19 Oct 12

ERMAHGERD FERHMAHNISHM

So I was out buying some organic unsweetened soymilk and I decided to drop by my friendly local Obama campaign headquarters to get something to wear for election night. I figured to make a joke about Big Bird-Gate I would take my Cookie Monster shirt that said “Me Want Cookies” and slap a button on it so it would say “Me Want Obama.” Check ‘er out:

But I didn’t expect to find something that would leave me genuinely giddy with the trifecta of historical geekery, museum-worthy artifacts, and feminism:

Yes. That’s a vintage ERA YES button. It’s older than I am and frankly is in better condition than me. Most people wouldn’t be as thrilled at this piece of history as I am, but I didn’t experience second wave feminism until 40 years after it was trendy. So to give you a frame of reference, this would be like being a coder and finding a mint condition Commodore 64 for two bucks. Or like being a Classic Rock junkie and finding an original pressing of Led Zeppelin I . . . for two bucks. Or like being into cars and finding a the Mercury that James Dean drove in Rebel Without A Cause . . . for two bucks.

You get the picture.

I’m so excited I almost want to burn a bra.