Frozen in Time

Sometimes the jokes write themselves.

I'm utterly dumbfounded at the ability of appliance designers [and copywriters] to foresee the future from the vantage point of 1930. Named for its striking resemblance to the building that's the icon of the United States government, the Capitol refrigerator foreshadowed several features of the current political stalemate. According to the ad, the Ice-O-Matic fridge is:
  • Hermetically sealed [against reality]
  • Quick freezing [the better to leave constituents out in the cold]
  • The beneficiary of 'a good sized fortune' [courtesy of various PACs, brothers Koch, et cetera]
And one more attribute of the Capitol: It's 'easily cleaned.' We'll just have to wait until the next election to do exactly that.