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BlackBlade
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I give you Jon McNaughton!

For your consideration,

Exhibit A.

Exhibit B.

Exhibit C.

Exhibit D.

Don't forget to use the zoom feature, where you can get all sorts of artist commentary because if the images were not crazy enough, the artists descriptions boarder on nonsensical, to HAI-larious.

I have probably stopped inside one of his studio outlets at my local mall four times just to check in on the latest idiocy, and laugh at these paintings.

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C..c...c...crazy!
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Omg, I love that both Lincoln and Jefferson AND Franklin are all in the White American Jesus picture, as well as the shall we say terse descriptions of them in such a setting. Hee.
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The worst propaganda artist is a guy who is pretty much pretty straightforwardly a paranoid crazy dude and he draws all this incredibly amazingly lunatic stuff about contrails, morgellons, GMO's, 'frankenfoods,' and all that.
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AH! Here, I found him. Finally. David Dees.

This is all 100% for real. It is not a joke. He is not joking with any of this, he is really utterly terrified by all of this

http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/deesA1.htm

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BlackBlade
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I think some of those images may be shopped. I can tell by the pixels.
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Wow. I wish I were related to anyone who would find all of Dees' work amusingly disturbed. Well, except the radioactive Japanese. Does that make me a crackpot?
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I'm impressed that he put himself in the middle of his picture of Jesus on the way to the crucifixion along with everyone he could think of from history class and then said that he only did so because it was 'revealed' to him from on high.

Because self aggrandizement is so much better when it comes directly from the big guy.

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The artist is clearly talented, but his ideas are stupid and ignorant. Clearly, he's trying to garner attention by playing into people's hate and fear. Seems to be working, too, since we're all looking at it now.

Also, what's up with having Hitler back behind Jesus (the one where he is dragging the cross)? That's a little weird and out of place.

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In the Forgotten Man picture, why is the guy picking up all that cash scattered around? He could get a sandwich or healthcare or something.

In the second one, Lincoln is clearly the only one who remembers his musical theatre training.

#3 One of them has got to be Jacob Marley. And again, pick up the darn cash.

#4 Finally! Somebody picking up the cash! Thanks, Judas!

My choices here are to mock or despair.

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It's kinda sad, because IMO he's pretty talented. I like the faces a lot. Do you know if he's done any work that isn't overtly political or religious?
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I'm flattered by how suave and good-looking the Professor character is in Exhibit B.
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It's hilarious how much this guy likes Kennedy, given his bent.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jeff C.:
Clearly, he's trying to garner attention by playing into people's hate and fear. Seems to be working, too, since we're all looking at it now.

'internet attention' is hardly as marketable as it seems.
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Jesus with the constitution is hilarious! Someone send that to Colbert...
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Haha! I haven't posted on Hatrack in years, but I knew from the post title what artist was being discussed, and all of you have to see the fruits of McNaughton's work among a rather large Mormon online community 2.5 years ago:

http://bycommonconsent.com/2011/04/26/come-ye-poets-of-the-bloggernacle/

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quote:
WoW!! I was shocked by the info that you put here! Satan infiltrates everywhere...even a Conservative school like BYU. We are definitely in the Last Days! White becomes Black and Black becomes White! You did the RIGHT THING...

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quote:
Originally posted by mistaben:
Haha! I haven't posted on Hatrack in years, but I knew from the post title what artist was being discussed, and all of you have to see the fruits of McNaughton's work among a rather large Mormon online community 2.5 years ago:

http://bycommonconsent.com/2011/04/26/come-ye-poets-of-the-bloggernacle/

Some of those are brilliant.
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
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WoW!! I was shocked by the info that you put here! Satan infiltrates everywhere...even a Conservative school like BYU. We are definitely in the Last Days! White becomes Black and Black becomes White! You did the RIGHT THING...

I see you've been reading the comments in the artists blog post regarding his painting being removed from the BYU bookstore.
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
AH! Here, I found him. Finally. David Dees.

This is all 100% for real. It is not a joke. He is not joking with any of this, he is really utterly terrified by all of this

http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/deesA1.htm

I like how subtle his themes are. I wonder if some of it symbolizes Ron Paul? (Maybe a bit of a stretch)
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I am particularly fascinated by the Jewish priest figure. I wonder why I haven't come across any in real life.
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quote:
Originally posted by Annie:
quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
AH! Here, I found him. Finally. David Dees.

This is all 100% for real. It is not a joke. He is not joking with any of this, he is really utterly terrified by all of this

http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/deesA1.htm

I like how subtle his themes are. I wonder if some of it symbolizes Ron Paul? (Maybe a bit of a stretch)
That stuff is horrific.

Ugh.

I need a shower.

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I've seen these before. I start laughing before I can start crying, usually. Pretty good art on the technical side, though.
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Hehe: http://bycommonconsent.com/2012/03/19/jon-mcnaughtons-idea-journal/
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Edit: Oh hey, sorry Matt, didn't realize you'd beaten me to the punch! [Smile]

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He's at it again.

This time brought to you by Impact "The Meme Font". Also, asking readers to figure out your symbolism for you is the redefinition of awesome.

Oh, also. Best comment ever.

quote:
I think it is great that one of your fans will get a print of this painting. My only concern is wether the rest home will allow him/her to hang the picture up in their room.

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BlackBlade
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I really want to start a meme with this painting, where you point out some really weird out there symbolic meaning.
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I settled for this.

[ March 20, 2012, 12:01 AM: Message edited by: BlackBlade ]

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I love that his two genres are Jesus Doing Good Stuff and Obama Doing Bad Stuff. This latest Obama portrait is actually based on a previous Jesus one.
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Well, really, when you break it down far enough, aren't those the only two issues?

I mean, you could say: Hey, people helping starving kids in Africa is good, and the people that developed the new cybernetic prosthetic hands have done good stuff. But obviously they have the spirit of Jesus in their hearts (so draw Jesus hovering just behind them, smiling benevolently).

By the same token, you might say: Hey, that guy's a murderer, that's pretty bad. But of course, he's only a murderer because Obama has degraded this country's morals so much that citizens now think murder is just another "choice," just like abortion. (So you can draw Obama smiling evilly, handing a murderer a knife and an abortion doctor some forceps.)

So you see, when you look with a critical (crazy) eye, you can see that everything really boils down to one of those two categories.

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(Post Removed by Janitor Blade. Not even McNaughton deserves spam of this low quality.)

[ March 29, 2012, 09:30 AM: Message edited by: JanitorBlade ]

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anhui: Way to beat the stereotype
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McNaughton is going to be interviewed on Radio West today, a local public radio interview/call-in show: http://radiowest.kuer.org/

ETA: It will be streaming live at 11:00 AM and again sometime this evening.

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I like those pictures.
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Do tell.
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The evil Obama parts, or the owe everything to Jesus parts? Decisions! On the one hand, if you pick the former, and you're dissin' Jesus. Bad mojo. But if you pick the latter, you're not giving the devil the fearful respect he's due-also bad mojo.
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He's at it again!

I just *love* how he contrasts the Tea Party with Occupy Wallstreet. As if one side is virtuous and not listened to while the other side is a bunch of ruffians who poop on things.

My favorite part is his hedging around Gaddafi. Well, I mean Gaddafi was pretty bad news, but the President doesn't have the authority to use the military the way he did! He's only allowed to invade with troops under false pretenses unilaterally ala Iraq. That's the way we do things constitutionally. Also, Libya might have a *gasp* Muslim government, instead of the Christian government everybody ought to have.

Freaking loath this guy.

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My favorite is his "One Nation Under Socialism."

It's a lot less busy than the others. Just gets right to the heart of the matter.

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quote:
Originally posted by kmbboots:
My choices here are to mock or despair.

When faced with this choice, I always choose mock
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My favorite is McNaughton's explanation of how if Obama had just waterboarded lots more people he wouldn't have needed to kill Osama Bin Ladin. But no, nasty Obama had to go around killing poor little terrorist leaders, instead of just ineffectually torturing random people like that brave old idealist Bush.

And then taking credit for it! When it wasn't really him what done it! My goodness me!

(Are we all sure that McNaughton isn't Ron in disguise?)

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He's at it again!.

This time with much more restraint and nuance.

*barf*

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I understand everything except the tornado.

Wind is liberal?

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Did you mouse over the individual parts for the hilarious explanations by the artist?
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Satan was my favourite part.
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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
Did you mouse over the individual parts for the hilarious explanations by the artist?

Oh thanks! I moused over, but I didn't see the descriptions on the right hand side of the screen.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
I understand everything except the tornado.

Wind is liberal?

he's yet another example of the types of people who say that liberalism or gay rights support tempts the wrath of god and things like tornadoes are god punishing us for doing things like letting gays marry
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Is that Rosie O'Donnel on the left? Either he couldn't find a more current picture of her, or he is a fan remembering the talk show days.
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Show up with some beer and snacks and that could be a great party. I an amused by his description of Stephen Colbert as a "closet liberal".
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quote:
Originally posted by kmbboots:
I an amused by his description of Stephen Colbert as a "closet liberal".

I think it's almost believable that he thought Stephen Colbert was a good solid conservative until someone let him in on the joke. His own opinions verge on parody.
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quote:
Originally posted by kmbboots:
Show up with some beer and snacks and that could be a great party. I an amused by his description of Stephen Colbert as a "closet liberal".

I know!
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He's probably right about Piers Morgan being the spawn of Satan. Not sure about the whole liberal part, since he used to work for Rupert Murdoch.

Why is that elephant so incredibly short?

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