newsweek
newsweek:

BOSTON—The serenity of a perfect spring afternoon was interrupted Saturday when hundreds of bloody zombies invaded Boston Common, storming across couples’ picnic blankets, halting buskers’ guitar strumming, and terrifying parents in town to visit their sons and daughters at college. Providing the apocalyptic soundtrack for Boston’s annual Zombie March—atonal feedback broadcast through his megaphone—is a bearded man wearing a boot on his head, a man who resembles some kind of demented Santa Claus. 

This is Vermin Supreme, and this is how he campaigns for president. Of the United States. Of America. Supreme, an eccentric performance artist and perennial political candidate, had a breakthrough year during his latest bid for the presidency in 2012 (former New York gubernatorial candidate Jimmy “The Rent is Too Damn High” McMillan was his running mate). 

Supreme finished third in the New Hampshire Democratic primary with 833 votes, and could be seen taunting Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum outside their events. For the show, he was profiled in major publications the world over, immortalized in merchandise and Internet memes, became the subject of a new documentary and upcoming series of video games, and has started giving speeches at colleges on the history of political satire. Even Highlights magazine, the wholesome staple of pediatric waiting rooms, featured a cartoon wizard holding a toothbrush that seems derivative of Supreme. 

Can a Zombie-Powered Presidential Candidate Go Legit? - NationalJournal.com

Brilliant and yes please.

newsweek:

BOSTON—The serenity of a perfect spring afternoon was interrupted Saturday when hundreds of bloody zombies invaded Boston Common, storming across couples’ picnic blankets, halting buskers’ guitar strumming, and terrifying parents in town to visit their sons and daughters at college. Providing the apocalyptic soundtrack for Boston’s annual Zombie March—atonal feedback broadcast through his megaphone—is a bearded man wearing a boot on his head, a man who resembles some kind of demented Santa Claus.

This is Vermin Supreme, and this is how he campaigns for president. Of the United States. Of America. Supreme, an eccentric performance artist and perennial political candidate, had a breakthrough year during his latest bid for the presidency in 2012 (former New York gubernatorial candidate Jimmy “The Rent is Too Damn High” McMillan was his running mate).

Supreme finished third in the New Hampshire Democratic primary with 833 votes, and could be seen taunting Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum outside their events. For the show, he was profiled in major publications the world over, immortalized in merchandise and Internet memes, became the subject of a new documentary and upcoming series of video games, and has started giving speeches at colleges on the history of political satire. Even Highlights magazine, the wholesome staple of pediatric waiting rooms, featured a cartoon wizard holding a toothbrush that seems derivative of Supreme.

Can a Zombie-Powered Presidential Candidate Go Legit? - NationalJournal.com

Brilliant and yes please.

popculturebrain

psiamnotdrunk:

This feels like a joke to me. I mean, I don’t mind it, but it feels like a joke, right?

What?!?

fastcompany

fastcompany:

According to Unroll.me, of 2.5 million unsubscribed emails, consumers were most displeased with emails from 1-800 Flowers, unsubscribing at a 52.5% rate, followed by spam from Ticketweb, which had a 47.5% unsubscribe rate.

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Here are the other emails we hated getting

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leanin

leanin:

How The “Tiny WPA” Is Transforming Neighborhoods, With Help From Teenage Girls

Young girls are designing public infrastructure for their cities as part of the Tiny WPA project. In South Chicago, teenage girls made an impact that adults couldn’t because they were from the community and seen as unthreatening to gangs. They ended up inspiring the entire neighborhood. 

Source and Image Source: Fast CoExist