A power company here has been running a series of ads in their "same power, different attitude" campaign in which despots, pols and generally bad people are depicted as AU versions of themselves in a better, kinder world.
The first one I saw was a peacenik Nixon with afro on the local bus stop, and I have to say it worked: I was intrigued as I drive by, enough to find out who the company was. Over this year they've also done:
- Kim Il Jong (now of overtly lamented memory) doing a fund-raising sausage sizzle for a school
- Saddam Hussein collecting for refugees
- Rupert Murdoch (I think) as a gentle Hindu
- Richard Nixon giving the peace sign (I couldn't find one online with the ad copy)
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Of course they've been told to cease and desist by Lucasfilm. Pity. Do they know about this rather similar free postcard from Europe though?
Also posted on Dreamwidth, with comments.