People occasionally say "a political race is like a popularity contest," or "an election is like a beauty contest," or some permutation of those phrases -- about 10,000 instances of similar sentiments turn up in a Google search. By contrast, "political race" + "childrens beauty pageant" returns absolutely nothing. Apparently the SA Forum Goons were the first to combine these things, and like computers and corpses, they make a bad mixture!
Are you concerned that you may be a character trapped in a Tom Waits song? Be smart and learn the warning signs before it's too late. Also, it's too late. It has always been too late.
I'm haunted by a recurring vision of a skeleton flipping me off. To avoid seeing this terrifying image in bumper sticker form, I pay someone with a blank bumper to drive in front of me at all times.
Photoshop Phriday showcases the tremendous image manipulation talents of the Something Awful Forum Goons. Each week they tackle a new theme, parodying movies, video games, comics, history, and anything else you can think of. If you want in on the action, join us on the Something Awful Forums!