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Children, Donald Trump, and Fbi: Repost @time: At first glance, the man on our July 30, 2018, cover might seem familiar: it was created by morphing images of two of the world’s most recognizable men, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The composite image, by visual artist @nancyburson, is meant to represent this particular moment in U.S. foreign policy, following the pair’s recent meeting in Helsinki. As our senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett writes in this week’s cover story: “A year and a half into his presidency, Trump’s puzzling affinity for Putin has yet to be explained. Trump is bruised by the idea that Russian election meddling taints his victory, those close to him say, and can’t concede the fact that Russia did try to interfere in the election, regardless of whether it impacted the outcome. He views this problem entirely through a political lens, these people say, unable or unwilling to differentiate between the question of whether his campaign colluded with Russia—which he denies—and the question of whether Russia attempted to influence the election.” Burson, who became well known for developing a technique to age faces, which is used by the FBI to find missing children, says the goal of her latest composite is to help readers “stop and think” when it comes to similarities between the two leaders. “What my work has always been about is allowing people to see differently,” she tells TIME. “The combining of faces is a different way for people to see what they couldn’t see before.” Read this week's full cover story on TIME.com. Photo illustration by @nancyburson for TIME (Digital imaging by @johndepew. Source photographs: Trump: @gettyimages; Putin: Kremlin handout)
Children, Donald Trump, and Fbi: Repost @time: At first glance, the man on our July 30, 2018, cover might seem familiar: it was created by morphing images of two of the world’s most recognizable men, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The composite image, by visual artist @nancyburson, is meant to represent this particular moment in U.S. foreign policy, following the pair’s recent meeting in Helsinki. As our senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett writes in this week’s cover story: “A year and a half into his presidency, Trump’s puzzling affinity for Putin has yet to be explained. Trump is bruised by the idea that Russian election meddling taints his victory, those close to him say, and can’t concede the fact that Russia did try to interfere in the election, regardless of whether it impacted the outcome. He views this problem entirely through a political lens, these people say, unable or unwilling to differentiate between the question of whether his campaign colluded with Russia—which he denies—and the question of whether Russia attempted to influence the election.” Burson, who became well known for developing a technique to age faces, which is used by the FBI to find missing children, says the goal of her latest composite is to help readers “stop and think” when it comes to similarities between the two leaders. “What my work has always been about is allowing people to see differently,” she tells TIME. “The combining of faces is a different way for people to see what they couldn’t see before.” Read this week's full cover story on TIME.com. Photo illustration by @nancyburson for TIME (Digital imaging by @johndepew. Source photographs: Trump: @gettyimages; Putin: Kremlin handout)

Repost @time: At first glance, the man on our July 30, 2018, cover might seem familiar: it was created by morphing images of two of the worl...

Bad, Chucky, and Dude: on chuckie kimi il Tomm Dil himi An Chuckie Tommy Lit Phil <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://celestedoodles.tumblr.com/post/133490644960">celestedoodles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://wnyc.tumblr.com/post/133465664478">wnyc</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>A former <i>Rugrats</i> animator (and present-day <i>Studio 360 </i>staffer) got sick of seeing the internet mock-up modern-day versions of the kids (the first two images), so he went and did it himself (the third image). <br/><br/>Read his rant: </p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1OQfqlZ">http://bit.ly/1OQfqlZ</a><br/></p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p>” Full disclosure: I have something at stake here. I worked as a storyboard artist for the animation studio Klasky Csupo from 1999 to 2002, drawing “The Rugrats,” “The Wild Thornberrys,” “Rocket Power,” and the woefully underrated gem “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6z9bVpa3BA">As Told By Ginger</a>.” <br/></p></blockquote> <p>What’s at stake? Have you hired any of these artists to work on a variation of Rugrats? </p> <p>The artists cited here grew up as fans of the show and felt like spending some time “fondly remembering” (the reprehensible behavior of ours you cited) the cartoon we liked so much by reinterpreting it through our own artistic lens. Me? I like fashion illustration. That’s what I like to do for fun. I didn’t ask Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Nylon, The Guardian, etc. to pick up my drawings and I certainly didn’t show up at your door and demand you accept my little drawings as your new look. What I drew resonated with people my age and I think that’s nice (the stories I came up with resonated as well, like how I imagined Chucky overcoming anxiety and depression through the art of slam poetry, but i guess to you that gets categorized as “self-confident hipsters” and I guess being self confident is bad??). What you worked on resonated with people, as evidenced by all the fan art and fond re-imaginings. I guess, though, that pisses you off? This rant operates as though we’ve all been hired by a studio to design and animate a new Rugrats show but you need to step back and see that this whole thing boils down to you being mad that young people on the internet had fun appreciating something you worked on decades ago. How terrible.</p> <p>Do you need to be coddled right now? Do I need to remind you there are seasons and seasons of the show you worked on? Funded by major animation studios? And movies? And spin off series? With tons of merchandise? And my drawings are like, “let’s spend a few minutes looking at what the Rugrats characters might look like if they were young people out walking in the streets.” Does that make you feel better? </p> <p>So throwing a temper tantrum and publicly blasting fans of a cartoon you worked on is your mode of operation. Okay. If it interests you to know how others respond I’m happy to share that Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, is the one who saw my little grown up drawings and liked them enough to show them to Craig Bartlett, the creator of Hey Arnold. He sent me a really nice message saying he loved the drawings and was so pleased to see young fans grow up to carry on the love for the characters in their own way. I mean, you do you, but maybe consider protecting the legacy of your work by not bitterly picking on young people who do things for fun online. </p> </blockquote> <p>Imagine getting this pissy because someone experimented with art style. They’re cartoon characters my dude go outside.</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://celestedoodles.tumblr.com/post/133490644960">celestedoodles</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://wnyc.tumblr.com/post/133465664478">wnyc</a>:</p>
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<p>A former <i>Rugrats</i> animator (and present-day <i>Studio 360 </i>staffer) got sick of seeing the internet mock-up modern-day versions of the kids (the first two images), so he went and did it himself (the third image). <br/><br/>Read his rant: </p>
<p><a href="http://bit.ly/1OQfqlZ">http://bit.ly/1OQfqlZ</a><br/></p>
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<blockquote><p>”

Full disclosure: I have something at stake here. I worked as a storyboard artist for the animation studio Klasky Csupo from 1999 to 2002, drawing “The Rugrats,” “The Wild Thornberrys,” “Rocket Power,” and the woefully underrated gem “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6z9bVpa3BA">As Told By Ginger</a>.” 

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<p>What’s at stake? Have you hired any of these artists to work on a variation of Rugrats? </p>
<p>The artists cited here grew up as fans of the show and felt like spending some time “fondly remembering” (the reprehensible behavior of ours you cited) the cartoon we liked so much by reinterpreting it through our own artistic lens. Me? I like fashion illustration. That’s what I like to do for fun. I didn’t ask Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Nylon, The Guardian, etc. to pick up my drawings and I certainly didn’t show up at your door and demand you accept my little drawings as your new look. What I drew resonated with people my age and I think that’s nice (the stories I came up with resonated as well, like how I imagined Chucky overcoming anxiety and depression through the art of slam poetry, but i guess to you that gets categorized as “self-confident hipsters” and I guess being self confident is bad??). What you worked on resonated with people, as evidenced by all the fan art and fond re-imaginings. I guess, though, that pisses you off? This rant operates as though we’ve all been hired by a studio to design and animate a new Rugrats show but you need to step back and see that this whole thing boils down to you being mad that young people on the internet had fun appreciating something you worked on decades ago. How terrible.</p>
<p>Do you need to be coddled right now? Do I need to remind you there are seasons and seasons of the show you worked on? Funded by major animation studios? And movies? And spin off series? With tons of merchandise? And my drawings are like, “let’s spend a few minutes looking at what the Rugrats characters might look like if they were young people out walking in the streets.” Does that make you feel better? </p>
<p>So throwing a temper tantrum and publicly blasting fans of a cartoon you worked on is your mode of operation. Okay. If it interests you to know how others respond I’m happy to share that Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, is the one who saw my little grown up drawings and liked them enough to show them to Craig Bartlett, the creator of Hey Arnold. He sent me a really nice message saying he loved the drawings and was so pleased to see young fans grow up to carry on the love for the characters in their own way. I mean, you do you, but maybe consider protecting the legacy of your work by not bitterly picking on young people who do things for fun online. </p>
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<p>Imagine getting this pissy because someone experimented with art style. They’re cartoon characters my dude go outside.</p>

<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://celestedoodles.tumblr.com/post/133490644960">celestedoodles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr...

Christmas, Fake, and Fire: Conservatives Attack Starbucks Holiday Cup's 'Gay Agenda' VIDEO SCREENSHOT The theorv that the cup's illustration of hands holding belongs to a lesbian couple has caught fire on social media -SUBSCRIBE ADVOCATE VIDEO SCREENSHOT Starbucks did not confirm or deny "the lesbianism of The Hands." In a statement, the coffee company said, "Each year [adultswim.com] <p><a href="http://arizonaconservativegal.tumblr.com/post/167773456387/matt-ruins-feminisms-shit-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">arizonaconservativegal</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://matt-ruins-feminisms-shit.tumblr.com/post/167769443111/libertarirynn-slytherinconservative" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-feminisms-shit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/167760839224/slytherinconservative" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://slytherinconservative.tumblr.com/post/167759335839/patron-saint-of-smart-asses-what-do-you-bet-its" class="tumblr_blog">slytherinconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/167758489234/what-do-you-bet-its-fake-outrage-from-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>What do you bet it’s fake outrage from a tiny minority all over again like it was last year with the red cup bullshit</p></blockquote> <p style="">or the outrage was originally perpetuated by a hoax<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Calling it now, some liberal tweeted this nonsense unironically and one of these “journalists“ took it seriously.</p> </blockquote> <p>Last time on Starbucks marketting</p> <p>2 people: “I liked the old cups better they were more christmasey.”</p> <p>10 thousand people: “LOL hey everyone oversensitive christians are all triggered about starbucks making red cups, how absurd and ridiculous. What a stupid thing to be so upset about.”</p> </blockquote> <p>This year’s Christmas Cup Drama basically went like this:</p><p>Some random internet liberal decided their headcanon is that the hands are lesbians and then a bunch of other internet liberals decided they loved that theory and started tweeting about it. Starbucks made no move to confirm or deny this, because who the heck really cares? A couple random internet conservatives got annoyed that the internet has to make everything gay, and a few didn’t realize the theory did not come from Starbucks and blamed them. Random internet liberals came back and started tweeting about conservative haters, then a few journalists picked it up, and suddenly something completely made up that involved probably a dozen people total is all over the news. Total waste of time. </p></blockquote>
Christmas, Fake, and Fire: Conservatives Attack Starbucks
 Holiday Cup's 'Gay Agenda'
 VIDEO SCREENSHOT
 The theorv that the cup's illustration of
 hands holding belongs to a lesbian
 couple has caught fire on social media

 -SUBSCRIBE ADVOCATE
 VIDEO SCREENSHOT
 Starbucks did not confirm or deny "the
 lesbianism of The Hands." In a statement,
 the coffee company said, "Each year

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<p><a href="http://arizonaconservativegal.tumblr.com/post/167773456387/matt-ruins-feminisms-shit-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">arizonaconservativegal</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://matt-ruins-feminisms-shit.tumblr.com/post/167769443111/libertarirynn-slytherinconservative" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-feminisms-shit</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/167760839224/slytherinconservative" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://slytherinconservative.tumblr.com/post/167759335839/patron-saint-of-smart-asses-what-do-you-bet-its" class="tumblr_blog">slytherinconservative</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/167758489234/what-do-you-bet-its-fake-outrage-from-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>What do you bet it’s fake outrage from a tiny minority all over again like it was last year with the red cup bullshit</p></blockquote>
<p style="">or the outrage was originally perpetuated by a hoax<br/></p>
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<p>Calling it now, some liberal tweeted this nonsense unironically and one of these “journalists“ took it seriously.</p>
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<p>Last time on Starbucks marketting</p>
<p>2 people: “I liked the old cups better they were more christmasey.”</p>
<p>10 thousand people: “LOL hey everyone oversensitive christians are all triggered about starbucks making red cups, how absurd and ridiculous. What a stupid thing to be so upset about.”</p>
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<p>This year’s Christmas Cup Drama basically went like this:</p><p>Some random internet liberal decided their headcanon is that the hands are lesbians and then a bunch of other internet liberals decided they loved that theory and started tweeting about it. Starbucks made no move to confirm or deny this, because who the heck really cares? A couple random internet conservatives got annoyed that the internet has to make everything gay, and a few didn’t realize the theory did not come from Starbucks and blamed them. Random internet liberals came back and started tweeting about conservative haters, then a few journalists picked it up, and suddenly something completely made up that involved probably a dozen people total is all over the news. Total waste of time. </p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://arizonaconservativegal.tumblr.com/post/167773456387/matt-ruins-feminisms-shit-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">arizonac...