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Netanyahu: Iran Almost Capable Of Building A Cartoon Bomb

Don't worry, it's just going to shoot out a little flag that says KABOOMIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has an MBA and worked for a consulting firm before getting involved in Israeli politics, so he knows a little something about livening up a boring presentation with graphics. Unfortunately the fuddy-duddies at the U.N. nixed his innovative PowerPoint idea, or maybe their projector didn’t have the right port for him to plug his laptop into (Thunderbolt is the new hotness, guys, get with the program), so he had to use this drawing of a comical cartoon bomb, of the sort that Wiley E. Coyote would use on the Road Runner, instead. If you were the underling tasked with Israeli U.N. presentation graphic design, what icon would you have used? Some suggestions, after the jump!

WheeeeHow about a V-2 rocket? It’s very iconic, with the fins and all. Plus it’s much more vertical than the cartoon bomb, which means it’s better for use as an impromptu uranium enrichment-measuring bar graph. And it was invented by actual Nazis, which really adds an extra protection-of-the-Jewish-people zing to the image.

just keep adding them in there

They could also Photoshop this classic picture from 2008, in which the Iranian government already Photoshopped in extra missles to make their missile launch more scary looking. Each extra missile represents another 10% more uranium enrichment. Plus it will teach the Israelis and Iranians that sometimes they have the same PR goals!

He's wacky!Or maybe the problem is that the Bibi’s bomb wasn’t cartoonish enough? Perhaps we should introduce a wacky, bumbling character named Kaboom! (translation into Hebrew and/or Farsi pending) who would represent the Iranian nuclear program, spouting anti-Semitic rants and getting into hijinks. “Hey, Zionist filth, I’m almost to the 90% level … whoooops, another one of my scientist friends just got assassinated! Wha-hey!” “THAT’S OUR KABOOM!”

Meanwhile, Raytheon is working on a Water-Based Bomb Wick Dousing System, which will be marketed to interested governments at a reasonable eight-digit price. [Guardian]

About the author

Josh was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, leaving him with a love of chicken wings and a tendency to say “pop”. He taught ancient Greek and Roman history to undergraduates before fleeing from academia in terror; worked for a failed San Francisco dot-com that neglected to supply him with stock options or an Aeron chair; lived in Berlin, where he mostly ate Indian and Ethiopian food; finished in third place on his sole Jeopardy! appearance (the correct answer was “Golda Meir”); and was named 2007 Blogger of the Year by The Week, for obvious reasons. Josh is the creator/editor of COMICS CURMUDGEON (which you should read) and does geeky editing and writing about geeky things such as "the Java programming industry for JavaWorld." He lives in Baltimore with his wife Amber and his cat Hoagie.

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  • Respitetini

    Any truth to the rumor that Acme Industries is suing for Intellectual Property rights?

    • MaxNeanderthal

      Jessica Rabbit is a sleeper agent…

  • DemonicRage

    You're straining here to make a joke about a situation that is poised to open up WW III.

    • Shypixel

      If you can't joke about WWIII and mass extermination in the name of religion, what CAN you joke about?

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Kim Kardashian's boobs?

        And her tits, too.

        • Shypixel

          Oh, I didn't know we were using "joking" as a euphemism…

          In that case, I too have an issue with people "joking" about WWIII…

      • Baconzgood

        Crippled Italian midgets?

        • Shypixel

          Are they crippled *Black* Italian Midgets?

          Because I have a TON of black jokes that need an outlet. Been bottled up too long here in post-racial 'Merika.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Mangled baby ducks.

    • Katydid

      What's your point?

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      There is nothing about which The Wonkerati will not joke – and proudly so.

      One is tempted to suggest "Lighten up, Francis."

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Fuck, if you told me there was a nuke headed over to NYC right now, I'd be on here commenting about urban renewal, waiting for the flash outside my window

        • Respitetini

          And wow would my commute back to Jersey be a breeze.

          • BornInATrailer

            Because you'd be part of the breeze is where you're going with that..?

    • Baconzgood

      I don't get it.

    • gullywompr

      With such a serious situation poised, maybe Netanyahu should have been a little more professional with his presentation, no?

    • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

      Only if the rest of the world gets involved.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      Man, wait… don't get me wrong, but if Israel jumps first and starts bombing Iran, Obama goddamn well better step back and assess.

    • Typodong3

      The only joke here is that Netty is desperately trying anything he can think of to START that WW3. Cant you see the desperation in his eyes? Its like hes on a last, desperate schedule or something…

    • TavariousChinaSmith

      It's more of a strain to joke about it after WWIII begins. Joke while the joking's good, I say!

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Appletruth/133951326629923?sk=wall deanbooth

      The world will not end with a bang, but with a sarcastic chuckle.

    • Negropolis

      Isn't that cute. You actually think the world would get involved while Israel turns Iran to glass. Adorable.

      Glad to see you've already bought the hype. WWIII, my ass. Call me when China has its finger on the button, m'kay? Thanks.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212
    • no_gravity

      Angry Bombs (away).

    • NorthStarSpanx

      But aren't the new Hungry, Hungry Piggies more Assassin oriented?

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Wait til you see the new Israeli Space Defense Initiative.

    • eggsacklywright

      At least he's circumscribed.

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        Iswydt

    • WhatTheHeck

      At what point do you draw the red line when a Palestinian youth pulls back on his slingshot, before he releases that rock on that tank? When he puts the rock in or when he starts pulling back on the rubber?

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        You don't have to draw a line, you just have to touch the screen and KABLAM! the bomb blows up before he even fires it off!

        • Not_Mother

          This got nixed in the green room no nukes

    • BornInATrailer

      I just hope Israel doesn't need to cheat and use a Mighty Bald Eagle.

  • SexySmurf

    Let's just hope Iran never acquires anvil technology.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Israel may have to deploy their Road Runner counterstrike.

    • Esteev

      I hope Bibi doesn't take a wrong turn at Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Is dat like Alboykoikee?

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

    "Here is a secret photo of the Iranian Illudium Q -36 Explosive Space Modulator!"

    And everyone hears the same Warner Brothers music.

    • MacRaith

      "Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"

      • Neoyorquino

        Delays, delays!

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    I hate to correct my dear Wonkette editors but that bomb is a Rocky and Bullwinkle type of bomb. It is definitely not a Roadrunner type. Carry on.
    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/BORIS-BOMB-Rocky-Bullwinkl

    • no_gravity

      Watch me pull a bomb out of my hat.

      • Swampgas_Man

        Wrong hat?

        I usually take a size 6 7/8.

    • Shypixel

      Now that's something EVERYONE can enjoy!

    • no_gravity

      My, what a big link you have.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Right? Fucking Google. How does it work?

        • eggsacklywright

          I heard it was something about all-go-rythyms, some kinda beats, I guess.

    • Generation[redacted]

      Well they did get their nuclear reactor designs from the Russians.

      • eggsacklywright

        With Boris and Natasha's help, of course.

        • zumpie

          Moose and Squirrel libel!

    • SorosBot

      It looks more like a Zelda bomb to me. Now we need to beat the Bombchu Bowling to get the bigger bomb bag.

    • PsycWench

      plus the fuse needs Viagra.

    • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

      when i was a wee miss fuflans and the acting bug was beginning to take hold, i informed my parents i wanted to be natasha when i grew up.

      only when i matured did i realize i actually wanted to be cruella de ville.

  • Callyson

    What, no classic mushroom bomb image?

    • eggsacklywright

      We don't want this cartoon to end up as a mushroom cloud.

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    His presentation could use advice from Louis Gohmert.

  • Baconzgood

    Soulda brought some anthrax. It worked for Gen. Powell.

  • sudsmckenzie

    How about a Super Big Gulp, this is America.

    • Exhausted66

      Illegal in NYC.

      • jqheywood

        Diplomatic immunity, bitches!

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Did Bibi hire Wile E. Coyote as a speechwriter?

  • Arkoday

    Hey, Bibi? BEEP-BEEP!

    Luv, Obama

  • SorosBot

    That's the most cromulent presentation to the UN on imaginary threats since Colin Powel's.

    • Baconzgood

      It embiggens Iran to enrich more weapons grade uranium.

  • coolhandnuke

    Needz moar Mad magazine Spy vs Spy.

    • Oblios_Cap

      I guess Obama's the Black Spy?

    • BornInATrailer

      Oh, I made a MAD magazine "Goy vs. Goy" comment before reading the thread. Bad me.

  • SorosBot

    Maybe they can paint a fake tunnel on the side of a cliff and trick the Iranians into running into it!

    • Oblios_Cap

      Or have a train come out and run over them while they're looking at it!

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        "If my friend Mahmoud was in dis stove, would I toin da gas on?" – Bugs Obammy

      • PsycWench

        Or drop a really heavy metal object on them, before or after the train.

  • BTWBFDIMHO

    He's a Jew, so he's against power pointification.

  • BerkeleyBear

    Jon Stewart nailed it (as per usual) – "Bibi, if you need to know what a nuclear bomb looks like, go check the basement."

    • Abernathy

      Meep, meep!

  • Baconzgood

    NEEDZ MOAR SNIDLEY WHIPLASH!!!!!!!!!

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Holy smokes! I had no idea the Iranians possessed such advanced technology! And the fuse is already lit!

    Bomb them now Mr. President! For the love of all that is good and holy, bomb them now, before it's too late!

    • jqheywood

      Our precious bodily fluids are at stake here….

  • NorthStarSpanx

    The moment he took a dinner with Sarah and Todd Palin in Israel is the moment I lost respect for Bibi as a statesman.

    • MosesInvests

      I lost respect for Bibi as a statesman 20 years ago.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Nettin-Yahoo is just itching for a war. Iran's been about 2 years away from getting a nuclear weapon since 1986 according to the neocons.

    • Radiotherapy

      Like Roth from Miami, they keep dying of that same heart attack.

    • Esteev

      Then Iran's just gotta have it! Just gotta!

    • Negropolis

      What's worse is that our own neo-cons have been itching for a war with Iran since the Revolution, so the talk never quite ever dies.

      Nettie-pot knows exactly what he's doing, he's trying to get our neo-cons screaming murder so that he can force the president's hand. They tried getting Bush into Iran, and as much as I hate Bush, even he wasn't dumb enough to take that bait.

  • sharethegrief

    Bibi also wants to know why the windows in airplanes don't open.

    • irishdave3

      If the windows open "they" can drop them big ole bombs?

  • Blueb4sinrise

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! JOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seeing most of the world laughing at Bibi has taken me to the final stage.

    A special treat via Juan Cole's [ where he brings the snark too]. A commenter links to this:
    http://972mag.com/bibis-acme-bomb-at-unga-inspire

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      The Bob Dylan one was priceless.

    • UnholyMoses

      Oh hell fucking yes:
      http://972mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Itay

      Put your hands on your tits (but your hips will do!) …

    • PubOption

      I like the one of Bibi in blackface.

  • freakishlywrong

    Hey Bibi? You want war with Iran? Get lost, that Mitt has sailed.

  • Ryy

    What all you smartasses dont know is that is actually what the Iranian bomb looks like.

    • MissTaken

      Nah, with the sanctions they can't afford red toner cartridges anymore. The Iranian bombs are pure black and white now.

  • no_gravity

    He could have at least made a PowerPoint presentation.

  • CivilMcMannerly

    "Kaboom! (translation into Hebrew and/or Farsi pending)"

    Moobak!
    I think that's right…

    • PubOption

      Looks like Farsi about face to me.

  • coolhandnuke

    This is good news for John McCain.

    • Geminisunmars

      And the Beach Boys.

      • bobbert

        Beach Boy, now.

        • Geminisunmars

          : (

  • mavenmaven

    Here's what he should have used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ80Ainr1P8

  • rbdavis3

    Slim Pickens riding the bomb at the end of Dr. Strangelove, with the cowboy hat representing the last 10 percent.

  • MissTaken

    You dropped the bomb on me, Bibi.

    • Baconzgood

      GAP BAND WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      (edit: I never thought I'd type that in my life)

    • SorosBot

      Great now you're the one sticking songs in my head. And yay for more p-ness. Easy as one, two, three. Or simple as do re mi. ABC, one, two, three, baby, you and me girl!

    • jqheywood

      For the WIN!

  • natl_indecency_cmdr

    After the presentation he ran straight into a cliff face that had a tunnel painted on it.

    • miss_grundy

      If, only…Perhaps the Israeli people will retire him (with votes) at the next election…

  • eggsacklywright

    In magic underwear.

    EDIT: Aw, c'mon, I hate replying to dead air.

  • Nostrildamus

    Water-Based Bomb Wick Dousing System

    Enough with the Mormon mouth sex stories!

  • eggsacklywright

    The wingnuts are in power in Israel, and would like Mericia to be likewise.

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    Hey, don't give Bibi shit about his graphics — for a dire warning of an imminent threat given by a neocon, that's an entirely appropriate picture. It should be taken with requisite seriousness.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Which nation is Tom and which nation is Jerry?

    • Esteev

      Answer this carefully. You don't want to be called an antisemite.

    • redarmyzombie

      Truthfully, it kinda strikes me as more of an Elmer Fudd vs Yosemite Sam kinda deal here…

  • Generation[redacted]

    Just wait until Iran reads the fine print on their new bomb: "Warning: not effective on Road Runners."

    Also, I hear Iran's economy is hovering next to the big cliff of sanctions and they're about to look down.

  • spends2much

    Did he make explosion sounds like someone playing Battleship? Also, that comb-over is positively Trumpesque.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      GIULIANI LIBEL!

  • gullywompr

    Bibi is Israel's W.

    • MosesInvests

      Yup. Though to be fair, he's much more articulate. But yeah, the dumbass son of a famous family who made good.

  • ProgressiveInga

    Boom-Boom, out go the lights! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab39zSPKLC8

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    And this is why Obama won't take his calls.

  • UnholyMoses

    Your move, Colin Powell …

  • UnholyMoses

    "BOOM!" goes the Israelite.

    • BornInATrailer

      Even with the popularity of that vid, I don't think enough people will up-fist this in the manner it so richly deserves.

      • UnholyMoses

        Why thank you kind madam/sir!

        **takes a bow**

  • Nostrildamus

    Bibi better watch out for falling pianos.

    • irishdave3

      also. too. Bacon!

  • gullywompr

    I knew the Comics Curmudgeon was going to have a field day with this one. Right up your old alley, Josh.

    • ProgressiveInga

      "Right up your old alley, Josh."

      Always the buttsecks with you people.

      • gullywompr

        Sorry Inga, I didn't realize you were feeling so left out. The invitation to join us "you people" is always open.

  • zumpie

    Another quality explosive by Acme Inc. We thank Bibi for his business, our base market of coyotes hunting birds was a bit limited.

  • SorosBot

    And why would Iran want a nuclear weapon anyway? I mean it's not like politicians from two nuclear armed nations are constantly making threats to bomb them just for the hell of it and they might want to have the means to deter those threats or anything.

    • redarmyzombie

      I mean after all, it's not like North Korea hasn't been threatened by anyone since THEY got the bomb.

    • Negropolis

      I can't believe people don't get this. The Iranian regime is a terrible one, but their quest for the bomb is not rocket science (well, it is, actually). Folks don't seem to remember that they didn't really start shifting this program into high gear untl Dubya pushed them into the "Axis of Evil", which fed right into the regimes cynical hands and which allowed their nutjob president to be elected in the first place. There would have been no Mahmoud without Dubya.

  • Abernathy

    Surely, it would be a good idea for the US to follow this guy off the cliff at top speed. What could go wrong?

  • Beowoof

    In an a related story stock of the Acme company is up 15% in anticipation of more bomb purchases.

  • Radiotherapy

    A little classic video would have worked too. Ultimato Rad Boy.

  • HogeyeGrex

    "Leave Bond to me."

  • PubOption

    Perhaps he could have used a picture of Chris Christie. Fat Man.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    When I look at the picture, all I think is if that Convenience Store gets 500 more bucks in donations they will have reached their goal of helping to cure Juvenile Diabetes.

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Forget about that Acme Bomb. I want that cool ability to hang in mid air, after stepping off a cliff, then have my body stretch as I begin to fall. And, of course, I want to be in the next episode the whistle poof on to the canyon floor below.

    Can i haz that?

  • HempDogbane

    Bibi has a pocket version of this evidence and if Obama would have had the sense to invite him over he would have shared it with him. Take your briefings, Obama !

  • miss_grundy

    Yep, at least Mitt said so and then Bibi tried to deny it. But Bibi would love to have Mitt in the Oval Office because he could then have the neocons push into another war, in which Amuricans would fight, 'cause I don't see Bibi sending any troops in….

  • BartStarrland

    Moose and squirrel don't stand a chance.

  • TavariousChinaSmith

    Well the good thing about cartoon bombs is that they never actually kill anybody.

  • Esteev

    Anticipate a drone strike on Batman any day now.

    • TavariousChinaSmith

      Some days you just cant get rid of a bomb!

  • TavariousChinaSmith

    Translation of Ahmadinejad's speech to the UN:
    You have no chance to survive. Make your time.

    Translation of Netanyahu's speech to the UN:
    Somebody set us up the bomb!

    • jqheywood

      Move 'zig'. For great justice.

  • BornInATrailer

    More original than the thermometer, but that really is a terrible fundraising placard.

    Just 10% more donations and Iran will be able to send the kids to camp in Afghanistan.

  • docterry6973

    It's surreal that Bibi would bring a comic graphic into his discussion of so serious a topic. it reinforces my theory that I am really in a coma and just hallucinating all of this. I think it looks like the bombs in Spy vs. Spy, the old Mad Magazine comic, by the way.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    what i really love is his cartoon scowl matches his cartoon bomb.

  • barto

    Well, if the extent of their technology is simple gunpowder-based cannonballs, what's to worry?

  • decentcitizen

    Bibi's beside himself. He has never had such a difficult time persuading an American president to go to war to advance Israel's interest at the expense of its own. It's almost as if Americans have realized Israel's agenda and America's conflict in terms of professed policy. If this persists, finding a peaceful two-state solution may be the only option left.

    • Negropolis

      This.

  • kyeshinka

    Just looking at that pic makes me want to get out my old Super Mario Brothers 2 game.

  • schvitzatura

    Video of Iran's uranium-enriching gas centrifuges, set to this little ditty:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEuwAh3LFvM

  • Detesticle

    I would be more convinced if Bibi had a monocle and a white cat in his lap.

  • rickmaci

    Bebe has been reading to much Mad Magazine

  • EarthboneRebel

    Beep Beep !

  • carlgt1

    when I saw it I thought it was one of those charitable donation "thermometers" — i.e. "this filled in red line shows how much welfare the US has given Israel"…..

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    As if Netanyahoo wasn't cartoonish enuf, that is an ACME A-bomb, isn't it?

  • rocktonsam

    moose and squirrel may want to duck

  • DahBoner

    Psst! There's only one virgin and she's 72 years old.

    And they promise her to everybody…

  • DemonicRage

    Was thinking about this as the day wore on and after reading all comments. Then started wondering: does Bibi Netanyahu have a Giuliani-style hair comb-over, so I went to Google and Googled the question: Does Bibi Netanyahu style his hair in a comb-over. Sure enough, there was a story from Heretz, the Liberal Israeli newspaper, confirming that, indeed he does. Can we really go all-out in supporting the ideas of an individual vain enough to style his hair in an early Giuliani-era, Zero Mostel in "The Producers" comb-over?

  • jgalleg4

    I think Bibi should have used this picture instead.
    http://starreviews.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/dr

  • ttommyunger

    Oh, Bibi, you so craaaazzzzzeeeee! No, I really mean it; you're fucking nuts!