visiting my glorious Paint Department. He has been learning how to work in the department in his free time (probably as
part of some plot to supplant me). Anyways, I decided it was time for him to add his name in paint to the old painter's
bench we have laying around. After a rather embarrassing scene where he misspelled his own name I went off to lunch.
This is all backgrounder for what happened next. The joke became that he was Just Not Ready...for the Paint Department.
We all had a chuckle and went back to what we were doing. But thinking back this wasn't the first time someone had
made a similar reference to the Conservative's now-infamous attack ad. While pretty much everyone finds the ads corny
perhaps this is the point?
It doesn't matter if the ad is being used in a humorous manner it reinforces the original association between Justin
Trudeau and the charge being made by the Conservatives. I'd be interested in the neurology involved in such word
association reinforcement. That the Conservatives have accidentally(?) created a meme to augment their attacks is
interesting none the less.
The Liberals may realize that the association that has been created can't be easily undone. In a recent ad Trudeau has
used the phrase but tried to shift the meaning to match his messaging. We will see if he can succeed at this.