Odd Pueblo: Snappy or crappy?

This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy?

The last snappy or crappy, giant, concrete balls, rolled in a full 50 percent of crappy votes for being silly and annoying. Twenty-nine percent gave them a snappy, 16 percent said snap/crap and a mere 2 percent said they were too busy getting their car out of a ditch after being distracted by the balls to decide.

The latest snappy or crappy happens to carry a similar theme as the giant balls – a Hillary Clinton nutcracker doll.

Hillary Clinton nutcracker doll/AZMouse photo

Hillary Clinton nutcracker doll/AZMouse photo

Loyal reader AZMouse spotted this sweet doll at a Goodwill store in Vail, so it counts as being local. The price tag put the doll at $3.99, although we are sure it is worth much, much more.

Close up of Hillary Clinton nutcracker doll/AZMouse photo

Close up of Hillary Clinton nutcracker doll/AZMouse photo

The Hillary Clinton nutcracker doll – and other political caricatures and figurines – are just one more way for Americans to mock authority. Such depictions of our political leaders are demeaning, insulting and crass.

That definitely makes them snappy.

Don’t you just love freedom of speech?

Thanks for sending photo, AZMouse!



Close up of Hillary doll label/AZMouse photo

Close up of Hillary doll label/AZMouse photo

What do you think?

What’s the most tasteless political mockery you’ve seen?

The funniest?

Would you want to be depicted as an action figurine? Please explain.


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38 Responses to Odd Pueblo: Snappy or crappy?

  1. leftfield says:

    I voted snappy because it is so very important to mock authority.  Even so, perhaps I should have voted snap/crap because there are certainly other things going on here.  There is no question what “nuts” are bring referred to here.  This leds me to conclude that Ms Clinton’s detractors are attacking her sexuality and femininity because she represents a threat to the status quo vis a vis relationships of power in America, as well as being liberal.  The same folks who find this harmless and amusing would not likely feel the same were the doll to represent Sarah Palin all dressed up in her beauty contest best, ready to “crack nuts”.   

    • Rynski says:

      hey leftfield,
      i agree it’s definitely important to mock authority. heck, i’ve been honing that skill for most of my life – hahhahah.
      also like your further analysis of what’s going on here. very acute observations – and good points.
      i did a quick google on sarah palin dolls to find she has several: dolls that portray her as an executive, an action hero and a school girl, a bobble head hunting doll and a blow-up sex doll.

      • leftfield says:

        I haven’t seen these dolls myself, but based on your descriptions, it seems that most of these dolls are intended to portray Sarah Palin as a  feminine and sexual being, in contrast to the Hillary doll, which portrays her as a “man-hater”.  The school girl is an obvious male sexual fantasy and there is a whole industry out there that makes money off of tying sex and guns together.   It seems some people find barely dressed women firing automatic weapons the ultimate in excitement.  The action doll reminds me of adolescent Wonder Woman and Xena fantasies.  The blow-up doll I refuse to even think about.  Anyway, none of the Sarah dolls appear to be intended to disparage. 

        the captcha is “the merinos”.  Quite apropos.  

      • Rynski says:

        more interesting points. however, i would think some would find being a ‘sex toy’ when the intent was to be a national leader to be bit disparaging.

      • leftfield says:

        i would think some would find being a ’sex toy’ when the intent was to be a national leader to be bit disparaging.
        Yes, I agree.  On the one hand, she is still portrayed as a sexual object, which in some minds is the raison d’etre of womanhood; a status which supersedes all other qualities, and on the other hand, she is at the same time diminished.  In the end, the status quo is maintained.  Whatever one might think about Sarah Palin, she does not threaten male supremacy and the nature of her dolls reinforces this.

    • azmouse says:

      I like Sara Palin and would not be upset to see a caricature of her at all. The dolls I’ve seen are all sexy….a sexy secret agent, the school girl look with a little plaid mini-skirt, etc.

      All in good fun. We should all be so lucky as to be made into a doll or action figure! My action figure would be Stylin’ Dianne, complete with gold-plated lightening fast shears plus all other necessities for fabulous hair  😉

  2. Jim Kelley says:

    If it is anything by David Fitzsimmons it’s crappy. All the other stuff is pretty snappy. I even laugh at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I like the various bobbleheads and buttons in political campaigns. And of course anything that makes fun of Grijalva.

  3. azmouse says:

    I think the doll is absolutely snappy! Hillary has never looked so good.

    Hillary as a nut-cracker, Sarah Palin as a school girl, David Beckham in a pair of underwear….it’s all in fun. I don’t find it offensive….ESPECIALLY David Beckham in underwear!!!!!

  4. radmax says:

    Hi Rynski!
    What guy wouldn’t want a stainless steel thighed nut crackin’ woman? 🙂
    Snappy, I like the ‘give it back to the man, when you can’ mentality.

    • Rynski says:

      hey radmax!
      thanks for the snappy vote – i’ll agree that’s a fine mentality – hahaha. it does seem like every fella’s dream.

  5. koreyk says:

    “It seems some people find barely dressed women firing automatic weapons the ultimate in excitement.”

    Appropos of Lefty’s above quote, from the greatest pschobilly band to grace this world; The Cramps:  Bikini Girls With Machine Guns

  6. Ferraribubba says:

    OK, Rynski, you asked for it: So I get a medical emergency call early one Sunday morning, and roll code 3 to the house and I am met by a hysterical woman who says that her father won’t wake up in the back bedroom.
    I rush in and see the old man, lying face down on the bed, his shriveled old azz humming away on top of one of these ‘Suzi Suk’ blow-up dolls, still plugged into the wall.
    He looks to be deader than my uncle Wilber’s nutz! So I unplug Suzi, roll the old fool over, and sure enough, despite the big grin on his face, he is dead.
    By this time the EMTs arrive, call the coroner, I write my reports, the coroner removes the body, and at the woman’s request, I take Suzi with me, as the doll disturbed her, killing her father and all.
    After washing her off in the front yard with a garden hose, (in death, the old man’s body functions let go, soiling Suzi up quite a bit) but after I got her clean, we had a great Sunday, riding around in the patrol car together.
    And you know what? She didn’t try to ‘back-seat drive’ once. 
    Yer pal, Officer Bubba, ex-APD

    • Rynski says:

      ferraribubba – yet once again you have topped your top story – a feat i didn’t think possible after the one about the dog eating the severed hand on the railroad tracks.
      keep up the good work! hahah

      • Ferraribubba says:

        Hey Rynski: Understand; I’m only doing God’s work, as he gave me the wisdom and the tools to carry out the tasks that he set before me.
        Yer humble servant, Ferrari Bubba

  7. James says:

    So I see you have the Hillary Nutcracker, but do you have the Bill Clinton Corkscrew?


    I have both. They were…gifts.  I will mail them to you.  I’m tired of having them, um, taking up space in my garage.  To where should I send this happy couple?

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