Superhero capes to fight unemployment. My god, Florida is BRILLANT.
Posted by Lissa on April 21, 2011
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.