Joe Cartoon, creator of the ever popular animated web phenomenon Frog in a Blender, is revving up the old Quisinart again, but this time it’s elephants and donkeys in peril. The ‘Blender Poll 2008’ polling system is described as a non-partisan, humorous and somewhat insightful interactive presidential poll with a twist. Starting the week of Oct. 1, web surfers will be able to log onto http://www.blenderpoll.com to see both Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls in the blender and decide who gets the job and who gets pureed.
Voters will be able to express their distaste for a candidate by blending those they disagree with most, as well as any other candidate they want to see out of the race. A more desirable candidate can be saved from the blades by throwing him or her a life ring. Polling data is archived and presented in simple charts and graphs designed to help voters get a feel for how the race is really going. The site will also include helpful candidate information and an exclusive up-to-the-minute Blender Poll News Ticker.
Since launching nearly 10 years ago, Frog in a Blender has been downloaded approximately 110 million times, according to Joe Cartoon, which has since launched Gerbil in a Microwave, Superfly, Thuh Greenfields and approximately 50 other cartoon shorts seen on the web and on the MTV and G4 cable networks. The company was recently acquired by Endemol USA. For more information, go to www.joecartoon.com.