Mayoral Candidates With ‘Buscemeyes’

In honor of Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi’s entrée into the mayoral race today, we decided to give all of the declared and all-but-official candidates a photographic makeover based on a Buscemi-inspired internet meme.  Continue reading “Mayoral Candidates With ‘Buscemeyes’”

Meet ‘Hipster Bloomberg’

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg wearing his Warby Parker glasses. (Photo: Facebook)

Last night, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared at the NYC Connects 2012 reception in Gracie Mansion wearing glasses designed by eyewear startup Warby Parker, which sells chunky hipster frames online. The brand, understandably excited to have Mr. Bloomberg don their “Waldo” glasses and shared a photo of the event on Facebook. Seeing the picture of Hizzoner in the trendy frames instantly reminded Politicker of the popular internet meme “Hipster Mermaid” and we decided to make a new version of the meme starring Mayor Bloomberg. Continue reading “Meet ‘Hipster Bloomberg’”

Paul Ryan Attacked By Flying Meme

 Paul Ryan Attacked By Flying Meme
CNBC Reporter Eamon Javers captured this picture of the Paul Ryan Gosling meme in flight. (Photo: Twitter)

Hey Girl.

A plane mocking Paul Ryan, with a pro-choice variation of the “Paul Ryan Gosling” meme flew overheard as Mitt Romney’s running mate spoke at an event in Lakewood, Colorado this afternoon.

“HEY GIRL. CHOOSE ME LOSE CHOICE- P RYAN,” a banner trailing behind the plane said.  Continue reading “Paul Ryan Attacked By Flying Meme”

‘Romney’s Balls’ Get Their Very Own Web Site

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"Romney's Balls" as depicted on Tumblr. (Photo:

Some anonymous internet artisan wants to make a meme out of Mitt Romney’s testicles. A political operative forwarded us a page on the blog platform Tumblr entitled “Romney’s Balls” based on a quote in a profile of Mr. Romney’s “most trusted advisor”, Eric Fehrnstrom written by Jason Zengerle in this month’s GQ.

“The best political operatives are the ones who provide their clients with a tangible quality the candidate himself lacks. If Karl Rove was Bush’s brain, then Fehrnstrom is Romney’s balls,” Mr. Zengerle wrote. Continue reading “‘Romney’s Balls’ Get Their Very Own Web Site”

Ryan Gosling Meme Hits The Campaign Trail

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Hey, girl. (Photo:

On his way to achieving A-List Hollywood heartthrob status this year, actor Ryan Gosling became an internet meme. Mr. Gosling has a slew of sites devoted to pictures of the actor accompanied by quotes that begin with the phrase “Hey Girl” and depict Mr. Gosling as your ideal boyfriend. “Hey girl, can we just sit and watch the sunset together?” asks one exemplary posting.

Now. Mr. Gosling is the subject of a site that takes this meme to the campaign trail and packs it with backroom terminology and insidery references to voter outreach techniques. “Hey girl, you must be a predictive support model, because my numbers fit perfect against your curves,” reads a typical entry on the Campaign Sick blog. Continue reading “Ryan Gosling Meme Hits The Campaign Trail”