Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Political Soccer Jerseys

Probably too subtle
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A set of soccer jerseys with the logos for the Republican and Democratic parties on the front, along with “Republican (or Democratic) Pres. Club”. The back has the name of whatever candidate is running for president for the respective party.

The ironic statement (made more effective by the fact that NOBODY in the U.S. would ever wear a soccer jersey unless actually /playing/ soccer) being that the level of political debate and partisanship in this country rises roughly to that of European football hooligans.

ytk, Oct 04 2012

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       I heartily support the idea of Amercian political debate being effected, with or without stanley knives, in winter's gloaming on industrial estate waste ground, far far from the eyes of the law, the public and the media. Quite happy also for whichever crew emerges from the brawl bloodied but victorious to be granted four years of executive power in the US.
calum, Oct 04 2012
  

       [calum] But the winner would necessarily be the more aggressive and pugnacious of the two, which is not what you want in someone with access to nuclear weapons. I therefore propose a minor change to your otherwise excellent proposal for selecting an Executive leader: The winner of the fight will be locked in a hyper-real simulation of being president for four years, while the loser becomes the actual president.
hippo, Oct 04 2012
  

       //is not what you want//

It may not be what *you* want, hippo, but I think it's a splendid idea. Frankly, I'm fed up with having to worry about whether or not the next US, or Russian, Pakistani, Indian, Israeli, French, British, or Chinese leader is going to be loony enough to fire off their missiles either by accident or on a whim. it's about time that they put someone in power who will just cut out all the talk and do it so that the rest of us can all just get on with the day-to-day business of surviving in the radioactive ruins of civilisation.

Has anyone got a spare tin opener?
DrBob, Oct 04 2012
  

       //the loser becomes the actual president.//   

       And here we've got two losers running...
lurch, Oct 05 2012
  

       fight you to the death for the tin opener [Dr Bob]
po, Oct 05 2012
  

       //partisanship in this country rises roughly to that of European football hooligans.   

       praytell where be the evidence to support that statement?
theircompetitor, Oct 05 2012
  

       You think it's even worse here than that?
ytk, Oct 05 2012
  
      
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