Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cartoon Caption Contest




Readers, it's your chance to shine! And just think, your odds of winning are SO much higher, as I am not expecting 14,000 entries. The cover's out there and it won't go away. Its title is The Politics of Fear, although some find the elements used to be so over-the-top that it's more like a smear. Can humor pull this satirical brick out of the fire? (Hat tip and huzzahs to Blade for this idea and to Spook for know-how.)

27 comments:

Eureka Springs, AR said...

Honey, are you going to wear you liberal blogging pajamas all day?

neurophius said...

Terrizin' sure beats staying home and baking cookies, right, Michelle?

Eureka Springs, AR said...

No, you cannot dress up like bin Laden for Halloween unless I can be the next Star Gate character.

Eureka Springs, AR said...

I'm not going to bring home the bacon.. are you going to bring home the bacon?

Anonymous said...

First I need someone to explain wtf the cover is about. I mean, got it Obama in on the Right, but elsewise?

Don't get me wrong I'm no Obama fan. He stuck it the progressives with his FISA vote, and the "well, if you don't like it, it's okay with me".

oh, maybe the caption is- If you don't like it, it's okay with me"?

Anonymous said...

duh, okay, that would be Michelle Obama on the left.

Teddy said...

"What are we doing in this racist New Yorker cover, honey?"

neurophius said...

um, I don't recall seeing Michelle wearing her hair in an Afro...I guess they are trying to bring back people's subliminal images of Angela Davis?

Anonymous said...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/11719.html

btw, I did some googling.

snip from above:

The magazine explains at the start of its news release previewing the issue: “On the cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of The New Yorker, in ‘The Politics of Fear,’ artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”

Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post said Sunday on his CNN media show “Reliable Sources” that the cover is arguably “incendiary.”

Anonymous said...

~~~I guess they are trying to bring back people's subliminal images of Angela Davis?~~~

That is a great call neuro!

I sure would like to know more about this "cartoonist" Barry Blitt.

Laura said...

ok, here's mine:

Yes, Mr. O'Reilly, you ARE dreaming. And if you pinch yourself, you'll wake up.

Anonymous said...

I expect better, much better from the 'Nouille Hors Coeur'.

"This ought to get us a bump in the polls, no?"

(punaise)

Anonymous said...

Caption:

"plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"

(notpunaise)

LoudounLib said...

Here's mine, hope it's not too lame (working on the first cup of coffee of the morning):

All those "Obama is a radical Muslim terrist" emails were true!

...going for more coffee...

Anonymous said...

sometimes a bump is just a bump...

(peanutbutter)

Elliott said...

I couldn't think of anything clever or funny to say about this right now; but I could think of a lot to say directly to the New Yorker, too bad their "Contact Us" page is conveniently down.
But I urge everyone to try sounding off directly to them, too, in addition to entering Laura's contest.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine

Anonymous said...

"THEY ACTUALLY FELL FOR IT"!!

Anonymous said...

Through Rush/Fox News-tinted glasses!

blade said...

"Michelle, honey, I'm not sure you chose the most appropriate outfits for our first White House Coostume Ball."

"Sure I did...don't be such a wuss (fist bump)!"

Anonymous said...

"Wardrobes of Mass Distraction"

Tom said...

"These are nice halloween costumes Barack but four days before the election?"

Albatross said...

Caption: Post Editors: "We didn't think we could get away with a picture of the Obama's as a Mammy and a Lawn Jockey."

Really NYP, WTF were you thinking? Or did you simply receive your instructions from the White House press office and dutifully publish whatever Glorious Leader ordered?

Albatross said...

Oh, sorry, I mistook the New Yorker for the New York Post in my prior message. Not sure what caused me to make such a mistake...

Wee Mousie said...

“I wanted to dress up as Stepin Fetchit, but — NO! — you’ve got to find a way to wear that AK-15 you won attending the Okie church supper.”

Anonymous said...

"The Politics of Fear."
Oops, that one's already taken!
Unfortunately, none of the discussion on whether or not this works as satire mentions this is the title given by The New Yorker.

Laura said...

Good point, anon. I'll add the title.

Anonymous said...

TONIGHT on HANNITY and COLMES!