not-quite snowclone

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 5 02:09:15 UTC 2013

Philadelphia is not the home of Robert Indiana's original LOVE
but it has its own
of many <>) and is
proud of it. Many takeoffs on the
to love, including RAGE and HATE versions.

But in Philadelphia I have noticed many, many takeoffs which, as far as I
can tell, use it as an allusion to Philadelphia itself. I've photographed
these as I've spotted them. Do y'all think this collection is worth
organizing and posting as a kind of graphical snowclone?

Mark Mandel

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at>wrote:

>  From the lips of the spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial
> Campaign Commission, Brad Dayspring:
> > "Alison Lundergan Grimes seems incapable of articulating her own
> > thoughts, and faced with questions, either directly parrots the
> > talking points handed to her by [Sen.] Chuck Schumer or she babbles
> > incoherently and stares blankly into the camera as though she’s a
> > freshman in high school struggling to remember the CliffsNotes after
> > forgetting to read her homework assignment."
> In further comments to The Hill he then referred to Grimes as "an empty
> dress".
> As someone had remarked in the comments on TPM, "We have witnessed the
> birth of a new cliche."
> VS-)
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