I don’t know why I like propaganda posters. Maybe it’s because I study arts. Maybe it’s because I grew up with them. I think the real reason is because they’re just TOO DAMN FUNNY.
I will present my top 22 favourite propaganda posters in this post.
Country: North Korean
Time Period: Korean War
The Message: Keep clean! It’s important! (something along those lines)
What people see: I have no idea, but from what I can deduce from this picture… a giant creepy nurse will stick a syringe needle into your scrotum and herds of sheep and cow will randomly attack you.
Country: Former USSR
Time Period: 1920 ish
Message: The USSR is looking towards a fabulous bright future of production!
What people see: The USSR is simply faaaaaaaaaaabulous!
Time period: 1920s
Message: Vote for Hitler.
What people see: This is totally the best way to promote your political candidate, seeing as it worked. I know what I’m doing for the student elections next year… Vote for the disembodied head with the funny mustache floating in a black void.
Time Period: Either WW1 or 2…can’t remember, sorry.
Message: Keep making artillery!
What people see: Wait… I know theres a relevant penis pun in there somewhere…
Time period: WW1
Message: Plant victory gardens to support our troops!
What people sees: Plant victory gardens, then fuck the vegetables to make human-veggie babies!
Time period: sometime during the 1970s.
Message: China and Taiwan are sisters and sisters should get along.
What people sees: …. boobies, boobies, boobiessssssssssss…
Time period: WW2
Message: We will fight alongside the United Kingdom!
What people see: Oh wow Canada. Seriously? Sorry, but you can’t make a beaver look badass no matter how hard you tried. Sorry.
Time Period: Not sure
Message: Under sexy chairman Mao’s awesome leadership, all women will soon have access to luxury items like silk and makeup.
What people see: Under sexy chairman Mao’s awesome leadership, all prostitutes will soon have access to knock off luxury items like polyester and face paint.
Time Period: Unsure
Message: A united China of all cultures and expressions!
What people see: In the future, all children will have the same face.
Country: Canada. Obviously
Time Period: WW1
Message: CANADA WILL WIN THE WAR.
What people see: What’s a Canada? Did the UK change their name or something? And why is that guy looks like he has explosive diarrhea?
Time period: ww2
Message: the 3 requirements of being a Italian SS soldier. Honour, loyalty, and courage.
What people see: … I’m going by the assumption that the Italians didn’t know that the said hand gesture’s original meaning was “fuck you, you loser.”
Time period: probably not recent
Message: Chairman Mao loves children!
What people sees: Chairman Mao loves children.
Country: Former USSR
Time period: 1950′s ish
Message: All the children of the world will die and somehow it is the USA’s fault.
What people sees: “Stop downloading children illegally off the internet!”
AND WHAT THE HECK IS WITH THAT NAKED DOLL?
Time period: ww1
Message: Buy Victory Bonds, the soldier dressed in traditional Scottish clothing did his part in the war and so should you.
What people see: Buy Victory Bonds, or else the guy in a skirt will come and rape you.
Time Period: 1980′s
Message: China is aiming for space! The next generation will be able to travel on rockets to the moon!
What people see: uhm… okay… five kids crammed on a tranquilizer dart, going over a rainbow, in space but still in a cloud, and theres that lady on the moon in that folktale and her … well it was supposed to be a rabbit… and uh…. Fuck this — just — what?
Do LSD if you want to see this scenes like this!
Time Period: Assuming it’s around the 1980s.
Message: Carry the sexy Chairman Mao’s philosophy everywhere you go!
What people see: Always carry a giant photo of an balding old man and hang it immediately upon entering your new dwelling. There he may rest on the wall for as long as you live, leering at your family…
Country: Former USSR
Time Period: When cars became available there. So…I guess at around… last year?
Message: The USSR is so awesome it’s making cars. If you work for the motherland you will be able to buy one!
What people see: Buy a car — It’s a new way to rape children.
Country: Norway (surprise!)
Time period: I’m guessing it’s made by the Nazi control in WW2, with the whole Aryan thing.
Message: All Aryan people face a bright future as the master race, while the communists rot.
What people see: In the future, USSR will experience no change, but Norway will finally have money to buy enough sand for a beach. It will then declare itself a nudist country, outlaw clothes, and everyone will take enough drugs to believe the sun has the Danish flag on it.
(I’m serious about buying sand for a beach part. Iceland did it, so it’s only a matter of time before Norway does it. We’re onto you, Norway.)
Message: Protect your potatoes from the evil potato destroying insects!
What people sees: … yeah.
Country: Nazi occupied Netherlands
Message: If the Americans liberate you, this is what they’re bringing — filth.
What people sees: America will bring a giant robot made of toy parts? Fuck man, America is AWESOME! BRING ON THE AMERICANS!
Time period: Unsure
Message: … I have no fucking idea.
What people sees: This fat fuck of an eagle will first eat that little white dove, then fly out to eat your children. While singing nursery rhymes.
EDIT: One more. I found this just today.
It’s STEROIDS PLASTIC MAN.
Oh. One example from World War One.
Translated, the poster says: “Come north with us!” — Norwegian Ski Ranger Battalion.
They had a battalion. On skis. In the snow. With skis.
Be still, my heart.
So, today I saw an article on MSN about all the ridiculous outfits Lady Gaga has sported. Actually, let me rephrase that, SOME of the MOST ridiculous/heinous/insert your own choice adjective underwear not even underwear clothes that she always insists on wearing.
This is for you, Wais. We all know how much you love her. (Which is not weird at all.)
Original article from here: http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/music/photos/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=23529099&page=1
I will pick some of the most on crack outfits. You can see the rest on the website.
**CAUTION** Not suitable for the more conservative people. But then again, you probably already knew that, since it’s Lady Gaga. Okay, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
I don’t think you could design a more unflattering dress even if you tried very very hard.
Is she trying to turn herself into a living teapot?
This is how I imagine Hell to look like. Except there would be a lot more pants.
Holy shit. Are her boobs exploding? Are those real fireworks? SWEET.
My worst nightmare.
I will never look at Mickey Mouse the same way again.
Oooh, she actually covered her crotch! The world’s going to end!!!
Oh..Wait..Nope. You can still see it.
Nope. Still no words for this.
Best..Mosquito net..ever? ._.”’
I think even the Devil would be scared of this.
Hey, look, sparkly boobs!
That dress looks painful to wear. I don’t think it would move with your body.
OH MY GOD. HER HAT (?) IS GOING TO STAB SOMEBODY. Security!
Is there enough fabric on her to make a handkerchief?
Mooomm? I’m scared! Come save me!!!!!!
This is totally what you would wear to meet THE QUEEN.
(At least she covered her exploding sparkling boobs, I suppose.)
If I were the Queen, I’d have hit her with a baseball bat.
I could not have said that better myself, MSN:
THE ALIEN HAS LANDED.
In conclusion, Lady Gaga is definitely allergic to pants, decency, and normality. Which, you know, most famous female pop stars appear to be these days, but in all honesty, Lady Gaga should definitely be thankful that she’s born into the very accepting 21st century, because five centuries ago she would certainly have been identified and burned as a witch.
Have fun with this, Wais.
I certainly couldn’t stop laughing.