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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

If you don’t follow blogger, illustrator and pug-lover Gemma Correll, you should:

This cartoon by Gemma depicts what happened to me on Monday night after I suddenly developed a fever.

Click for full-size version.

After researching the possible causes of my fever, I felt much worse and did go to bed early. I stayed there most of the following day but dragged myself out late in the afternoon to vote. Due to my dire illness, I voted all wrong. What other excuse is there for not voting for Jimmy McMillan for governor?

Jimmy McMillan

Jimmy represents the Rent Is Too Damn High party. I’m an owner, not a renter, of my apartment but I am trying to find some new office space and, indeed, the rent is too damn high. Jimmy’s spectacular facial hair is surely worth of support. And, most importantly, as the winner of the 2008 Drysdale Award for the Blog With the Most Swears, I should support any party with “damn” in its name without question. If you made the same mistake as me, you can still show your love for Jimmy by buying a t-shirt. Click the photos to shop.

All of this inspired me to check YouTube for videos of the original Broadway cast of Rent. I was impressed to find clips from the 1996 opening night. I’m a big hypocrite. While I totally agree with my beloved Patti LuPone for going off on a photographer during a 2009 performance of Gypsy, I was still delighted to find the Rent videos. So sue me!

If the Rent Is Too Damn High party doesn’t run in the next election, I’ll have to vote for the Tea Party. Not THAT Tea Party! Gemma Correll’s Boston (Terrier) Tea Party!

Click to buy cute stuff from Gemma.

Cute dogs and cupcakes are a winning ticket.

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27 Responses to “I Was Too Damn Sick to Vote Properly”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Wow… you must have been in a medication-induced haze… that goes to show that drugs and voting don’t mix! I hope you’re feeling better soon 🙂

  2. Jemina says:

    Love Love Love that cartoon, Gemma is a genius 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    I too have become riddled with some horrid pestilence. At home feeling incredibly sorry for self. Hope you improve soon. Love those cartoons.

  4. sounds like you guys had all sorts of interesting voting options! I loved the cartoon… my mom always thinks she’s dying after consulting google too!

  5. That google illustration is so true!
    Can’t believe everything written in the web these day!!
    Hope you feel fab again soon Wendy~

  6. SACRAMENTO says:

    Thank you so much for your comment in my blog. Do visit again.
    Un abrazo from Spain.

  7. I am LOVING that facial hair. He would have had my vote on that alone.

  8. Paulettew says:

    The Rent is Too Damn High man is so funny, but so right 🙂

  9. I hope that Google was wrong that you will live a long life and that you will live long enough to pay lots of high rent and to vote again for Jimmy.xo

  10. The terriers are an improvement on the other lot!

  11. Is the post a reflection of your fever, because if so you need to bottle it – it is good!

  12. Bronwyn says:

    Loved the google diagnosis:) We’ve had some interesting party’s here in South Africa, notably the Soccer Party, the Moral Improvement Party, and my personal favourite, the Abolition of Income Tax Party:)

  13. Lee Oliveira says:

    Loving the cartoon illustration.. very cute tho

  14. janettaylor says:

    Hope you feel better now, darling! The cartoon illustration is great and true… 😀

  15. NancyDaQ says:

    Wendy, you always make me laugh, especially when you’re delirious! Hope you feel better soon.

  16. maya griggs says:

    hope you feel better soon!

  17. Sure wish Jimmy would campaign for President cause I’m in Philly and the rent is too Damn high here too! It needs to be a national platform! Feel better Wendy!

  18. I just saw that McMillen video for the first time yesterday – INSANE! Haha!

  19. sharon rose says:

    Hi there-Jimmy does look a damn fine candidate, so sorry to hear you’re still not well, wish you a speedy recovery xx

  20. Awwww hope you are feeling better now, darling!


  21. Yeah, my rent is too damn high and I didn’t vote for the My Rent is Too Damn High candidate. What else do they need to call their party to get me to vote?!

  22. drollgirl says:

    if only cute cats and dogs were running the show! wait. maybe that wouldn’t work? hahahah. we’d be their slaves pretty quickly, but we kind of are already! hahaha

    hope you feel better soon!!!!

    p.s. my rent is too high and my landlord is a twat.

  23. I’m so glad you made that Tea Party distinction!

    The rent is too damn high EVERYwhere. It’s outlandish here, as well.

    I voted via mail-in ballot. Maybe you should, too! Then you can be sick or dying or dead or undead and still vote.

  24. I was/am too damn Canadian to vote in the election. Alas.

    But I did see *Rent* in, I believe, its fifth week, five rows from the stage (swoon). Its ticket prices were too damn high, though.

  25. Alicia says:

    You neglected to mention that he is a karate master…LOL