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Lord Ludd

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Is it my imagination...

…or is this cover from a 2010 edition an unintentionally dead-on, brilliant caricature of Terrible Twos (himself an anything-but-brilliant caricature)?

Sorry, but "President Tweety" just doesn't cut it

This is not a knock on our presumptive nominee per se, rather on the entire campaign brain trust. Two reasons:

1. If you're coining a nickname for Trump, go for the jugular FFS. Something that will really penetrate his bath-tissue skin & turn his orange face fire-engine red. President Tweety doesn't begin to accomplish that.

2. Using "President" only reaffirms Trump's status as the incumbent, a position & title my cat (if I had one) is better qualified for. Don't intentionally elevate him above Biden; keep both candidates on the same level (although there is no actual level low enough for Trump).

My fantasy choice is Fat Donnie. It's nasty, it's true (not that it matters anymore), & it would make Trump's hair arrangement catch fire. (Heck, Nancy already called him morbidly obese.) Let the complainers complain & the ranters rant, including those on our side; they will only help spread the meme. My formal proposal, however, is Tweetle Don. At first it sounds benign, but seconds later people will realize it's actually calling Trump Tweedledum. Even Trump will get it & will not like it, to understate dramatically.

Trouble is, we're stuck with President Tweety, because changing it now would be admitting that it was lame from the start & would cause howls of derision to rain both on Biden & the Dems. This has all been an academic exercise, but I just wanted to vent my frustration with my party's undeserved reputation for being a doormat.



Pop quiz on facemasks

Grateful rancher/schoolmarm/storeowner: "Sheriff, who was that masked man?"

Please choose the correct answer:
(a) Sheriff: "Why, that was THE LONE RANGER!"
or
(b) Sheriff: "Darned if I know, but it sure as fuck WASN'T DONALD TRUMP!"

My post-election prediction

After Trump is humiliated in November & then assanged from the WH on January 20th, Melania will file for divorce on the 21st. (She might even file on November 4th, reasoning that there's no need to continue the charade in light of his ouster.)

Trump, of course, will tweet that he divorced her, at the same time announcing his forthcoming tell-all entitled "I Fled Three Wives."* (He'll need the dough to pay his trial lawyers.)


*For the non-senior DUers, "I Led Three Lives" was a book written by Herbert A. Philbrick published in 1952 (& soon thereafter a TV series), detailing his exploits as a businessman/family man, secret member of the US Communist Party, & counterspy for the FBI. (Whatta guy!)

Et tude, kitteh?

That's one patient woman…and one persistent cat.

Backpfeifengesicht*

*A German word known to many DUers, but for those who aren't familiar, it means "a face in need of a punch" (or slight variations thereof).

Today I came across the name Hogan Gidley, a White House toady (sorry, spokesman) vehemently defending Trump's corona response, & was compelled to see the face attached to that name. What turned up did not surprise me in the least, and in fact reminded me of another backpfeifengesicht candidate from a few years ago.

Hogan Gidley


Martin Shkreli


We really do get the face we deserve.

This recent photo of Trump reminded me

of his fellow faux populists in the superb animated feature Animal Farm (1954). The pigheadedness (understandable in the 2nd photo) and arrogance are there for all to see except for the willingly blind.

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Newbie intro

Greetings, DUers!

I'm an early post-war Boomer, born & raised in Brooklyn, long since retired to sunny & warm (OK, hot) Arizona. (It's dry heat, folks, not nearly as bad as humid places I've lived like NY & Philly.) I supported Bernie last time, switched to Liz this time, but will of course vote for whoever is nominated.

Thought I'd intro myself by posting some of my celebrity pencil sketches done over the years with varying degrees of success. Constructive criticism is welcome & appreciated!

**UPDATE Sunday 3/1 -- Somehow the images are no longer embedded in my post; only the links remain. You'll need to click to view the sketches on imgur. Sorry!

**UPDATE, Part Deux --Here's a link to view all the images together in grid format:
https://imgur.com/a/yE1D8sJ?grid

ALBERT CAMUS
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BLYTHE DANNER
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CHRISTINE LAHTI
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CLINT EASTWOOD
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DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
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ELSA LANCHESTER
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GARY COOPER
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COOPER again
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STERLING HAYDEN as Gen. Jack D. Ripper
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GERALDINE MCEWAN (late British actor)
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HARRISON FORD
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JEANNE MOREAU
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KAREN ALLEN
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KURT VONNEGUT
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LARA FLYNN BOYLE
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MARIA BELLO
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MICHELLE PFEIFFER
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NICK NOLTE mug shot
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PATRICK MCGOOHAN
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SHARON STONE
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WILLEM DAFOE
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WILLIAM HOLDEN
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GEORGE ORWELL
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