Friday, May 26, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 146: By Omactivation Only

As you may know, altho' I'm an American bull, I watch a lot of television from the United Kingdom (where they just call it "telly," which is much shorter). Hi Jimmy Carr! Dia dhuit Dara Ó Briain! Hej Sandi Toksvig! G'day Adam Hills! And a very distinguished and upper class hullo to Stephen Fry. Some of these programs programmes are on the government-run British Broadcasting Corporation, which is funded by a mandatory TV licence tax and therefore does not have any commercials. (Not even for Geico!) But if you're not watching the BBC, you're watching one of Britain's many commercial TV stationsmad they have cool unusual advenrts made in the UK that we seldom see over here. Like Epic Skeletor Money Super Market:

Or Flash Dog!:

Or even the Thunderbirds/Halifax Bank Crossover!

But when I saw this following commercial, I immediately thought it would be worth spotlighting on "365 Days of Defiance." It's to remind UK residents to register to vote for the upcoming General Election pitting Teresa May (Sensible Party) against Jeremy Corbin (Slightly Silly Party), by, pointing out, that if you don't register, you don't get a choice:

I think that's pretty effective and I hope it leads to a much larger turnout throughout the UK than did the Brexit vote (2.8 million eligible voters skipped the election). But it does remind me of not-at-all-British O.M.A.C. (One Man Apple-Corer...I mean Army Corps):

Panels from OMAC (1974 series) #2 (November-December 1974), script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by D. Bruce Berry, colors by Jerry Serpe, letters by Mike Royer

So, do you think OMAC stands there arguing and asking "What?" of the man with the clipboard who tells him he can't go in? Ya think?

(Click picture to OMACtisize)

So remember: either turn into a single-human infantry troop, or register to vote. So you can use the baskets at the corner shop.

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