July 11, 2019

"Your 2020 campaign slogan is: Your last name + 2020 + the last text you sent."

A Twitter meme that produced some wonderfully absurd slogans.

I had to look at my texts to see what mine would be, and it was wonderfully absurd:

Althouse 2020
elephants in the garden

IN THE COMMENTS: No one asked me why I'd texted "elephants in the garden." It was my reply to Meade, when he texted me an untitled video from our garden:

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Knowing the plant is called "elephant ears," I texted back my idea of a title.

163 comments:

rehajm said...

That's why I'm voting for you. You get me.

rcocean said...

Rcocean 2020

Cat's in the Back.

Henry said...

Weirdly enough, my last text was "For Sardinia?"

Henry 2020
For Sardinia?

Curious George said...

George 2020
Scary!


My response to a text from a friend who's son is in the hospital with pericarditis.

Lawrence Person said...

Person 2020
Remove me from your texting list

Henry said...

Before that?

Henry 2020
Have Some Breakfast

RigelDog said...

LastName 2020
Hey whatever happened to that collection notice you got from the City?

Bay Area Guy said...

Harris 2020
Let's get it on, Baby!

Unknown said...

LastName 2020
I've been playing with them.

Meade said...

Meade 2020
*dick pic*

Oops.

Earnest Prole said...

Really and truly:
Prole 2020
cautionary tale

Friendo said...

Friendo 2020
You don't wanna know what's in there

rehajm said...

rehajm 2020
I Booked Dinner @ 6:30

robother said...

I love Althouse's slogan. Combines the earthy calming wisdom of a Chauncey Gardner with subliminal appeal to Democrat's fears (Elephants in our garden, oh my!)

Infinite Monkeys said...

Monkeys 2020
Fill out IRS form 3949

Leland said...

Leland 2020
Yes


It was nearly "Ok", which would have marked me as a white supremacists.

Achilles said...

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez 2020
“Catfight” is the sexist term Republicans use when two adult women happen to disagree with each other.

You are right this is gold.

Deb said...

Deb 2020 A possibility?

Achilles said...

AOC 2020
Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half.

A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.

How did we get here?
What is at stake?
And where are we going?

harrogate said...

Harrogate 2020: Is this about yesterday?

Rick.T. said...

Rick T 2020: OK

MayBee said...

MayBee 2020
Yay! See you Saturday!

policraticus said...

Policraticus 2020
Still waiting

Phil said...

Phil 2020
Let's look at insurance

Rick.T. said...

Meade 2020
*dick pic*

Almost as short as my slogan. (j/k)

Temujin said...

I'm strangely attracted to the 'Elephants in the Garden' slogan. I'd vote for you. It's mesmerizing. So much better than 'Friday Fish Fry...all you can eat!"

Bay Area Guy said...
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Rick.T. said...

Better in your garden than in your pajamas because it's always hard to explain how they get in your pajamas.

Achilles said...

AOC 2020
“There's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right,”

Psota said...

Boring: Psota 2020 - I just got to Civic center BART station

Better: Psota 2020 - we're on it!

MikeR said...

MikeR 2020. Call Mommie. Keep trying.

Nichevo said...

Nichevo 2020

Obviously if it had been hushed up, and of course if not in your area, you might not know.

(Was asking a SCA peep about Fan's story. Can't confirm.)

Nichevo said...

Fen's

Stephanie Delmonico said...

Delmonico 2020
Bring the 9mm, too.

Ann Althouse said...

"MikeR 2020. Call Mommie. Keep trying."

Great Democratic candidate slogan.

MikeR said...

"MikeR 2020. Call Mommie. Keep trying." Great Democratic candidate slogan.
Mother's not going to like this.

Chuck said...

[Chuck]2020: Ok w/me.

So maybe this meme isn't so much fun after all.

It's very much like "Your stripper name." Remember that meme, in the early days of the internet? Pre-Twitter, of course. You took the name of your first pet as your first name, and the name of the street that you grew up on as your last name. And then, for the rest of that particular cocktail hour, everybody used their stripper names.

{10}

Ann Althouse said...

And we Republicans have got to get ourselves back to the gar-ar-ar-AR!-ar-den...

SDaly said...

Daly 2020
Ok. Will be like 5 Minutes

Nancy said...

Burstein 2020
Totally fine!

Previous text:
Burstein 2020
If the kids haven't missed their naps!

Bay Area Guy said...

Aberdin 2020
How much longer does she have?

readering said...

Readering 2020 Yikes!

Kelly said...

Walters 2020 okay

Dave Begley said...

GOP = elephants

SeanF said...

SeanF 2020 - Will do.

I kinda like it.

Next-to-last text was "You're allowed to have dogs in an apartment?"

Carol said...

Carol 2020
Thurs at 1 ok

Dave Begley said...

Call me but not after 10 pm.

JaimeRoberto said...

JR 2020
Where are you?

Yancey Ward said...

Ward 2020-Yep, turned 35.......or dyslexic.

bagoh20 said...

Trump 2020
Fake news!

Beaneater said...

Beaneater 2020
Am just lying down for nap. Is it urgent?

CJinPA said...

CJ 2020
I Think We Should Head to the Shore Sunday Night


Pennsylvania is no longer in play.

Bay Area Guy said...

Comey 2020
Truth can be found at a lake

Hannio said...

Hannio 2020
Better than Og

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Cracker2020
You're a young little chick

(wife's birthday)

Dan said...

Stebnitz 2020
I Will Start the Oven!

Yancey Ward said...

Schumer 2020- "Epstein who?"

Rory said...

Rory 2020 Tanya Lemani

Bay Area Guy said...

Nadler 2020
Don't skimp on the Mozzarella!

Yancey Ward said...

Pelosi 2020- "Make that bitch do all the goferring on her committees?"

John Borell said...

Borell 2020 Not that I know of

Bay Area Guy said...

Williamson 2020
Gnostic peace is at hand!

Yancey Ward said...

Chuck 2020- "Can you send me copies of all the receipts for pecan pie purchases from the last 2 years?"

Fernandistein said...

Fernandistein's Monster 2020
"OK"

Yancey Ward said...

Warren 2020-"Can you recalculate my DNA results?"

Beasts of England said...

England 2020
👊🏼

Yancey Ward said...

Sanders 2020- "Will spend the weekend at the Summer dacha."

jerpod said...

Lastname 2020
That guy who played Freddy is really hard to look at.

Yancey Ward said...

Acosta 2020- "The walls are closing in."

Works for either Acosta.

Yancey Ward said...

Epstein 2020-"Bill, you better fucking get me out of this mess!"

Yancey Ward said...

Clinton 2020-"I did not fly with that guy, Epstein!"

Yancey Ward said...

Epstein 2020-"Hey, my new cellmate just told me he had a message from Hillary- hope it is good news!"

Mark said...

Mark 2020
Right back at you, good sir!

Ralph L said...

Since I don't text, my stripper name is Lancelot Ivanhoe, pretty good for a tranny.

The elephant is trying to get down off your goose.

66 said...

Dugan 2020
Works great!! Looking forward to it.

chuckR said...

chuckR 2020 It'S a girl!!

First grandkid coming up

Aunty Trump said...

Dxxxxxxxx 2020

Tee time’s at 10:06

LKReinitz said...

Reinitz 2020 Don't worry I'll head home then.



Not much of a slogan, but incredibly accurate prediction of results!

tim maguire said...

Maguire 2020 Will do, thanks!

I like it!!

tim maguire said...

Curious George said...
George 2020
Scary!



Your candidacy is doomed.

Aunty Trump said...

Qxxsresfs - 2020

I’ll bring enough beer for everyone.

rhhardin said...

What happened to the street you grew up on and your first pet's name.

bagoh20 said...

Clinton 2020
That motherfucker did what?

Nonapod said...

Nonapod - 2020
Driving, can't text Sent from MY ROGUE

Swede said...

Swede 2020

Yeah, right.

roadgeek said...

Roadgeek 2020

I'm in my office

Clark said...

Kitty Jane College

Sydney said...

Sydney 2020
Do we need meat?

bagoh20 said...

Smith 2020
Are you really 18?

Swede said...

The one before that:

Swede 2020

Are you kidding me? No fucking way. Tell that asshole to call me. Today.

Uummm, vote for me?

Jeff Weimer said...

Weimer 2020 Good

FWBuff said...

FWBuff 2020:
Do they serve breakfast?

Chris Lopes said...

Lopes 2020 Done

Yancey Ward said...

"Sydney 2020
Do we need meat?"


Buttigieg 2020- Yes, and buns!

Yancey Ward said...

Titus 2020- Am I invited, too?

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Yep I did this too:

Wolf 2020 "I'm with you man!"

Yancey Ward said...

Biden 2020 "sdiedl dlsile s; f8sl8s lldls"

Paul Zrimsek said...

As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden. Until the goddam elephants trample everything.

curt said...

Curt 2020: Hope it works!

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Wife's was

Sandi 2020 "Busy! I'll call you back."

Patrick said...

Patrick 2020

Productive morning. I love you!

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

So far I really like Delmonico's. And Lopes'.

Dave D said...

Durocher 2020
You left the garage open again!

Anthony said...

"Anthony" 2020
Yup

madAsHell said...

Daddly 2020
Oh....wait!! I spoke too soon!

Karen of Texas said...

Alvarez 2020
I'm just special i guess

Lol.

Laurent said...

Canup 2020
"I should re-watch Cheers"

DarkHelmet said...

DarkHelmet 2020

I found the keys.

walter said...

Better than cleaning up after them indoors.

tcrosse said...

tcrosse 2020
Sorry. Wrong number.

wwww said...

wwww 2020
LOL it's not letting me spell s. T. y. e.

(spell check auto changed stye in my eye to State)
earlier tweet:

wwww 2020
A state in my eye

Narr said...

Narr 2020
i am free until 8

Narr 1324 11JULY2019
Been gone, did I miss anything?

Clyde said...

Clyde 2020
Why I Oughta... !

Aunty Trump said...

LSDKJFLKJW 2020
You still mad?

Basil Duke said...

Basil Duke 2020 I'll Be There By Then, You Old Suppurating Human Ulcer

DavidUW97 said...

To be fair it was a hike.


Not bad.

WK said...

WK 2020 - down in 5 minutes

doctrev said...
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cold pizza said...

Pizza 2020: "I had an appointment this morning and wasn't allowed to drive home"

Bay Area Guy said...

Mueller 2020
Somewhere, out there, there's a crime, I think

Bill said...

Heyman 2020: "It's hard to balance all these spinning discs... I feel like a circus performer."

kwenzel said...

Wenzel 2020:
What kind of deodorant do you prefer?

Michigan and Trumbull said...

Michigan and Trumbull 2020
You are a target rich environment.

Unknown said...

Jack 2020 "Nope, wasn't planning on it"

MadisonMan said...

MM 2020
You around later this afternoon?

Marc said...

MP 2020
Still humid here.

campy said...

campy 2020
Touring wastewater plant now

Lori said...

Lori 2020
We'll just have to rough it!!

J. Farmer said...

“Farmer 2020 All Right”

Pretty boring but startlingly accurate :)

JMW Turner said...

Turner 2020 ...all you can eat!

Darrell said...

Darrell 2020

No cell, no texts.

Unknown said...

Daniel 2020
We are all square.

PM said...

Ocasio-Cortez 2032
"Singling Out Women of Color"

Nancy said...

My stripper name is Tigger Emerson.

J Oliver said...

Oliver 2020
I got the skewers!

Better
I’ll get skewered!

traditionalguy said...

TradGuy 2020
nice pics. Looks like paradise.

Char Char Binks said...

Binks 2020
Not Delivered

mikeski said...

mikeski 2020: I'll be out there in September.

I guess I don't think I need to campaign much?

My first pet had a female name, so I'd have to have some plumbing adjustments made for the pet-name-street-name rule to work.

Mrs. X said...

Mrs. X 2020
I like cotton.

Narayanan said...

NS 2020

Burgers, no buns

john burger said...

"Burger 2020: Yup!"

Simple. Positive. Uplifting. Not as cool as "elephants in the garden" but I like it.

jvb

stevew said...

stevew 2020
Tastes great, Less filling!

anti-de Sitter space said...

adSs 2020
I just got to the gate.

Theranter said...

Theranter 2020
So cute!!

Earnest Prole said...

Trump 2020: Punked like a bitch on illegal immigration.

Aunty Trump said...

“So cute” would. work great for Buttygig.

Mr. Majestyk said...

Majestyk 2020
Who am I? Why am I here?

Amadeus 48 said...

Amadeus 48 2020
The wind! The wind!

Amadeus 48 said...

Comey 2020
Something smells.

Amadeus 48 said...

Trump 2020
Mother isn't going to like this.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM 2020

Judge won’t designate retired Gen. Michael Flynn co-conspirator

Ken B said...

Huh. And here I thought it was a great slogan, the modern version of “a chicken in every pot.”

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, thanks for the explanation but I’m still not voting for you.

Meade said...

“Almost as short as my slogan. (j/k)”

Ha ha! No doubt.

Narr said...

I knew that.

Narr
Green elephants

Fritz said...

Fritz 2020. Ready is relative.

Freeman Hunt said...

Hunt 2020 - Weird suspense!

Freeman Hunt said...

"Weird suspense!" came from a text response to someone telling me that they would tell me the reason for a mundane thing when I returned from a trip.

wildswan said...

Wild Swan 2020
With all the rain

Known Unknown said...

Stripper name? Jiggs Thomason.

Sounds more like a jazz trombonist.

Chuck said...

There must be a lot of campaign slogans using this meme that are just emoticons/emojis. Can't do emojis with this format, can we?

(Thank goodness for that.)

{#12}

Amadeus 48 said...

Stripper name: Poochie Street.

That could also be a made man in the Outfit. (Real name: Paolo Viadolomiti.)

Narr said...

Are we still here? OK, stripper name-

Tuppy Alrose

Narr
Dog was dumber than shit