WTF Were They Thinking?

All right, I’ve seen some bad ideas in my time, but this is one of the worst I’ve seen lately:

I saw this puzzle in the toy and game aisle at the Goodwill Store, unopened in original shrinkwrap.

Yeah, big surprise there.

The idea of a 500-piece puzzle for a presidential candidate was bad enough (I would have found an Obama puzze ludicrous, too, and I like Barack Obama).

But who thought the image of John McCain, inset over an image of a dark and leafless tree, with the totally incongruous message “New Dawn,” would appeal to anyone…even his supporters?

If this was a puzzle for “John McCain and the Zombie Apocalypse,” maybe. But New Dawn? This is an image that’s supposed to make people hopeful?


4 Responses to “WTF Were They Thinking?”

  1. February 14, 2010 at 6:18 am

    This just made my day.

  2. February 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    That is so old school. Like, Hebrew temple old school.

  3. 3 Deacon Blue
    February 15, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    And they don’t get much more old school (and crotchety) than McCain.

    Hey, maybe you’re on to something, Big Man. Maybe McCain is Methuselah…

  4. February 17, 2010 at 1:40 am

    if you can solve the puzzle, you can solve the world.

    hello? am i the only one who got the message?

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