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November 7, 2008

No fries with that
Posted by Avram Grumer at 01:35 PM * 23 comments

Fort Collins, Colorado voters opt for an Atkins-compatible State Senate:

Bacon 63%, Fries 37%

(via John Gruber)

Comments on No fries with that:
#1 ::: sburnap ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 01:59 PM:

As a liberal vegetarian, I must admit that I am feeling torn.

#2 ::: ed g. ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 02:11 PM:

I believe the fellow who does the "Just Enough" segment on Rachel Maddow's show pointed this one out, with the comment, "Bacon defeats Fries--it's morning in America!"

#3 ::: eric ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 02:14 PM:

But, if it was Curly Fries, he would have won.

#4 ::: eric ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 02:41 PM:

I'm looking forward to the multicultural runoff of M Poutine vs. Chip Buddy as well.

#5 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 03:14 PM:

I first saw that at Scalzi's place; due to his BaconCat predilection, somebody sent him a similar screenshot.

#6 ::: Rob Thornton ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 03:23 PM:

Interestingly enough, both Scalzi and Bacon are Democrats.

#7 ::: dlbowman76 ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 03:30 PM:

Oooh...On the one hand, we have the great (ok granted, I'm Catholic and biased, *I* think he's great) Roger Bacon facing off against Jakob Friedrich Fries? Tchah! As close as I live to Heidelberg, that won't make me cast my vote for the local boy!

#8 ::: Jon Meltzer ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 03:36 PM:

Poddy Fries was running for State Senate?

#9 ::: Tam ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 04:18 PM:

Ooh, my heart hurts just looking at that.

#10 ::: Bruce Cohen (SpeakerToManagers) ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 04:23 PM:

Will this mean more pork in Colorado?

#11 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 04:35 PM:

I wonder what Art & Terri Hardin thought of their campaign.

#12 ::: Harry Connolly ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 04:40 PM:

Hold on... That's *not* photoshopped?!?

#13 ::: Nangleator ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 04:45 PM:

I guess Denver doesn't want fries with that.

#14 ::: Hmpf ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 05:31 PM:

In Germany, I think the politician with *by far* the most amusing name is this guy:

http://www.abgeordnetenwatch.de/cajus_julius_caesar-650-10711.html

(Yes, he's real.)

#15 ::: vian ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 05:50 PM:

I first saw this on Whatever as well, and loved one of the comments:

Patrick on 05 Nov 2008 at 6:36 pm

Oh, damn the partisanship! If Bacon and Fries can’t go together, I don’t want to live in a democracy anymore!

#16 ::: Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 06:09 PM:

Will this mean more pork in Colorado?

I'm in favor of earmarks for tasty delis throughout the state. I can personally vouch for the spicy wild boar sandwiches at the Boulder Creek Market.

#17 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 06:36 PM:

Most people don't want earmarks for breakfast.

#18 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 07:22 PM:

If we had gotten fries, would we also have gotten some Laurie?

#20 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 10:34 PM:

Ah, my home town! I understand I might get to visit there next spring. First time since 2004. I always think I'll get to go home, like, once a year, and it always turns into every four or five.

Anyway... this one is in pretty questionable taste, but it's 100% true that I got to vote for both Massa and Koons this week. I had thought about photographing one of the Massa signs with a caption, "Meet the new boss..."

#21 ::: Jen Roth ::: (view all by) ::: November 07, 2008, 11:55 PM:

Serge: A bit.

#22 ::: Gene Miller ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2008, 08:33 AM:

After losing the election, shouldn't Fries be Toast?

#23 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2008, 10:11 AM:

My favourite politician name is still the Surinamese deputy, Frank Playfair.

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