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October 07, 2014

Send in the clowns (again)

Danilo sends email about an old post from 2010. It sounds as though Tiririca wasn't the only clown running.

"Remember you posted a long time ago, that a clown was elected in Brazil? With several votes?
Yeah, happened again. And before you ask, no, i didn't vote for him. Never."

Brazilians re-elect clown with 1 million votes

BRASÍLIA – Brazilians re-elected a clown named Tiririca (Grumpy) to Congress on Sunday with one million votes, the second-highest number of any candidate, election officials said.

Tiririca was first elected to represent Sao Paulo in 2010, winning the most votes of any candidate in the country after running on the slogan "It can't get any worse."

Illiterate at the time, he had to learn to write his name to start his new job.

In four years, he never spoke on the floor, but had one of the best attendance records in the lower house.

His success spawned a flood of protest and gag candidacies in Brazil, where those standing for office can register under any name they like. [...]

The ballot for Sunday's elections featured five Barack Obamas, three Osama Bin Ladens, a Jesus, a Wonder Woman, a Brazilian 007, a Hamburger Face, a Rambo and a Crazy Dick.

Posted by joke du jour at October 7, 2014 06:02 PM

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