A Late Arrival on the Bandwagon

If politicians like anything better than flag-waving, it's pennant-waving. Over the weekend Denver school board candidate Arturo Jimenez papered west Denver with these purple door-hangers. The back features a cut-out bat you were supposed to wave while cheering on the Rockies. Not much cheer followed; if you're going to kiss up to the local sports team in order to get elected, timing is a bitch. Look for the candidate's next flyer to be decked out in blue and orange. –Alan Prendergast

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
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