Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The bad thing (at least when it's your party) about the spoiler is that they drain away enough votes from their ideological peer to allow the opposition party to win. Think Ralph Nader's affect on Al Gore's chances for United States president in 2000.
Thanks to Anu Garg's Wordsmith.org A Word A Day email, now I know the official word for political spoiler.
Stalking Horse 1
1. Something used to mask the true purpose.
2. A candidate put forward in an election to draw votes from another or to conceal another's potential candidacy.
ETYMOLOGY: After the former practice of bird hunters of hiding behind a horse (or a decoy) until he had reached within close range of prey.
This week's theme: words about government, politics, and elections.
Stalking Horse 2
1. Something used to cover one's true purpose; a decoy.
2. A sham candidate put forward to conceal the candidacy of another or to divide the opposition.
3. A horse trained to conceal the hunter while stalking. A canvas screen made in the figure of a horse, used for similar concealment.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Hallway Leading to Powerset on Brannen Street in San Francisco
For lunch I had green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, grapeful fruit salad, macaroni and cheese, Medateranian chicken sandwich with Kerns peach nectar drink. Thanks for the grub, Bing.
The most fun part of the event was dressing Culo in the swag beanie and taking some thuggish photos. So menacing, so cute.Culo in Bing Beanie Looking to Left
Culo in Bing Beanie Looking to Right
Culo in Bing Beanie Looking For Escape Route
Culo in Bing Beanie Looking Like a Wise Old Man. Eye booger and all.
Culo Mean Mugging in Bing Beanie. Looking Through with Whole Experience