04 December 2010

Getting Strategic: Operation Curly Fries gets Anderson Coopered

Look, absurd rhetoric and manipulative imagery are all well and good. They're the true building blocks to any successful campaign. But if you're really serious about winning... you've gotta crunch the numbers.

Before us stands one of the more important showdowns in the history of man. As such, taking this lightly would be a mistake. A serious mistake. Like, paying-Brett-Lebda-$1.5 million serious.

We've all seen the 24-hour news channels during election cycles. They've all got their fancy screens and their high-paid analysts, and their Wolf Blitzers. All of this has a reason beyond annoying the piss out of everyone. These devices are employed to predict the outcomes of these really not that important elections.

So why the hell wouldn't we do the same with something that actually matters?


The Operation Curly Fries Electoral Map

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Sure, this map is a bit more complicated than the standard Red and Blue maps that you might see out of CNN. Some would say those maps are much easier to read and are therefore drastically more useful. I say CNN is a bunch of pussies. We're Wings fans. We do this shit right.

But, I'm sure even the greatest fanbase of the greatest franchise in history probably needs a legend to go along with this scientific thunderfuck of a game-changing prediction machine. Here it is:

  • Alaska, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
These states are all represented by question marks. You might think that this means that their allegiance to either Curly Fries of Jr. Roast Beef is undetermined. You would be wrong as Brian Burke when he signed Brett Lebda to a $1.5 million contract.

There's no way I'm gonna put together a map of this magnitude and not come to a determination within a precise degree of scientific certainty for every state on the map. These states are only marked with question marks because I'm pretty sure nobody actually lives there.

I mean really... New Hampshire? That doesn't even sound real. I haven't even heard of an Old Hampshire so where the hell does this state get off? And really, have you ever met anyone who said they were from South Dakota? Even if you have, I bet you had a sneaking feeling that they were fucking liars. I'm confident that these states are just highways and empty space. Therefore, no need deciding their allegiance to happiness and joy or Roast Beef.
  • Idaho
Idaho, for obvious reasons, is indicated by potatoes. These people fucking love potatoes. Their economy runs on the stuff and most residents actually have altars made of hash browns in their homes. Now, I'm no Iron Chef, but I'm pretty sure one of the ingredients in curly fries is potatoes.

Determining the allegiance in this state is pretty easy. What are these tuber-worshiping potato maniacs more likely to choose? Roast Beef, a decidedly non-tuberous dish? I think not. Hell, if America's Roast Beef Yes Sir stops giving away these delicious treats, Idaho's potato-driven economy is in danger of complete collapse. Chalk this state up as a win for America.
  • Nebraska
Like Idaho, Nebraska has a one-dimensional vegetable-based economy. Also, I'm pretty sure potatoes and corn are pretty much the same thing. Therefore, the above reasoning fits here, and we're calling this a win.
  • Wisconsin
Again, this is food based. Wisconsinians... err, Wisconsinites... uh, Wisconese??  Fucking people from Wisconsin are all about cheese. This one is going in our favor. You see, this choice is between Curly Fries, and a Jr. Roast Beef sandwich. Not a Jr. Roast Beef n' Cheddar sandwich. These people should turn out in hordes to vote for curly fries after America's Roast Beef Yes Sir snubbed their holy cheese gods.
  • Nevada
Don't worry about it, these people are WAY too high on cocaine to vote.
  • Utah
Represented here by South Park's rendering of Joseph Smith, Utah is overwhelmingly dominated by the Mormon vote. This is where the family values aspect of our campaign will come in handy. Actually, who the hell are we kidding? There's no way our group of degenerates and come across as the wholesome choice in this election. I'm afraid that this one is going to be lost to the Mormons. Dum dum dum dum dum.
  • New Mexico
I'm not convinced this is state actually has the right to vote. I'll provide an analysis when they decide to join the union.
  • Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
Oh right, like these inbreds are going to take time away from watching NASCAR and beating their wives to get on them newfangled interweb machines to vote.
  • Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts
Still England.
  • Ohio
Ohio... is terrible.
  • Indiana
So is Indiana. Crossroads of America, eh? Even their state motto admits it's just the place people go to get somewhere else. Who gives a shit about how these two hellholes vote?
  • Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota, Pennsylvania
These aren't going well for us... This is what political scientists refer to as the "spite vote." It refers to a phenomenon wherein an electorate has been so humiliated for so long that they're now completely empty inside - devoid of all value as human beings.

Each of these states are represented on this map by different images (Vagisil for Dive fans, a sobbing little bitch of a baby for the Bitter Bitch Blues fans, Pinky for Minnesota, and pink Tu-Tu's for Thid Rosby's state of Pennsylvania). However, they'll all probably vote Roast Beef for the same reason - they've been picked on by the vastly superior Red Wings for long enough that they're dead inside. No worries, you win some, you lose some.
  • Washington, Texas, New York
Speaking of win some. These are going Curly Fry. Why? Well, remember when I said the guys at TPL get shit done?

Fucking listen next time.

Each of these states contains a member of the trifecta. You think they're going to let this shit go to the Roast Beef? I think not.
  • Hawaii 
The Chief from over at A2Y is currently on a ship with a bunch of weapons in the Pacific. If for no other reason, these fuckers are voting Curly Fries out of fear. A well justified fear.
  • California, Arizona
We've all seen the Wings play in Phoenix and the California markets. Hell, just last night they faced off against the Ducks and perennial World's Douchiest Bag winner Corey Perry. The chants for the Wings drowned out the California crowd. That's because if you're a hockey fan, and you live in these states... you're not from there. These markets are full of transplanted Wings fans, and they'll deliver the vote for Curly Fries.
  • Florida  
Two words: The Captain.
  • Illinois
They may be begrudging, but these fuckers are voting curly fries if I have to climb in their windows and snatch all their peoples up myself.
  • Michigan
And this, this is where the science is. You see, it really doesn't matter how all these other states cast their ballots. When it comes down to it, theres only one state that counts. Motor City, Motown, the D. Hockeytown is going to come out in spades for Curly Fries because they're good people. The region is full of dedicated hockey fanatics who - unlike the little bitches in Denver, or the bandwagoners in Chicago - know the value of a storied tradition. Hearing Mickey shout "Curly Fries!" is an integral aspect of the Red Wing experience. Like Budd Lynch's calming voice over the intercom, hearing Stompin' Tom Connors after a Wings victory, pissing in a trough, shoulder-to-shoulder with grown ass drunk men - Curly Fries just come with the territory. There's no way the blue collar heroes from the Motor City are going to let us down.

Curly Fries will return. They'll be here to stay. And, you know, if they don't we get to riot and fill the streets with the blood of the plutocrats. So that's pretty cool too.

Now go vote and prove me right.

Oz fights for #399 tonight in L.A. Lets Go Wings!


  1. Michael PetrellaDecember 4, 2010 3:16 PM

    Total. Fucking. Brilliance.

    I almost wet myself seeing Vagisil in Colorado and construction cones in Indiana.

    You're killing it as the campaign manager, and we're lucky to have you. You can bet your ass I'm regulating on New York. And, I'm about to swing Jersey and Connecticut simply because of how retarded people are there and my proximity to those states.

    In addition, my wife is from Pennsylvania and you can bet she's working PA somethin' fierce. It may be Pens country in the west, but even the rest of the state, Philadelphia included, hates those fuckers. I think that's a swing state that could be valuable -- just like real life.

  2. Michael PetrellaDecember 4, 2010 3:18 PM

    OH ALSO!

    Longtime friend of TPL, JJ from Kansas, could probably single-handedly swing Kansas for Kurlies. I'm not entirely sure there are OTHERS in Kansas, like the other states on that list...

  3. chollisDecember 4, 2010 3:23 PM

    This is SUPERB. The only thing that could make it better is if it was photoshopped between Wolf Blitzer and John King on that stupid TV King uses all the time.

    Bringing it home for Curly Fries!

  4. jennyquarxDecember 4, 2010 7:29 PM

    This is the most awesome thing ever.

    I can confirm that Wisconsinites are voting for Curly Fries. Cheese rules but curly fries are more satisfying.

  5. SoDakWingNutDecember 4, 2010 9:20 PM

    You gotta bunch of Red Wings fans out here in western South Dakota. Go to a local pro (the CHL's Rapid City Rush) hockey game and you will see many red and white sweaters sprinkled about the arena. Those that are sweater-wearing Wings fans are true die hard fans, not bandwagoners, who relish seeing the Avs and Wild getting their @$$es handed to them by our beloved Wings. Add South Dakota with Curly Fries.

  6. RdischerDecember 5, 2010 2:30 PM

    Dear god, this is so awesome. I was busy yesterday doing dumb shit like taking my girlfriend to holiday parades to see this. I should have been getting my head right about how we get the general electorate to accept Texas as a legitimate voting body....which it obviously hasn't been in decades. Rest assured, I'm on THA CASE.

  7. KjellDecember 6, 2010 1:37 AM

    I am trying to get the other three inhabitants of Montana to vote curlies. It is my mission in life. Also Wyoming is going to go Beef. Wyoming fucking sucks, everything about that place is pure shit soaked in piss.


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