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You Can’t Caricature that Representative Here

November 9th, 2009

Sometimes you wonder what these companies are thinking. Case in point: Mad magazine artist  Tom Richmond drew 540 caricature’s of all the representatives and senators in the United States. Those caricatures where put on one of 12 bodies, which created” virtual bobbleheads,” and included in an iPhone app that gave contact information for “senators and congressional representative either via zip-code or by using the iPhone’s GPS location services.”

The information was good, the tool valuable, and you could shake the phone or flick the screen with your finger and make the heads bobble. A useful app with a fun interface. It is all well done, not nasty, and non-partisan.  Head over to The Mad blog and see examples for yourself.

If your in the U.S. and thinking you’d like to get that app, sorry, Apple rejected it on the grounds it is “obscene, pornographic, or defamatory.” Obviously, it is, in their eyes, defamatory. A ridiculous assertion and a ridiculous decision.  An app that might have helped get people more involved, and it is kiboshed because of John McCain’s exaggerated jowls.

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