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Election images

It's easy to tell from all the, I have to say 'amateurish' looking, advertising hoardings popping up right, left and centre that election time is almost upon us. I don't know really whether the political adverts promoting some politician or other are meant to look so shoddy; it's possibly an image thing. Maybe they are trying to look folksy or something, but I reckon I could do a better job after messing about with photoshop for a couple of hours.

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The most off-putting thing, apart from the second-rate aspect of the images, is the inevitable smiling, or pensive 'hey I'm a serious guy/girl' face of some party hopeful or other. The smiles are about as sincere as the 'enjoy your food' comment from the slave in a fast food joint, whereas the attempts to look intelligent just reinforce the fact that you have seen this person zillions of times over the last 100 years or so, which produces a reaction which may just about be registered on a machine which is able to record the disturbance caused by a hair dropping onto a concrete floor, at several hundered metres.

It all screams: 'Been there, done that, seen that.' and the net reaction, for me, is one of abject boredom. I just don't understand how Italians put up with the same old faces, year in, decade out. Boy, do they need new blood.

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