Googly eyes make everything better

Campaign poster with photo of a woman, with googly eyes stuck on the poster over the eyes.

Googly eyes make everything better. Even political posters. With elections less than six weeks away, Berlin is plastered with them. As a foreigner without the right to vote here, I am doubly annoyed by this visual pollution—usually. Even by the ones from the Pirate Party, even though they have a great name and I guess many of my pirate-loving American friends would probably love the idea of voting for pirates. This poster I saw in Friedrichshain is pretty cool though.

By the way, the name for googly eyes in German is Wackelaugen. Wackel means wiggle, jiggle, or shake. The word for Jello is Wackelpudding.

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