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(US Naval Institute)   On Feb 23, 1945, a photo was taken that would become the most copied and parodied image in history. Don't believe it? Just take a look at the examples   (usni.org) divider line 95
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2012-02-23 08:24:45 PM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: [iheartjerseyshore.com image 472x630]

This makes me weep for the future of America.


So very this.

/and a butter statue? really??
/???
 
2012-02-23 08:29:44 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Scrotastic Method: Sorry, but NO WAY is that the most reproduced image in history:

Quoting myself, since I just Wikipedia'd: Wiki says the flag raising "may" be the most reproduced photo...and it cites this story:

http://www.ap.org/pages/about/pulitzer/rosenthal.html

Which reads: "It has been called the greatest photograph of all time. It may well be the most widely reproduced. It served as the symbol for the Seventh War Loan Drive, for which it was plastered on 3.5 million posters. It was used on a postage stamp and on the cover of countless magazines and newspapers. It served as the model for the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., a symbol forever of the valor and sacrifices of the U.S. Marines."

I bet there are more than 3.5 Che shirts in the world, let alone all the posters and god knows whatever else college kids are doing with that image.


Gyrfalcon: I'm torn between which is the awesomest reproduction, the Legoman reconstruction, or the butter sculpture they did in the chow hall in Fallujah.

Both are pretty neat.


Images are powerful.

Yer calculus is off, methinks.

I don't have the answer, and neither do you...

;)
 
2012-02-23 08:31:44 PM  
I've been there three times and I still don't know what the Sri Lankans smoke to come up with this shiat. BTW, the mountain in the background is, I guess, supposed to be Sigiriya rock. But it sure as hell looks like Devil's Tower, doesn't it? So maybe the soldiers are erecting the flag in preparation for a Close Encounter.

usni.colinodell.com
 
2012-02-23 08:40:16 PM  

bearcats1983: Red Shirt Blues: bearcats1983: Most people don't realize that the flag raising wasn't the end of the battle; it was only half over, many thousands on both sides would be killed after this. I believe something like a quarter of the US deaths in the Pacific theater occurred on Iwo Jima.

Not even half over. Flag was raised on the fourth day. The battle lasted another 31 days after the flag raising until the island was declared "secure". There was still fighting after that. Thee of the six flag raisers were killed before the battle ended. There is color film footage of the flag raising shot by Bill Genaust. He was killed a week or so later.

Last Japanese to surrender on Iwo did so in 1951. I believe he went a little mad.

Yes, you're right. Thanks for clearing it up.

Pretty amazing that the whole damned island was a fortress. Do you know how long the Japanese took to build up the defenses?

I'd love to visit someday, but it's considered sacred Japanese land. Only special permission is granted to visit.


It's an amazing place. Left a set of dog tags there in 2000, and took a jar of black sand. My great uncle missed Iwo, He got to earn 2 of his 4 Purple Hearts on Okinawa instead. I have to say, Iwo Jima was one of the most moving places I've ever been. The hoops you have to jump through to get to go are crazy. My Battalion had 2 slots on a flight for junior enlisted. I had to stand 2 boards (Company level and Battalion) in order to get to go.
 
2012-02-23 08:43:19 PM  
media.bigoo.ws
 
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2012-02-23 08:53:12 PM  

quatchi: fta: The short-lived Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, 1953

Arthur C Clarke, Poul Anderson *and* PK Dick?

*drools*

WANT!


I'm pretty sure I had that magazine at one point in my life, or else another one with the same cover art.
 
2012-02-23 08:57:53 PM  
313merch.com

/hot
 
2012-02-23 09:00:43 PM  
Hey, where are the cats? When I read that there is a parody, I want to see farking cats.
 
2012-02-23 09:05:07 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: I was kind of thinking it was the sailor kissing the nurse in NYC, but that was probably later in the year.


Yea, that is exacly what I was expecting. You're right (I had to check) VJ was in August.
 
2012-02-23 09:19:42 PM  

devildog123: bearcats1983: Red Shirt Blues: bearcats1983: Most people don't realize that the flag raising wasn't the end of the battle; it was only half over, many thousands on both sides would be killed after this. I believe something like a quarter of the US deaths in the Pacific theater occurred on Iwo Jima.

Not even half over. Flag was raised on the fourth day. The battle lasted another 31 days after the flag raising until the island was declared "secure". There was still fighting after that. Thee of the six flag raisers were killed before the battle ended. There is color film footage of the flag raising shot by Bill Genaust. He was killed a week or so later.

Last Japanese to surrender on Iwo did so in 1951. I believe he went a little mad.

Yes, you're right. Thanks for clearing it up.

Pretty amazing that the whole damned island was a fortress. Do you know how long the Japanese took to build up the defenses?

I'd love to visit someday, but it's considered sacred Japanese land. Only special permission is granted to visit.

It's an amazing place. Left a set of dog tags there in 2000, and took a jar of black sand. My great uncle missed Iwo, He got to earn 2 of his 4 Purple Hearts on Okinawa instead. I have to say, Iwo Jima was one of the most moving places I've ever been. The hoops you have to jump through to get to go are crazy. My Battalion had 2 slots on a flight for junior enlisted. I had to stand 2 boards (Company level and Battalion) in order to get to go.


Thank you for your service. Do you have any pictures from your visit?

I'm not an emotional person, but I see this place hitting me hard. Those guys went through hell on the island. I really can't imagine going through that night and day for over a month.
 
2012-02-23 09:50:20 PM  

MBooda: I've been there three times and I still don't know what the Sri Lankans smoke to come up with this shiat. BTW, the mountain in the background is, I guess, supposed to be Sigiriya rock. But it sure as hell looks like Devil's Tower, doesn't it? So maybe the soldiers are erecting the flag in preparation for a Close Encounter.

[usni.colinodell.com image 640x316]


Does that mean we should prepare for a Sri Lankan invasion of Wyoming?
 
2012-02-23 09:55:18 PM  
Simpsons did it.

/Many times, apparently.
 
2012-02-23 10:03:16 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: timujin: quatchi: fta: The short-lived Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, 1953

Arthur C Clarke, Poul Anderson *and* PK Dick?

*drools*

WANT!

So I should go get it from the box in the garage?

Or, well... here you go.


/yw

OMNI (new window) was another great one.


Indeed it was. I have most of the issues still stashed around here. Too bad the links at the site are mostly 404.
 
2012-02-23 10:13:33 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: Kraftwerk Orange: timujin: quatchi: fta: /yw

OMNI (new window) was another great one.

Sorry, should have checked that site... Dead links... This one's better (new window).


This site has some of the stories (new window) from Omni
 
2012-02-23 10:13:41 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: Kraftwerk Orange: timujin: quatchi: fta: The short-lived Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, 1953

Arthur C Clarke, Poul Anderson *and* PK Dick?

*drools*

WANT!

So I should go get it from the box in the garage?

Or, well... here you go.


/yw

OMNI (new window) was another great one.

Sorry, should have checked that site... Dead links... This one's better (new window).


I don't see how it is better. No scanned articles.

But it was a great mag. I sub to Wired and Smithsonian now for my commute read. And yes, they are paper. Too hard to read on a phone.

/rides in a van pool before anyone gets snarky
 
2012-02-23 10:22:28 PM  

mjjt: Kraftwerk Orange: Kraftwerk Orange: timujin: quatchi: fta: /yw

OMNI (new window) was another great one.

Sorry, should have checked that site... Dead links... This one's better (new window).

This site has some of the stories (new window) from Omni


Bookmark! Nice find.
 
2012-02-23 10:46:37 PM  
Nice to see not only conservatives can be complete douchebags.
 
2012-02-23 10:48:16 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Sorry, but NO WAY is that the most reproduced image in history:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x338]


upload.wikimedia.orgcdn01.cdnwp.celebuzz.com

Creepy...
 
2012-02-23 11:55:09 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-02-24 12:08:15 AM  
I thought it was going to be this dude.
 
2012-02-24 12:09:47 AM  

soupbone: I thought it was going to be this dude.


Dammit, I meant this dude.

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-24 12:32:39 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-24 12:33:24 AM  
The cast and creators of Jersey Shore should be shot for that photo.
 
2012-02-24 12:35:55 AM  
Oh wait. They have the Time global warming cover. But they didn't have this one:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-24 12:38:56 AM  
This one is the best ...

Andy Donato, Toronto Sun, during the Iran hostage crisis...
i41.tinypic.com

Crikey, I am old...
 
2012-02-24 12:56:08 AM  

succotash: This one is the best ...

Andy Donato, Toronto Sun, during the Iran hostage crisis...
[i41.tinypic.com image 456x639]

Crikey, I am old...


I remember a similar one from that time but was better - it was the U.S. Olympic hockey team ramming a hockey stick in the Ayatola's ass. Very much a product of the era.
 
2012-02-24 01:07:00 AM  

timujin: quatchi: fta: The short-lived Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, 1953

Arthur C Clarke, Poul Anderson *and* PK Dick?

*drools*

WANT!

So I should go get it from the box in the garage?

Or, well... here you go.

/yw


ty so much. *yoink* ty to all who responded, actually.

succotash: This one is the best ...

Andy Donato, Toronto Sun, during the Iran hostage crisis...
[i41.tinypic.com image 456x639]

Crikey, I am old...


Great find.

/Also old.
 
2012-02-24 02:39:11 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: bearcats1983: Most people don't realize that the flag raising wasn't the end of the battle; it was only half over, many thousands on both sides would be killed after this. I believe something like a quarter of the US deaths in the Pacific theater occurred on Iwo Jima.

Not even half over. Flag was raised on the fourth day. The battle lasted another 31 days after the flag raising until the island was declared "secure". There was still fighting after that. Thee of the six flag raisers were killed before the battle ended. There is color film footage of the flag raising shot by Bill Genaust. He was killed a week or so later.


I was told when I was much younger that one of my uncles on my fathers side of the family was amongst the first wave that tried to take the hill and plant the flag. They all died.

No proof of course, but it's a cool thing to believe.
 
2012-02-24 03:14:00 AM  
i139.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-24 06:32:10 AM  

manofmanyhats: [313merch.com image 266x399]

/hot


I would Mount her Surabachi.
 
2012-02-24 07:06:14 AM  
This has always been an amazing photograph to me. I drew a recreation of it in fifth grade for an art project. Once you learn what those Marines went through, and fought through on Iwo Jima, you realize you will probably never do anything that amazing in your life. It's one of the most iconic pictures in history. I haven't been in the military, so I won't salute them since I don't have the right, but my hat is off to them, and all Marines and service members. But seriously, those Marines on Iwo Jima, those were some tough farking bastards. They were attacking farking mountains for christ's sake.
 
2012-02-24 07:41:09 AM  

Scrotastic Method: Scrotastic Method: Sorry, but NO WAY is that the most reproduced image in history:

Quoting myself, since I just Wikipedia'd: Wiki says the flag raising "may" be the most reproduced photo...and it cites this story:

http://www.ap.org/pages/about/pulitzer/rosenthal.html

Which reads: "It has been called the greatest photograph of all time. It may well be the most widely reproduced. It served as the symbol for the Seventh War Loan Drive, for which it was plastered on 3.5 million posters. It was used on a postage stamp and on the cover of countless magazines and newspapers. It served as the model for the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., a symbol forever of the valor and sacrifices of the U.S. Marines."

I bet there are more than 3.5 Che shirts in the world, let alone all the posters and god knows whatever else college kids are doing with that image.



Okay I just scaled the Iwo Jima image down to a small size and wrote 8 billion copies of it to several 2TB hard drives.

NOW it is the most reproduced image. Someone update wiki.
 
2012-02-24 07:53:00 AM  

vernonFL: I always thought it was strange that it took four Marines to do that. How heavy was that flagpole?


Well, it's a pretty good assumption they were trying to hurry it the fark up. They were literally in the middle of a very bloody battle, with bullets and mortars still flying. And under orders from the Secretary of the Navy himself, who was observing onshore. If it was a Sunday family outing in the town park, I agree it wouldn't have taken that many guys.
 
2012-02-24 07:56:41 AM  

Vern: This has always been an amazing photograph to me. I drew a recreation of it in fifth grade for an art project. Once you learn what those Marines went through, and fought through on Iwo Jima, you realize you will probably never do anything that amazing in your life. It's one of the most iconic pictures in history. I haven't been in the military, so I won't salute them since I don't have the right, but my hat is off to them, and all Marines and service members. But seriously, those Marines on Iwo Jima, those were some tough farking bastards. They were attacking farking mountains for christ's sake.


Dude, it was a volcano!
 
2012-02-24 09:00:12 AM  
BTW, Savatage hates Fight For The Rock
 
2012-02-24 09:57:04 AM  
i.imgur.com

My favorite parody
 
2012-02-24 10:07:01 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-24 10:23:09 AM  

pentomino: [i.imgur.com image 640x528]


There really IS pony of everything, isn't there? *facepalm*
 
2012-02-24 11:15:05 AM  
img338.imageshack.us
 
2012-02-24 12:06:20 PM  

Begoggle: Obama wants to ban this image.


-2/10

Jesus, if you are going to be a trolling douchenozzle, at least take some farking pride in it. This was just lazy.
 
2012-02-24 03:39:43 PM  
www.happyschnappscombo.net

/The Bears Still Suck
 
2012-02-25 07:46:56 AM  

Begoggle: Obama wants to ban this image.


notSureIfSerious.jpg

-2/10
 
2012-02-25 08:05:45 AM  
source: wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_mutilation_of_Japanese_war_dead )


"On February 1, 1943, Life magazine published a photograph taken by Ralph Morse during the Guadalcanal campaign showing a decapitated Japanese head that US marines had propped up below the gun turret of a tank. Life received letters of protest from people "in disbelief that American soldiers were capable of such brutality toward the enemy." The editors responded that "war is unpleasant, cruel, and inhuman. And it is more dangerous to forget this than to be shocked by reminders." However, the image of the decapitated head generated less than half the amount of protest letters that an image of a mistreated cat in the very same issue received.[10]"

I can has "glad our priorities have been farked up for a while" Caturday?

(not a cat person, suspect cat people are bit nutty... ok, forget the "bit" part)
 
2012-02-25 08:33:23 AM  

MBooda: I've been there three times and I still don't know what the Sri Lankans smoke to come up with this shiat. BTW, the mountain in the background is, I guess, supposed to be Sigiriya rock. But it sure as hell looks like Devil's Tower, doesn't it? So maybe the soldiers are erecting the flag in preparation for a Close Encounter.

[usni.colinodell.com image 640x316]


mountain in the background looks like a nipple on a flat-chested asian boob.

/so not hot
 
2012-02-25 11:33:02 AM  

cynep: source: wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_mutilation_of_Japanese_war_dead )


"On February 1, 1943, Life magazine published a photograph taken by Ralph Morse during the Guadalcanal campaign showing a decapitated Japanese head that US marines had propped up below the gun turret of a tank. Life received letters of protest from people "in disbelief that American soldiers were capable of such brutality toward the enemy." The editors responded that "war is unpleasant, cruel, and inhuman. And it is more dangerous to forget this than to be shocked by reminders." However, the image of the decapitated head generated less than half the amount of protest letters that an image of a mistreated cat in the very same issue received.[10]"

I can has "glad our priorities have been farked up for a while" Caturday?

(not a cat person, suspect cat people are bit nutty... ok, forget the "bit" part)


That reaction has less to do with the specific detail of it being a cat than about it being cruel treatment of an innocent feeling animal. Horrible as war photos are, there's a general presumption on the part of the viewer that a soldier either has some intent to be there, or might have avoided it, and in any case humans are cruel beings who kind of deserve each other a lot of the time. Since cats and dogs do not wage warfare, observed cruelty to them is much more scandalous than it is when we're the victims.
 
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