Friday, May 16, 2014

The Wonder Of It All

The Great Wilkipedia teaches us that

Flower Foods [Wonder Bread baker] operates a PAC that donates almost exclusively to Republicans. From 1979 to 2014, 99.5% of the PAC's political contributions went to Republicans, the most lopsided pattern of giving of any company in the United States that contributes over $100,000 per election cycle to political causes.

and The Deadline Poet — this blog's poet-in-residence — suggests that the Dumbos ditch the elephant logo for a slice of white bread. Ah, yes — the blandness, predictability, and banality of plain white bread — the perfect meme for Dumbos everywhere. If this is a (fair & balanced) salute to bland, predictable, and banal Dumbos everywhere, so be it.

[x The Nation]
New GOP Icon?
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The most Republican-leaning company in the country, based on political donations, [is] the company that makes Wonder Bread. 
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So, given what the demographics show,
That elephant will simply have to go.
To represent the GOP precisely
A slice of white bread ought to do quite nicely. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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