You've got to love the Brits. Apparently they're having a general election today, although as far as the rest of the world can tell, they're actually just having some sort of fancy dress competition.
These pictures defy words.
Theresa May actually had to run against some sheriffy guy, a guy in an Elmo suit and the one dude in black called "Lord Buckethead." pic.twitter.com/OomKtphk8x— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) 9 de junho de 2017
Despite the jubilation of said "sheriffy guy", we're pretty sure this is the moment incumbent Prime Minister Theresa May is declared the winner of her seat of Maidenhead. Er, we think.
Then again, it may be the moment that every sideshow freak and pantomime actor in Britain lined up on a stage in the hope of getting a selfie with the PM.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wasn't immune earlier in the evening either.
And you thought Donald Trump had surrounded himself with some odd characters during his election campaign and afterwards.
Ok, wait, Theresa May seems to be running with the Black Knight, Boss Hogg, and Elmo. AMERICANS WE DO ELECTIONS ALL WRONG. pic.twitter.com/iJKHYrDyal— drschweitzer (@drschweitzer) 9 de junho de 2017
For the record, you can read all about the people on stage here. The ones you might be most interested in are:
- Lord Buckethead (Independent), who describes himself as an "intergalactic space lord".
- Bobby "Elmo" Smith (Independent), who is a 35-year-old heavy goods driver.
- Howling Laud Hope (The Monster Raving Loony Party), who said "I'm not standing against Theresa May, she's standing against me".
About the only other thing we can add is that this is all sooooo gloriously Monty Pythonesque.
The other candidates standing with Prime Minister Theresa May include Elmo and a man dressed as one of the Knights Who Say "Ni!" pic.twitter.com/S5TEoBLGL8— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) 9 de junho de 2017
Our final comment would be this:
ALSO ON HUFFPOST AUSTRALIA