3 in the Mourning

It’s over, Senator Clinton.

So Senator Clinton, with regard to your campaign,
You seem smart & nice.
Your health care plan seems to have a lot of merit.
But you know it’s over
and the news is not good:
You are toast.
We can tell – we can do math.
At least stop dumping manure on your legacy.
That goes both for you and your husband Archie Bunker!
So anywho…
Good game and now we should really just kind of move on.

“If you are unconvinced, play the geekiest video game ever—at least, we think it’s a game. Slate.com’s Delegate Calculator is a simple, elegant, and strangely hypnotic way to deliver news to the Clinton supporters in your life: their candidate of choice is toast.” – Election08 is presented by THE PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATION, a group of LA-based comics and actors on politics.

You are toast = You are destroyed, you have been terminated, you have ceased functioning, you have been ended abruptly by external forces

Frédérique Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, (“Funeral March”) was written in 1839. American popular culture links the following lyrics to it: “Pray for the dead and the dead will pray for you.”

The title “3 in the mourning” (sic! – trauern) refers to the infamous (berüchtigt) “fear ad” from the Clinton campaign: “It’s 3am and your children are safe and asleep. But there’s a phone in the White House and it’s ringing. Something’s happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call…”

Here is just one of the many, many responses on YouTube:

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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