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Philadelphia Unveils the ‘Trojan Donkey’

Filed under: Humor — DRJ @ 7:49 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Driver at Amused Cynic spots a metaphor for the political season — the Trojan Donkey:

[T]he world’s largest Piñata, unveiled today in Philadelphia. They were going to break it open with a wrecking ball, but delayed it because the Obama-sized crowds gathered for free stuff had become too large for safety. D’ya think there might have been a Trojan Horse metaphor there too? Or maybe a Trojan donkey?

A photo of the pinata and crowd is at the link.


13 Responses to “Philadelphia Unveils the ‘Trojan Donkey’”

  1. Breaking something up to spread the goodies – Barakonomices 101.

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  2. Living over here in Qatar – we hear news thats never filtered to the USA

    I can tell you this – I have seen the footage of Al Qaeda cells and Saudi police (who BTW are just your average Joe the Plumber types) in extremely bloody clashes.

    A few months ago a dutch compound was stormed and the 1/2 dozen Saudi security fought to the last man buying a few minutes allowing the contractors and their families escape.

    Now – I’m not making any hereterical or hysterical statements here – Im not bringing this up vis a vee wiretaps, airport security or Bushco. Not opening the door to wahabist discourse or Saudi payments to the terrorist of the month group.

    These 6 Saudi policemen left behind scores of fatherless children doing their job, a job at the time they felt was more important than religious or geopolitical ideology.

    This is not a single incident, several hundred saudi police and security forces have been killed since 9/11 and they have killed thouands of Al Qaeda

    Something about that makes me think twice about painting everyone in a thobe as an enemy

    EricPWJohnson (500258)

  3. Whoops post in wrong spot

    How embarassing

    EricPWJohnson (500258)

  4. Don’t worry about it. I did the same thing earlier today. It makes for a more diverse discussion!

    DRJ (cb68f2)

  5. Something about the content of their character v the color of their skin, comes to mind.

    Another Drew (8298c0)

  6. I’m thinking a Trojan jackass myself, there.
    Probably loaded with Trojans, too.

    troll patroller (home version) (919e95)

  7. #7 Great work.
    I suggest changing your description to: “If you are not getting free candy, you are the pinata.”

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  8. Good times are being had by all in Philadelphia. This was a good end to the best weekend in Philadelphia. Heres a video of the Fun event:

    Patrick Murphy (158d31)

  9. Walked right by the giant pinata while walking with the Phillies parade. Great week to be back in my hometown. The city got back to business as usual over the weekend, however, with an about-average 4 homicides.

    Jack Klompus (cf3660)

  10. I see the word Trojan, and all I think of are condoms.

    JD (5b4781)

  11. Awesome! it was burst open last weekend

    Patrick (89e19a)

  12. Didn’t the nation just elect a Trojan jackass?

    Icy Truth (aedb2f)

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