Lovely GOP buttplugs shaped by Gallup Poll approval ratings

by Violet Blue on May 15, 2012

Brilliant idea, and very real: “Grand Old Party” is a data visualization project that took Gallup approval ratings for Republican GOP candidates within a time frame, projected the data as butt plug shapes (finally, the GOP is anal-safe), printed them with a 3D printer and cast them in black silicone.

“Grand Old Party” – GOP – is a set of butt plugs. Matthew Epler explains,

Each shape is determined by voter approval ratings amongst registered republican voters for each of the GOP presidential candidates.

The height is a measurement of time, beginning December 10, 2011 and ending on April 1, 2012 (bottom to top).

The width of each object is the quantity by percentage (out of 100%) of approval for that candidate. All data comes directly from Gallup polls. (Grand Old Party, via Jiz Lee)

The butt plugs cost $65 each, though Perry and Bachmann are cheaper because they’re so little.

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1 Gordy May 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

The various shapes seem to fall into two categories; Narrow and unstimulating or painfully hard to take. Maybe the whole primary debacle was orchestrated by someone intimately familiar with the concept of “warming-up” to make the otherwise impossible finale feel, “um, ok if I can just ignore the unpleasantness.”

2 Justin May 16, 2012 at 12:58 am

I’m trying to make a joke about easing into Republican ideology with a Bachmann then a Perry, but it just doesn’t fit…

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