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Friday, March 2, 2007

John Edwards and the Feces Spewing Obscenity

posted by on March 2 at 13:38 PM

Besides being a great name for the official Edwards ‘08 children’s book, the title above actually refers to something that really happened, although it didn’t really happen, it virtually happened.

In any case, there was a thing. Here it is:

Being as determined as any candidate to be bleeding-edge hip and completely clueless at the same time, the John Edwards campaign set up a “headquarters” inside the weird, scary, and freakishly popular virtual universe of Second Life.

Of course it wasn’t long before a small band of Republican Second Lifers came along and totally trashed the place.


(click image for a bigger, more gloriously detailed version)

Now witness the breathless response from the Edwards campaign blog:

Shortly before midnight (CST) on Monday, February 26, a group of republican Second Life users, some sporting “Bush ‘08” tags, vandalized the John Edwards Second Life HQ. They plastered the area with Marxist/Lenninist posters and slogans, a feces spewing obsenity, and a photoshopped picture of John in blackface, all the while harrassing visitors with right-wing nonsense and obsenity-laden abuse of Democrats in general and John in particular.

I witnessed this event, taking names and photos, including the owners of the pictures. I also kept and saved a copy of the chat log. I have filed an abuse report with Linden Labs, and am awaiting their investigation.

This is the internet, John. You want to stick your toe into the most vast concentration of filth and bad feelings ever created by man, you better be prepared to be sprayed with feces. At least.

Next up, Obama and Clinton in a prime-time fight to the death inside Worlds of Warcraft. You just watch.

Via Table of Malcontents.

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Is that a dead manatee draped over the sign? Wonder WTF THAT signifies? Those heinous libs being environmentalists?
As me aged mum always sez, Is this really necessary?

Posted by isabelita | March 2, 2007 1:50 PM

Be careful what you wish for, there is a good chance that a World of Warcraft showdown will be used in the 2012 Iowa primaries.

Idiocracy isn't a movie, it's a prophecy.

Also, and I suppose a rational explanation is asking too much from this (see: the aforementioned manatee), but why is Edwards in photoshopped blackface?

Posted by buffalo | March 2, 2007 2:00 PM

Serves him right for trying to use Second Life as a campaign tool. Stick to the real world, John.

Posted by Fnarf | March 2, 2007 2:11 PM

Hmm I wonder what class's they would play. Its amusing to think of Obama as a Gnome warlock while Clinton could make a Night elf hunter!

Posted by Codes | March 2, 2007 2:15 PM

PS: If Edwards has people in his campaign who think that Second Life is a clever way to "market" their candidate, he will neither receive, nor deserve, as much as a fifth place finish in any primary. These are the kind of people you need to keep AWAY from your campaign, John.

Is this strike two?

Posted by Fnarf | March 2, 2007 2:17 PM

I already created algore in WoW and p0wned Edwards.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 2, 2007 2:22 PM

Glad to see Wesley Willis lives on, albeit under a virtual shitstain.

Posted by horatiosanzserif | March 2, 2007 2:25 PM

What idiots. That should be a baby seal not a manatee. Get your liberal cliches straight, people!

Posted by keshmeshi | March 2, 2007 3:26 PM

Where do the Presidential candidates stand on Paladins getting nerfed in the recent update?

Posted by Aexia | March 2, 2007 5:23 PM

Nice to see that "Over 9000!" meme is still popular. Can't wait for the eventual 4chan /b/ invasion.

Posted by SHOOP DA WHOOP | March 5, 2007 5:15 PM

Griefing is an artform, done solely for the purposes of display and attention.

Internet punk.

To ascribe this to republicans is to be missing the point.

Posted by bago | March 6, 2007 1:21 AM

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