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I've a Suggestion... by VanHeist I've a Suggestion... by VanHeist
Some say the end is near. Some say we'll see Armageddon soon. I certainly hope we will. I sure could use a vacation from this bull**** three ring circus side show..."

(source material: [link] )

It's election season, and that means one thing:

An overwhelming bitterness towards this whole ridiculous circus of lying, scheming, pseudo-altruistic tribalism and corporate reacharounds we call American Electoral Politics.

But it also means another quasi-political Gogo pic, so whatever :P

If you have access to a screen or audio device of some kind, you've been told about voting and overloaded on gossip and pressure, so you don't need me sitting here pretending to tell you something you don't know. (American citizens! Have you heard about voting? It's a thing! You should do it! Otherwise they'll deport your grandmother, eat your children, and give tax breaks to orcs!)

But sometimes it helps to remember that all this crap is really just window-dressing on top of the Earth's crust :XD: So worry about the small things, worry about the big things, and embrace a bit of perspective now and then.

...also thanks for the birthday wishes and thus reminding me that i'm getting older and creakier!

...seriously though, thanks ^^;
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:icondeadmeat15:
DEADMEAT15 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I saw the title and immediately sang to myself "Learn To Swim".
Then I saw it in the background.

You are freaking awesome.
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Grigori77 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaah ... :love: much props to the blatant Tool-love there, my friend. :D  One of the standout tracks on one of the most awesome albums around.  And fits so well with Gogo, it would seem ...
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kitsune494 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I love this song
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:iconzerozamination:
zerozamination Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
deep.
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:iconklarkkentthe3rd:
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
And now than I learned how, I don't have to swim ever again. YAY!~!
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:iconzachvalkyrie:
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Writer
Arizona Bay is sounding like a nice place to be right about now...
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:icontheflame234:
theflame234 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I don't get it.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
it's okay, i don't mind.
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:icontheflame234:
theflame234 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I was hoping you could explain it to me.
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:iconmickkozu:
mickkozu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I'm a couple months late, but I recommend you listen to the song Aenema by Tool. VanHeist has some excellent taste in music.
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:iconthe-betteh:
The-Betteh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Jab at what it means to me is, possibly, it's poking fun at the idea of the bible and god flooding the earth, so the obvious solution to such is...

"Learn To Swim"

At least that's my take.
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SirMandokarla Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Ooh, I like that. Sounds like something Gogo gone evil would say. Wait, "gone evil"? I'll just go find my moral compass. I'm sure I left it around here somewhere...
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I looove that song. This looks so cool, and the emotion of your concept translated really well. :rose:
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
HA! I don't need to learn how to swim, I float.
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:iconberetta249:
Beretta249 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
YES.
An hombre' of mind and I have long harbored the ambition to sneak up to a "Jesus Loves You" billboard by the Interstate one night and paint over it with:
LEARN TO SWIM
LEARN TO SWIM
LEARN TO SWIM
LEARN TO SWIM
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
A quote from Tool, angry angry music. I distinctly remember retching when I opened the CD cover way, way back when. I digress....

Artistically, this is actually one of my favorite pieces of yours.

WIN.

I think "this" Gogo gave the pre-game speech to the G-men last week.... [ hides in office ]
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:iconorgie666:
Orgie666 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just agree with all your description in here. I like you now.... in non homosexual way. XD
But you got strong point there.
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:iconmoonlitcrescent:
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Will you vote?
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:iconjgraphic1:
JGraphic1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Interface Designer
cool
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:icondanielle-chan:
Danielle-chan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. It's so true...

and that song is one of my favorites...
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O3O where do i sign up for Gogo to be world ruler?!?!?!?
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:iconsamblob:
SamBlob Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
:sing:
"Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon,
Going to the candidates' debate;
Laugh about it, shout about it, when you've got to choose,
Ev'ry way you look at it, you lose."
-from Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
"Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you..."
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:iconnosvertu:
Nosvertu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Tool.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
^ synonym for "sex toy"? :P
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:iconnosvertu:
Nosvertu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, sure.
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:iconattenuasis:
attenuasis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Love it. Knew the theme and the song as soon as I saw the little thumbnail.

I've been using this song and this picture, personally.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Oh this is the time for Spider, abso-f'ing-lutely.

Kickass tune, as well :headbang:
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:icontrocadero:
Trocadero Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
OBEY THE GOGO!
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:iconrither:
Rither Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
FUCK YEAH TOOL! :headbang:

On the politics note, you Americans and your presidential elections always bring out the best in everybody. Favorite thing so far would be John Stewart's Chaos on Bullshit Mountain. [link]

And on a final note: a late Happy Birthday! Hope you'll create some glory until your next birthday!
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Our elections are like an unhinged frat party...everybody goes nuts, spills their guts, hits on everybody, starts brawling, starts beautiful but gets ugly, everyone's trying to hear someone talk over the noise of the stereo, and at the end of it all you feel sick, exposed, and stuck with cleanup.

But it does make for great vindictive comedy :)
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vanghool Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Right. Left. Right. Left. Right. Bush bashing, Obama worshiping, Rommey glorying, celerity endorsements, hypocrisy running wild, make promises, smile for the camera, make speech to millions, kiss babies, kiss your wife, kiss ass, kiss the mistress you think nobody know about, kiss election good by, make more speeches, get emotional, mention the founding fathers, bring God into it, say your doing for the little guy, suck up to minorities, play the race card if needed, go on Oprah, more celerity endorsements, get elected, put hand on book, make big speech to the world in general, sit in the office, make more promises, break old promises, fight opposition, pull the trigger on something, do something else, don't push the button, push the button anyway, kaboom, eat healthy, tell the worls to eat healthy, drink bourbon like water, do something that become part of pop culture, piss off haters, become bread and butter for comedians looking for bash jokes, term ends, look a your accomplishments and repeat.

American Politics. What is truly scary is the despite it being a ridiculous circus of lying, scheming, pseudo-altruistic tribalism and corporate reacharounds, there are fare worst places in the world to do politics. But hey I live in Canada. Same thing, only boring.
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SasquatchPurple46 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that and we don't technically elect the leader.
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:iconvanghool:
vanghool Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Oh right. I forgot about that. Thanks for pointing that out. We elect the party and the leader of that party becomes the Prime Minister.
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:iconsasquatchpurple46:
SasquatchPurple46 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For five years, five whole years! OOOOOH! CAAANAAADA!
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:iconlykkespreder:
Lykkespreder Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Pizza, gorey movies and Pablos to all peoples! Because thats pretty metal!" - GoGo world leader.
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:iconbutterflypigment:
ButterflyPigment Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No! Not to the orcs! That's outrageous!
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Still, though...it's a bitch to get them to pay anything in the first place.
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:iconbutterflypigment:
ButterflyPigment Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True.
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:iconcuradh:
Curadh Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I raise my horns to Gogo and her epic, deadly hotness!
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:iconm4ian:
M4IAN Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I love that song.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
It's on my mind every time i turn on the news or hear celebrity reports.
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:iconm4ian:
M4IAN Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Same hear. Newspapers and celebrity magazine too. It all "silly shit". (well, most of it)
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:iconmcferocious:
McFerocious Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All I had to see was "LEARN TO SWIM" in bold white print in my devWATCH and then bam, Aenima was playing in my head. Mmmmm Tool. I'd say Tool is my favorite band but that would be inaccurate - my favorite band is anything with MJK in it. He may be creepy and an arrogant douchebag, but musical genius.

Ahem, that has nothing to do with the picture though.

Incidentally, if tax breaks can slow down orc-on-human violence maybe we SHOULD pander to them -- wait that's not a thing? FUUCK.

I just sigh and shake my head sadly every four years when the election rolls around, because it's difficult to get excited about the prospects. When I was a kid (what, two elections ago?) I couldn't understand the relevance of any of the PSAs about the nominees. There was a lot of statistical information and throwbacks to bills and policies, all going right over my head -- and so all I was able to take away from those advertisements was the mud-slinging. Even then, it worried me. All I could think was, "So NEITHER candidate feels confident he can win on his own merits?"

Nope it's more a matter of winning on having less glaring faults than the other guy.

We're not picking who we want as president, we're picking the lesser of two evils?

-Flips table and raegquits-
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psychowolf21 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this should be a big poster on my window.... or slap it somewhere outside....and the tool reference.... WIN!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconaroihkin:
Aroihkin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconlikeitplz:
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:iconxgodwinx:
xGodwinx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
She plans to...
Go into the water.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Because...
One day...
we will all...
go into the wa-
ter.
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:iconxgodwinx:
xGodwinx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
*headbang*
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:iconsethrial:
sethrial Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
love the song reference.
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