On the east coast of the USA a series of exhibitions and meetings with Polish community of the satirist Szczepan Sadurski took place in October 2012. During one of the walks in New York, where Sadurski was with a group of friends, he put a box of toothpaste that looks like a skyscraper in front of the famous Chrysler Building. This symbolic seat of the Good Humor Party (Partia Dobrego Humoru) appealed to supporters and members of the organization. That was the reason why Szczepan Sadurski made a glue-ready template of a skyscraper and posted it on a website.
Shortly afterwards, similar skyscrapers started to appear in other places in the world: in Poland, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom etc.
– ‘Interest is getting higher and higher, only from April to August 2013 more than 70 buildings were build and there are more than one hundred of them on our list,’ says the head of the Good Humor Party. ‘The skyscraper invented by me has already become a symbol of joyful party and I hope that it will be a global sigh of smile. All of us like laughing, regardless of where you live, your age, gender or religion beliefs‘.
The paper head of Good Humor Party can already be found in Sydney, Lima, Santiago, New Delhi, Rome, Moscow Frankfurt, Manchester, Fortaleza and Budapest. The funny skyscrapers appear in front of castles, monumental buildings, bridges and stadiums.
At the beginning of July, on the beach in Ustronie Morskie, a photographic exhibition of skyscrapers took place, entitled Around the World in 80 Skyscrapers. That day was also set a first world record, in 47 minutes the members and supporters of the Party made 250 high-rises. Everything points to the fact that it is just the beginning and there will be more such exhibitions, not only in Poland.
If you want to join in the fun, there is nothing more easier. The model of this skyscraper can be downloaded from the Internet, printed, glued and then you can go for a walk and take a few photos, for instance next to a famous building in your city. You can take it on holidays and take a few photos in some interesting places, afterwards send them to Szczepan Sadurski, the head of the Good Humor Party, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is enough to become a member of the funniest organization in the world soon, the Good Humor Party. A membership card will be send by post and you also will be given the title of a godfather or godmother of the smallest skyscraper in … (here will be written the name of the city).
The Good Humor Party was established in 2001. Its founder Szczepan Sadurski, the then head of the Polish national satirical magazine Your Good Humor, came across one day to the information that a satirical party stands for local elections in Spain. It was also time of upcoming elections to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland that is why the idea to start a similar party in Poland seemed to him interesting. Thanks to his friends, most of whom were satirists, Sadurski collected a thousand of signatures needed to register a party in a few weeks, but ultimately he decided not to compete with politicians and the party was not officially registered. Nevertheless, it still works and systematically increases the number of members. Currently, the membership cards of the Good Humor Party owe more than three thousand of people living across all continents. For them smile and a sense of humour are important in their life. To join the Good Humor Party you must only declare a regular payment, which are three smiles a day. The Good Humor Party has its representatives (ambassadors) in different countries in the world. It awards the honourable Certificates of Good Humor, organizes exhibitions of the cartoons and in a perverse and satirical way comments current events.
Pictures © Szczepan Sadurski