GOP Approval Rating Buttplugs
What with yesterday’s discussion of masculinity and confidence, today seems like a great day for some butt plugs. Yes? Yes.
Content is not explicit and pretty much Safe For Work, unless you work somewhere where you can’t even talk about butt plugs in a non-sexual way. And if you do, quit.
For those that can’t watch video online, this is a series of butt plugs molded in the shape of various Republican presidential candidates’ approval ratings over time, as generated by a 3D printer. They widen when rates are high and narrow when rates are low, and seem to cut off when the candidate drops out, so “the Bachmann” is tiny and relatively smooth, while “the Gingrich” (pictured right) is very unevenly shaped with big ridges but also very narrow and tapered sections, especially near the top. Hilariously, “the Santorum” can’t stand upright (or, ah, erect, if you prefer), because of his irrelevance in the earliest polls and giant surge (heh) after Iowa.
Link comes from Tiny Nibbles, which is Not Safe For Work but is often entertaining. The plugs are available at artist Matthew Epler’s website, $65 each ($45 for “the Bachmann” and “the Perry” because they’re so much smaller) or $350 for the set.
I will leave the comments page for your insightful discussion of data representation, 3D printing technologies, and what this really means for our future. Or you can just make Republican-candidate-butt-jokes; up to you.