It’s been a bad time for the media industry. First, Rolling Stone has to apologize for its story on campus rape at the University of Virginia. Then, there are mass resignations at the New Republic. Finally, and probably worse, there’s another ridiculously easy ScuttleButton puzzle for you to solve.
How to Play
ScuttleButton, as you may know, is that weekly waste-of-time exercise where we post a vertical sequence of campaign buttons. Your job is to take one word (or concept) per button and add ’em up to arrive at a famous name or familiar expression. Guess the correct phrase and you could be the proud winner of the coveted Political Junkie button!
Enter your submission using the convenient submission form below, or email your submission to email@example.com. You must include your name and city/state to be eligible.
Vote Vince — Not sure who this fellow is. Does anyone know?
Twopence for Thebaut for Mayor (with two cents attached) — Jim Thebaut, a filmmaker, ran for mayor of Seattle in 1977.
Van is the Man — Arthur Vandenberg, the late Republican Senate majority from Michigan, was a presidential hopeful in 1948.
Lindsay Must Go! — But, alas, John Lindsay was re-elected as mayor of NYC in 1969.
So, when you combine Vince + Cent + Van + Gogh, you very well may wind up with …
Vincent Van Gogh. The brilliant Dutch painter from the 19th Century whose ear, according to legend, was bitten off by Mike Tyson.
And the winner, chosen completely at random, is Jessica Masters of Pacifica, Calif. Jessica wins the coveted Political Junkie button!