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Diebold Variations

Ah a sleepless mind wandering the internet is a dangerous thing. Early this morning I found a delightful site. This guy, Rand Careaga, came into posession of an image of Stalin casting a vote and wondered what he might have made of the new touchscreen voting technology. Careaga says a magazine ad suggested itself. Then another, and another... (He stopped after 2 days)

I've copied what I found to be the best. The rest can be found at:

These ads call to mind that wonderful Al Capone quote, often mis-attributed to former Chicago mayor Richard Daly "Vote early, vote often."

Book: The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

Music: Showbiz Kids - The Steely Dan Story 1972-1980


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