Dapper in tux, filthy rich (although we’re not quite sure how), and very Progressive in an anti-Gotham (read Washington) sorta way.
(Dick Durbin in supporting role as Alfred the Butler)
- Davey Boy Smithe - Thursday, Aug 26, 10 @ 1:17 pm:
Quinn reminds me of Blankman. Constantly screwing things up and answering questions by trailing off. Alexi and Kirk remind me of Mario and Luigi. You may not really like either one, put you have to pick one to play. Brady reminds me of Mr. Plow because he’ll have to clean up after Quinn.
Quinn is Dexter in his laboratory who is soon to be shown that it is all just a figment of his imagination.
Brady is the ?Question Mark?
Kirk and Gio are Alphonse and Gaston, respectively. (2 characters from an ancient funny pages cartoon. “After you my dear Alphonse”, “You first, my dear Gaston”)
Part of a slew of cartoons that were popular in the beginning of the last cent…….oh, who cares.
Pat Quinn: Dragonfly (superhero the movie)
Bill Brady: Master Shake from auqateen hunger force
Alexi Giannoulias: Kick Ass (well meaning but keeps getting in over his head and beat up)
Mark Kirk: Bananaman (english parody of superman with popeyeesque use of banans, weakness to moldy ons, superhero bumbler with an inflated sense of his own abilties)
ohhboy- If the Quinn campaign wanted an out there strategy they could sell this Inspector Gadget thing and make Sheila Simon the character Penny flying around the state defeating Dr.Claw trying to steals jobs while Inspector Quinn justs flails around. It would probably fail, but it would make for some fun campaign commercials.
- Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Aug 26, 10 @ 2:23 pm:
I thought about linking them to characters in the Watchmen:
Quinn: Dr. Manhattan (good intentions, but slowly ruining everyhthing)
Brady: Oxymandius (he’s planning to blow everything up, after which everyone will come together)
Kirk: The Comedian
Giannoulias: wants to be the Nite Owl (but isn’t
- Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Aug 26, 10 @ 2:25 pm:
Quinn: Pat quinn Bob Parr. He wants to do good things, but he doesn’t realize his best days are behind him and he needs a good team around him to accomplish anything.
Brady: Let’s face it, Bill Brady is Willie Ames’ Bibleman. ‘Nuff said.
Kirk: Mark Kirk is Metamorpho, the Element Man. You never can quite pin him down on anything.
Giannoulias: Aquaman? No. Nite Owl? No. Dollar Bill is more like it. Hired by the bank to be the front man, the face of the institution. Gunned down when his cape got caught in the revolving door.
- Joe from Joliet - Thursday, Aug 26, 10 @ 3:01 pm:
Q - Underdog “There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here”
B - Superman - Mild-mannered, ability to make cuts with super speed
K - Batman - he really can’t fly
G - Daredevil - blind to family’s shady lending practices
Pat Quinn: Howard the Duck - “Trapped in a World He Never Made”
Bill Brady: Conan the Barbarian - “Conan! What is best in life?” “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.”
Alexi Giannoulias: Mon-El - Looks kinda like Superboy… but he ain’t Superboy.
Mark Kirk: Uncle Marvel - Claimed to have superpowers but when asked to make use them, he would complain that his “shazambago” was acting up and was interfering with his powers.
- Living in Oklahoma - Thursday, Aug 26, 10 @ 3:53 pm:
Reference this handy list to find great super hero’s
- Big Daddy and HitGirl - Thursday, Aug 26, 10 @ 8:40 pm:
Brady = Bibleman for his creationist leanings and related voting record on abortion and birth control. Plus, he already has that unsettling televangelist vibe with the hair and the vacant smile that promises everything, with no way to deliver it.
Quinn *Wants* to be Captain America, what with his veteran’s shtick, but is barely Bucky the sidekick, in terms of execution. All the Blago holdovers in his government bureaucracy are actually Skrulls, and this explains a lot about our state’s woes. I think Quinn is probably closest to Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four: really smart, thinking about super-abstract galactic-level stuff all the time, but he never really deploys his powers for solving good, practical down-to-earth problem stuff for the average joe; too tied up in knots bending like rubber to suit changing political winds and whims.
Alexi and Kirk are the Wonder Twins: both useless and interchangeable. “Form of: a POT!” “Shape of: a KETTLE!”
And Squideshi’s Green Party candidate is obviously
- Big Daddy and HitGirl - Thursday, Aug 26, 10 @ 8:41 pm: