Did You Know? (Vermin Love Supreme)
That Vermin Supreme hails from Rockport, MA? It never ceases to amaze me the interesting people Cape Ann has spawned.
Vermin Love Supreme is an American performance artist, anarchist and activist who is known for his being a satirical candidate in various local, state, and national elections in the United States. Supreme is known for wearing a boot as a hat and carrying a large toothbrush. He claims that if elected President of the United States, he will pass a law requiring people to brush their teeth. He also campaigned in 2012 on a platform of zombie apocalypse awareness and time travel research, and he promises a pony for every American. The latter is great as it will dramatically reduce our dependence on foreign oil, fossil fuel emissions, climate change, highway fatalities, and increase organic food production with all that free manure for fertilizer; plus ponies are so cute. Supreme claims to mock the political system. In 2011, he participated in the ongoing Occupy Boston protests.
Vermin Supreme is currently campaigning in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. The following are some of the milestones in this campaign:
- October 29, 2011: He qualified to be listed on the 2012 Democratic Party primary ballot in New Hampshire.
- October 29, 2011: He participated in a satirical debate against a representative of the campaign of deceased British occultist Aleister Crowley.
- December 19, 2011: He participated in the Lesser-Known Democratic Candidates Presidential Forum and “glitterbombed” fellow candidate Randall Terry, claiming that Jesus told him to turn Terry gay.
- January 12, 2012: In the 2012 Democratic Primary in New Hampshire, Supreme received 833 votes (Barack Obama won the primary with 49,080 votes).