August 05, 2009

How You, Too, Can Meet a Member of the Secret Service

As John Hawkins notes over at Right Wing News, the Obama Joker poster meme is spreading like wildfire, and variations are being posted across the country, with people hoping to cash in with tee shirts, bumper stickers, and even ties.

Knowing the universal desire to turn a quick buck, I imagine that it won't be too long before someone comes up with the idea to PhotoShop President Obama as other movie villains.

Just be care which villain you decide to use.

While Two-Face is a logic choice (and an extension of the Batman-related theme), other selections might just earn you a visit from people who don't smile much.

Choose wisely.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 5, 2009 10:04 AM

I'm happy to say that I don't even know who that is.

Posted by: Jeff at August 5, 2009 11:48 AM

Jeff, that's kind of what I expect the Secret Service would say as well if anyone decides to morph a character with a target on his head into Obama.

For the record, that is Colin Farrell as the assassin Bullseye from the movie version of Daredevil.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at August 5, 2009 12:41 PM

Obama and the Heath ledger Joker do have one thing in common, they both make up stories about themselves.
The Joker had at least 2 different stories about how he was cut up. Obama has a few of his own made up stories about his life. His first job out of Columbia for example. He's always talking about deciding not to go work on Wall Street but choose to head to Chicago and become a "Community Organizer". The truth is he did go work for a second rate Wall Street business for over a year. Even when he admits to the job in one of his books he sexed it up to look like some sort of wheeler dealer consulting job with a private office and meetings with japanese financiers. The truth was he edited a portion of a newsletter in a cubicle.

Posted by: Jeff Carlson at August 5, 2009 01:32 PM

For the record, that is Colin Farrell as the assassin Bullseye from the movie version of Daredevil.

I think this one is safe: only a handful of unfortunates have seen this movie so it'd be a waste of time for anyone to go there.

Posted by: ECM at August 5, 2009 02:03 PM

Lex Luthor?

Nah. He was...ya know, smart.

BTW, If y'all haven't seen this, it's hilarious.

Apologies if somebody linked to it earlier.

Posted by: Lamontyoubigdummy at August 5, 2009 03:00 PM

If I had the skills, I'd do Obama as Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Hmm... maybe I can try it as a skill builder.

Posted by: Russ at August 5, 2009 03:02 PM

Another problem that folks may encounter is copyright infringement, if they mass produce and market a copyrighted image, even if they alter the image in photoshop, corel, or their photo manipulation program of choice.

Posted by: Dude at August 5, 2009 05:05 PM

For the record, that is Colin Farrell as the assassin Bullseye from the movie version of Daredevil.

Ha! An actor I don't like in a movie I had no desire to see. Did not Daredevil have that other lack of talent, Ben Affleck, in the lead?

Posted by: zhombre at August 5, 2009 07:26 PM

Obama as Two Face

Posted by: Wallace at August 6, 2009 12:23 AM

Another image you shouldn't make is that photo of Lee Harvey Oswald in his back yard holding his gun, with your face superimposed over his. Even if it's more honest, it's probably a bad idea.

Posted by: scalefree at August 6, 2009 01:50 AM

It would have to be a villain who WON!!!

Hmmmmmmm...Is there a movie out there where the villain WON?!?!?

Can't be Darth Vader because Cheney took that title comfortably.

A movie where the villain WON...AND...AND...a majority of the population were happy about it!

Good luck with that.

Posted by: Lipiwitz at August 6, 2009 05:54 AM