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Yesterday, @exjon did the quick and dirty Photoshop on the left and posted it to Twitter. His next tweet was: for the record, it’s a fake. I mean, duh.

So the file was picked up — somehow — by the blog Forensic Photoshop, which analyzed the digital image using…ummm…digital image analysis software. It works by transforming pixels into random, glowing magenta blobs and making the president look like Curious George. It’s science. Just not as we know it.

His conclusion? Yes, it’s a cut/paste forgery.

Uhhhhhh.

I can’t quite capture the gallumphing cluelessness of his tone, so do go read it in the original Knuckleheadese.

So, let’s all take a deep breath. Vote with intelligence, not emotion. And, please, let’s resist the urge to use Photoshop in such nasty ways. Let’s make art, and clarify images – let’s not use such a wonderful tool to confuse and anger and annoy. Help make Photoshop a noun again.

What-what-what? Dude, that would be the end of this blog, right there.

Comments


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 4, 2012, 5:10 pm

Not to mention the wreck of a beautiful 25-year career using image manipulation software to confuse and anger and annoy.

I added it up. That’s how long I’ve been doing Photoshop. The sharp-eyed reader will realize that’s a couple of years longer than P’shop has had an official release, but I started faking history on a totally different image manipulation system in 1987.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 4, 2012, 5:13 pm

I kind of feel bad making fun of him, by the way. I’m a bit tender-hearted to pick on the little guy, somebody who’s just trying to scratch a living.

But, really. Also, I left a snarky comment on his blog that didn’t make it through moderation.


Comment from Clifford Skridlow
Time: November 4, 2012, 6:29 pm

Hey, let’s be fair, the left never used Pshop on President Bush. Right?


Comment from Reddd
Time: November 4, 2012, 6:55 pm

So, let’s all take a deep breath. Vote with intelligence, vote Romney!

[I fixed it for him.]


Comment from BJM2009
Time: November 4, 2012, 6:55 pm

Humorless prats.


Comment from Captain Renault
Time: November 4, 2012, 6:59 pm

Photoshops of Obama? I’d never imagined such a thing. It would be wrong. I’m shocked, shocked!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 4, 2012, 7:22 pm

Snickers bars used to be called Marathon bars here. They made them change the name to Snickers recently, and Brits are still sore about it. But on the upside, they got my favorite Snickers ad everrr (I don’t think you have to sign up to FaceBook to see it. I couldn’t find a non-FB link).


Comment from Ghost
Time: November 4, 2012, 7:29 pm

“So lets all take a deep breath. There’s no need to do in-depth research and study the pixels of a so-obviously-fake-that-the-guy-who-faked-it-says-hey-look-at-my-fake-picture to find out if photoshop was used. It’s just a f**kin picture. Everyone relax.”

Fixed it for him.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 4, 2012, 10:19 pm

Oh, do stick a sock in it, Oceania.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: November 4, 2012, 10:51 pm

Hold on. You mean the guy who actually told people to vote for revenge didn’t actually put a revenge placard on his rostrum? Let me run that past the Washington Post fact-checkers first.


Comment from Oceania
Time: November 4, 2012, 11:37 pm

I feel like hacking your voting booths …


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 4, 2012, 11:52 pm

Dude, stop pushing my buttons. I’m not in the mood.


Comment from Oceania
Time: November 4, 2012, 11:56 pm

And you call your country a ‘democracy’? lol!
I just spilt my cup of tea laughing!

Lets see what the Russians think of you? Probably slightly less than the rest of the world perhaps?

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/russia/265689-russia-skewers-us-election-as-undemocratic-the-worst-in-the-world


Comment from Shifty1
Time: November 5, 2012, 12:20 am

Well..good thing you spilt it right into your caverneous vagina Oceania…I’m sure your partner will appreciate the moistness for a change!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 5, 2012, 12:21 am

And it’s a Republic (if we can keep it).


Comment from Oceania
Time: November 5, 2012, 1:22 am

A nation destroyed by its own citizens whom were to blind to see, to deaf to hear, and thought that their morals and beliefs were superior to everyone else’s.

And whom will shed a tear when your nation is gone?

No one.

And what determines your nation? Your genetic capital.


Comment from Clifford Skridlow
Time: November 5, 2012, 2:12 am

Um, it’s “too” knucklehead. . .

Here’s a treat: Baaaaaaaa. . . on the house ;)


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: November 5, 2012, 2:22 am

You certainly fuss and fret, Oceania.
You’re obviously sweating bullets that we won’t see the light before it’s too late. You’ve been begging “us” to put on the sackcloth and ashes and start self-flagellating until we’re hauled before the global public to be found wanting.

Oh, and regarding a rigid adherence to the superiority of one’s beliefs and morals:
Pot,
This is kettle calling
You’re black, over.


Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: November 5, 2012, 4:55 am

…and oh so predictable.


Comment from Oceania
Time: November 5, 2012, 8:19 am

Meanwhile … Gundersen: Nuclear fuel pool started to heat up at New Jersey plant due to Sandy

http://enenews.com/gundersen-nuclear-fuel-pool-started-heat-nj-plant-bringing-fire-pumps-because-all-problems-sandy-audio


Comment from dissent555
Time: November 5, 2012, 12:58 pm

“Let’s make art, and clarify images – let’s not use such a wonderful tool to confuse and anger and annoy. Help make Photoshop a noun again.”

When did “Photoshop” ever stop being a noun?


Comment from Mono The Elderish
Time: November 5, 2012, 1:36 pm

“Admits it’s a fake” Makes it sound like a criminal act. Since when is photoshopping ( <— notice the words use as a verb) a criminal act?


Comment from Jick Gibblets
Time: November 5, 2012, 2:39 pm

Comment from Oceania
Time: November 5, 2012, 1:22 am

You sound scared and bitter….like an exposed con artist rationalizing their crappy world view.

Sad really.
Seek help.


Comment from Oceania
Time: November 5, 2012, 8:44 pm

I’m only here to stir :)


Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 5, 2012, 9:34 pm

See the wrinkle marks around Oceania’s neck? They’re from having his head up his ass so long.

Consider me stirred.

Perhaps it is time to email my NZDF acquaintances. All his talk of bio/chem/nuke hazards should make for an interesting interview…


Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: November 5, 2012, 9:49 pm

Marathons have been Snickers for 22 years. Are people really still bawwwing over that? Were they ever? I had no idea.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 5, 2012, 9:55 pm

Geez, Gibby, really? Yes, they’re still bitching about it. At me. Like it’s my fault.


Comment from Pablo
Time: November 6, 2012, 2:07 am

Not for us Yanks, Gibby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_%28chocolate_bar%29

Marathon is gone, along with a piece of my juvenile soul.


Comment from surly
Time: November 6, 2012, 5:31 pm

Who’s this turd to tell us how to use the expensive-ass tools we paid for? Watch it bub, you might end up with a sphincter for a face.

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