If you haven't heard, Mitt Romney's adviser Eric Fehrnstrom compared their general election strategy to an Etch-A-Sketch ("You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again."), and the media is going nuts about it -- until, of course, the next thing comes along which they will be equally outraged about for ten minutes. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have both pulled out Etch-A-Sketches on stage to make a point about it, and #RomneyToys has been trending on Twitter ("Best Of" list here).
In addition, the company that makes the classic toy (Ohio Art) is enjoying their moment in the sun. The company's only spokesperson, Nicole Gresh, told Buzzfeed that the last time she fielded a press call prior to yesterday was in June of 2011 when a bunch of people Etch-A-Sketching made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. (We know this is a lie because we've been trying to call her about Etch-A-Sketches every day for years now. We were way ahead of the curve on this one, waiting for the day our Etch-A-Sketch exclusives would eventually pay off. If only she had taken our calls!)
My favorite part of this situation, however, are the photoshops. Tumblr has taken the picture above of Santorum and run with it. Some of our favorites (and a few we photoshopped ourselves) are after the break. Template here and on the last slide. Please add your imgur links or suggestions in the comments.
That's the creepy shirtless picture of Santorum laying poolside if you couldn't tell. [via]