Today I started following an interesting blog.
"Dick Smith for Mayor ... NOT!" is as bizarre a website as I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty. Not bizarre as in girls in bikinis and wild monkeys, but bizarre in terms of its complete and utter political incorrectness.
How many times have you wished politicians would just stop talking in riddles and say what's on their minds?
Well, the owner of this blog, Tony Pratas, does just that.
You should read some of the stuff on this blog - it's stuff I don't even want to repeat for fear of getting sued. I would be surprised if there wasn't already a lawsuit in the works - the content is that incendiary.
Still, I really, really want to.
It's kind of, um, funny.
No, no - to be honest, it's just about the funniest thing on the internet. You should go look at it now before some lawyer shuts it down.
This is what it's about: Mr. Pratas is currently a Councillor for the Municipality of Magnetawan. Dick Smith is currently the Mayor of Magnetawan. Mr. Pratas wants Mr. Smith's job and he's going after it like killer bees after stolen honey.
Mr. Smith's tenure as Mayor has been fraught with controversy; so much so that many people were surprised when he announced he'd be running again.
Magnetawan, it should be noted, is such a small town that I don't think it even qualifies as a small town. It's more of a village, a tiny, scenic crossroads on the banks of the Magnetawan River. It boasts a fine restaurant where I've enjoyed many a tasty meal (they put mustard smiley faces on their hamburgers) some pretty scenery; and some of the most blood-spattered, eye-gouging, gut-punching politicking this side of Buffalo. I mean you see this kind of thing on American TV commercials all the time, but you generally never see it in our neck of the woods. Especially not in tiny wee towns like Magnetawan.
OK, so maybe it goes on in the backrooms and the bedrooms. But certainly not online.
The author of the blog has another blog, aptly called Tony Pratas for Mayor. It's a little bit prettier than the Smith blog, but certainly not as funny. It lacks that rednecked zeal that the Smith one has.
By the way, I've got seven famous fictional mayors on this page - see if you can tell me who they all are -WITHOUT CHEATING!
We're running an honest campaign here; besides, you know what happens to cheaters...