The word gerrymander (originally written Gerry-mander) was used for the first time in the Boston Gazette newspaper on March 26, 1812. The word was created in reaction to a redrawing of Massachusetts state senate election districts under the then governor Elbridge Gerry (pronounced/ˈɡɛri/; 1744–1814). In 1812, Governor Gerry signed a bill that redistricted Massachusetts to benefit his Democratic-Republican Party. When mapped, one of the contorted districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a salamander.
Although the letter g of the eponymous Gerry is pronounced /ɡ/ as in go, the word gerrymander is most commonly pronounced /ˈdʒɛrimændər/, with a /dʒ/ as in gentle.
Which, according to Dr. David Prindle, means you’re doing it wrong.
This man is a twit.
So there I was, minding my own business, drinking an asston of coffee, when I suddenly remembered that I do not like Governor Rick Perry. And then I thought it would be really funny to try to decontextualize him by drawing crap on his face.
Sometimes he likes to get tarted up.
Rick Perry Can also be a blank canvas, on which we can paint our own hopes and desires.
Rick Perry is afraid he just blue himself.
Rick Perry sure hates mondays.
You’ve probably never even heard of him.
Rick Perry’s going to go burn down some stave churches.
This is a look that suits him surprisingly well.
Rick Perry’s on some Dark Carnival shit.
Is Governor Perry the key to ultimate slack?
Another surprisingly good look.
There’s actually probably a lot of similarities between these two men.
It would also be pretty cool if people were to take this template and make more varieties of Rick Perry.
Is it just me or does Rick Perry look kinda like Norm McDonald?
And here without the outline
Also, if you do anything to Rick’s face, please don’t give him Joker facepaint or make him even vaguely resemble the Shepherd Fairey Hope poster. Both are played out, boring and irritating.
While I certainly cannot and will not advocate graffiti, stickers are really easy to make, and so is wheat paste, and these images happen to have a nice thick black outline around them, making them even easier to cut out after printing, and it would be even funnier to make a bunch of stickers of those and put them all over Texas.
But vandalism is illegal and I certainly don’t support anyone doing anything illegal.
Also, here’s some directions on making wheat paste.