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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.

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

  1. Butch Cassidy said

    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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