A young guy running for Phoenix City Council came up with a novel approach to attracting attention, despite being severely underfunded. The only problem? His signs keep getting stolen.
Nobody outside of the seven candidates’ immediate families really cares about the Phoenix City Council elections for District Four.
But there is a good story here, because everyone on the Internet is an immature middle schooler at heart. One of the candidates’ names is Austin Head, and because his campaign is under-funded, and because [oral] sex sells, and because we’re all in a perpetual state of hello giggles, hedecided to play name recognition game with signs that read “I ❤ Head.”
Naturally, the signs are being stolen. Seven of the 21 signs, to be exact. CBS5′s Adam Longo spit out this great story, though it doesn’t appear as if any of his undercover sources went by the moniker Deep Throat.
As Hypervocal noted:
Death & Taxes goes deeper on Head, who is a gay hate crime victim:
Back in November, Phoenix-based DJ and event promoter Austin Head was on his way home from the club when two strangers attacked him while shouting homophobic slurs at the then-28-year-old. He eventually recovered from the attack, which caused damage to his eye, and the two men were arrested for aggravated assault charges. “I’m proud of how Phoenix reacted to it,” he told KPHO-TV Channel 5, reporting that the incident and the city’s support for him is what has driven the voter to turn politician. Head announced in the spring that he is running for the District 4 Phoenix City Council seat.