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The Spitting Image

Here's a pretty old legacy post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 20 years ago, in 2004, on the World Wide Web.

One of the great unintended consequences of the Internet is that it makes it easier than it ever has been to make fun of politicians. Thanks to the vast numbers of press photographs put online every day, and especially with the aid of Google Image Search, I have at my fingertips a nearly endless supply of photographs of prominent public figures looking like complete doofuses.

Consider one of my recent favorites. Is it just me, or does Donald Rumsfeld bear an uncanny resemblence to Evil Lord Skeletor?

photo: Donald Rumsfeld photo: Evil Lord Skeletor

Bonus points: Dick Cheney as Hordak, the ruthless leader of the Evil Horde:

photo: Dick Cheney photo: Hordak

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Joe Lieberman / Palpatine connection (as pointed out by Roderick Long):

photo: Palpatine photo: Joe Lieberman

Of course, for some people, you don’t need any snarky look-alike comparisons; it just comes naturally:

photo: George W. Bush ... photo: George W. Bush again ... photo: More George Bush photo: More of the same ... photo: Well, you know...

P.S.: Bill Clinton really shouldn’t have Rush Limbaugh pose his press shots for him:

photo: Bill Clinton stands in front of a giant statue of Ho Chi Minh

P.P.S.: Donald Rumsfeld actually just shouldn’t ever consent to be photographed at all:

photo: Donald Rumsfeld looks shifty photo: Donald Rumsfeld clutches his head photo: Donald Rumsfeld looks like the Devil himself.

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    Posting on Geekery Today may be held up for a while in the next several days, as I grudgingly prepare the paperwork for my annual…

· October 2004 ·

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    Geekery Today:


    (Link thanks to Radley Balko 2004/10/27 and LRC Blog 2004/10/26.) If you thought that comparing George Bush to Aragorn and his assault on Iraq…

— 2005 —

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    Geekery Today:

    The Spitting Image, His Secret Identity Revealed edition

    I’ve mentioned before how much I love the Internet’s resources for cheap political mockery, and I thought that I had Dick Hordak Cheney all figured…

  2. michael

    all your statements are a discrace to the very american regions that you come from and your mom comes from and your moms mom comes from , it should be treason for you to disrespect one of our most powerful and respected president of our time,its people like you that would like our wonderful nation to crumble, and be weak.

— 2008 —

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    Rad Geek People’s Daily 2007-05-13 – Cry havoc! and let slip the pronouns of war…:

    […] the New York Times’s report on Hordak’s latest […]

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