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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:01 AM
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"The Paranoia Show" - thread two - SHOCK! Horror! Trauma!


I tried posting some stills from this exceedingly silly work in progress, but a fun-lovin' folkie kinda derailed it to my dismay... as I thought we were just on the verge of putting aside our differences and forming a pop supergroup with matching suits.

or were we? You be the judge: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

in any case, here it is again - lock grandma in the basement and tell her its best not to look at the monitor for a few minutes...



figure 356345. curious king puppetboy george scampers playfully before throwing own excrement at american people.



figure 33453454. yours truly as rumsferatu.





figure 2395723957. accomplice attempts cheney.



figure 34965346. you may remember this image from that one nightmare you had after eating too many pork rinds.



figure 439539375. My expression after reading previous thread.



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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:10 AM
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1. I shouldn't be looking at this before going to bed.
I guess its time for some porn so I won't have bad dreams.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:12 AM
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2. just be very careful and
try and banish all thoughts of Richard Perle from your mind before viewing porn.



otherwise there could be complications.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:28 AM
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16. P.S. if the porn doesn't work, try this...


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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:48 PM
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26. Oh now that's just wrong.
BTW I thought that Rumsfeld was also being glamorized as a sex symbol.

(Please excuse me. I think I'll have to go to the hospital for severe wretching.)
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:50 PM
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27. yeah, that was frightening
he was Sinatra-esque or something for a few weeks. shudder.

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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 06:15 AM
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39. I thought Twilight Zone was cancelled 40 years ago.
But, after seeing Brittney strip down to her thong on the mall, I guess I'm wrong!
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:12 AM
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3. you've intrigued me
I'm off to look at the other thread.


Cher
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:16 AM
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4. I was sorry to see that locked-
I was kinda having fun with the little disruptor. And I didn't even get a chance to tell you that your work is great, even if it does give me nightmares. And Perle is so naturally hideous, he doesn't even have to be modified. Yikes.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:21 AM
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15. danke, and elaborate bow here...
Yeah, no need to add anything to dear old Dick Perle...



that other thread was the most fun I've had on DU for months, beats these silly pics sinking without a trace due to my obtuse titles and demented syntax.

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binaryline Donating Member (409 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:18 AM
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5. They're still fantastic
Sorry the other thread got locky-looed ;-).

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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:40 AM
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6. Stop it dammit! You're killing me!
Your reponses to our visitor had me aching from laughter!

Great stuff...you shock jock you! :eyes:
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:01 AM
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11. someone hand me a three picture deal
and a tv series. 4am? 3am? I don't care. The Food Network? No problem, I can do that. Lifetime? Bravo? I can go on and on about Jack Perkins if need be.



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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:02 AM
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12. Please somebody give him a show!
I'll watch! How's the film going?
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:05 AM
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14. hilariously
It is utterly surreal to watch these sort of scenes play out as edited-out-of-context Cheney/Bush/Rummy talk blares from a speaker.

Wish I had some money to do it properly, but the poverty adds a kinda charm that'll crack me up when I'm older and even more long-winded.

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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:49 AM
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17. True
Any prospects for moving it?
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:54 AM
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18. I'm the worst PR person in the universe
burying it in a cigar box in the backyard would probably be more effective than my bumbling.

But I'm sure it'll find a DVD niche near a landfill in Utah.

Unless I manufacture some media ploy for attention. Are there any post-virginal pop singers I could do a badly choreographed routine with?
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:56 AM
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19. OMFG!!1 You and Britney Spears!
Imagine how scary you could make her! Heck..maybe you can go straight to DVD and sell it on leftie sites!
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:57 AM
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20. cough


based on something sarcastic my politically vaudeville father said.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:13 AM
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23. OK now I am REALLY IN PAIN!!!!!
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 04:13 AM by nothingshocksmeanymo
KNOCK IT OFF! :D

G'nite...glad I caught you..you are one of my more enjoyable DU experiences when we cross paths. Sorry for all the flowery talk and shit :evilgrin:
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:41 AM
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7. OK, read the other thread. Some people just have no imagination.
I can see work like this being a turning point for the millions who are still clueless (they are in the 44% that thinks the war in Iraq is going "well" and that bush is doing a good job). I would love to see these images printed in big color posters and pasted at every subway station and in the suburbs, on outdoor boards or any other public spot that would physically support them. I wish we had a million or so to print them; grassroots types like at Adbusters could display them.

Yes, the images are disturbing! They're supposed to be!! We're living in a time when monsters have taken over our leadership and they have killed in our names and with our money!! If that's not enough to produce disturbing images, then something is WRONG!!

I am truly envious of your talent, bigidea. You have the ability to think, jar and move millions with your gift.


Cher

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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:04 AM
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13. and somehow, this curse/gift precludes me from say, eating properly
Ah well. At least its a fun sort of life. Beats working for Halliburton, anyway.

thanks for the thumbs up, fellow NJer.

Me, I'm waiting for the line of action figures.
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uhhuh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:43 AM
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8. That was soooo entertaining
I was almost ready to see his point, even thought I didn't agree with it, when he trotted out his creds as an artist and declared that his word on artistic expression goes. I couldn't believe it!!

You are shit! I am great! Oh my gawd!!! What gaul!!

I will miss him. REALLY!! Your responses were the second most entertaining thing I experienced today. Venmax, Bannedd, please come home. We call you on your shit because we love you and we only want to help. We can't always be as positive and happy and peaceful as you, but we need to know what good art is and have it tediously explained to us since it doesn't explain itself. How else would I know that Spitfire is real art if you didn't tell me how patriotic it is?
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 09:51 PM
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46. his plea sure reached me...
I find myself softly singing Sting songs and repenting my mask-wearing ways...
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:51 AM
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9. A few more comments
Re the Cheney ones, I would see bush more as the flagwaver than Cheney. I see Cheney as the sinister, behind-the-scenes manipulator and operative for the defense/oil industry. bush is the flag waver because, well, because that's about all he can do--idiotically stand there, waving the flag. The pastiness and plasticity of the face is good, though.

I think the one that affected me most was the Rumsfeld one with his features drawn in black. They are unmistakably Rumsfeld and it is a Jason-like mask of death. Shudder! I shudder just thinking of it!

I even like bigidea's sig. The blurriness is a visual tangible of the lies and how truly out of focus our world is as a result of these liars/thugs/criminals taking over our government.

Oh!! And another fave is the King George head crashing down through a trellis. I thought it was intriguing that you chose a trellis although I cannot say why because I don't see the connection. There is one there, though, as it was a visceral reaction. Maybe because the trellis holds pretty niceties and now all the lies are there to see. No more "pretty niceties."

I would love to read other poster comments about these images. Speak up! And let's bump this thread in the a.m., too!


Cher

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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:59 AM
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10. ah-ha!
Yes, definetely agree re: Cheney. These are just stills shot randomly around the shooting of the video bit - Cheney only appears via a bank of monitors from this hysterical bunker set built out of junk and broken electronics.

these pics led up to these incredibly weird nativity/crowning of Puppety George scene with Condi Rice as Mary; Rummy, Cheney, Poppy as the 3 kings, and enough gels and bela lugosi lighting to give noir a bad name.

Video clips will be up shortly, the whole effect is uh, "fucking horrifying" to put it mildly. Black limbo lighting, flags, skulls, industrial whooshy noise, canned 70s laughter, cardboard press corps, stilted performances, flicking tongues through Rumsfeld masks...

If I don't cause some trouble at a 3rd rate film festival with this thing over the winter, I'll take up macrame instead.

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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:59 AM
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21. I love the cardboard press corps
Video clips will be up shortly, the whole effect is uh, "fucking horrifying" to put it mildly. Black limbo lighting, flags, skulls, industrial whooshy noise, canned 70s laughter, cardboard press corps, stilted performances, flicking tongues through Rumsfeld masks...

I can hardly wait!!



Cher

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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:02 AM
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22. due to an open window...
... and an incredibly hot light and ensuing bug genocide, we briefly considered using dead insects of various loathsome types as the press, with little suits in front of them.

Luckily, a laid back guitar player suddenly teleported into the room and convinced the production to look elsewhere.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:48 AM
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24. morning kick for the confused
ah, and I got email from my fine feathered friend, too - demanding to be let back on the boards, calling me chickenshit, violently defending Iron Maiden's music.

ahhhhhhhh, hate & scorn. So wonderful to roll around your tongue like a cutrate wine.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:33 PM
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25. Mid morning kick BY the confused!
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:35 PM
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28. by, for, and to the confused - that's the terminal (tm) difference...
that and bad eastern european mad scientist hairdos.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:43 PM
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31. Ya mean plastic spray on hair from a can?
They can't fly with that shit on them ...can they?
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 02:40 PM
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44. I think I was talking about the stuff on my head that looks like a bad wig
but somehow seems to be real according to top scientists.

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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:05 PM
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29. Great work! Love it!

Feel safe.
Ashcroft watches over us all.

Reich Marshall Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg trial: "The people can always be brought to the bidding of leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:15 PM
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30. Nuremberg II: Electric Boogaloo would be nice right about now


ick, that was some poor cut and pasting. chalk it up to the under-5-minutes-moodswing-impatience.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:01 PM
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34. Good idea... That one's worth a bit of time.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 02:34 AM
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35. did you see that "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis" movie the other day?
it joins Battlefield Earth on that epic list of the very creme de la crop de crap...

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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 07:21 AM
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41. I missed that one... The title alone is enough to trip the smarm alarm.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 01:31 PM
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43. I think it replays on Showtime this wednesday...
I aim to give it the full treatment then... missed the beginning last week...

"Would you believe I'm a complete nitwit?"
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 02:44 PM
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45. here's a something from it
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SilasSoule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 02:56 AM
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36. This one's a classic...always loved it.

With Frank Gaffney's little smirk in the backroung there LMAO!!!
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 03:26 AM
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37. Gaffney is such a creep... still bobbing his beard around on tv...
Edited on Mon Sep-15-03 03:28 AM by thebigidea


squeaking neocon spittle all over the place. Can you imagine being stuck in an elevator with him? He's the type that would keep pressing the already lit button while making inane comments about regime change.

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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:09 PM
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32. anybody have nightmares last night?
Heh.


Cher
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:11 PM
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33. I dimly recall Saddam Hussein hiding in a burlap sack
not particularly nightmarish, though probably pretty heavy to carry around.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 04:09 AM
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38. 99 cent crowns provide endless entertainment


endless, I tell you. ENDLESS!
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 07:15 AM
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40. Your work is very twisted and disturbing
I like it! :toast:
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 01:17 PM
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42. twisted.... disturbing... and comes with a FREE turkey jerker
how much bad art these days comes with a free Ronco Food Dehydrator? VERY LITTLE OF IT.

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