David Pescovitz at 4:17 pm Wed, Dec 19, 2012
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Spider-Man tangles with President Obama at the White House. Daily Bugle photograph by Pete Souza. (via Time)
Obama… or CLEVERLY DISGUISED SUPERVILLAIN?*
(*Yes, I’m aware that some people don’t believe there is a distinction between the two.)
yeah, well, those people can go fuck themselves. But great link.
The cheese! It hurts!
I wanna know what’s up with the haphazardly hung US flag and the stump sculpture thing sitting next to the door. I would have thought every square inch of the white house would be immaculate, designed under the watch of a world class decorator.
Even the carpet is kind of ugly.
It is apparently Really complicated to get tradespeople into the WH to do work, so I bet the flag was hung by the person whose office it is. And likewise, the carpet is probably really old because they probably wait for it to wear out before replacing it, considering how busy they are 24/7
“Jesus H. Christ, this carpet is really hideous! Leon, can’t we change it?”
“Sorry sir, we can’t move out while we’re dealing with this crisis in <SomeCountry>…”
“Fuck <SomeCountry>, let’s bomb them. Crisis solved. Now, can we get down to real business and change this goddamn carpet?”
That sir, is Hilarious!
The oval office is in the annex, not the White House proper.
What ocker3 said.
I’d also like to add that politicians are better off spending taxpayers’ money on world class democracy, not world class decorators.
And/or we wish they are
Maybe its not in the White House?
Edit: Oops. It IS the W.H. (Note to Self: Check the link before opening pie-hole).
Whenever I see pictures of the white house, it always just looks like a hotel.
It’s the White House– note the light red curtains in the oval office behind him. If my geography is correct, this is the anteroom just off the oval office where Bill Clinton signed treaties with Monica Lewinsky.
It’s his personal secretary’s office. Look at this map and it’s position #2.
“If my geography is correct, this is the anteroom just off the oval office where Bill Clinton signed treaties with Monica Lewinsky.”
Yeah, that ended with sticky goo flying as well.
I was lucky enough to get a special tour of the west wing when I was in high school. Got to see the cabinet room, press room, and look into Clinton’s Oval Office, and the one thing that struck me is how cramped it really is. I expected wide corridors and rows of offices, but it makes sense when you put it together in your head, its a small building, and the west wing is just a section thereof.
Does the sinister Spider-Man hold no respect for the highest office in our country? If even the White House is not safe from this masked menace, what hope for the average citizen of this fair city?
I ask you, dear reader, how much longer will this disguised degenerate be allowed to continue vicious attacks such as depicted in this photograph?
Jameson, is that you?
I’d expect Jameson to be a birther, actually, and this photo would prove Obama’s ties to the sinister Spider-Man!
That’s not Obama – That’s the CHAMELEON !
But which one is the REAL Obama- the one near the door or the one behind the flowers?
Obama went this far to appease Lindsey Graham’s Spiderman fantasies, and we are still rolling towards the fiscal cliff… WTF!
Is Pete Souza the replacement for Pete Parker? Say, where is Parker anyway…?
Does Spider-Boy know what Obama-man does to suspicious children?
Looks like a job for Droney!
Obviously Spider-boy is warning the president about that ugly trunk like decoration besides the door. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING?
My guess is that it’s a Hawaiian wood sculpture. I think this is called “Kona style”, but hard to say without a closer look at the carving details. Googling “hawaiian wood sculpture” brings up some similar pieces, amongst a crowd of other Hawaiian sculpture in differing stlyles. (And, wow, Hawaiians produce some VERY not-safe-for-work sculptures.)
Good thing Spider-Man was there. Obama was trying to take the last of the Hostess Snack Cakes!
Good thing that kid doesn’t live in Pakistan or Obama would bust a drone in his ass.
A preview of the first issue of Superior Spider-Man?
good job mr obama teaching kids to shoot people
Does that man ever do any work? any time i see him he is being adorable or dismantling social welfare to pay for tax breaks for the rich.
Wait, Spiderman’s a Republican?
The color scheme of that outfit suggests he’s bipartisan.
And his costume was designed by a notorious S&M artist, so yeah, popular with politicians of every party.
“Somebody should stand up to all these bad guys! Don’t wait for the government to take care of something you could take care of yourself! Let’s have a league of concerned citizens! OK, let’s make it super-citizens.”
This was not how it looked like on the West Wing AT ALL!
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Here's an excerpt from The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date, by Sam Arbesman.
Facts change all the time.
Zack sez, "Retronaut has a collection of the gloriously gross Topps Ugly Stickers from 1965. Just in time for the holidays!"
These were my favorite thing in the world when I was a kid.
Update: Design Toscano has apologized for this and agreed to pay a royalty to Bob Basset. They blame an unscrupulous supplier who presented the design as its own.
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