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MOC The American Politician

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I had wanted to do this for a while. I'm not a MOC'er, so just to do this little thing is a new experience for me. Try not to hold me to higher standards. Anyway, here's how this story went down.

It was a Monday afternoon, and in the washrooms of the airport, the man in the stall in the corner has been there just a little too long. A person enters the stall next to him. The first man shuffles his foot toward the divider between them.

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The second man is no stranger to this activity. He slightly mimics the first man, and also moves his foot toward the divider.

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The first man whispers, "I never do this sort of thing." The second man whispers back, "Don't worry, I do." Confidence bolstered, the first man drops his trousers.

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"Why don't you come over here?" the man says, voice wavering somewhat. The second man opens the stall door, exits, and coos, "Alright, open up."

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The first man opens his door, stammering, "I've never... never... I have a wife and kids..." He avoids eye contact.

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"Alright, put your hands in front of... Hey! I voted for you! What the~!" The first man recoils, realizing what's happening.

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Within seconds, a 1940's style newsboy pops out to take a pic. "What a scoop! Wait'll the boys in the newsroom set their peepers on these! Smile!"

>click<

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I actually don't really know how these kind of events go down in real life, but I had fun imagining it :laugh:

The MOC is fairly simple. The toilets were made with Speeder helmets (a technique I think I saw on EB a long time ago, but I don't remember, and google didn't turn up anything). The black thing on the back wall is meant to be a toilet seat cover dispenser. The doors were the most challenging part, having them be thin, but also not have a big hinge on them, so that they could open in a tight space. They are a little flimsy, but a MOC doesn't need to be played with.

Thanks for looking :classic:

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Yes, especially for members of parties promoting "family values" and "traditional marriage." :)

I enjoy seeing little MOCs based on real life stories. Thanks for posting :)

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Nice toilet design there 'def', that guy will claim he was framed....yeah, picture framed ! :laugh:

Brick On 'def' ! :classic:

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Awesome action activity alluding at an alliteration!

Quite funny! Reminds me of the SNL sketch from last night. Especialy the part about "open marrige" :laugh:

Great job in building and storytelling!

Scandal on!

Dakar

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Nice to see LEGO used for the noble purpose of political commentary! Original use of the helmets, too. :thumbup:

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If only this would happen in real life...

oh wait...

This is a fantastic build. Clean. Clever. Amusing.

That puts it as an awesome build in my books.

Don't be down on your skills, this was well done - I couldn't have done better myself.

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Thanks so much for the friendly feedback! Now back to work on something new :wink:

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Good job on the MOC and clever idea, although that news story is quite old. :tongue:

The Scout trooper helmet idea for toilet bowls is ingenious. :thumbup:

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Seems like this.

Oh yes, he's the prime bathroom politician, but it's also inspired by:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Davis_%28Mississippi_politician%29 (actually a decent guy, I think)

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/08/george_randall_scott_bryan_pas.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_McGreevey

George Alan Rekers

Ted Haggard

etc

etc

I don't think I'll be pushing sex and taboo in LEGO form, but when I saw that mini-fig when I reviewed his set when it came out, that was the first thing I thought. Never trust a man with a mustache.

If I make a diorama where a right-wing politician is caught with their secret gay lover, this is the face I will use. Nice mustache.

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