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Let It Dough
December 26, 2013 3:38 AM   Subscribe

A sweet little graphic story by Christoph Niemann in The New York Times: Let It Dough.
posted by Joe in Australia (18 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Isn't that what playdough is for?
posted by Colonel Panic at 5:42 AM on December 26, 2013


I love this, can't wait to show the kids.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 5:54 AM on December 26, 2013


It is cute, but it just solidifies the downfall of journalism in the NYTimes. Love the Ikea riff as I just put together all sorts of Ikea for daughter's college apartment.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 5:58 AM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


It is cute, but it just solidifies the downfall of journalism in the NYTimes.

Hardly... the Times has had non-journalism in its pages for decades, and Christoph Niemann is lightyears from the worst offender.

Also, this is adorable and terrific. The Apple beach ball is my favorite.
posted by The Michael The at 6:34 AM on December 26, 2013 [10 favorites]


I liked the forgiveness panel, although I am sure no lessons were learned.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:49 AM on December 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


it just solidifies the downfall of journalism in the NYTimes.

wut?
posted by yoink at 6:58 AM on December 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


"it just solidifies the downfall of journalism in the NYTimes."

For some reason, when I read that, I could only hear it in a Monty Python voice... "Come and see the violence inherited in the system!"

BTW, love the dough art. Very well executed.
posted by greenhornet at 7:25 AM on December 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


I liked the forgiveness panel, although I am sure no lessons were learned.

Put down the cat and take care of the howling dog before he loses all his sprinkles!
posted by Floydd at 8:14 AM on December 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh, wait. That's a chair.
posted by Floydd at 8:17 AM on December 26, 2013 [7 favorites]


I saw it as a dog the first time, too, which made the forgiveness panel awful because the dog was still bleeding sprinkles and uncomforted. Then I saw it was a chair and was delighted.
posted by maudlin at 8:35 AM on December 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yes, I thought it was a tiger and a giraffe. Then I was like, "why is he favoring the tiger?? oh. it's a sofa." But I bet the cat imagined it was a tiger attacking a helpless giraffe.
posted by ericbop at 9:07 AM on December 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


I, too, assumed it was a dog... barfing up something it wasn't supposed to eat. Not that that is happening in my life. Of course not.
posted by Foam Pants at 9:16 AM on December 26, 2013


It is cute, but it just solidifies the downfall of journalism in the NYTimes.

Hardly... the Times has had non-journalism in its pages for decades, and Christoph Niemann is lightyears from the worst offender.

The positive reading is that this is the sort of great non-journalism thing that the times probably couldn't (quite) publish before it had a website, because it really needs all the color images.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:28 AM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]



It is cute, but it just solidifies the downfall of journalism in the NYTimes.

What kind of paper did you get that didn't have the funnies? Our journalism always came with entertainment as well.
posted by oneirodynia at 12:39 PM on December 26, 2013


oneirodynia: "It is cute, but it just solidifies the downfall of journalism in the NYTimes.

What kind of paper did you get that didn't have the funnies? Our journalism always came with entertainment as well.
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The NY Times never had the funny pages.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 12:50 PM on December 26, 2013


I love Christoph Niemann's pieces (and those of Grant Snider, who sometimes illustrates Sunday articles, not sure if he's ever been mentioned on Mefi). I think he's a talented artist, and I can't see that his work detracts from the NYT's journalism in any way. Thanks for linking to it here, Joe in Australia.
posted by mlle valentine at 12:54 PM on December 26, 2013


I love how human + ungulate = reindeer. Unnatural and delightful!
posted by ldthomps at 6:55 PM on December 26, 2013


Do not judge us.
posted by Joe in Australia at 12:19 AM on December 27, 2013


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