HOH’s One-Minute Recess: There’s an App for That?

Posted November 12, 2009 at 10:46am

Here’s an iPhone app we’d love: a database of every Member of Congress and their contact info with an accompanying bobblehead cartoon likeness. Only it looks like Apple isn’t biting and thinks the idea is defamatory toward Congress.[IMGCAP(1)]The designer of the would-be app, Tom Richmond, one of Mad Magazine’s top scribblers, started sketching the faces of every Member of the 111th Congress, planning to match them with standard cartoon bodies and allow users make their heads bobble with a shake of the iPhone.Fun with Congress? We’re all for that! But Apple declined to put the program in its official store, telling its creators that “it contains content that ridicules public figures,— in violation of its rules.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.