SERVICE JOURNALISM  3:48 pm June 24, 2010

Handy Photo Key For Crazy Oval Office Photoshop

by Ken Layne

Totally what Pete Souza had in mind.
Here’s the latest wacky photoshop going around the wingnut blogs: It’s the Oval Office, but full of hilarious socialist iconography and some old-fashioned racist fun. Can you identify the hundred things added to this image to amuse jobless old white people on their ‘puters? And how many of these things would the confused elderly teabaggers even get? Is this even Political at all, or is it just some dumb 4chan or TF ‘shop, for lulz? WE WILL TELL YOU WE MADE A KEY.

This took way too fucking long.
Can you identify all these retarded things? No? Well then, you’ve clearly spent too much of this Century doing work or “raising your kids” or whatever, instead of following “memes” on Animated-GIF message boards loosely related to some video game or sports team.

1. Lenin lampshade.
2. Taking down the Washington Monument.
3. Vintage USSR flag.
4. Gay rainbow flag.
5. Statue of Liberty crying in shame.
6. George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” banner, because why not?
7. Trio of Portraits: Ugly face ‘shopped on Michelle Obama, Stalin, Mao.
8. Elmo and Barney dolls.
9. Thompson gun, Malibu Barbie convertible.
10. Nicely stocked bar.
11. Smiling black man carrying bucket of Heineken through Katrina floodwaters; the famous “black person looting” photo.
12. Lava lamp, tribal doll.
13. Mug of draught beer.
14. Midget Jimmy Carter coming up through hole in floor.
15. Obama with a hollow head holding a tiny George Soros homunculus.
16. Al Franken in diaper holding teddy bear.
17. Bong.
18. Bozo the Clown jack in the box.
19. Barney Frank lisping.
20. Katie Couric sexytime wedding dance.
21. Desk gargoyle.
22. Ghost/angel of Ted Kennedy.
23. Bowl of money to eat.
24. Terrifying war dwarf.
25. Novelty “ladies legs” lamp, golf trophy, Oscar trophy.
26. Somebody (Bloomberg?) in an Elmo/Sailor costume.

You’re welcome!

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ttommyunger June 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm

These idiots have waaaaay too much time on their hands!

Panquake June 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Fuck you too.

Wonderman June 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm

This sets comedy back at least 50 years. My laughter is dusty now.

trondant June 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Wny is Barney’s finger re- oh, he fingered a socialist, right?

MattW June 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm


JMP June 24, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Can’t there be one wignut out there, anywhere, that knows how to use photoshop? Forget the lack of actual, racism and homophobia; that thing just looks awful.

Dashboard_Buddha June 24, 2010 at 4:00 pm

I wonder if they know who Al Frankin is making fun of?

lumpenprole June 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Lacks Marion Barry. Conservative funny FAIL.
Carter looks unusually cute.

notreallyhelping June 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

You sure that’s a bong? The lava lamp is a nice Dadaist touch, however.

Needs a crying Jebus. Also.

Mad Brahms June 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Yeah, it looks way more 4channy than politically, or perhaps a new graphic for the Uncyclopedia. Teabaggers aren’t that clever, and they aren’t that random, either, unless Ritalin-snorting is the newest fad among the Breitbart crowd.

bhosp June 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Good job on the Twilight Zone joke though.

Joshua Norton June 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Just think. We would have had this wingnut funny stuff 5 days a week if the Fox’ comedy show actually survived. Crap like this tells you exactly why it didn’t. John Stewart they ain’t. No matter how hard they try.

SayItWithWookies June 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

#12 isn’t just a tribal doll — it’s the doll from Trilogy of Terror — it contains the spirit of a dead African (!?) warrior that will possess the owner if the gold chain around its neck comes off. That’s not much of a movie unless you’re ten years old, but it made an impression back then.

MarieDeGournay June 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

The Teddy Kennedy as Cupid was a nice touch. He needs to be capping some asses with his bow and arrows.

Katydid June 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

They musta used the new Adobe PhotoShop for Teabaggers edition – Now With More Racism!

bhosp June 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Is Frank’s speech impediment really a lisp, technically? He doesn’t have excessively sibilant esses or anything; I thought he actually had a cleft palate or something.

Noonan June 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I think it’s Eric Massa, the tickler. As in Tickle-Me-Elmo

SayItWithWookies June 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Oh yeah, I remember when our Muslin overlord flew onto the deck of that aircraft carrier and made that cocky speech in front of that Mission Accomplished banner. Can’t believe we elected this guy.

mercure June 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Do you think the ‘tards really consider this funny, in any way that shows appreciation for genunine humour? Or is it more cathartic, in the way of a loud shriek of rage for some people, and they mistake this for ‘funny’ because they don’t experience positive emotions and so don’t know or comprehend the feeling?

Gorillionaire June 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I guess this is funny to the same people who laugh at execution videos.

Rev. Peter Lemonjello June 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm

No watermelon patch or furries? Do wingnuts even care about pizazz anymore?

Does it to you?

McDuff June 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Just wait till Olbermann responds with a ‘special comment’ photoshop of Joe Barton teabagging BP CEO Tony Brittwit. That’ll show ‘em.

GOPCrusher June 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I’m sure someone is thinking they are the Cleverest Person In The World for coming up with that. I blame The No Child Left Behind education system.

OzoneTom June 24, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Nobel prize medal?

MarSF June 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm

This lacks sophistication, humor, intellect, and artistic talent. I guess that means it is a solid “Win” for the Wingtards.

Rev. Peter Lemonjello June 24, 2010 at 4:24 pm

You’d figure that given the right is usually elbow deep in little boy, they’d know what Blingee is.

CParkette June 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm

needs more blingee…or some blingee at all

gurukalehuru June 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm

It’s like, deep down, they know they aren’t really very good at comedy, so they just try to make up for it with volume.

SayItWithWookies June 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm

And #11 is a Katrina survivor?! Shit, I thought these idiots were just history-challenged — it turns out that they’re current-events-challenged as well. Of course it shouldn’t be any surprise, seeing as they’ve been blaming President Obama for TARP and the deficit since day one.

Hooray For Anything June 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I’ve watched documentaries on the Holocaust that were funnier than this

jrients June 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm

#9 – A gangster-style Tommy Gun might be timely, given the ‘Chicago shakedown’ of BP, but an M-1 carbine (weapon of choice of both Malcom X and Patty ‘Tania’ Hearst) would’ve been a more thoughtful choice.

MarSF June 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm

The Mao and Stalin Pics…..very subtle. I wonder what they are trying to suggest??

I guess you have to smoke lots of meth in order to understand the complexities of this masterpiece.

AnnieGetYourFun June 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm

If the Obamas used this image on the White House Holiday Card next year, wingnuts would be:

a. thrilled
b. so, so sad
c. fapping too hard to the image of Ted Kennedy The Half-Naked Angel to file any kind of copyright infringement cease-and-desist order thingie

weejee June 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Where is Noam Chomsky? Were is Saul Alinsky? Where is Bill Ayers?

Stalin and Mao? Give me a fucking break. These putzes are so far behind the times!!! If they want real nostalgia, then were is Che? I’m tellin’ ya, just lame.

Mull_Man June 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm

missed coke near 23. this is as fun as the sunday comix 6 differences.

Tommmcatt June 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm


Yeah. No Noam Chomsky just ruins the funny for me.

bored with gravity June 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Needs moar weeping Founding Fathers and/or burning bibles.

Snarkalicious June 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Needz moar dansing nanners.

BlueStateLiberal June 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm

And Katie Couric is there … why? For asking Sarah Palin all of those really hard gotcha! questions? They still can’t over that.

choinski June 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

This reminds me of that episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 when they allowed the humorless robot ‘Gypsy’ to participate in the movie snark. All she could do as ‘humor’ was to yell randomly at the screen: “THAT IS SOOOOO DUMB! HA HA! THATS STOOOPID! YOU GUYS ARE SOOOO DUMB”.

Simba B June 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

This isn’t a “Photoshop” any more than Thomas Kinkade and all those conservative “artists” and “cartoonists” are “talented”. A fucking brain-damaged monkey can drag and drop shit they found on The Google into a picture.

It’s always fun when conservatives try to be creative, because it makes it clear for everyone else that that part of their brain is missing.

Second Rain June 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm

That’s definitely Eric “Tickle Me” Massa as Elmo.

And goddamn Katie Couric backin that ass up turns us the fuck on:

Lettuce June 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Reminds me of the Sarah Palin Oval Office joke site that was up for a bit. But that was funny. And had at least a certain amount of technical ability behind it.

Plus, the use of that Franken/diaper photoshop in their own photoshop violates one of the Fark laws, basically, don’t include someone else’s work that makes your own work look worse.

JMP June 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm

[re=606054]BlueStateLiberal[/re]: To the wignuts, anyone from the mainstream media must be a liberal and out to get them; even Couric, who gave us commentary from Rush Limbaugh on the CBS news, and Diane Sawyer, who got her start as an official Nixon flack.

Heywood Jablome June 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

[re=605996]SayItWithWookies[/re]: The deep-seeded fear that doll put in me as a 10 year-old still haunts me 30 years later. Must go change my drawers now…

comicbookguy June 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

#6 in other words, he hasn’t got around to changing the decor since Bush left office.

Dear Diorama June 24, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Still don’t really get this Soros thing?

trondant June 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm

[re=606002]Noonan[/re]: [re=606070]Second Rain[/re]: Eric “Elmo” Massa must round-trip a shuttle every day because the last time I was in NYC he was at 45th & B’Way every night, just standin’ around waiting to be tickled.

steverino247 June 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm

[re=606070]Second Rain[/re]: Have two of those sent to my room. Then, DO NOT DISTURB.

Neilist June 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm

[re=606070]Second Rain[/re]: “And goddamn Katie Couric backin that ass up turns us the fuck on . . . ”

That’s Completely Disgusting and Sexist, and Demeaning To The Dignity of All Womym Of Intelligence.

And I could not agree more.

megs June 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I wish I could live in such a world.

Larry McAwful June 24, 2010 at 5:45 pm

[re=606094]trondant[/re]: 45th & Broadway? That’s where the tourists go to get tickled. For the hardcore stuff, you want to hit the west side of Chelsea.

Mr Blifil June 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm

It’s all that fucking Jew Soros’ fault!!!!11!

Carrabuda June 24, 2010 at 5:54 pm

[re=605983]trondant[/re]: I hope I’m wrong, but I suspect it’s meant to be Barney’s Fecal Finger of Faygeleh.

Radiotherapy June 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm

They’ve got one party where Katie Couric was ovulating and frisky. And she looks like she knows she got caught in some of the pics. Who cares? There is a library of stupid situations Palin is in. A short list: Boobs at Belmont. Undergoing a witch exorcism. Or even the actual softball, milquetoast interview with that unfair, hardhitting Katie. I still Laugh to this day: “what do you read?” What fucking retard couldn’t answer that question? And better yet, come back three days later on Fox and when spoonfed, say you read all of them and Faulkner and Bukowski and Proust (in French).
These people really have had fluid spilled on their cpu’s.

you cannot be serious June 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

It obviously fake. That lazy Kenyan is wearing a suit jacket when we know he don’t respect the office of famous Republican Abraham Lincoln.

Chumpatized June 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Oh, wingtards. As good at teh Photoshopping as you are teh spelling.

Hooray For Anything June 24, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I’m still trying to figure out what Kenny Powers is doing between Geithner and the lamp post

Cmoney June 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

If liberals or pseudo-leftists did one of these ‘shopped lulz photos it’d be the same shit as the right-winger’s masterpiece above, essentially. As crude, maybe funnier. But! If we could get a Wonkette-Blingy one, now that would be political art. Or, a Lauri Apple version. Lauri Apple could handle this assignment handily.

FormerDCite June 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I give the photoshop picture a B+ for accuracy. They should have put a cigarette in Hopey’s hand, and they forgot to put watermelon and fried chicken somewhere in it.

mustardman June 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Jesus titty fucking christ!

Pregnant Cornbread June 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Barack must be doing a pretty good job, if even these ‘baggers will admit he recieved The Major Award (#25)!

ladymacbeth June 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

besides a strangely mesmerizing symbol of 70′s free love and drugs and gold lame, does lava lamp mean something else?

if i weren’t unemployed i would buy a lava lamp right now. a black glitter lava lamp.

x111e7thst June 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Damn that’s the same Soviet flag I have hanging in my office.

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Veritas78 June 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Needz moar niggr joaks.

Johnny Zhivago June 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Isn’t that Bill Kristol next to Katie??? What’s he doing there.

algoresexattack June 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm

franken is not merely huggin that bear if you know what i mean.

North of Moscow June 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm

One of you kids with fancy computer talents should invent a Conserva-Blingee ap for the Palm Pilot. You’ll make a mint!

Pat Pending June 24, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Where the FUCK is Tinky Winky??? Waiting in the men’s room to blow Barney Fag, er, Frank?

PsycGirl June 24, 2010 at 11:31 pm

[re=606020]OzoneTom[/re]: In reference to the “artwork” itself: “Nobel prize winner” no. “No balls prize winner” yes.

I am reminded that we have Jon Stewart and Tina Fey. They have that guy who draws Mallard Fillmore and Norm MacDonald and that other old guy from SNL who yells all the time.

trondant June 25, 2010 at 12:05 am

𝅘𝅥𝅮 “It was seventeen months ago today / when Barry Soetero taught the band to play” 𝅘𝅥𝅮

trondant June 25, 2010 at 12:07 am

fuckin’ Unicode.

Potater June 25, 2010 at 2:09 am

[re=606226]PsycGirl[/re]: Victoria Jackson.

JeffBarea June 25, 2010 at 2:17 am


JeffBarea June 25, 2010 at 2:24 am

[re=606258]JeffBarea[/re]: Um, you shouldn’t make fun of all the comments that display a complete lack of Internet insideriness. They like to think their cocktail party circuit makes them faaabulous.

Potater June 25, 2010 at 2:47 am

And yet not a single teleprompter, not even an itty bitty one? So many missed opportunities for “funny things,” this photo.

Geogre June 25, 2010 at 7:39 am


“Liberals have no sense of humor” — Rush Limpdough
“Liberals have no sense of humor” — Anne Cauter

I’m sure that the person who did this laughed, but that’s not the same thing as creating something that’s amusing to others. There isn’t any surprise/disparity or wit, so “humor” seems to be missing. That leaves satire. As satire, uh, this is kind of a D-. A satire should have a theme, should have a principle that enables it, and it should have some coherence.

This is a collage therapy at the home for the criminally insane.

TouchMyMess June 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

This a beautiful work of retard-genius.

JeffBarea June 25, 2010 at 11:50 am

[re=606278]Geogre[/re]: Funny, I didn’t realize the creative process is only redeeming if others agreed with you.

JeffBarea June 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

I can’t stop laughing at that picture…HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAA

Lake Affected June 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

[re=606034]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Nooooooo the Katrina Heineken guy photo is supposed to show that black guys all used Katrina as an excuse to just cold take beer that they didn’t pay for, that Katrina can’t have been so bad if the black guys got beer, that in the absence of Real American law and order black guys will steal and drink the imported beers normally reserved for white people, that black guys generally steal things because of welfare socialism, and that Barack Obama likes that welfare socialism, and is also a black guy. It’s full of layered, nuanced meanings, though I imagine I’m drawing a different conclusion from them than your typical wingnutter would.

Atoz June 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Why does Katie Couric have a penis? Those Freepers and their Photoshop are a bunch of pervs.

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