Giant traffic cone to run for mayor in gag political campaign: We got the cone interview


It’s just a joke, of course. Anonymous smart alecks have taken to social media to announce that an 8-foot-tall traffic cone plans to run for mayor of New Orleans in the upcoming election. The faux campaign combines the Crescent City’s insatiable craving for comedy with the population’s simmering frustration with seemingly eternal potholes and equally endless street construction.

It’s a gag built on another gag. Back in early April, pranksters planted a giant homemade traffic cone atop a teeth-jarring dip in Washington Avenue. King Cone, as it was dubbed, tickled the funny bone of every pothole dodger, becoming a magnet for selfies and a local pop icon…

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