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Teetop
08-17-2009, 11:17 PM
When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "Batman" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was, Who is behind the image?

Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain?

Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago.

Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe's Photoshop software.

Alkhateeb had been tinkering with the program to improve the looks of photos he had taken on his clunky Kodak camera. The Joker project was his grandest undertaking yet. Using a tutorial he'd found online about how to "Jokerize" portraits, he downloaded the October 23 Time Magazine cover of Obama and began digitally painting over it.

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I think it's LBN, if not move please, mods? (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/08/obama-joker-artist.html)

A liberal did it!

Too. Damn. Funny.

Rockntractor
08-17-2009, 11:21 PM
Good for the Teeb I like his work!

stsinner
08-17-2009, 11:32 PM
Firas Alkhateeb?

A Liberal Muzzie?

Teetop
08-17-2009, 11:38 PM
Firas Alkhateeb?

A Liberal Muzzie?


Although Alkhateeb claims he was making no political statement with the artwork, he's plugged into the Washington debate. Though born in the United States, his Palestinian family closely follows Middle Eastern politics.

So, can he be labeled racist now? :D

stsinner
08-17-2009, 11:45 PM
So, can he be labeled racist now? :D

A name like Firas Alkhateeb just stands out in America...

PALEOCON
08-18-2009, 08:39 AM
as this is being written the miscreant is being transported to Room 101 of the Ministry of Love where Big Rahm will personally direct the debriefing.

BadCat
08-18-2009, 10:51 AM
as this is being written the miscreant is being transported to Room 101 of the Ministry of Love where Big Rahm will personally direct the debriefing.

http://publicintellectual.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/tin-foil-hat.jpg?w=270&h=325

Rockntractor
08-18-2009, 10:56 AM
Now that DU knows it was a muzzie they are saying things like " wether we like his speech or not it is a free country"

bijou
08-18-2009, 12:22 PM
When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "Batman" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was, Who is behind the image?

Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain?

Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago.

Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe's Photoshop software.

Alkhateeb had been tinkering with the program to improve the looks of photos he had taken on his clunky Kodak camera. The Joker project was his grandest undertaking yet. Using a tutorial he'd found online about how to "Jokerize" portraits, he downloaded the October 23 Time Magazine cover of Obama and began digitally painting over it.

...


I think it's LBN, if not move please, mods? (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/08/obama-joker-artist.html)

A liberal did it!

Too. Damn. Funny.

It's fine in Breaking News but I have edited it to fit the B/N format.

Hilarious turn of events!