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Bush/Cheney Poster Creator
March 10, 2004 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Bush/Cheney Poster Creator
Best use of web resources to reach the masses, or easiest.culture-jam.ever? You be the judge.
posted by plemeljr (58 comments total)

 
I can't make it work.

"Sorry, there was a problem with the page you requested. Please try one of the pages below. Systems administrators have been notified. "
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:00 PM on March 10, 2004


Well, crap. I just tried it again, and there is something wrong. Damn. I lay myself down for the eventual stoning, via here or MeTa.
posted by plemeljr at 12:02 PM on March 10, 2004


It's not your fault that the Bush-Cheney machine is incompetent and unable to produce anything worthwhile.
posted by grabbingsand at 12:03 PM on March 10, 2004


I just tried:

"Don't change horsemen mid-apocalypse."

and it didn't work.
posted by machaus at 12:10 PM on March 10, 2004


It only works in Windows/IE with popups unblocked. It pops a PDF open, which you have to take a screenshot of. Here's one I just whipped up:



Many more here.
posted by mathowie at 12:11 PM on March 10, 2004


Heh, I saw this on Wonkette and was on my way to post it here. Apparently it blocks "Hitler", but they say you can get around that by using the freeform "Town" field. ;)

Still more here.
posted by brownpau at 12:15 PM on March 10, 2004


I don't get what I am requesting. I tried to make "ruining the economy" and got "People who don't learn from their mistakes". Fun.
posted by urlnotfound at 12:19 PM on March 10, 2004


I might actually put this one up in my car:


posted by mathowie at 12:21 PM on March 10, 2004


Interesting that "Natural Resources" is listed under "Coalition Groups."

And when I looked at "Firefighters" and "First Responders" really quickly, they morphed into "Fistfighters."
posted by Tin Man at 12:21 PM on March 10, 2004




Am i right that he's sucking the life-force out of this poor crippled orphan!!?
posted by Peter H at 12:23 PM on March 10, 2004


Settle down Matt.
posted by Witty at 12:24 PM on March 10, 2004


Yeah, it would be great if it worked. Don't know what the problem is.
posted by agregoli at 12:25 PM on March 10, 2004


Keep it up, Matt.
posted by wsg at 12:27 PM on March 10, 2004


For some reason, using this url works better than the one I posted. Adding ?type=color to the string seems to work.
posted by plemeljr at 12:27 PM on March 10, 2004


I can't seem to get the thing to work either...Man, there's got be some out of work Deanieacs (sp.?) that can help Bush out with his Internet problems.
posted by Bag Man at 12:28 PM on March 10, 2004


CAPTION:



"Do I need to shove? Off to war, kids! There's money to be made!"
posted by Peter H at 12:31 PM on March 10, 2004


Willies are for HOO HAS!!!!

Heh,
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:31 PM on March 10, 2004


I found a weird bug using Mozilla on XP: It accepted my text ("We are not men, we are Devo!"), but the poster it generated contained someone else's message ("Drag queens for..."). Some messy web design in the Bush-Cheney camp.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:35 PM on March 10, 2004




"Leading America into Decline! Lemmings! Follow!"
posted by Peter H at 12:35 PM on March 10, 2004


Yeah, I got it to work, but instead of accepting text, it outputs random things. What's the deal? I think I'll stick with Photoshop.
posted by agregoli at 12:37 PM on March 10, 2004




"Ma'am I'm sorry your husband and you lost your life-savings from Enron. I have good news though, your son just died in Iraq."
posted by Peter H at 12:37 PM on March 10, 2004




"Excuse me while I readjust with my left hand, here. My right hand will show you what the left hand is doing."
posted by Peter H at 12:39 PM on March 10, 2004


Peter H, those are excellent! Made me laugh out loud.
posted by fenriq at 12:40 PM on March 10, 2004


"Sorry about Iraq, but we just saved a bunch of money on our car insurance."
posted by LoopSouth at 12:42 PM on March 10, 2004


thanks fenriq!, join in too! it's fun everyone can have.

how bout



"Thank you for going off to war. I don't care if you survive. But if you do survive and manage to return, I promise you'll be unemployed! And your family will be in debt!"
posted by Peter H at 12:45 PM on March 10, 2004




"Proudly wearing the WHITE RETARD HELMET since 2000"
posted by Peter H at 12:47 PM on March 10, 2004


Oh darn, they're all out

If you wanna give your own caption,
Here's the urls for img src'ing for here or (if you don't have a metafilter account) for posting on your own weblog:

http://www.georgewbush.com/images/headers/1.jpg
and just replace the number at the end, up to
http://www.georgewbush.com/images/headers/6.jpg
posted by Peter H at 12:52 PM on March 10, 2004


Has anyone bothered to try different encoding schemes for words that have been rejected? The site looks like its broken (again). I'd like to try the hex/UTF-8 encoded versions of various words to see if they make it through...
posted by FullFrontalNerdity at 12:52 PM on March 10, 2004


As has usually been the case this election cycle, this sign-creating tool was started by the Dean web site. As early as last summer one could create their own Dean signage through an app like this.
posted by terrapin at 12:53 PM on March 10, 2004


Peter H comes into his own in this thread. Damn funny. (oh, except for the super offensive "Retard Helmet" comment"), but that sucking the life force out of that lady is gold.
posted by Quartermass at 12:55 PM on March 10, 2004


Peter H, you're missing the point entirely. It's not making fun of the headers, it's the automated sign maker that is the subject of this post.
posted by mathowie at 12:58 PM on March 10, 2004


The Dean blog even mentions the imitation = flattery angle ;)
posted by terrapin at 12:58 PM on March 10, 2004


"Matrix, schmatrix. It's a good ol' Texas steak and it's delicious."
posted by digaman at 1:00 PM on March 10, 2004


Peter H, you're missing the point entirely. It's not making fun of the headers, it's the automated sign maker that is the subject of this post.

Not to mention, all that hotlinking is costing us all untold fortunes in tax dollars!
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:15 PM on March 10, 2004


... It accepted my text ("We are not men, we are Devo!"), but the poster it generated contained someone else's message ("Drag queens for...")....

Sounds like they're using Microsoft's .Net CMS... I worked on the recently redone Canadian website for a "Seriously Huge International Food Manufacturer With Lots Of Well Known Brands," where we had the same problem. By default, the server caches the form content that gets submitted, so that everyone can share in your data.

It's funny when it's drag queens; not so when it's some mother's personal information being broadcast to the world (at least if you're one of the programmers on the project, wondering why the hell the server is doing what it's doing).
posted by lowlife at 1:19 PM on March 10, 2004


mathowie - yes, sorry for the de-rail. but the headers have -both- the logo generated by the poster generator -and- photos. how could i resist? that and, like cr.davis, i couldn't get the sign maker to work and had to go grass-roots.
posted by Peter H at 1:27 PM on March 10, 2004


apologies for the retard helmet joke.
please replace understandably offensive word with 'dipshit'
posted by Peter H at 1:29 PM on March 10, 2004


I gotta hand it to you people... you take the anti-Bush, Bush-bashing shenanigans to the extreme... all day, every day, and never seem to tire of it. It's impressive, yet sad and a little frightening in a way.

[This is good]
posted by Witty at 1:40 PM on March 10, 2004


oop, plemeljr's link works! on OSX at least. ha, this is fun! and a vector file of this logo is very priceless! (apologizes again for distracting the thread and leaves to go make posters ..giggling)

Hey, we all know you can open a PDF file and edit it (text, addtl art, etc) anyway you want in Illustrator, right? So if a phrase gets turned down, just get one that works to get the PDF then edit however you see fit in illustrator. You can rasterize a pdf and alter it in photoshop, too, if you don't have illustrator that is. Just open the file directly through Photoshop and have fun.

I found just typing in the word 'ham' gets you the file.
posted by Peter H at 1:54 PM on March 10, 2004


I couldn't get it to say:

BUSH/ENRON '04


It said "invalid character."

INDEED!
posted by jackspace at 2:03 PM on March 10, 2004


I couldn't get this thing to work... from the hamfisted. I was going use: "We'll get the economy good next time". Slightly less hamfisted than "Eat the Poor in 2004".
posted by psmealey at 2:08 PM on March 10, 2004



posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:08 PM on March 10, 2004


How is retard an offensive word if we're not calling "retarded people" retarded anymore? Doesn't that free up the word retard for open use?
posted by Witty at 2:11 PM on March 10, 2004


BTW, Wonkette is keeping track of those cases where you submit one thing and it spits out another... some have a zen-like profundity. Others, not so much.
posted by soyjoy at 2:19 PM on March 10, 2004


Finally, we get revenge for those Sore/Loserman signs in 2000.
posted by Holden at 2:22 PM on March 10, 2004


Totally fuxored now, in IE or Firefox.

I really wanted to make one that said No More Years!
posted by me3dia at 2:54 PM on March 10, 2004


Give me cvil liberties or give me...

Bush-Cheney 04
====

Looks like these words are banned: Nazis, fascists, pedophiles, evil, bastards, dumb, chimp, Enron.

and these are allowed: Halliburton, liars, fraud, dopey, fanatics, frog march.

Shall we start a pool on how long it takes them to shut it down?
posted by theora55 at 3:02 PM on March 10, 2004


Well, since they only allow 44 characters, and apparently no ?'s...

..

..
posted by JakeEXTREME at 3:17 PM on March 10, 2004


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posted by normy at 3:43 PM on March 10, 2004


I couldn't resist:


posted by cbrody at 3:50 PM on March 10, 2004


I have to say, I don't hate the guy. I don't even know him. I just think that he's a shitty president.
posted by mcsweetie at 4:46 PM on March 10, 2004


How is retard an offensive word if we're not calling "retarded people" retarded anymore?

Because getting offended works oddly for some people: it's like a point-based game in which the person who has been offended the most can be determined to have proven his or her sensibilities to be beyond reproach. And like other popular pastimes with no real-world value, they seem to play simply "for the love of the game."
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 6:35 PM on March 10, 2004


Oops. I've violated my pledge never to address witty. Sorry, man, I didn't pay attention to the name at the end.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 6:37 PM on March 10, 2004


It's ok. I enjoyed it... fantastic answer at that.
posted by Witty at 8:03 PM on March 10, 2004


All I can say is great thread people, I'll be setting up a paypal donation page to replace my keyboard, get the necessary surgeries after passing three bottles of beer through my nasal passages, and to recover cost of said beer.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:08 AM on March 11, 2004


More words not allowed:

Moron, liar, stupidity...
posted by jpburns at 5:48 AM on March 11, 2004


"é" is an invalid character. He really hates the French, eh?
posted by jon_kill at 1:49 PM on March 11, 2004


No more custom messages. State or coalition group posters only. *sigh*... 'twas fun while it lasted.
posted by punishinglemur at 4:16 PM on March 11, 2004


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