One Month Since the Election: Two New Web Sites Seek Humor in Discord

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Red State Guide & Blue State Guide poke fun at two Americas

Two new Web sites set to launch on the one-month anniversary of the presidential election, Thursday, December 2, use humor to cross the divide between the Red and Blue States. Among other factoids, humor bits, and blogs, the sites: and offer “This Day in Red/Blue State History.”

On the Red State side, December 2 is the birthday of singing sensation and serial bride Britney Spears (they love heterosexual marriage in the Red States). Blue Staters remember the day for the dedication of the first synagogue in the US: Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island.

Each site offers “The Phrasenator,” a random phrase generator which creates uniquely Red or Blue phrases, a link to the current state of Texas execution schedule (featured as “Texas Execution Pay Per View”), and illustrates what happened on this day in Red and Blue State history. With some healthy fun poked in either direction, perhaps our divided nation can unite. Perhaps not, but at least we’ll get a few laughs out of this mess.

Readers will learn to distinguish between bar-b-q joints and strip clubs, discern whether an overheard comment is Red or Blue, and find out who’s on the Red State & Blue State Mount Rushmores.

Each site includes a blog with the latest Red State/Blue State news and commentary. The blogs can be syndicated via RSS readers, and invite comments from the audience.

Creators William Jeakle and David L Hill, both Alabama natives who now live in Blue States, have been collaborating on humor projects for more than ten years. They collaborate on a regular magazine column, as well as books and blogs.

Jeakle runs Filmateria Studios, an ad agency in Seattle, Washington, while Hill publishes Outside Pitch, a Baltimore Orioles magazine in Baltimore, Maryland. The two plan books, webisodes, and television programming projects based on the Red State/Blue State idea.

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