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May 13, 2005 8:22 PM   Subscribe

A different approach to political commentary.
posted by iron chef morimoto (33 comments total)

 
Someone, somewhere finds this to be incredibly erotic.
posted by iron chef morimoto at 8:24 PM on May 13, 2005


Unbelievably lame.
posted by interrobang at 8:37 PM on May 13, 2005


and others, incredibly depressing!
posted by mcsweetie at 8:39 PM on May 13, 2005


Maybe I'm warped, but this made me laugh harder than anything I've seen in months.
posted by iron chef morimoto at 8:51 PM on May 13, 2005


That is absolutely beautiful. I still know a couple bases that keep the "Hanoi Jane Urinal Target" on the urinals and for sale.
posted by mystyk at 8:59 PM on May 13, 2005


political satire just rolled over in its grave.
posted by pruner at 9:26 PM on May 13, 2005


Honestly, how is this different from what the Swifties were already doing a year ago?
posted by Dipsomaniac at 9:47 PM on May 13, 2005


Honestly, how is this different from a Fark photoshop contest?
posted by interrobang at 9:48 PM on May 13, 2005


My favorite Jane Fonda commie moment? When she was selling those aerobic workout video tapes. Dude, she put that Engels motherfucker in his place!
posted by NoMich at 11:01 PM on May 13, 2005


Infantile, but 30% of the country eats this up. It has always been thus so.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 11:04 PM on May 13, 2005


Sorry, but seeing these truly pathetic wankers portrayed as fictional heroes was just too much outside the realm of possibility. Thank you for making me lose my lunch all over the floor . . .
posted by mk1gti at 11:17 PM on May 13, 2005


Funny, but the funny is dulled by the fact that they are hero-worshipping people that couldn't be less heroic.
posted by RylandDotNet at 12:18 AM on May 14, 2005


Wow, b3ta without the jokes. Or the skill. Or the kittens.
posted by dodgygeezer at 12:29 AM on May 14, 2005


Christ, the hero-worship here is fucking pathetic. Dear leader in all these manly poses via photoshop. Err, you don't need to photoshop him, he dresses up as a cowboy and fighter pilot in real life. This is below the level of fark.
posted by skallas at 12:38 AM on May 14, 2005


This is going to turn out to be the work of some autistic kid somewhere, and they you guys'll feel bad for making fun...
posted by stenseng at 12:44 AM on May 14, 2005


I just got home to find that my drunkie midget roommate has puked in his bed and passed out on it. Man, it really stinks. Those photoshope jobs evoke a similar response; kind of funny because its so ridiculous, but the attendant noxiousness kills the humor. I don't like smelling puke, and I don't like people who approve of the current administration or hero-worship its members.
posted by Derive the Hamiltonian of... at 1:58 AM on May 14, 2005


I thought the hero-worship photoshoppery was heavy-handed sarcasm. I'm confused.
posted by mek at 5:12 AM on May 14, 2005


zounds. people born without an irony gland.
posted by beelzbubba at 5:23 AM on May 14, 2005


What dodgygeezer said, we need a bad poster linkage MORATORIUM.
posted by gsb at 5:58 AM on May 14, 2005


I thought the hero-worship photoshoppery was heavy-handed sarcasm. I'm confused.

zounds. people born without an irony gland.


? These go back to February and there appear to be over a hundred of them. If they're not sincere, they might as well be.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:27 AM on May 14, 2005


Just remember...it can go both ways.



Damn, it feels good to be a neocon.
posted by verb at 6:41 AM on May 14, 2005


I'm convinced these are absolutely sincere, and as apt an illustration of the intense idol worship that seems to flow through the veins of so many Bush supporters. It's really both interesting and just a little scary to see just how pervasive this is. And it's something I just don't understand.

I mean...sure...I people strongly Bush...but the apparent ubiquity of the idol worshipping (and, if you live where I do, you see this sort of idol worship all the time in various guises) is something that startles me...and scares me. Plus, when you consider the make-up of Bush's more rabid supporters (the religious right) this sort of thing is all the more perplexing...that whole "graven image" thing, y'know.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:52 AM on May 14, 2005


If this guy developed any Photoshopping talent, then maybe this site could go somewhere.
posted by clevershark at 7:27 AM on May 14, 2005


He seems a touch obsessed with the Bush twins...
posted by SisterHavana at 8:25 AM on May 14, 2005


Ya know to be political commentary, one would have to technically comment on the politics. This is just a literal crapload of of Bush-ish hero worship.
posted by MrLint at 8:37 AM on May 14, 2005


"Was ist daß 'baby'? Der Fuhrer never said baby!"
(The jets were my clue that he's for real. Some people really do welcome fascism. And I don't mean that in the general, tossed-off way. If you look at heroic realism and depictions of Hitler, this is the type of thing that was encouraged. Echo talon is the exact sort of person who is the backbone of any fascist state.)
posted by klangklangston at 9:16 AM on May 14, 2005


Echo talon is the exact sort of person who is the backbone of any fascist state.

Nonsense. Goebbels could spot talent. This guy's a cheap hack.
posted by AlexReynolds at 9:23 AM on May 14, 2005


He's 100% genuine. I found the site because the guy's a marathon poster at freerepublic any time they're "debating" evolution.

Alternatively, he could be some Andy Kaufman level genius planning to unveil the fraud as soon as he gets invited to meet President Bush.
posted by iron chef morimoto at 9:30 AM on May 14, 2005


AlexReynolds writes " Nonsense. Goebbels could spot talent. This guy's a cheap hack."

Indeed. Pick a Fark PS contest at random and you'll see more skills than on that whole site. Then again I suppose that most Fark PS'ers don't masturbate as they're doing the photoshopping...
posted by clevershark at 12:39 PM on May 14, 2005


wow. those were amazingly... bad.
posted by 3.2.3 at 1:46 PM on May 14, 2005


I believe it was the philosopher Forrest Gump who said, "Stupid is as stupid does...." Indeed. Visual politico-hagiography but not commentary.

And President Bush? Well, sir, he's got spurs that jingo, jingo, jingo.
posted by beelzbubba at 9:25 PM on May 14, 2005


The interspersed fighter-jet porn really sells it.
posted by breath at 12:50 AM on May 16, 2005


Republicans suck at Photoshop.
posted by sellout at 1:25 AM on May 16, 2005


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