Loose Tweets, Sink Fleets
June 25, 2009 8:18 PM   Subscribe

 
Oh what a great idea.

Those are pretty awesome.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:23 PM on June 25, 2009


"Someone tweeted" sounds like a euphemism a mom would use for when the cat pisses on the carpet.
posted by SassHat at 8:30 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


An awesome concept executed well. I just wish there were more!
posted by Rhaomi at 8:32 PM on June 25, 2009


Also, Rosie the Riveter is garbage. Reddit? For real? The rest are great, though.
posted by SassHat at 8:33 PM on June 25, 2009


Not enough. Not enough by half.
posted by lekvar at 8:34 PM on June 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


*heh* There was a bunch of these going around during the early Bush II years. I made a t-shirt out of "John Ashcroft Is Watching You" that still gets comments when I wear it.
posted by hippybear at 8:35 PM on June 25, 2009


Nice. Makes me wish I'd actually printed up these bumper stickers I made in 2006. Other slogans included "FOR YOUR PROTECTION" and "AMERICA PREVAILS". The people I showed it to kept saying "uh, Bush can't run again" and not getting the joke, so I canned the idea.
posted by Maximian at 8:52 PM on June 25, 2009


I..... I don't get it.
posted by Avenger at 9:22 PM on June 25, 2009


I..... I don't get it.

Really? Here's some of the original WW2 propoganda posters (WW1), of which these are parodies based upon the theoretical "threats" of subversion and "patriotic duties" promoted by the same posters for a theoretical future WW3.
posted by lazaruslong at 9:51 PM on June 25, 2009


The title of this thread makes me very sad. "Loose tweets, sink fleets"... really?

When you ride with comma abuse you ride with Hitler.
posted by Justinian at 9:55 PM on June 25, 2009 [11 favorites]


One does wonder if they really didn't see the irony inherent in this one. But then one considers sites like Little Green Footballs and thinks, "no."
posted by Justinian at 10:00 PM on June 25, 2009


When you ride with comma abuse you ride with Hitler.

How would you know this? Oh wait, you're a grammar Nazi. Never mind.
posted by localroger at 10:00 PM on June 25, 2009 [10 favorites]


Very awesome.

"Keep mum...she's got a blog!"

We had this on our living room wall whem I was a kid. I thought the woman was so beautiful, you would lose a war for her.
posted by Sova at 10:10 PM on June 25, 2009


I dunno, photoshopping old propaganda posters is kinda lame - it's an appeal to history and sponging off of nostalgia (of what worked, which is cool). But I think that which bothers me most is that they're subsuming something good for something meh.

There were the London Police propaganda posters that were a total fail.

Maybe propaganda works when people are willing to believe what the propaganda is trying to tell them? It's just a nudge to help keep people moving along the lines that the ruling class wants.

These original posters were to encourage sacrifice to fight against Facism/Nazi-ism vs. these remixes that are trying to get us being, what? War against our own civil liberties? I don't get it. If this was about "Tweeting" that helped spread news about the Iranian voting rigging, sure, maybe, but this is pretty ... meh.
posted by porpoise at 10:12 PM on June 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


When you ride with comma abuse you ride with Hitler.

I, am, deeply, ashamed.
posted by crossoverman at 10:14 PM on June 25, 2009


From lazaruslong's link: for some reason I'm really digging the font on this one.

mattdidthat, I think that was a completely separate idea. Your examples are propaganda posters updated to a modern, transparently cynical viewpoint; these WWIII posters are maintaining the original viewpoint but are updated to modern accidents of technology.
posted by hattifattener at 12:58 AM on June 26, 2009


were a total fail.

Stop doing this. It is not clever.
posted by Mikey-San at 2:10 AM on June 26, 2009


A little heavy on the smug for me.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 4:08 AM on June 26, 2009


Kid's only about 20. And a film student, not a history student. I'm pretty sure it wasn't supposed to be overanalysed like this.

That said, nice idea; well executed. Why don't I do stuff like this anymore?
posted by Acey at 4:16 AM on June 26, 2009


We're going to see this same joke every time there's some tiny incremental change in communication, aren't we?

1959: SOMEONE BROADCASTED ON TV!
1969: SOMEONE TRANSISTOR RADIOED!
1979: SOMEONE USENETTED!
1989: SOMEONE CELLPHONED!
1999: SOMEONE BLOGGED!
2009: SOMEONE TWEETED!
2019: SOMEONE HOLOCOMMED!
posted by DU at 4:45 AM on June 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


2019: SOMEONE HOLOCOMMED!

Wanna holo?
posted by bashos_frog at 4:57 AM on June 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Someone tweeted!

I thought I smelled something.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:05 AM on June 26, 2009


There were the London Police propaganda posters that were a total fail.

Kinda like the total fail of your link? ; )
posted by orme at 5:27 AM on June 26, 2009


This meme is way too old and played out, along with the nice German soldier empfehling you to join the Bush/Cheney Waffen SS.
posted by dunkadunc at 5:40 AM on June 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


A little heavy on the smug for me.

For truly, they were the Smuggest Generation.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:52 AM on June 26, 2009 [3 favorites]


I..... I don't get it.

I get it. But I don't think they're particularly clever or funny. Still, I suppose the world would be a dull place if everyone shared my particular sense of humor. Carry on.
posted by rhymer at 5:57 AM on June 26, 2009


^ I had the same idea eight years ago.

I want animated GIF bumper sticker technology.
posted by xod at 6:52 AM on June 26, 2009


xod.....i think that just might be a million dollar idea.

like the guy who invented the pet rock.
posted by lazaruslong at 7:58 AM on June 26, 2009


It's a good thing we're coming up with these now, because WW III won't be long enough to print the posters while its going on, and I don't think there will be any printing equipment left afterwards.
posted by Reverend John at 8:58 AM on June 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think I just Holocummed....
posted by Debaser626 at 9:00 AM on June 26, 2009


The good part is that with Twitter and real-time communication speeding up the news cycle, we'll be able to go from rumor, to breaking news, to talking-head analysis, to ironic snark, to boredom, all during the 20 minutes or so while the missiles are in the air.
posted by Kadin2048 at 9:21 AM on June 26, 2009 [4 favorites]


I think that we're all pretty much kidding ourselves to think that there will be much by way of civilian-accessible Internet in the case of World War 3.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:28 AM on June 26, 2009


What is this "reddit?"
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:25 PM on June 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


ZenMasterThis: "What is this "reddit?""

It's like MeFi except you can reverse-favorite people, and they have threads.

There but for the grace of Matt go we...
posted by Kadin2048 at 9:56 PM on June 26, 2009


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