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These Remixed Election Ads Are Demented and Hilarious

Visual graphics mad scientist Nick DenBoer satirizes some of the most memorable Canadian campaign ads from this election cycle.
October 15, 2015, 4:35pm

Image courtesy Daily VICE

Nick DenBoer is a visual graphics mad scientist whose most recent success, The Chickening, is a remix of The Shining in which Kubrick's canonical horror film gets turned into a poultry-themed acid trip nightmare. Anyway, given the ongoing slog of the Canadian election madness, we thought it would be a great palette cleanser to have DenBoer work on some of the most memorable campaign ads (see the original Trudeau and Mulcair ads here) of the Canadian election season.

In conversation with Fucked Up singer Damian Abraham (who plays Tom Mulcair's hairy, tattooed, nipple-tweaking body double) on Daily VICE, DenBoer spoke about why he thought the ads were ripe for satire, "It's like they're spoon feeding you this bullshit… and these have been playing non-stop, getting crammed in our ears, and everyone hates them. It's like, 'Well fuck you, make something we can digest and respect instead of these ridiculous church ads.'"

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