifying. He's really just awkward, sheltered and detached.
I'd say he's more discomforting than anything else.
And there's certainly nothing exciting or dynamic about him.

So I can't say I'm at all surprised that no one seems to want to dress up as him.
And why waste your money on a mask when you can make the same costume at home by wetting a blanket and draping it over yourself?


Or wear magic underwear.
 
2012-09-27 11:08:55 AM
If you bought a Romney mask people would just think you were going as Max Headroom
 
2012-09-27 11:09:34 AM
"Bleh! Bleh! I have come for your guns!"
 
2012-09-27 11:10:40 AM
I think people stopped dressing up as something scary to ward off evil spirits and such as back in the 1800's
 
2012-09-27 11:10:45 AM

Arkanaut: "Bleh! Bleh! I have come for your guns!"


Pretend I said that in a Count von Count voice.
 
2012-09-27 11:11:06 AM
speaking of Obama masks, y'all seen this?

Obama's got some moves
 
2012-09-27 11:11:43 AM

meat0918: How many "Sexy Obamas" are there going to be this year along with Sexy Vampire, Sexy Pirate, Sexy Nurse, Sexy Viking, Sexy Barbarian, Sexy Robot, Sexy Ladybug, and Sexy Zombie?


Sexy Michael Jackson, Sexy Ninja Turtle, Sexy Big Bird, Sexy Pebbles Flintstone...

/Yeah, it's a Cracked list.
//Still funny and still sort-of-relevant.
 
2012-09-27 11:12:31 AM
Why spend $45 on a mask? Just get some shoe polish and some velcro and you're all set.
 
2012-09-27 11:12:45 AM
Sometimes people buy Halloween masks to rob banks. Ronald Reagan robbed a lot of banks in the 80s and 90s.
 
2012-09-27 11:13:11 AM
Scaring people has nothing to do with it. If you wear the Romney mask, you can't drink beer.
 
2012-09-27 11:13:17 AM
To be fair, a Romney mask would look like "generic talking head". He just looks like an average CEO type.
 
2012-09-27 11:13:18 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 11:13:34 AM
I miss scary costumes. Nobody does scary anymore. Now it's all about irony and tits.

well, I like the tits. but I'm tired of the irony.
 
2012-09-27 11:13:58 AM

Hagenhatesyouall: "Did you build those sidewalks you walked on? NO, you DIDN'T! Gimme that candy kid. You didn't earn that!"

[cdn2.holytaco.com image 420x294]


Odds are those are both true statements for almost everyone out trick or treating.
 
2012-09-27 11:14:06 AM
Does the Romney mask come with a box of Eggos and a pair of Reefs?
 
2012-09-27 11:16:15 AM

Thrakkerzog: [i.imgur.com image 544x453]


Real Men of Genius.
 
2012-09-27 11:16:39 AM
Gob Bluth isn't terrifying...
 
2012-09-27 11:17:21 AM

cryinoutloud: Scaring people has nothing to do with it. If you wear the Romney mask, you can't drink beer.


You can bang 14 year old brides, though, so it evens out.
 
2012-09-27 11:18:29 AM

meat0918: Halloween used to be about scaring people.

Now it's rightfully used to dress provactively.

How many "Sexy Obamas" are there going to be this year along with Sexy Vampire, Sexy Pirate, Sexy Nurse, Sexy Viking, Sexy Barbarian, Sexy Robot, Sexy Ladybug, and Sexy Zombie?


cf.badassdigest.com

You forgot "Sexy Witches".

/Going as Kevin.
 
2012-09-27 11:18:32 AM
I think wearing a Dick Cheney mask and carrying a hunting rifle would be infinitely more terrifying. Especially for those of us without health insurance.
 
2012-09-27 11:19:48 AM

Dimensio: meat0918: Halloween used to be about scaring people.

Now it's rightfully used to dress provactively.

How many "Sexy Obamas" are there going to be this year along with Sexy Vampire, Sexy Pirate, Sexy Nurse, Sexy Viking, Sexy Barbarian, Sexy Robot, Sexy Ladybug, and Sexy Zombie?

[cf.badassdigest.com image 600x343]

You forgot "Sexy Witches".

/Going as Kevin.


You'll have to pardon me, I spend more time reading and playing computer games than I do watching TV. What is that picture from?
 
2012-09-27 11:20:34 AM
People might also be going with the Obama masks to fit in with a True Blood costume theme, since the last season had rednecks running around wearing Obama masks to kill vampires.

/Probably going old school and dressing like Lara Croft myself
 
2012-09-27 11:21:41 AM

Thrakkerzog: [i.imgur.com image 544x453]


That's... brilliant. Actually brilliant.
 
2012-09-27 11:23:00 AM
If you're in a Red state, the image of any black man will do.
 
2012-09-27 11:23:02 AM

Dimensio: meat0918: Halloween used to be about scaring people.

Now it's rightfully used to dress provactively.

How many "Sexy Obamas" are there going to be this year along with Sexy Vampire, Sexy Pirate, Sexy Nurse, Sexy Viking, Sexy Barbarian, Sexy Robot, Sexy Ladybug, and Sexy Zombie?

[cf.badassdigest.com image 600x343]

You forgot "Sexy Witches".

/Going as Kevin.


I farking loved that movie.

meat0918: You'll have to pardon me, I spend more time reading and playing computer games than I do watching TV. What is that picture from?


Cabin in the Woods, which is a horror movie by Joss Whedon in the same sense that Sports Night was a sports show by Aaron Sorkin.
 
2012-09-27 11:23:49 AM

GameSprocket: To be fair, a Romney mask would look like "generic talking head". He just looks like an average CEO type.


Though the caveat to that is that this is mainly because he's such a bad candidate so doomed to failure that the political cartoonists and caricaturists haven't even bothered seizing on a standard set of features to emphasize.

A lot of the "distinctive look" of candidates is cartooning shorthand rather than real features the politician possesses. Obama doesn't have particularly big ears or a big forehead, for instance, that's just something cartoonists decided, partly at random and partly symbolically (because he's known for listening and thinking before acting, something that's a plus for the left and center and considered a minus for the right) was a good way to cue readers in on who was being depicted.

Without cartooning shorthand, frankly a lot of presidents would not be considered very distinctive. Bush, for instance, was a pretty generic bit of east-coast stock that I wouldn't have noticed at a family reunion, and Clinton and Obama are both pretty standard-looking guys for the midwestern region. The only recent president I can think of that was almost cartoonishly distinctive to begin with was Carter.
 
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