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Fri May 19, 2017, 10:43 AM

Time cover of Russia taking over the white house was l"lifted" from Mad magazine...


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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:47 AM

1. Perhaps the idea was but I like the added 'awash in blood' image. IMHO

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:52 AM

4. I admit, I like the blood also. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:57 AM

5. I am not sure that is blood or a reference to "red" being synonymous with communist?

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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:03 PM

9. Well, I see it as art--with many interpretations-all valid:-)

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Response to riversedge (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:52 PM

10. I buy that, or a rorschach inkblot

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:49 AM

2. You just have to go with the best way to say it

Mad magazine has always been the most creative. Imitation is the highest form of flattery

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:50 AM

3. To be honest, it's an obvious visual metaphor for the situation.

One does not necessarily follow the other.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:09 PM

8. Yes. St. Basil's is one of the most famous (even more than the Kremlin) images of Russia so

the images to me seem like obvious ones given the situation. It's also perfectly possible that the Time artist was inspired by the various versions of this image since artists do this all the time (as the poster below notes this image predates the Mad Magazine cover).

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:29 AM

6. And others did it before Mad did

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:56 AM

7. Exactly. Honestly I wonder if right wingers (not OP) are trying to undermine the Time cover by

starting a smear campaign suggesting that Time "stole" the cover. It's a way to distract from the message and undermine the contents as well as play into the "fake news" mythology.

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