Mar 18, 2012

Politicos Inamibles: Intro


Cada cuatro años tengo que aguantar agonizantes estupideces de cada angulo. Cartelones de promoción en cada superficie imaginable, cobertura diaria en las noticias, anuncios de radio,  mitines políticos, caravanas, guaguas de sonido con los jingles mas bochornosos de las historia, entienden el punto.

Cada vez que esto pasa, no puedo hacer nada al respecto, gritarles no hará que se calle, mi CD player del carro no sirve así que TENGO que escuchar la radio o un MP3 player viejo, arrancar los carteles lo mas seguro es un delito (y si no lo es, lo mas que seguro hacen la excepción con los tarados estos). Tampoco me gustan ninguno de los candidatos y los que no estoy seguro si me gustan o no es porque ni siquiera te inspiran a escuchar lo que demonios hablan. Sientes mas motivación a jugar Ruleta Rusa que a escuchar a esta gente.

Este año hice algo diferente, en el 2008 las redes sociales eran fuertes pero, en Puerto Rico, los políticos no están tan "ingresados" en ellas. Ya para cuando llega el 2012, TODO EL MUNDO tiene un perfil en Facebook o Twitter, hasta las personas que ya ni aspiran a ningún puesto político ni siquiera como choto del barrio. Todo con sus antiguos banners de promoción y gente aun besándoles el culo. Este nuevo y fácil acceso, combinado con el hecho de que la foto de un cierto representante se veía bastante graciosa cuando el sol le daba directamente, me dio la idea de buscar sus fotos, en las cuales botan mucho dinero arreglándolas, y ridiculizarlos.

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Every four years I have to endure agonozing stupidity coming at me from every angle. Promotional banners in every surface imaginable, daily coverage on the news, radio adverts, political rallies, caravans, sound trucks with the most embarrassing jingle in history, you get the point.

Each time this happens, I can't do anything about it, screaming at them won't make them shut up, my car's CD player doesn't work so I HAVE to listen to the radio or some old MP3 player, tearing down the signs and banners is likely to be a felony (and if it is not, they will probably make an exception for these jackasses).  I also don't like any of the candidates and the ones I haven't made up my mind yet don't even inspire you to look up what the hell they're talking about. It's a lot more motivational to play Russian Roulette then listening to these people.

This year I did something different, in 2008 social media was strong but, in Puerto Rico, politicians weren't that "into" it. By the time 2012 arrived, EVERYONE had a Facebook or Twitter profile, even people not even running for neighborhood watch, yet they were there. With old promotional banners and people kissing ass to them. This ease of access, combined with the fact that a certain representative's picture was being showered in sunlight and it gave him (at least to me) a very amusing gesture, gave me the idea of taking their pictures, which they waste a lot of money on due to post-processing, and ridiculing them.

Despite the fact this post is in English and it's about Puerto Rican politicians, most of the puns and references are local, I'll try to provide small tidbits on where they come from if it's too obscure.

I'll post one of these, or try to, every Thursday or Sunday.

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