1. says

    Reminds me of a bumper sticker I’ve seen a couple of times in the parking lot of Fry’s Electronics (perhaps it belongs to an employee):

    Cheney/Voldemort 2008

    I think it’s a joke. These days, who can be sure?

  2. Kyle says

    Plus, you have to consider that Cthulhu’s going to get you whether he wins the elections or not. But maybe if you vote for him, he’ll eat your first.

  3. idlemind says

    Bronze Dog:

    That’s the way I’ve always heard. In the middle of a sludgefest of a campaign, the irony of “why settle for the lesser of two evils?” becomes much more pointed. “Why vote for a lesser evil?” just doesn’t have the same effect.

  4. says

    I don’t know if Cthulhu would split the Republican vote, but he most definitely would win the Democrat vote by a landslide.

    I actually remember when this bit first came out. GenCon 1990, iirc. It was almost as big a draw as the girl walking around in the chain mail dress…

  5. Carlie says

    I like it better. “Why settle for the less of two evils” is closer to the original, but takes a little more brainpower to parse out. “Why vote for a lesser evil” is more to the point, the way I look at it.

    I’d use a “Cheney/Voldemort 2008” sticker – that’s funny!

  6. MikeM says

    Making the same point is one I’ve seen near where I work:

    “Republicans for Voldemort.”

  7. says

    You can’t compare Voldemort to Cthulhu. Voldemort is merely a generic “evil wizard” in a highly unoriginal children’s series. Cthulhu, besides being vaguely cephalopodial (which earns him bonus points), represents not maliciousness but the primal uncaring nature of the universe. Cthulhu doesn’t *hate* humanity; he merely doesn’t *care* if his return causes our extinction.