The lighter side of the election

There is a bumper crop of funny election related things today. I hope that this cheers you up as you come in, tired, from the campaign trail.

Bizarre headline of the day

Clown seen running off with Liberal Democrat poster from the Telegraph:

In a Stroud Life article, Adrian Walker-Smith, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Stroud constituency, said: “Our supporter was hanging out her washing in the garden when she heard a crack and saw a young man wearing clown trousers dashing along the street with the board.

I think Adrian may have been a little harsh with his suggested penalty, though:

We will replace the poster and will not be troubling the police, but if the culprit is identified we suggest the use of the historic Bisley lock-up.

Fancy turning Ed Davey into a scottie dog?

Then this Buzzfeed feature on election leaflet origami will tell you all you need to know.

Photos of politicians with Taylor Swift lyrics

Taking photos of our political leaders and matching the up with appropriate (or otherwise) lyrics form Taylor Swift songs is all kinds of wrong but we’re glad Buzzfeed did it anyway. The Alex Salmond one took our breath away and the Clegg ones are hilarious.

“Gangsta” Clegg

The BBC reports a bit of an internet fizz over the jacket Nick Clegg wears on his Twitter profile.

 It all began when a Twitter user who calls herself Ellie posted a blown-up version of Nick Clegg’s profile pic with the comment: “Clegg you absolute roadman”. She then added, somewhat more cryptically: “Nick Clegg, more like Yung Clegg, am i rite?” The comment was shared or favourited more than 2,500 times, and others joined in the joke.

For those who, like us at BBC Trending when we first read these tweets, have no idea what this means – well, it’s all to do with the jacket he chose to wear. There’s a stereotype that comes from northern English cities that people who wear hard-wearing outdoors coats – particularly those where the hood covers a person’s face – have “gangsta” ties or other nefarious connections.

Our press office really is the best:

The Liberal Democrats jokingly told BBC Trending: “Nick’s a big fan of his North Face jacket. Perhaps now isn’t the time to tell you he’s also got two mobile phones.”

The Milifandom

I guess it had to happen.  And it doesn’t seem to be ironic.

Grant Shapps is a wonderful human being says Paddy

I really do love our press office. Mark Pack has the story. This is definitely one for the Westminster Bubble and blogosphere, but it’s very funny.

* Newshound in training. I'm sweet and full of mischief, just like my stories.

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