Trump Meme Contest

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So the response to this invitation was kind of overwhelming. There was a lot for me to wade through. So in the spirit of drawing this out — as I believe it usually goes for these things — let me start with my own example. We will then move to a number of honorable mentions. And then, in a little change from what I announced initially, I added a third and second place. These folks will each get $25 credit at Canon. Then last, down at the bottom, you can find out who the $50 winnah is.

Sorry I didn’t have time to go back through and pull all the names for the entries. There were a lot of you. You know who you are, and the honorable mentions can take a bow in the comments if you like. Nobody will think less of you. Well, actually, given what sometimes happens in my comments section, maybe somebody will think less of you. But fret not, as the Bible sometimes says. The worst that could happen to you is a hit piece on NPR.

If you are the third, second or first place winner, please email me at [email protected] and give me your name and contact info. I will arrange for the appropriate amount of credit for you at Canon Press by Monday afternoon.

Here is mine:

On the Piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

Straight Candle Sticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megyn Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Corinthians

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Place:

I Call Them Her 2 Corinthians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place:

2 Pianos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Prize:

Chopsticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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bethyada
5 years ago

Given the reputation of Corinth… But can I say that some of us were surprised at the mocking of “two” over “second”. I am more biblically literate than most at my church and use the terms “one” and “two” over “first” and “second” all the time. Old KJVs may title the books: The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, or the Second Epistle of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians, but modern versions usually have: Matthew, or 2 Thessalonians. Not that Trump is biblically literate, but an odd issue to mock him over. Though clearly neither of them know how to use… Read more »

gerv
gerv
5 years ago
Reply to  bethyada

Indeed; here in the UK, “Two Corinthians” is the norm; “Second Corinthians” makes you sound (unsurprisingly) American.

Ilion
Ilion
5 years ago
Reply to  gerv

Is it kind of like saying ‘maths’ when you mean ‘calculations’?

gerv
gerv
5 years ago
Reply to  Ilion

:-) AIUI, we use “maths” in exactly the same circumstances that you say “math”.

Ilion
Ilion
5 years ago
Reply to  gerv

I know, but it would have looked funny had I written “Is it kind of like saying ‘maths’ when you mean ‘math’?”

Dunsworth
Dunsworth
5 years ago
Reply to  gerv

But you say “sport” when we say “sports.”

Ilion
Ilion
5 years ago
Reply to  Dunsworth

And they add an ‘r’ to the spelling of a word when you’re not supposed to pronounce it, but leave it out when you are!

RFB
RFB
5 years ago
Reply to  Dunsworth

Of all of the quotes regarding the subject, I enjoy Nicoll’s: “We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for new vocabulary.”

bethyada
5 years ago

Original post. Second place was to King Albert who also got an honorable mention. But I still think his best 3 were this and this and this.

Ilion
Ilion
5 years ago
Reply to  bethyada

The last was especially good.

"A" dad
"A" dad
5 years ago
Reply to  bethyada

King Albert demonstrates the up side of monarchy!????????

King Albert
King Albert
5 years ago
Reply to  bethyada

You’re very kind to say so. Trump is infinitely mock-able.
It’s great to have fans.
Let us continue to educate one another and mock the tyrants that wish to rule us.

Steve "Stephen" Stevenson
Steve "Stephen" Stevenson
5 years ago

Doug, shouldn’t your entry read “A woman’s place is in the Goldman Sachs boardroom”?

Wesley Sims
Wesley Sims
5 years ago

Congrats Barnabas

Roger Ball
Roger Ball
5 years ago

This is rather long, but if you haven’t read this yet, you really should.
http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism

King Albert
King Albert
5 years ago

Thank you, Doug, for the opportunity to laugh and get all of this out of my system. Thank you for creating a silver and bronze. Thanks for not allowing us to reside in a swanky blanket fort.

Tried to stay away from the lowest hanging fruit (of the spirit).

gerv
gerv
5 years ago

I’m not actually sure I get the winning entry. Is “play chopsticks” a euphemism?

Dunsworth
Dunsworth
5 years ago
Reply to  gerv

If I understand the intended meaning, playing “Chopsticks” causes a lot of vibration in the piano, which vibrations could transfer to…other objects supported directly or indirectly by the piano. If you see what I mean.

Chopsticks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM5fjgiFrxg

katecho
katecho
5 years ago
Reply to  gerv

I don’t think there is any sexual innuendo. It seems the refined opulence of the room is just humorously contrasted with Trump’s boorishness in everything else. It’s another way of saying that all of Trump’s taste is in his mouth.

Dunsworth
Dunsworth
5 years ago
Reply to  katecho

To be clear, I had in mind the rather tenuous functioning of the upper part of her — could it be called a dress? — which could be disturbed by the playing, not anything else.

Gianni
Gianni
5 years ago
Reply to  gerv

The meme is very funny. I may be wrong, but I think there are cumulative intentions here. One intention is to make fun of Trump’s self-importance (as projected in this picture) by picking on the implied musical expertise. The implication of the meme is that, at best, Trump may be able to play Chopsticks (a very easy tune). This pokes fun at the self-importance. An additional layer of intention, and obviously the main one, is that Trump here is not interested in playing anything at the piano any time soon, but has other ideas. So the intended response to the… Read more »

Frank_in_Spokane
Frank_in_Spokane
5 years ago
Reply to  Gianni

I thought the same thing re. Trump’s piano expertise. The best I could come up with re. Melania was that, regardless of what he played, she would slide off the piano and launch into a burlesque show … Hence, “You might want to leave the room.” :-/

King Albert
King Albert
5 years ago

When columnists are rewriting the Bible to mock Christians who vote for Trump…

http://tinyurl.com/jmqhmv4

Karlin Stutzman
Karlin Stutzman
5 years ago
Reply to  King Albert

Actually, it doesn’t look like the story of Jacob and Esau was re-written at all, and look where Jacob ended up! Maybe we SHOULD vote for Trump! :p

Ryan Eshelman
Ryan Eshelman
5 years ago

Interesting “open letter” from Louis C.K. to people considering a vote for Trump. Not the liberal blather you might expect. Closing comment was spot on, “Trump is a messed up guy with a hole in his heart that he tries to fill with money and attention. He can never ever have enough of either and he’ll never stop trying. He’s a sad man. But all this makes him horribly dangerous if he becomes president. Give him another TV show. Let him pay to put his name on buildings. But please stop voting for him.”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/03/05/read_louis_c_k_s_anti_trump_letter_to_fans_the_guy_is_hitler.html

J. Frank Norris
J. Frank Norris
5 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Eshelman

Not the liberal blather you might expect.

Actually, it’s pretty typical liberal blather. Standard issue.

ME
ME
5 years ago

Ha! Thank you all for the fun and the good humor. I enjoy a good meme and there were some good ones!

Frank_in_Spokane
Frank_in_Spokane
5 years ago

(Would someone please be so kind as to explain the Grand Prize Winner to me? I don’t get it … ) :-/

J. Frank Norris
J. Frank Norris
5 years ago

Does anybody know how to do one of those Photoshop deals? I want to paste Lindsay Graham’s face on Trump, and Cruz’s on his wife. But I’m all thumbs at techy stuff.

Wesley Sims
Wesley Sims
5 years ago

Beethoven’s Fifth Trump’s Third

Wesley Sims
Wesley Sims
5 years ago

Trump’s Neonlight Sonata

Wesley Sims
Wesley Sims
5 years ago

Of course, my creativity didn’t fire up till it was too late.

Jeremy Phillips
Jeremy Phillips
5 years ago

Here is mine. Too late for the contest, but maybe an honorable mention.

http://memecrunch.com/meme/B96L6/trump-meme/image.png?w=500&c=1