1. Don’t Forget To Vote And Get Your Flu Shot!

    WE’VE got a run-off election coming up here in my little corner of the toilet that is Los Angeles. (Square toilets – very fashionable right now. But a real bitch to clean!)

    The race is between some guy named Matt Yabbadabbadoo, I think, and someone else who – judging by the sheer volume of political flyers Matt has sent out – doesn’t have a prayer. I forget his opponent’s name, but I voted for her. And not because I root for the underdog but because she didn’t flood my damn post office box with countless flyers! Let that be a lesson to you political hopefuls who someday may need the coveted Ted Parsnips endorsement.

    So the run-off is a mail-in election, and here’s Matt’s latest p.o. box-clogging ad:

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    It’s an 8 x 10-1/2″ card, so that mailman is fairly large. And outside of a Lichtenstein print, those Ben-Day dots [industry term] don’t really read too well when they’re blown up. Oh, it looks fine up there, because it’s shrunk down for the blog. But in person, hoo boy!

    Maybe a coupla closeups might prove my point:

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    The dot pattern is an especially odd choice since a very light flesh tone is laid down beneath them anyway and they’re only used for the skin. Everything else is solid color.

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    You’ll agree it gives our retro postman a rather sickly look.

    So, with all that in mind, I think this might be a more appropriate version:

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    Posted by on November 12, 2013, 3:02 AM.

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