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Rudy Giuliani's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad season continues with people mocking his dumb shoes

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If Rudy Giuliani wasn’t a total scumbag, actively working to make the world a worse place each and every day, it would be tempting to feel a bit bad for the guy at this point. In this horrible Season Of Giuliani, the man has: 1) Been caught trying to take his dick out in front of a woman he thought was a journalist, 2) Ended up holding a press conference in the parking lot of the prestigious Four Seasons Total Landscaping, and 3) Made a desperate attempt to justify a legal case for election fraud by leaking wet Sharpie from his head and quoting My Cousin Vinny.

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It’s been a hell of a season for Rudy already, but say this for the collection-of-horse-carcass-parts-stuffed-into-a-leathery-human-shaped-sack: There are always new things to make fun of him for. Consider last night’s concentration on Giuliani’s bewildering shoes—a pair of Kingdom Hearts-style kicks that force us to imagine a world where Ed Gein got into the clown shoe business.

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After Jason Concepcion shared a close-up of the Rudy Shoelianis worn by the former New York City mayor in a photo from last month, the internet latched onto a new reason to laugh at Giuliani. There are references to Goofy and N64 games as well as Mario comparisons, lovingly brought to life through beautiful Photoshop jobs.

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The shoes also call to mind Muppets and those who help out wooden dolls that want to be real boys, but the best non-cartoon image associations are with loaves of bread or hunks of ground meat.

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If it was anyone but Giuliani, we’d assume these would be among the last instances of wide-spread public mockery he’d face this year. But no. For as long as the baseless voter fraud case continues, so, too, will the Season Of Giuliani.

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Contributor, The A.V. Club. Reid's a writer and editor who has appeared at GQ, Playboy, and Paste. He also co-created and writes for videogame sites Bullet Points Monthly and Digital Love Child.

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