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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Themed Chewing Gum Offers Spin On Political Change

Having been raised with an awareness of my occasional interest in politics....when my adult son saw a package of this brand of gum to the left on sale while out and about last week, he couldn't resist purchasing a package and bringing it by.

Ostensibly, the gum is packaged to promote the fortunes of whatever political party is printed on the label, as if I were to offer this package to a friend - I'd be also offering the suggestion that they vote Republican.

However it can be argued this product also offers a much needed anecdote for those including myself, who've been tempted to get out, register our opinions and on occasion bite-off (inadvertently or otherwise) the heads of equally enthusiastic fellow citizens out there espousing for the other side. Thanks to this clever marketing - we've a peaceful alternative. Instead of exercising our jaws on each other, we can chew on surrogates!

With this spirit in mind, my son bought me the GOP version of the product to share with friends. For those who lean right, a Democratic version of the product is available. It's a winning ticket we can all rally behind! Even our candidates!

So come out America. The time has come. It's time for a change. It's time for chewing gum!
I'm Mizu Sugimura and I approved this message.


JosephMcG said...

My oh my... sounds like quite a mouthful to me... but rather it's red or blue... with just an overwhelming heaping table spoon of vanila, I would prefer something just a little bit more spicey... say a twist of arrogance, a spoonful of arrogance, and a vigorous dash of fear/ignorance...
that would fit my perception of this tough, tough moment in our history


Mizu Sugimura said...

As Gilda Radner used to say: "It's always something." :)

Stephanie Frieze said...

What a hoot! Now my spin, when I saw the picture here, was that the only bonus you'd get for voting Repubilcan was enough to buy gum. After the last eight years and in our current economic situation, that's about what I've got in my coin purse.

Certainly packaging gum with a party's name on it, whether tongue-in-cheek or not, is preferrable to letting fears spin out of control resulting in racist behavior.

Lorraine Hart said...

What fun...I think you and I got the same bump on the funny-bone Mizu!

Sometimes it just seems surreal to the point of slapstick...we can let ourselves laugh some of the pressure off...and still keep real.

Thanks for the giggle, though I don't chew.