Friday, December 23, 2011

Here's Your Godawful Gingrich Christmas Card

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I actually don't have much to say about this blatantly badly designed card. You don't need me to tell you why it's tasteless on several competing levels.

OK, maybe just a couple of observations:

  • Callista looks like her head got Photoshop-swapped, and not very convincingly (look at the larger version).
  • How tacky is it to use your Christmas card to promote your book?
  • WHY ARE THEY STANDING ON A BLUE SPIRAL?

16 comments:

toony said...

must be a G for Gingrinch ?

sfmike said...

The trunk of Ellis the Elephant hangs to the right, toward Callista, which is only fitting.

And "Callistamas" from your previous post is my favorite neologism of the year.

samael7 said...

Ah, I was wondering when the downward spiral of Newt's campaign would show itself. It's manifesting right on time! And it's monogrammed, as Toony points out!

Yeah, and the elephant still has cloven feet. I'm trying to think of a clever amalgamation of the two. Pachydermodeus? Elephantzebub? There's something probably much simpler I'm not seeing because I'm over-thinking it.

rgdaniel said...

In fairness, her head always looks kinda photoshopped...

Aunt Snow said...

This is creepy on so many levels. Look at Callista, snuggling up so close to Ellis - who, we can't forget, is an actual person inside a character costume - while Newtie stays at arm's length.

Is Ellis's costume made of some kind of synthetic plush? Because the way the nap is rubbed and catches the light, it looks like parts of him are DIRTY. Plus, what's that little bumpy dimple right about his crotch? Ewwww!

Fran said...

As Petey knows, I am obsessed with her face. That skin - it doesn't move in videos but in stills... it has a strangely pleather-ly sort of texture. My eyes, they burn!

Anonymous said...

This card is suspiciously....blue. Is Callista a secret Democrat?

Beth in VA said...

This isn't really the Gingrich Christmas card, is it? My snarkometer says this is a joke. Right??

Anonymous said...

A compliment: She looks much closer to her actual age in a pantsuit.

An observation: they look very pink, which is not helped by the yellow hair. Both of them seem to have yellow hair. Just very, very poor graphic design and complete unfamiliarity with photoshop.

Matty Boy said...

In the card's defense, it does match perfectly with the blue you have chosen for headlines, Peteykins.

It's beginning to look a lot like Kwaanzaa, everywhere you go! Happy holidays, all!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was taken in the Southern Hemisphere: toilets swirl in the direction of the spiral down there. Its got to be a plot!

Lulu Maude said...

Swirl? I thought it was La Callista's spit curl.

Happy holidays, darlin' Pony.

Karen Zipdrive said...

She has skin of Pleather, and he has skin of dough.

smapdi said...

I just can't stop thinking about a toothy blowjob from this woman. We know Newt was getting bjs all the time from various lady staffers and some of those bjs had to be performed by Callista. The ergonomics are baffling.

Al Tecacca said...

Ellis has his own card.

http://massiveenormity.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-cards-from-edge.html

Peteykins said...

LOL, classic.