Anti-Anti-Gun Agitprop Contest Entry

By Cliff H.

Submit your [Zhivago] doctored image to guntruth@me.com with the word DA! (all caps) in the subject field. The winner gets a brick (500 rounds) of Thunderbolt .22LR.

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  1. avatar William Burke says:

    Oh my GOD, Cliff H.!!! WINNER! My new lock screen iPad Mini image.

    Thanks. Absolutely great!

  2. avatar Anmut says:

    I submitted mine – are you guys only running one a day?

    1. It depends on the volume of other posts in the queue. If we have space available, we’ll run two.

  3. avatar Calvin says:

    This is not the best; that would be giving the others undeserved credit. Rather, this is the only one so far that is any good.

    ETA, because I can’t be the only one: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_spacebo_mean?#slide=2

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Thanks, Calvin. (Spacebo)

      It is in fact Russian for “Thank you.” Pronounced: Spah -SEE-bah.

      Can be heard frequently in Crimea these days whenever Putin is discussed.

      1. avatar scurvy dog says:

        Actually it is spasibo, according to Russia Today. I actually thought it was spaceba.

        Some of these anti-anti-gun agitprop posters have obvious misspellings. Kind of reduces their effectiveness and gives the gun-grabbers yet another angle to ridicule us from. People who can’t spell shouldn’t be making propaganda posters.

        Before you jump down my throat and call me a grammar Nazi, think about why it’s important to be disciplined about spelling and grammar as it relates to our efforts to win hearts and minds and defend our cause.

        1. avatar Cliff H says:

          Any transfer from the Cyrillic characters to Roman alphabet is problematic. You can go with Russia Today, which would result in spasibo and the uninitiated would attempt to pronounce this as spah-sib-OH, which will result in hearty laughter from Russians, assuming they can figure out what the hell you just tried to say.

          In Cyrillic the “c” represents our “s” sound, but there is no roman letter for the Cyrillic “p”, the “i” looks to us like a backwards capital “N”, but is pronounced “ee”, and the “b” is similar to, but not the same as our lower case “b”. Allowing for the missing “p” and backward “N” the closest spelling of Thank You would be Cpacibo. That would be TOTALLY confusing for an English speaker and would look to a Russian like “srasibo.” (phonetically)

          In my experience it is also commonly rendered as Spacebo by actual Russians (I can show you the texts from my ex-wife), although I do see by a quick search that the official transliteration spelling is as you discovered: spasibo, so we seem to have a difference of official opinion and personal experience.

          In addition, in Russian the “o” always takes a soft, or “ah” sound (really more of a “uh”) unless it is the emphasized syllable in the word. Since in Spacebo/spasibo the emphasis is on SEE, the “o” is soft and the word is pronounced Spah-SEE-bah, not Spah-sih-BO.

  4. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    Bloomberg Дурак!

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      So was the Psycho in “IT!” (by Stephen King). Assuming you meant “clown” and not just “fool.”

      (Wish I had a Cyrillic keyboard/font, would have made the poster even better.)

      1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

        I just use copy and paste. I type in the latin spelling and it usually will show me the cyrillic. My wife is Ukrainian so she sometimes uses that word, on me.

        1. avatar Cliff H says:

          I heard it often as well.

    2. avatar Herb says:

      Eta Xorosho!

      How do I type cyrillic on this site? Anyone?

      1. avatar Rokurota says:

        Ochyen Horrorshow indeed!

        If you can’t activate the international keyboard, use Google Translate and paste.

        1. avatar Cliff H says:

          Nice “Clockwork Orange” fascist reference. +100 Interweb points.

  5. avatar Hal says:

    Ha! Win. Why even bother…

  6. avatar Cliff H says:

    As an added bonus, not extra charge:

    The Helpless Vassals Song
    (To the tune of The Horst Wessel song)

    Bloody shirt on high! Our ranks tightly closed!
    MDA and MAIG march with quiet, steady step.
    Children shot by gun-loving whackos
    March in spirit within our ranks.
    Everyone shot by gun-loving whackos
    Marches in spirit within our ranks.
    Clear the streets for the anti-gun battalions,
    Hear in the media our storm of derision!
    Millions are looking upon Obama full of hope,
    The days of free healthcare and free iPhones dawns!
    Millions are looking upon Obama full of hope,
    The days of the Second Amendment are almost gone!
    For all the people, the call to disarm is sounded!
    For civilian disarmament we are prepared to fight!
    Already Bloomberg’s banners fly over the streets.
    The illusion of safety will be ours in a little while now!
    Soon Bloomberg’s banners will fly over all streets.
    All the guns will be only memories in a little while now.
    Bloody shirt on high! Our ranks tightly closed!
    MDA and MAIG march with quiet, steady step.
    Children shot by gun-loving whackos
    March in spirit within our ranks.
    Everyone shot by gun-loving whackos
    Marches in spirit within our ranks.

  7. avatar Dr. Michael S. Brown says:

    Ah, I like this one! Uncle Bloomberg looks the part of the friendly dictator.

  8. avatar Dean says:

    His expression interests me.
    Has he spotted someone with a sugary drink?
    Perhaps severe abdominal distress?
    Or is he grimly facing the reality of 2A?

  9. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    not the best …but the cream is starting to rise to the top

  10. This is my favorite one so far, very well done. Kudos.

  11. avatar Great Scot says:

    I like this! I’m waiting for a Piers Morgan pic.

  12. avatar Gregolas says:

    Well done CliffH.

  13. avatar Roscoe says:

    Nice; not so subtle subtlety.

  14. avatar JohnO says:

    Best yet!

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