Make America Uncanny Again

Make America Uncanny Again

The election results are in from the Uncanny Valley, but the race is still too close to call. All we know is that Mike Tyson is trailing badly among voters in the “Excuse me, say what?” demographic. Trump’s righteous bass lines supply a rock-solid constituency to draw upon, but Kim’s over the top shredding style is a hit in the eastern precincts.

This video highlights an interesting phenomenon. All the menace has been removed from these three personalities, strictly from overuse. There’s a certain point in endless opposition when you’re simply an advertising company for a product you don’t endorse. Mike Tyson, one of the scariest men who ever lived, is already seen as a kind of teddy bear. The same sort of thing is emerging with The Donald and Kim. There’s a reason you don’t show the shark until the third act of Jaws. Call someone Hitler enough times, and they morph into Fat Elvis or Santa Claus before you know it.

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