Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: The Game of Politics

My husband and I took a walk down 3rd Street Friday night. 3rd is a kinda trendy L.A. street chock full of restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, and tres cool stores. It's also the route to Old Navy; my husband loves their socks because they hug your feet and don't slide down. Quality plus they're only $5 for 3 pair. Ridiculous!
Anyway, since it's only a mile to Old Navy and it's such an interesting street, we hoofed it. It was a beautiful balmy evening and we found some great looking restaurants we want to try little by little.
And a gourmet shop that looks like it's part of a film set which I will have to check on in detail!
We were both struck by the following display in the window of a men's clothing shop.
It's Mitt and the President playing chess. Or getting ready to anyway. Romney is wearing a suit fashioned out of money while Barack's suit is more global in nature - the print is flags from around the world. Each of the men has their own bobble-head figurine acting as their King. The skin color for the President is a bit off but I imagine they just used their normal mannikins. We thought it was clever and made us both smile. Something we need to do more of this election season!
These pictures are for Saturday Snapshot , the fun meme hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books.
And that's it for the politics.

18 comments:

  1. My knowledge of American politics has been mostly formed by watching West Wing! But our love for the show was enough to make Washington DC one of the places my husband and I had to visit when we went to the States in 2007.
    We would love to time our next visit during a Presidential election year to see exactly the kinds of things you have just blogged about :-)

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    1. The cast of the West Wing reunited recently to make a commercial for Mary McCormacks sister who is running for the supreme court in Michigan. It's great. I saw it on a news program but I'm sure you can find it on Utube. Very fun.

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  2. These are great pics -- and so great that you stopped to take pics.
    By the way -- if Romney wins, I'm moving to Canada.
    Hey, wait a minute, I already live here....
    "Never mind...." [<-- Gilda Radner]

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  3. I thought no one walked in LA? You guys are bucking the trend. That is an interesting take on politics, and I'll have to check out Old Navy socks. Here's Mine

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    1. We moved here specifically due to the area's walk score. I was tired of having to get in the car to do anything.

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  4. Very clever! If only politics were as friendly as a chess game.

    And I remember walking in downtown LA when I was there for a convention. Being an out-of-towner, I don't know if that's anywhere near 3rd St., but I enjoyed those "neighborhood" walks, too.

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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    1. No, downtown L.A. is very different. Lots to see - Angels Flights, Central Market, our small Chinatown, Olvera Street, the fashion district and the beautiful court buildings and the Music Center and Disney Concert Hall - but very little walking at night - except from the parking lot to the theatres :)

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  5. Very clever and creative window-dressers!!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. I've always thought that would be a fun way to make a living. Thanks for stopping by Sue.

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  6. That is very creative! I wouldn't have figured out who they were without explanation though. Did they have anything there explaining it, or was it obvious from the bobble-heads?

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    1. The bobble heads did it. Romney in the money suit really sold it.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the creative display...Transitions are coming no matter who wins...I'm just getting into the Fall transition♫♪ Happy first day of Fall!

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    1. Happy First Day of Fall BACKATACHA! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Haha that's pretty cool. Yeah, Old Navy is a great store. I'm always surprised going in there just how much variety they have of good quality everyday stuff.

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  9. Wow, I love that colourful suit. I think men should dress more flamboyantly... http://goo.gl/W9O2Z

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  10. How fun! If only politicians were clever enough to tough it out with chess. I fear most of them aren't though. Like Brona most of my knowledge of American politics (and what seems to be an extraordinary system) is from the West Wing. Although I too have toured your Capitol building (didn't they look at me with pity when I asked which one was the upper house?) and the White House- although I was very disappointed to find that it wasn't in the country- it looks like it on tv.

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  11. Nothing like a little political comment in the window displays ... less words but the getting the point across ...

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