When you embrace what Grafix Avenger affectionately dubs "the Darksiders," there's risks. The idea of immortality for one sounds nice until you discover there won't be any summer days at the beach in Miami or the Caribbean.
Get wrapped up in some darksider vampire hype can be a real pain in the neck.
When it comes to the Hoboken Board of Eduction races, the Darksiders like to throw curveballs and lop on a spitter when the mood strikes them and a "yuppie" is temporarily under their spell.
Officially, their BoE ticket is Britney Montgomery, John Madigan and Alanna Kauffmann. Unofficially, there's some darksider chatter about sneaking former Carmelo Garcia Assembly aide and racial bomb thrower Patricia Waiters into a seat.
Which of course means that if there's a whisper campaign to insert Patty Waiters onto the BoE, one of the three official candidates must find themselves thrown under the bus.
It won't be John Madigan, hometown hero to those who enjoy vulgarity tossed at female BoE opponents. So too, you can probably cross off Britney Montgomery who was a City Council throw-in on the Pupie ticket in 2013.
Which leaves Alanna Kaufmann who is pictured below as the answer to the question "Which of these doesn't fit with the others?"
Should the BoE numbers on election night show a disparate lower vote total for Kaufmann versus her two other darksider running mates, she can't say she wasn't warned. Maybe she can consult with Peter "Monarch Man" Biancamano, a developer superhero to the Darksider ticket.
Related: Grafix Avenger has a side-splitting brilliant satire on the council forum last night. You won't want to miss it: http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2015/10/debate-monarch-man-scores-garcia-flees.html
Team Dark Side 2015 graphic courtesy of Grafix Avenger
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