Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Happiness is a warm gun/sex object in hands of photoshopper

Posted By on Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 11:31 AM

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In these dark times, a laugh is needed. Fusion provided it with a report on Metafilter founder Matt Haughey's project to edit photos of Republican politicians fondling guns  to show the candidates holding dildos instead.

Featured candidates include Arkansas Favorite Son Mike Huckabee, depicted at a range with a leopard-themed phallic symbol.

Via Twitter direct message, Haughey explained to me the idea came to him while he was flying home several days ago, and that after searching for images, he “noticed the hilarious positioning in them, how everyone’s eyes are all lit up in photos, and when I would swap something else in, it’d make for a good effect.”
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While Democrats aren’t strangers to the gun photo-op, the ubiquity of them among Republican lawmakers and politicians frustrates Haughey, especially as they continue to provide political cover for the gun industry in the aftermath of mass shootings like last week’s in San Bernardino. Often it feels like they’re dressing up, he explained via DM:

There’s something about them, how Huckabee and Rand Paul act all tough in the shots, like they genuinely think they’re badasses for holding these ridiculous assault weapons. I’ve been around gun collectors (extended parts of my family) and there’s something ridiculous in those shots that makes it easy to make light of them. These GOP guys look just like Dukakis in a tank wearing a helmet to me.

While Haughey has no problem with dildos —”everyone should have one and no one should feel any shame for owning one”, he writes— he also knows it’d needle the politicians in the photos. He hopes it’ll “deflate any power those images have, by reducing them to nonsense,” and has a goal for how many he’d like to make by the time the election rolls around (336 days):

The Huckabee edit is one of Haughey's more modest re-equips.

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