Presidential politics now a game of chicken

Here’s a clay-animated, election-themed commercial for Bojangles Chicken from Eric Mower and Associates. An alien abduction is thrown in for no good reason. I was expecting dancing drumsticks, flapping wings or a conga line of animated poultry. My expectations, in what could be construed as a metaphor for American politics in general, were not met. Hey, Bojangles: Where’s the bird? An animated Hillary doesn’t count. At least we finally know where the current administration gets its policy ideas: Mars. Jimmy Carter could still be elected to serve another term. Not on this planet, of course, but possibly on Venus, which Carter apparently mistook for a flying saucer back in ’69.

—Posted by David Gianatasio