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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:21 AM
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Billy and the Boingers!!!!
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 10:54 AM
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1. Pfffft.....
I have Billy and the Boingers
on vinyl.
:P
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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:52 AM
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2. *Ack*
So do I!!!

:yourock:
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:55 AM
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3. We are a rare breed
Edited on Fri Dec-07-07 11:56 AM by citizen_jane
for sure!
:woohoo:

edit to add: Also have the World Tour
t-shirt
;)
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Giant Robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:05 PM
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4. Ahh crap
I have a "Don't Blame Me I Voted for Bill and Opus" t-shirt. Does that give me Bloom County cred?
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:17 PM
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5. Definitely!!
:pals:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 01:17 PM
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6. YAY! Opus for VEEP!!
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 01:31 PM
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8. I love that. Bill can't even hold himself in the frame
Berke Breathed was so cool. My friends and I passed around Bloom County books during Jr. High biology classes and they were infinitely more interesting than the class.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 01:32 PM
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9. Hey, I just realized you broke a rule, I'M TELLINGGGGG!
Edited on Fri Dec-07-07 01:32 PM by CreekDog
You promoted candidates from the Meadow Party.

You can't do that on DU!!!!!! :spank:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 02:15 PM
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11. I fully support the National Radical Meadow Party. They have such a rich history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Radical_Meadow_Pa...

The 1984 Election

Initially, the Meadow Party was unsure of who to nominate for the 1984 ticket. Early suggestions included Mr. Spock, John Glenn, and Erik Estrada. Portnoy later remarked that the party should have nominated Jesse Jackson and Jesse Helms for the ticket ("Let's alienate everybody!").

At caucus time, the party nominated Bloom County resident Limekiller for the office of president, and the reluctant Opus the Penguin for the office of vice president.

However, the choice of Limekiller for the Oval Office turned out to be a short-lived one, as the party dropped him from the Meadow ticket after he made an off-color remark about his campaign committee. He was replaced on the ticket by the deceased Bill the Cat.

Bill later came back to life and reappeared during the party's convention in San Francisco. Afterwards, the Meadow Party continued campaigning as usual. They even went so far as to attempt to gain endorsement from Michael Jackson. At one point, after the party's funds had become nonexistent, Milo Bloom organized a benefit concert that included groups such as Culture Club, Van Halen, and The Police.

Tragedy struck on Election Day when Bill ran off to lead a Rajneeshee Cult. The Meadowcrats lost the election.

The 1988 Election
While the results of the previous election were disastrous for the Meadow Party, the 1988 campaign turned out to be more rocky. Even the local cockroaches turned out to heckle the candidates.

Bill, who had once again been nominated for the presidency with the slogan "This year, why not the worst?", spent most of the campaign in an alcoholic coma (or, as Milo referred to it, in a "religious fervor"). This left the vice presidential candidate, Opus, to seek endorsements from special interest groups such as the NRA; the American Association of P.O.'d PTA Parents; and the United Cocaine Producers, Smugglers, Pushers and Affiliated Scum.

After receiving dead flowers from ex-lover Jeane Kirkpatrick, Bill was shaken out of his coma long enough to go on a shooting rampage using a machine gun donated to him by the NRA.

The Meadow Party spent a large portion of the campaign at the bottom of the popularity polls, ranking just behind the likes of Spuds MacKenzie, George Bush, and Gumby.

Mid-campaign, Opus was accused of being a liberal. Bloom County lawyer Steve Dallas argued Opus' case before a Senate committee, but Opus ended up being labeled a liberal anyway. The Meadow Party had no choice but to drop him from the ticket.

Shortly before Election Day, as the party was up forty percent in the polls, a tell-all book about Bill's many lives was released. This came as a sharp blow to the Meadowcrats.

Fortunately, just days before the election, Walter Mondale contacted the party and offered to join the ticket for a much-needed boost. The offer was accepted, and the Meadowcrats had a Bill-Mondale ticket.

Milo, desperate for a Meadow Party win, secretly contacted CBS News on Election Night, and tried to discredit Bush and Dukakis, but to no avail. The Meadow Party lost its final election.

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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 01:39 PM
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10. I'd rather vote for Bill and Opus than any of the circus clowns
currently in the race.

"A desperate choice for desperate times" indeed.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 01:26 PM
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7. Wow, a flood of memories. YouTube is a godsend. Here's "A wish for wings that work"
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 02:48 PM
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12. All I want for Xmas is an electric tuba
and hellyeah! thank you for posting this
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Bryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 06:40 PM
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13. Let's run over Lionel Richie with a tank!
"Doesn't 'boingers' have a vague sexual connotation?"

"No, that would be 'Billy and the Diddlers'."

I had the book with the flexidisc! Xrist, I'm old.
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