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Votergasm.org and Unintended Side-Effects

votergasm.org

votergasm.org promotes an interesting strategy to get more people to the polls on Election Day. Taking a page from Lysistrata, site visitors can pledge to (a) withhold sex from non-voters for a week following the elections, (b) have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters for the week following the election, or (c) have sex with a voter on election night and withhold sex from non-voters for the next four years.

Here’s the problem with this plan, though: nothing prevents non-voters from having sex with each other.

This is it: this is how Wells’s vision will be realized. As these pledges are carried to their logical conclusions, the population will divide into completely separate breeding populations, voters segregated from non-voters. I leave it to your prejudices to figure out which become the Eloi and which become the Morlocks.

(via the Bulldada NewsBlog)

2 replies on “Votergasm.org and Unintended Side-Effects”

Sure, “link early, link often,” is a slogan for our times (though it won’t qualify us for any votergasm bennies, I’m afraid).

Please, go ahead and add it to the wiki – I’m always glad to contribute to the world supply of idiosyncratic weirdness documentation. Attribution would be nice; a link would be thoughtful but not required.

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