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AV voting or FPTMG?

or deciding on the UK's new voting system
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Now, admittedly AV is worthy approach, but it is a little dull.

I suggest FPTMG (First Past the Monkey Gladiators) as that would at least make a more interesting Election night special. I can see John Snow on the Swingometer now...

All contestants to be frisked in advance for bananas.

In the event of a dead heat, I would suggest it be decided by STS (Single Transferrable Shuriken).

not_morrison_rm, Apr 28 2011

//horse-hair crest big enough to fit on the Martian// http://files.g4tv.c...530310944413143.jpg
[mouseposture, May 02 2011]

http://en.wikipedia...iki/Peter_the_Great [not_morrison_rm, May 02 2011]

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       How about having the head of state totally unelected and just inherit the job from their parents? You could keep the masses quiet by giving them some kind of party every few years or decades. I'm sure they would lap it up.
pocmloc, Apr 28 2011
  

       //How about having the head of state totally unelected and just inherit the job from their parents?//   

       I'd go along with it, but only if they hand over to the next generation when the kids are three years old. Economy gone to pot, but jelly on every street corner. War averted - the president is taking a nap etc   

       //and a pictorial dartboard at the other end// Why bother with the dartboard? Have the candidates there themselves..
not_morrison_rm, Apr 28 2011
  

       //Have the candidates there themselves..//   

       Yes, but I thought FPTMG might be First Past the Machine Gun; although that might only help if there are people standing for re-election - there would be a small chance of surviving twice, but three times or more (when things start going wrong historically) would be exceptional, and in this case it could be assumed that they have an agreement with the gunner and be done for corruption.
TomP, May 01 2011
  

       //War averted - the president is taking a nap// Happened during the Nixon administration, I believe. The president, always a bit high strung, was suffering from insomnia, and taking barbiturates for it. Kissinger fielded some crisis or other without waking his boss, fearing Nixon might do something loopy.   

       //How about having the head of state totally unelected and just inherit the job from their parents?//
Theoretically, the advantage is that everybody knows well in advance who the head of state is going to be. They can be vetted, carefully, and pilloried for any faux pas, such as insulting the government of China. Ideally by the time they take office, they will have learned to behave in a dignified fashion suitable for a Head of State (and necessary, though not sufficient, for a Chief Executive).
mouseposture, May 01 2011
  

       "Yes, but I thought FPTMG might be First Past the Machine Gun.."   

       Hmm, the idea does have it's merits, but I think not quite so cinematic as trying to get past the thrown nets and the tridents (outsources filming to Ridley Scott)..tridents or perhaps...tripods! <idea rapidly mutates to first past the Martian gladiators>..although where to get one of them helmets with a horse-hair crest big enough to fit on the Martian might be a problem...<cancels Ridley Scott, gets on the phone to Tim Burton>   

       //the advantage is that everybody knows well in advance who the head of state is going to be.// That what the Romanovs thought too..
not_morrison_rm, May 02 2011
  

       //helmets with a horse-hair crest big enough to fit on the Martian// Oh, how can I resist: <link>   

       ////the advantage is that everybody knows well in advance who the head of state is going to be.// That what the Romanovs thought too..//
Illustrates the benefits of the system very well, thank you. 1) It was pretty clear the Tsarvitch wasn't good Head-of-State material, and the system prevented him taking office 2) once Russia switched to a system where the ruler's successor wasn't known decades in advance, look what a series of dogs they had in charge.
mouseposture, May 02 2011
  
      
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