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White Out + Pen + Newspaper Photos and Captions = White-Out News.
posted by filthy light thief (28 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
This reminds me of our low-quality-ink Spanish workbooks when I was in high school. It was ridiculously easy to just erase whole portions of the typically somewhat ridiculous already drawings... needless to say there ended up being a lot of things like aliens popping out of the chest of the guy in the dentist's chair, or kids playing soccer with the head of a decapitated teammate.

In other words, fantastic.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 3:18 PM on March 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hey, I know this guy! Yeah, it's a great blog.
posted by saul wright at 3:19 PM on March 21, 2012


I like this much more than I would expect to like this, if you were to describe it to me in words.
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:20 PM on March 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


These are delightful.
posted by cortex at 3:23 PM on March 21, 2012


I want this mashed up with @ActualPerson084, now.
posted by Blue Meanie at 3:24 PM on March 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've never laughed at "purple nurple" before, but that is hilarious.
posted by heyho at 3:35 PM on March 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I got caught in a wizard riot once...it's nothing to joke about.
posted by sexyrobot at 3:35 PM on March 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Someone should tell this guy about photoshop.
posted by Fizz at 3:36 PM on March 21, 2012


People should keep Photoshop a secret from this guy.
posted by heyho at 3:38 PM on March 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


His other Tumblr, The Bachelor Life, just made me laugh until I cried.
posted by fiercecupcake at 3:38 PM on March 21, 2012


Lost it at Obama's Slumber Party. Thanks so much for posting this!
posted by yellowbinder at 3:39 PM on March 21, 2012


Most likely, the next version of Photoshop will include an "Apply White-Out and bad penmanship" filter.
posted by perhapses at 3:53 PM on March 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


You know, if you go into the old photo files of any newspaper that kept them around, stuff from before the 1950s or so, you'll find many pictures touched up with a White-out-like product so as to suit the editor's needs. People are whited out of group shots, backgrounds are whited out, etc. Similar to this guy's style.
posted by beagle at 3:57 PM on March 21, 2012


oh my god this is like those picture books that Strong Bad defaced

this is just the best thing
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:03 PM on March 21, 2012


fiercecupcake: "His other Tumblr, The Bachelor Life, just made me laugh until I cried"

Also this, a thousand times. The phrase "bag of glass" did me in.
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:05 PM on March 21, 2012


Whoever does this is much better at it than Perez Hilton.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 4:24 PM on March 21, 2012


come on - am i really expected to believe that newt gingrich ever ate his wife?
posted by pyramid termite at 4:28 PM on March 21, 2012


Bunny Ultramod: Whoever does this is much better at it than Perez Hilton.

Probably because they're not as focused on mocking celebrities, and don't feel compelled to stay within the realms of reality.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:29 PM on March 21, 2012


Newt Gingrich, during a Mitt Romney-administered Purple Nurple. Other moments were less agreeable.

Awesome. The look on Mitt's face is just perfect for this.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 4:41 PM on March 21, 2012


I was kinda "meh" about it until I got to this one:

North Korean Marathon Ends In State-Mandated Tie
posted by Sys Rq at 5:04 PM on March 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Man, these are substantially funnier than they have any right to be.
posted by broadway bill at 5:54 PM on March 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


Newt & his tiny wife was the LOL moment. NK marathon, Obama's boy band.

Bachelor Life rocks too. Oh shit, this just reminded me about the three-month-old head of lettuce in the crisper. I'd better go take care of that.

*promptly forgets, fetches beer instead*

You think I'm not serious?
posted by wallabear at 6:30 PM on March 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Damn it. I just cleaned this keyboard.
posted by Vavuzi at 9:04 PM on March 21, 2012


I once worked for Ford Motor Company, and they published a weekly staff newspaper. I used to enjoy getting a copy and seeing how quickly I could find a headline to subvert with white-out and letters cut & pasted from elsewhere in the paper, then photocopy the pasted-up layout and tack it on the walls around the place.

The only one I can actually recall now was at the launch of the Ford Sierra Sapphire, and the headline read "SAPPHIRE - WHAT A SIZZLER!" which was easily (and, I hoped, surreally) altered to "SAPPHIRE - WHAT A PIZZA!"
posted by kcds at 5:24 AM on March 22, 2012


This had me giggling like a little kid. Love it. Thanks for posting.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:47 AM on March 22, 2012


We used to do somethign similar with marker pens and problem pages in teen magazines - blank out words until they stopped making any kind of realistic sense. I'm tempted to nick a pen from work and do it on the commuter paper now.
posted by mippy at 9:56 AM on March 22, 2012


Years ago I took a black sharpie and went at The Complete Guide to Conquering Video Games and started turning it into a stilted historical/religious tome called The Gui Quer, blacking out letters and whole words to create a sort of fractured narrative of a war and a revolution. I got all of six pages in; it was fun work, but smelly.
posted by cortex at 10:08 AM on March 22, 2012


Not only funny, but for some reason, "Romney kidnapping the kids for votes" and "Voodoo Obama" felt like picture perfect examples of how the opposite side of the aisle feels about the politicians. And the North Korean tie, actually, would have been funny enough for a post on its own to me.

Strangely, cortex, I think "The Gui Quer" was a handle I used to use on gay.com.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:19 PM on March 22, 2012


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