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What do you think about the alien Trump billboard an artist tried to get erected in the U.S.?

 
 
Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2019 04:30 pm
Hi. I don't know if you folks heard or read about or have seen this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48164188307_bb511774b2_o.png

An American artist was inspired to paint a picture of President Trump as one of the aliens from the movie They Live, for a billboard, and then have the billboard with this image on it erected. He tried to get his billboard erected in the U.S. but he couldn't find any U.S. city that would let him. He eventually got permission from Mexico City down in Mexico to showcase his billboard there.

Here's some links with more info on this:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/07/29/world/politics-diplomacy-world/space-alien-donald-trump-appears-mexican-billboard/

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2105119/billboard-alien-trump-inspired-was-john-carpenter

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-trump-billboard-idUSKBN1AD2QO

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/alien-trump-on-mexico-billboard_n_5b5632fde4b0169b6e70c897

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/alien-trump-on-mexico-billboard_n_5b5632fde4b0169b6e70c897

https://hyperallergic.com/395219/us-artist-trolls-trump-with-billboard-in-mexico-city/

https://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Trump-Lives-Chicago-Artists-Billboard-Over-Mexico-City-is-Cult-Classic-Take-on-President--437283373.html

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1138381/world

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/alien-trump-descends-mexico-artists-billboard-055422854.html

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Trump-Lives-Chicago-Artists-Billboard-Over-Mexico-City-is-Cult-Classic-Take-on-President--437283373.html?amp=y

https://southlandssun.co.za/afp/292603/alien-trump-descends-on-mexico-in-artists-billboard/

For those who don't know, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Live:

"They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter, and based on the 1963 short story 'Eight O'Clock in the Morning' by Ray Nelson. It follows an unnamed drifter played by Roddy Piper, who discovers that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media."

I think depicting Trump as an alien overlord like the one from They Live is a good fit- he's been acting like some kind of dictator trying to control the masses, trying to warn people about "fake news" and such. I think the movie is more culturally-relevant now than it was 3 decades ago, and I think the artist helped make the movie culturally-relevant again.

What do you people think about this?

I am curious- please help. Thank you.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2019 05:02 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:


For those who don't know, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Live :

"They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter, and based on the 1963 short story 'Eight O'Clock in the Morning' by Ray Nelson. It follows an unnamed drifter played by Roddy Piper, who discovers that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media."

I think depicting Trump as an alien overlord like the one from They Live is a good fit- he's been acting like some kind of dictator trying to control the masses, trying to warn people about "fake news" and such. I think the movie is more culturally-relevant now than it was 3 decades ago, and I think the artist helped make the movie culturally-relevant again.

What do you people think about this?

I am curious- please help. Thank you.


FIXED.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2019 05:35 pm
I apologize- I had to correct that Wikipedia link. I was trying to edit my initial post but I ran out of time and my PC was acting up- when I went back to try to edit it it was too late.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2019 08:13 pm
@JGoldman10,
His hands are too big
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 30 Jun, 2019 09:44 pm
@farmerman,
Well to show I'm not fabricating anything about the billboard, here's another pic:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40742736543_1649ddc464_o.png

Is that a better pic?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 01:08 am
@JGoldman10,
So much for freedom of speech in the land of the free.

I think it's quite flattering, certainly looks better than the original.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 01:10 am
@izzythepush,
Well I didn't vote for him.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 01:16 am
@JGoldman10,
I never accused you of doing so.

I think Marvel Comic's portrayal of Trump is better.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/7/7f/Donald_Trump_%28Earth-65%29_from_Spider-Gwen_Annual_Vol_1_1_0003.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20181225183605
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 03:32 pm
Okay Izzy. Farmerman, what do you mean Trump's hands in the image on the billboard are "too big"?

Did you two ever watch They Live?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 05:40 pm
@JGoldman10,
They are joking with you, Trump is very sensitive about the size of his hands and has been the butt of jokes because of it.....that's why farmerman said the hands were too big, the joke is his actual hands are too tiny.

(before you ask, I don't think I ever saw 'They Live'...doesn't ring a bell)
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 06:30 pm
@glitterbag,
I know people joke about Trump's hands. He supposedly has "baby hands".

glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 06:47 pm
@JGoldman10,
So you DO know why farmerman said the hands were too big, right?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 06:48 pm
@glitterbag,
YES. I got the joke. Thank you.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 07:31 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

YES. I got the joke. Thank you.


Then why did you ask farmer what he meant?

glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 07:33 pm
@chai2,
Sighhhhhhhhh
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 07:35 pm
@glitterbag,
I know. Why did I bother to ask?

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 08:28 pm
@chai2,
You asked something? What was your question?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 08:50 pm
@JGoldman10,
Oh for Christ's sake just scroll back a few posts. This isn't rocket surgery.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 08:51 pm
If you people ever saw the film They Live, it's about an alien race who infiltrated human society and took it over through manipulation of the masses and brainwashing:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32763744757_f6f6c26a5c_b.jpg

and the aliens concealed their true forms and their subliminal messages with an alien transmitter.

Trump tried to manipulate the American population and brainwash them prior to becoming president:

https://highexistence.com/12-psychological-tactics-donald-trump-uses-to-manipulate-the-masses/

I think Trump is still trying to do that now to an extent.

The above image is what comes to mind when one looks at the billboard:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48176064957_0891081c75_o.png
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2019 08:54 pm
@JGoldman10,
Like what the tea party did to the GOP? The truth is always stranger than fiction.
 

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