Monday, November 3, 2008

Striborg for PA State Auditor

Since it's election day here in the US, we thought it was an appropriate time to mention the campaign to elect Striborg for Pennsylvania State Auditor General. Making fun of black metal is generally played out (as others have pointed out in our comments, it's kind of like making Bush jokes- it's just too easy), but there are some details that make this funny.

"Striborg for President" would have been too easy and obvious, but State Auditor General is inherently funny because very few people know what that position is. I also like the description of the candidate: "Lyrics reveal a fascination with forests, night, darkness, misanthropy and death." That said, It would have been more clever to choose a more subtle candidate than Striborg. For example, Paul Ledney, Billy Milano, Evan Seinfeld, or Rex (from Pantera).

I know that election season is over, but I would like to see some other campaigns along these lines:
And so forth

21 comments:

  1. Can an Austrailian run for that office? hehe.

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  2. I object to this

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  3. Pennsylvania has plenty of forests.

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  4. this is a wonderful idea.

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  5. Sin Nanna lives an hour or so away from me. He's a wanker and his music is fucking terrible.

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  6. I thought he was from Tasmania?
    Wait who the fuck cares...

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  7. Philadelphia will never elect a black metaler. However, a burly cheese steak eating death metaler is a different story.

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  8. i think that the only office foreigners are ineligible to run for in the US is president and maybe senate?

    in any case, i would never vote for a black metaller either! i could definitely get behind a slam metaller in some camo shorts and a Gorevent shirt, though.

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  9. at the risk of bringing up issues that may be outside the realm of politics, I simply could never bring myself to support Tommy Victor due to his awful fashion choices around the time he was in Danzig. I know this has nothing to do with his abilities, but wearing plastic pants certainly brings a man's character into question.

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  10. I voted for Striborg,..i dont vote for the lesser of two evils...i vote for the greatest of all evils and STRIBORG IS BAAAAAAAD

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  11. Voting machine screenshot:
    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i278/mrryanemmett/striborg.jpg

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  12. i'm sure the veterans who threw their lives away for your right to vote are thrilled that you made a joke out of it to amuse your internet friends!

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  13. i voted striborg. i'd never heard of him until three days ago. i think he'll bring something good to the office.

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  14. what is the point of voting or getting married if you can't make a mockery of it? that said, i took part in my grim civic duty today and voted for striborg.

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  15. i'm with you! in fact, i had a child for a joke! he doesn't know it yet, but it's going to be hilarious when he goes to his first day of school. we taught him to walk backwards and that his name is Smegma.

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  16. I'm old Striborg.

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  17. Striborg has to be one of the worst names I've ever heard for a black metal band. It sounds like the name of one of the droids on the hunt for Mike Browning.

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  18. Mike Browning is a neocon

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  19. Pete Wentz for Cook County coroner.

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  20. i love your blog. one of the funniest ive read in a long time. congratulations....
    btw i arrived here by chance writing "create your own black metal logo" !!
    cheers

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  21. It's always SCUMMY in Philadelphia.

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