Would you believe, this big?

By skepticlawyer

gwbgag.gifI’m not usually a fan of lowering the tone around these illustrious parts, but since Clinton is in danger of possessing Rafe’s Gould thread, I thought I’d produce a bit of low-brow entertainment for y’all. This involves little more than Google, a few pictures and Photoshop.

Most examples of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) out there are simply unfunny. People spend too much time trying to make the guy look like a monkey, or riffing on his (alleged) lack of brains, and so on and so forth. To my way of thinking, gags that leave people looking pretty much as they are (something the best cartoonists manage to do – you can only exaggerate so much) are far more effective.

As you’ve probably guessed, I’m sitting at home feeling sick and sorry for myself – summer colds and flus are really sucky – the seasons are just all wrong. So I thought I’d have a little photoshop fiddle.

Enjoy.

BTW, Darlene’s first Missing Link is up over at Club Troppo. Enjoy that, too.

37 Comments

  1. Posted February 27, 2007 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    A funny for everyone. What happens when you’re sitting at home feeling lousy.

  2. Bring Back CL's Blog
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I find it highly ironic that JC & rog given perfect evidence that is contrary to Rafe’s thesis in the Gould thread!

    Hasn’t Rice gone off. She looks awful.

    Perhaps her Queenslad potential pretty boy can tell us why she is looking so bad!

  3. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Paxton.

    All Rog and I are doing is asking you -in a way -to choose your heroes carefully. Rape is a serious accusation and with Juanita it is very credible. So enough on this subject.

  4. Posted February 27, 2007 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Oh well, it’s having the desired effect of bringing the Clintonistas up here. I hope you’re smiling, too.

  5. rog
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    There was a (ex) Clinton man on SBS Jim Lehrer spilling the beans, he said that Hillary is bad news. Real bad, when she speaks to you people look away.

  6. Jason Soon
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    “Hasn’t Rice gone off. She looks awful.”

    Says the Adonis of Eastwood.

  7. rog
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    SL,

    you should be on the medicine ie

    bundy rum
    lime juice
    sugar

    shaken on ice.

  8. Posted February 27, 2007 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Yes, rog, but I’d like to go to work tomorrow. There’s court in the morning, and all the odd jobs that were going to get done today will now have to be done tomorrow.

  9. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    SL

    If you’re sick keep the dude in remand for another few days. I won’t make much difference as he probably will be a lifer anyway. Just get better first.

  10. Posted February 27, 2007 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Alas, it’s a civil week, JC. Tomorrow’s a company reinstatement for insurance purposes.

  11. Posted February 27, 2007 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Some important facts about Bill.

  12. MichaelF
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    “Bush Derangement Syndrome”? Not nearly so dangerous as Bush Blindness Syndrome – the inability to see that the man was simply not up to the job – has proven to be for the world. Heck of a job, Georgie.

  13. Deus Ex Macintosh
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I know that Americans seem to assume they are the most important country in the world, but as a non-yank I can’t say I really give a flying fellatio about an ex- and outsider pre- president, CL. As they say, “Don’t blame the idiots in parliament, blame the idiots that put them there.”

  14. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    That could be so, Michael, but he had an idiot the first time round who went round pretending he invented the internet, he then had a traitor as the opposing candidate the second time round. It wasn’t as though the other choices were any better, Michael. Pity.

  15. Deus Ex Macintosh
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    What about Ralph Nader?

  16. Posted February 27, 2007 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    JC:
    >That could be so, michael, but he had an idiot the first time round who went round pretending he invented the internet…

    Gore Derangement Syndrome Alert! JC, one day you are going have get something more interesting to contribute than tired urban myths.

    Once again – yawn – here’s Al Gore’s original 1999 quote to Wolf Blitzer:
    “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet,” Gore said. “I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.”

    Let’s see what people thought at the time:

    Martin Walker,The Guardian, back in 1988:
    WALKER (12/30/88): American computing scientists are campaigning for the creation of a “superhighway” which would revolutionise data transmission. Legislation has already been laid before Congress by Senator Albert Gore of Tennessee, calling for government funds to help establish the new network, which scientists say they can have working within five years, at a cost of $400 million….

    Then later…

    Alison Schneider, The Washingtonian, 1994
    SCHNEIDER (12/94): Internet. There’s no escaping it. It seems like only yesterday that Al Gore was preaching the merits of the I-way to a nation that still thought the Net was something used only for catching butterflies.

    Even Newt calls it for Al:

    Newt Gingrich, 2000:
    GINGRICH: In all fairness, it’s something Gore had worked on a long time. Gore is not the Father of the Internet, but in all fairness, Gore is the person who, in the Congress, most systematically worked to make sure that we got to an Internet, and the truth is—and I worked with him starting in 1978 when I got [to Congress], we were both part of a “futures group”—the fact is, in the Clinton administration, the world we had talked about in the ’80s began to actually happen….

    So there you go – the facts of the situation, presuming you’re interested in them. Wise up man, sheesh.

  17. Bring Back CL's Blog
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    A traitor is more applicable to a person who supported a war but can’t even say where he was for most of the time he was ‘serving’ in the air national guard.

    The same people who alleged Kerry was a traitor also alleged McCain had gone crazy because of the Hanoi Hilton!

  18. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    I never said he wasn;’t on the committee that opened up the source codes, Barnes, you nimrod.

    However he did boast about it in his first debate with Bush that made the guy look like a complete nimrod (like you).

    He came across as boastful and full of himself.

    Face facts, other than undergrad he flunked out of Law and divinity school, so this hardly makes him a top notch scientist in any way.

    More to the point.

    He was on the committee……, committees receive numerous submissions and I am sure it was Computer geeks that openly convassed for the source codes. This is actually no big deal.

    Try again Barnes. Next time please don’t offer the Guardian as a reference, you twit.

  19. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    “The same people who alleged Kerry was a traitor also alleged McCain had gone crazy because of the Hanoi Hilton! ”

    Paxton.

    Swift boat captains despise Kerry. He lied about their actions in front of Congress stating they were mass murders. He’s a traitor. An unpunished one but still a traitor who should have been court marshaled for lying.

    Instead he goes round marrying rich widows for their money and pretends he important. He is nothing but an oxygen thief by any standard.

    He never attacked the swift boat dudes because he couldn’t. He simply resented them because they were right.

  20. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Homer

    I am surprised at you. I am surprised you would even support Kerry. This is a new low even for you. That’s something I would expect of Barnes… MR. I read the guardian so it must be true.
    But not you Homes. Not you.

  21. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Barnes

    Anser this question.

    DId AlGore invent the internet?

    Try answer it with a yes or no.

  22. fatfingers
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    “Next time please don’t offer the Guardian as a reference”

    Yeah, have some consideration. You know Joey has problems with the printed word.

    Plus referencing publications that rely on actual facts isn’t playing fair. Poor Joey has to rely on his none-too-clear recollection of television programs.

  23. Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    To be fair you’re stretching stuff when you start relying on the Grauniad (Private Eye joke).

    My understanding was that Gore suggested he could take the internet away. Even if he invented it, that does suggest he was something of a nimrod – or at least a braggart.

  24. Bring Back CL's Blog
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    JC

    I noted the same people who were involved slagging off to put it mildly McCain after New Hampshire were involved with Kerry.
    I do note also that no person on the two boats made allegations against Kerry indeed backed Kerry up.

    Mind you Kerry should have seen it coming so I have no sympathy for him in that regard.

  25. fatfingers
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Gore is a nimrod. Or was. He seems to have lost the rod that used to be up his arse when he was a politician.

  26. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I don’t honestly understand what you are trying to convey, Homer.

    The swift boat caps had it in for Kerry because Kerry lied about their actions in Vietnam. He out and out lied before a Congressional committee. He stated that there was industrial scale mass murder going on by the American soldiers in Vietnam.

    He lied and he is a gigilo and a traitor.

    It you have any facts supporting Kerry’s testimony, then bring it up, otherwise i can’t really see how you have anything else to say.

  27. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    It really gets to the world of unreality when leftoids like Barnes actually think that it was legislation that invented the Internet.

    You nimrod, idiot, Barnes.

    All he did was open up the use of the coding to allow private use of a system that had been around the government for ages.

    Fuck me.

    The Internet was around since the 70’s in its own way. I was using it such a thing along with every other currency trader in the world.

    It was called a Reuter Dealing System. And it was an intranet of sorts.

    If you had a Reuters dealing machine in the 70’s, typed in BANY you would be immediately able to correspond with Bank of America New York office from any where in the world. Type in BBLD and you would be talking to Barclays Bank in London.

    Bloomberg came later but it essentially did the same thing.

    In other words the Internet was out in the market place well before Gore’s committee opened the source codes. It was simply different and resembled more of a closed system.

    It would be impossible to believe that if Gore hadn’t been prompted to open the government system we would not be here today discussing what a complete jerk off Gore an Kerry are.

    The Internet was around in the 70’s in the private market, it was simply a closed system. That’s all.

    This is the first time any of you have read this. So count yourselves lucky you’re learning something new Barnes, Homer.

    Rueter was actually the first private networker in the private market and didn’t need any assisatance from Gore to figure this shit out. As though he could.

    Barnes, You’re an idiot.

  28. Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Bill has his victim, Paula Jones, to thank for his name living on in medicine.

  29. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Hahahahaha

    Was that his ” unique and distingusihing feature” they always talked about.

    hahhahahahahahha.

    Homer, can you disprove this?

  30. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    CL

    Homer thinks Bill was as straight as an arrow.

    hahahhahahahaha

  31. marcus
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    This is new. Nimrod? A term of abuse? Wasn’t Nimrod a mighty hunter unto the Lord?

  32. JC.
    Posted February 27, 2007 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    No. It’s not new actually. It’s an America form of abuse. It’s like calling someone a right royal Charlie.

    It is interchangable with doofus and nimbus

    In contemporary U.S.slang, “nimrod”means “fool, numbskull”.
    Rex Knepp ingeniously suggested that the origin of this was Bugs
    Bunny’s taunt of Elmer Fudd: “So long, Nimrod.” Unfortunately for
    this theory, Jesse Sheidlower says that Random House has two
    citations of “nimrod” = “numbskull” from the 1930s, before the Bugs
    Bunny episode containing the taunt.

  33. Posted February 28, 2007 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    JC:
    >Barnes, Anser this question.DId AlGore invent the internet?

    Where did he say he did? Read the original quote in context. Idiot…;-)

    It’s easy to take people’s words and spin them. Remember that time you were pretending how you knew Al Gore, JC? Right here on this forum? “You don’t know him like I know him” or something? Yet you really didn’t…

    See how easy it is to do?

  34. Posted February 28, 2007 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    SL:
    >To be fair you’re stretching stuff when you start relying on the Grauniad (Private Eye joke).
    My understanding was that Gore suggested he could take the internet away. Even if he invented it, that does suggest he was something of a nimrod – or at least a braggart.

    To be fair, SL, you’re stretching stuff when you prefer to rely on your vague “understanding” rather than source quotations. Got any that support your point of view? And what’s with the selective attack on my sources? Honestly: you think Newt Gingrich is a loyal Guardian reader? Do you have anything that suggests any of these quotes are incorrect? Do you actually know much about it? Do you know Al like JC does…;-) Have you considered that, delightful as these spiteful myths are, they might in fact be false?

  35. Posted February 28, 2007 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Jules, if you give this nimrod

    fifteen hundred bucks, I’m gonna

    shoot ’em on general principles.

    Pulp Fiction, 1994, Miramax, Los Angeles.

    Of course, they just don’t teach the classics nowadays. I blame the Labor government.

  36. Posted February 28, 2007 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    JC:
    >It was called a Reuter Dealing System. And it was an intranet of sorts.

    Actually, it’s called a computer network! Gee it’s a pity you weren’t working airline check-in counters in the ’60s, JC, you could have regaled us with how you used the internets back then too!

    Priceless.

  37. jimmythespiv
    Posted February 28, 2007 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the kink-link CL. That explains his use of the cigar on Ms Lewinsky.

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