for DIEBOLD ADWORKS [aka Diebold Fraudworks]
HONESTY IS THE BEST PARODY
Diebold Variations: I came into possession of the image of Stalin casting
a vote, and wondered what the ghastly old fellow might have made of
the new touchscreen voting technology. A magazine ad suggested itself,
and then another, and another... They're arranged here in the order
conceived; after two days inspiration has flagged, and these 18 are
likely all. Here's my attempt at a legal disclaimer. The images may
be reproduced, but I retain my copyright, so please include the copyright
credit—for choice, "(c)2004 Rand Careaga/salamander.eps"
in text, please—and I'd appreciate being advised of use in advance.
Also, it's convenient if your re-use includes the text string "Diebold
Variations," and I greatly prefer it if there's a link back to
this page. Comments are welcome (rcareaga auf mac splotch com—spambots
everywhere, damn it. Somewhat desultorily maintained blog is here).
Don't forget to vote!
This page and these images are no way no how affiliated with Diebold
Inc., and the statements in the "ads" (let's call them parodies,
which might let me off the hook for the appropriation of the Diebold
name and chop under "fair use") are not necessarily representative
of the opinions of Diebold's executives, shareholders or worker bees,
no, not even in their dark malignant hearts, and did I mention that
I hold the legal profession in the highest regard? Diebold is a registered
trademark of Diebold Corporation. Any other marks are the property of
their respective owners.