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Superhero capes to fight unemployment. My god, Florida is BRILLANT.

Posted by Lissa on April 21, 2011

SERIOUSLY??????

Dubbed the ‘Cape-A-Bility Challenge,’ it was slated to be part of a public-relations campaign featuring a cartoon character named ‘Dr. Evil Unemployment.’ The capes cost about $14,200 and foam cutouts of ‘Dr. Evil Unemployment’ cost another $2300.

Yesterday there were pictures posing with this doofus-y looking Evil Unemployment dude, but apparently they’ve been pulled. I can’t imagine why.  Also, the original story cited a $73K cost.

Widespread outrage — combined with ridicule, scorn and bafflement, no doubt — has led to killing the campaign.

Obviously, if you can’t fight unemployment by spending government money on satin-y superhero capes for people without jobs, then the terrorists have won.

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One Response to “Superhero capes to fight unemployment. My god, Florida is BRILLANT.”

  1. I’ll take the cold windy beach in Maine I am leaving my hotel room to go visit over a sunny Florida beach littered with bums in red capes…

    Good luck down there.

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