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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.


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.

November 4, 2012 — 5:06 pm
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My fav

This is my favorite Obama Photoshop. Just before Obama delivered his State of the Union speech in January of 2010, perky Katie Couric tweeted this:

Just had lunch with the president who seems pensive, slightly deflated, realistic, aggravated and resolute. Didn’t eat his pie.

Somehow, that didn’t eat his pie thing just cracks me up.

Yeah, I know. I don’t usually post on weekend, but I thought I’d recycle some graphics. With any luck, I won’t need them again.

November 3, 2012 — 6:16 pm
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Ah, old friend

That’s it. Two more blogging days until the election, and I’m out of juice — have a recycled classic!

Yeah, I’ve just been browsing all my old Obama P’shops. Even though I never really nailed him, it occurs to me what a very easy target he was, after all. Remember the handwringing about how to caricature our first black president without Going There? Turns out, if it weren’t for his excellent tan, he really looks more like a nerdy white guy.

It’s dawning on me that I might have to draw Romney for a few years. I can’t draw Romney! I can’t! I’m not good with likenesses, and he doesn’t have much ‘hook’ to hang them on.

It’ll be four to eight years of Guy Smiley P’shops, I warn you now!

November 2, 2012 — 11:53 pm
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Because he asked nicely (and because I couldn’t think of anything else to post today), I did the Barack Obama/Valerie Jarrett mashup for reader Caliban. And it’s giving me the willies. Please make it stop looking at me.

Spitting image of an old friend of mine from art school. Yeah, he looked like a drag artist, too.

November 1, 2012 — 10:52 pm
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