Election season in Brazil closely resembles the race for fifth grade class president. It is what democracy hallucinates after dropping acid in front of Cartoon Network.
3The Candidates Use the Same Fake Names You Enter on a Bowling Scorecard
This year in Brazil, there are five people named Batman running for various offices, along with 16 Barack Obamas and a pair of James Bonds. The crowded ballot also includes Lady Gaga, Jimmy Carter, John Kennedy, bin Laden, Zig Zag Clown, a guy named Elvis Didn't Die, someone called Kung Fu Fatty and Geraldo Wolverine. The list of candidates reads like the starting lineup of the first team the Bad News Bears ever defeated, or the scheduled euthanasia docket for a bunch of retired greyhounds.[inject-module]
Brazil has around 30 prominent political parties, which you may notice is about the same number of teams as the NFL. That equals at least 60 or 70 people screaming for your vote at any given time, so some intrepid lawmakers decided that it would be a good idea if they were allowed to run under pretty much whatever names they wanted as a way to distinguish themselves in the thrashing maniacal sea of candidates. However, the fact that so many of them settle on the same made-up name suggests that they perhaps misunderstood the purpose of being able to rechristen themselves "Superman's Erection" and compete for votes.