June 18, 2013

"World's most powerful leaders pose under a dark, ominous storm cloud."



At the G8 meeting, a perfect shot.

63 comments:

YoungHegelian said...

I think you should come up with a tag that says "Photos that look Photoshopped but are real".

It is, isn't it?

Methadras said...

Spontaneous combustion couldn't have happened to a nicer group of people.

bagoh20 said...

Chip, we could use an F5 tornado here.

I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but that is not an inspiring group of leaders. The good news is that if the alien ship sees this, they may only attack with a firmly worded letter, and let us all live and serve them in the slavery we seem so fond of.

AprilApple said...

Speaking of tornados and creepiness - check out these rather creepy photos of a tornado spotted at Denver Intl Airport.

AprilApple said...

"It was good. We discussed economic cooperation and anti-terror policies and sacrificed a baby calf to the gods of progress and socialism and laughed maniacally."

Fixed.

rhhardin said...

The green is evidently day-glo.

David said...

And tiny little people they are too.

Bruce Warren said...

Caption: What a bunch of assholes.

edutcher said...

I believe the appropriate word here is portent.

elkh1 said...

G8 for 10?
Is the Chinese guy there?
Have the Italians filed for bankruptcy yet?

The Chinese money guy is not there, but the biggest debtors are.

G8 for the biggest debtors on earth.

David said...

According to a Belfast paper, the US has two aircraft carriers off the coast of Ireland to protect the President.

??????

Not clear how this would help, but just in case they are there.

rhhardin said...

Tug toy made of German leader pants suit material.

Palladian said...

BANQUO: It will be rain to-night.

First Murderer: Let it come down

Chip S. said...

Why are there 10 people in the pic of G8 leaders?

Did MD and Rutgers join?

elkh1 said...

AprilApple said...
"Fixed"

The fix is in.

Mogget said...

There are nine people in that picture...

Aircraft carriers have extensive, high-tech medical facilities and first class secure communications. It's like a little piece of Kansas wherever it goes. So it is unsurprisingly to find one there. Two, however, does interest me.

edutcher said...

The 7th Cavalry moved out under such a cloud in 1876.

We know what happened.

Bruce Warren said...

Caption: What a bunch of assholes.

I like Angie Merkel.

Mogget said...

Ok, make that ten people in that picture...

elkh1 said...

David said...
"According to a Belfast paper, the US has two aircraft carriers off the coast of Ireland to protect the President" from Tea Partiers.

They have stock piled the carriers with drones in case the president wants to target practice his drone kill skills on some Tea Partiers, American citizens outside the United States.

lemondog said...

Pointy head idiots with complementing background buildings.

Michael Deloatch said...

They look like bauble head figures with their bases lined up. Or maybe the toys where you press the base to slacken elastic strings to make them dance. The full collectible set.

Michael Deloatch said...

They look like bauble head figures with their bases lined up. Or maybe the toys where you press the base to slacken elastic strings to make them dance. The full collectible set.

RecChief said...

was any Wagnerian music playing in the background?

edutcher said...

Valkyries?

AJ Lynch said...

What Methadras said.

AJ Lynch said...

What Methadras said.

Achilles said...

Chip S. said...
Why are there 10 people in the pic of G8 leaders?

Did MD and Rutgers join?

6/18/13, 6:53 PM

These are politicians and media personalities.

Math is not their strong suit.

bagoh20 said...

"the US has two aircraft carriers off the coast of Ireland to protect the President."

How is that gonna stop Putin from giving our guy a wedgie, and posting it on youtube before the NSA takes it down.

lemondog said...

Gee 10?

Duh

ampersand said...

Looks like they are going to break out in a spontaneous rendition of Riverdance.

ampersand said...

Ten little Injuns standin' in a line,One Superbowl ring and then there were nine;

edutcher said...

bagoh20 said...

the US has two aircraft carriers off the coast of Ireland to protect the President.

How is that gonna stop Putin from giving our guy a wedgie, and posting it on youtube before the NSA takes it down.


Vlad's more a needle full of a substance that makes it look natural, surreptitiously administered, kinda guy.

He'd be back at the Kremlin before anybody figured it out.

If, indeed, the people doing the examining were inclined to be that strenuous.

MadisonMan said...

F5 tornadoes do not occur in Ireland.

Alas.

The best thing to hope for would be lightning.

Saint Croix said...

Merkle's in green for Vertigo.

Tim said...

One is filled with an ominous dread that eight out of ten of those peeps is not up to the job ahead.

edutcher said...

MadisonMan said...

F5 tornadoes do not occur in Ireland.

Alas.

The best thing to hope for would be lightning.


They do, however, get the occasional hurricane, so there is hope.

bagoh20 said...

You know they are all thinking to themselves "I hope Vlad doesn't kill us all right now." Because I could see him doing that, except for Merkel, who at the end would just kick him in the balls and walk away mumbling about Berlin in 1945.

Tim said...

I bet Putin stole Obama's NSA Secret Decoder Ring.

Dancing around with it like Gollum, I bet.

Saint Croix said...

Why are there 10 people in the pic of G8 leaders?

USA
UK
Germany
France
Italy
Japan
Canada
Russia

plus 2 E.U. weenies

Eric said...

One is filled with an ominous dread that eight out of ten of those peeps is not up to the job ahead.

Like edutcher, I like Merkel. Who is the other one up to the job? Putin? I know the guy who hid from reporters during the Benghazi thing isn't up to the job.

elkh1 said...

Why should the EU weenies be included?

To form 10 global weenies?

G10 - Global 10 weenies.

The US and Russia are as authoritarian as China. China has money, the weenies don't. Is that why the Chinese refused to join the weenies?

bagoh20 said...

" Is that why the Chinese refused to join the weenies?"

They were afraid of getting mugged.

MPH said...

Are we sure that isn't photoshopped?

Here is another photo from the scene:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/getty/media/ALeqM5hs52XxMkPncES0R_m62lu4YfuHxA?docId=170792626

Mark said...

There are 10 there because two are needed for the next episode of "Game of G8".

Mark said...

MPH, the picutre you posted IS the one that was cropped strategically.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

bagoh20 said...

The three guys in the middle, including ours, are the only ones that don't look like they lost their lunch money every day in school.

And then they grew up and lost everyone's lunch money.

MPH said...

Which one is it?

“I don’t think we should fool ourselves. This is the G7 plus one. Let’s be blunt, that’s what this is: the G7 plus one.”

or

Putin overshadows the G8

Tim said...

No wonder the civilized world is swirling the drain. Get ready to grow your own food and bury your poop. The weakest of the weak is our own special flake. Yay AA!

edutcher said...

MPH said...

Are we sure that isn't photoshopped?

Here is another photo from the scene:


Choom and Vlad don't even want to be in each other's peripheral vision.

Hitler and Chamberlain at Munich made a cuter couple.

I don't think this bodes well.

bagoh20 said...

This is a much better looking group. They at least look the part of leaders rather than like the kids that got their tongues stuck to the flagpole one winter.

G8 - 1988

William said...

I hope historians don't have occasion to use this photo in the future as an eerie augury of coming events. We're coming up to the 100th anniversary of the guns of August. Europe is about due to destroy itself again.

Scott M said...

check out these rather creepy photos of a tornado spotted at Denver Intl Airport.

First of all, there NOTHING about the Denver Intl airport that's NOT creepy. From the original murals (now covered over) to the original layout of the concourses to the ominous, mysterious plaque, it's a freaking conspiracy theorists wet dream.

That having been said...the picture has been scrubbed from your link, AA.

Tim said...

"Like edutcher, I like Merkel. Who is the other one up to the job? Putin? I know the guy who hid from reporters during the Benghazi thing isn't up to the job."

Yep.

Putin and Merkel.

He's a bastard, but he knows what he's doing.

The rest?

Putzes.

And, their voters too.

JAL said...

The picture (not the cropped one) is cool. Where do they get those neat buildings? (From 1536 A.D., or something, probably.)

But what struck me, since we were looking at legs the other day, is the legs.

Do you notice that Mrs. Merkel, the lady in the picture, and POTUS are standing with their legs together, while the (rest of the) men have their legs apart.

I dunno. Just a bit odd.

Rabel said...

Is that Henry Morgan down on the right end. I thought he was dead.

The Russian tailoring industry has a long ways to go.

In honor of the Japanese guy they have remamed it the AKB8. This was suggested by the guy on the far left who is a big fan.

edutcher said...

You mean the pirate or the TV guy from the 50s?

Tim said...

Like edutcher, I like Merkel. Who is the other one up to the job? Putin? I know the guy who hid from reporters during the Benghazi thing isn't up to the job.

Yep.

Putin and Merkel.

He's a bastard, but he knows what he's doing.


I think Vlad was a cad for dumping Lyudmila for a trophy skank, but I like the Czar better than the Messiah.

JAL said...

The picture (not the cropped one) is cool. Where do they get those neat buildings? (From 1536 A.D., or something, probably.)

But what struck me, since we were looking at legs the other day, is the legs.

Do you notice that Mrs. Merkel, the lady in the picture, and POTUS are standing with their legs together, while the (rest of the) men have their legs apart.

I dunno. Just a bit odd.


Zwei sitzpinkleren.

Danno said...


Urban Dictionary: Sitzpinkler
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Sitzpinkler‎
In German, the phrase for someone who sits and urinates; a "Sitzpinkler", is equivalent to wimp, wuss or pussy.

Edutcher, you got it right.

lemondog said...

These are world leaders! Some respect please.......uh......isn’t Angela attempting to suck in her stomach.....with Barack thinking ‘I’m the only black guy here.......colonial racissssssts’........... and Vladamir calculating “I’ll get ‘em begging.......wait ‘til I shut down those oil pipe lines......tha’ll bring those Euro’s to their knees,......
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ‘I’m the only Asian here.......racissssssts!....... David Cameron smoldering “Why am I standing next to the Churchill hater....... EU weenies “Whaddaya mean ‘8’........

gerry said...

The Potemkin villages lurked ominously nearby.

Craig Landon said...

Italian necktie-makers now contemplating suicide en masse.

Nichole said...

Oh someone needs to photo bomb this picture! That would have been precious.

mtrobertsattorney said...

Nobody believes in omens anymore, or do they?

mtrobertsattorney said...

Nobody believes in omens anymore, or do they?