News, but not the serious kind
Smurf Village and the election day blues?
Yes. Photographers now have a quota of ink-stained finger shots on voting day. As iconic photos go, this one has replaced the victory sign and the thumbs-up.
Looks like it makes the photographer’s job pretty easy.
Not really. You do have to make sure they’re not holding up the wrong finger in an obscene gesture. But didn’t you have a serious question?
Right. If blue ink is the way they keep elections honest, I’m worried about how the Smurfs will vote, since they’re blue to begin with.
They can’t vote. But Papa Smurf runs Smurf Village with an iron grip, and they are decades away from an election process.
But couldn’t Inventor Smurf come up with a different color ink that would…
Just let it go.
Above: Presidental candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi holds his inked stained finger and identity card after casting his vote during the Iranian presidential election, June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi
Left: Assorted ink-stained voters, and Papa Smurf