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2013-02-25 08:12:13 PM  
I thought  subby was kidding.  But no, those Iranians really really love their photoshop, huh?
 
2013-02-25 08:12:31 PM  
At least the left her deck guns alone; if you know what I mean...
 
2013-02-25 08:13:27 PM  
What the hell are they supposed to fap to now? Poor Iranian bastards.
 
2013-02-25 08:13:29 PM  
Good...she has man arms
 
2013-02-25 08:14:33 PM  
Look at her traps! Dear god. She must be giving out a lot of free shrugs.
 
2013-02-25 08:14:35 PM  
Well, that's respectful. Instead of using their propaganda to claim her to dressed indecent, they make her look according to Iranian expectation of decency.
 
2013-02-25 08:14:48 PM  
I'm surprised her elbows are showing. Such vast tracts of exposed skin will surely cause Iranian males to go insane, beating and raping every woman in sight.
 
2013-02-25 08:14:54 PM  
That's hilarious.

The better question: did they report that Argo won Best Picture? A realistic portrayal of when the Great Satan got over on them winning the biggest award in film has to absolutely gall them. I'd bet they banned the movie in Iran.
 
2013-02-25 08:18:20 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: That's hilarious.

The better question: did they report that Argo won Best Picture? A realistic portrayal of when the Great Satan got over on them winning the biggest award in film has to absolutely gall them. I'd bet they banned the movie in Iran.


Yeah; if I remember right, there was a movement by the big turbans to remake 'Argo' from the Iranian perspective.

/ but, I could be misremembering
 
2013-02-25 08:18:22 PM  
They must have had some free Photoshopping time between upgrading their missiles, aircraft, space rockets, tanks, etc.

Photoshop; what can't it do?!?!?
 
2013-02-25 08:18:54 PM  
Why would they hide her shoulders but not her arms. Or her face, for that matter.

Answer: they are all farking lunatics?
 
2013-02-25 08:19:34 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: That's hilarious.

The better question: did they report that Argo won Best Picture? A realistic portrayal of when the Great Satan got over on them winning the biggest award in film has to absolutely gall them. I'd bet they banned the movie in Iran.


I was going to post something like this. She's presenting an award for Argo and they're worried about her dress?

I'd be interested to know what the article that accompanied the image actually said.
 
2013-02-25 08:20:04 PM  
img717.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-25 08:23:50 PM  
Is it just me or does the guy on the left look like he'll be voting in the Vatican conclave next month?
 
2013-02-25 08:25:49 PM  
Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

images.publicradio.org
 
2013-02-25 08:26:39 PM  

spawn73: Well, that's respectful. Instead of using their propaganda to claim her to dressed indecent, they make her look according to Iranian expectation of decency.


Baby steps, man, baby steps.

Adolf Oliver Nipples: That's hilarious.

The better question: did they report that Argo won Best Picture? A realistic portrayal of when the Great Satan got over on them winning the biggest award in film has to absolutely gall them. I'd bet they banned the movie in Iran.


My friend said she thought it was pretty even-handed in showing all the fun CIA shenanigans that pissed the Iranians off in the first place to trigger the hostage crisis. I'd check it out myself, but am currently in the middle of midterms.
 
2013-02-25 08:27:17 PM  

skinink: [img717.imageshack.us image 652x360]


That's been 'shopped, I can tell by the pixels.
 
2013-02-25 08:27:25 PM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-25 08:29:14 PM  
Its a shame they didn't cover her face.
 
2013-02-25 08:30:04 PM  

skinink: [img717.imageshack.us image 652x360]


Have an Internet.
 
2013-02-25 08:31:05 PM  
What's more idiotic that the Iranians 'shopping her dress?

The fact that she even appeared on the AA show.

Would they have invited Anne Romney?

NFW.
 
2013-02-25 08:36:11 PM  
PS'ing stuff must be a great job to have. You get to see the good stuff before it's "made safe"
 
2013-02-25 08:38:48 PM  
Those evil, evil shoulders.
 
2013-02-25 08:40:35 PM  
The right to bare arms.
 
2013-02-25 08:41:47 PM  

fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

[images.publicradio.org image 650x433]


Isn't that Hebrew? Ok, yes, still technically Middle East :)
 
2013-02-25 08:44:01 PM  

MemeSlave: Its a shame they didn't cover her face.




She's a 'good light - bad light' woman. Sometimes she looks quite attractive, other times, not so much.
 
2013-02-25 08:47:19 PM  

skinink: [img717.imageshack.us image 652x360]


I like it.

Sort of classes the whole piece up.
 
2013-02-25 08:57:47 PM  
My wife, who is Australian, saw an interview with Michelle Obama for the first time last night because someone linked to it on youtube.

I remember her laughing a couple of times and then turning to me and saying, "What is everyone's problem? She's so.... mom!"

I just had to shrug my shoulders and admit I don't get it either. As far as I'm concerned her biggest crime is dressing in bright hued pastels and capri mom pants.
 
2013-02-25 08:58:39 PM  
they should've erased the bangs
 
2013-02-25 08:59:43 PM  

TwistedFark: My wife, who is Australian, saw an interview with Michelle Obama for the first time last night because someone linked to it on youtube.

I remember her laughing a couple of times and then turning to me and saying, "What is everyone's problem? She's so.... mom!"

I just had to shrug my shoulders and admit I don't get it either. As far as I'm concerned her biggest crime is dressing in bright hued pastels and capri mom pants.


not everyone. Just certain subsections of idiot America
 
2013-02-25 08:59:48 PM  
The nice people at Free Republic agree with the Iranian clerics. Srsly.

/strange bedfellows....
 
2013-02-25 09:00:33 PM  

publikenemy: Good...she has man arms


You sound Republican.
 
2013-02-25 09:06:42 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: The nice people at Free Republic agree with the Iranian clerics. Srsly.

/strange bedfellows....


I was waiting for the aneurism that they were going to have over the fact that Michelle Obama announced who won Best Picture.
 
2013-02-25 09:10:11 PM  
Thus rendering her completely armless.
 
2013-02-25 09:14:47 PM  

skinink: [img717.imageshack.us image 652x360]


*golf clap*
 
2013-02-25 09:15:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Bill_Wick's_Friend: The nice people at Free Republic agree with the Iranian clerics. Srsly.

/strange bedfellows....

I was waiting for the aneurism that they were going to have over the fact that Michelle Obama announced who won Best Picture.


I only searched for "Michelle Obama Iran". I don't think I could stomach the thread that would come up by searching "Michelle Obama Oscar".
 
2013-02-25 09:16:09 PM  
MSN's headline was lulzier than Subs

"Iranian Media Blocks First Ladies Right to Bare Arms"

Fark got outfarked on this one.
 
2013-02-25 09:25:43 PM  
It's not news, it's Fars...
 
2013-02-25 09:25:54 PM  
Isn't this kind of like when bikini tops get digitally added to movies when shown on broadcast TV?
 
2013-02-25 09:34:07 PM  

abhorrent1: PS'ing stuff must be a great job to have. You get to see the good stuff before it's "made safe"


Hmm, wasn't something like that in Fahrenheit 451? IIRC the protagonist enjoyed reading original history since his job was literally in the Revisionist History Office.
 
2013-02-25 09:44:09 PM  

fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

[images.publicradio.org image 650x433]


They took all the women out of that photo?  ROFL!
 
2013-02-25 09:48:05 PM  
www.myfacewhen.net
 
x23
2013-02-25 09:48:06 PM  

Dreamless: Isn't this kind of like when bikini tops get digitally added to movies when shown on broadcast TV?


i don't think i've ever heard of such a thing... examples?

shooting two shots i've heard of. digitally blurring boobs i've heard of. don't think i've ever heard of digital bikini tops though.
 
2013-02-25 09:48:24 PM  

TwistedFark: My wife, who is Australian, saw an interview with Michelle Obama for the first time last night because someone linked to it on youtube.

I remember her laughing a couple of times and then turning to me and saying, "What is everyone's problem? She's so.... mom!"

I just had to shrug my shoulders and admit I don't get it either. As far as I'm concerned her biggest crime is dressing in bright hued pastels and capri mom pants.


Michelle is the best First Lady since Jackie Kennedy.
 
2013-02-25 09:50:18 PM  

casual disregard: Hmm, wasn't something like that in Fahrenheit 451? IIRC the protagonist enjoyed reading original history since his job was literally in the Revisionist History Office.


You're mixing it up with 1984.  Winston Smith in 1984 changed history as part of his job in the Ministry of Truth.  Guy Montag in 451 was a fireman who burned books but occasionally kept some so that he could read them.
 
2013-02-25 09:50:48 PM  

x23: Dreamless: Isn't this kind of like when bikini tops get digitally added to movies when shown on broadcast TV?

i don't think i've ever heard of such a thing... examples?

shooting two shots i've heard of. digitally blurring boobs i've heard of. don't think i've ever heard of digital bikini tops though.


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DigitalBikini
 
2013-02-25 09:53:51 PM  
They're just jealous that her guns are better than anything owned by the Iranian military.
 
2013-02-25 10:03:36 PM  
Michelle is the best First Lady since Jackie Kennedy.


This.
 
2013-02-25 10:32:01 PM  

x23: Dreamless: Isn't this kind of like when bikini tops get digitally added to movies when shown on broadcast TV?

i don't think i've ever heard of such a thing... examples?

shooting two shots i've heard of. digitally blurring boobs i've heard of. don't think i've ever heard of digital bikini tops though.


VH1 did this for "Showgirls."
 
2013-02-25 10:35:04 PM  
The only reason they see sex as something to be suppressed is because these doddering senile old mullahs cannot get it up themselves so everyone must be punished,
 
2013-02-25 10:35:59 PM  

DiRF: fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

[images.publicradio.org image 650x433]

Isn't that Hebrew? Ok, yes, still technically Middle East :)


and it's from an Orthodox paper published in New York.
 
2013-02-25 10:42:31 PM  

casual disregard: abhorrent1: PS'ing stuff must be a great job to have. You get to see the good stuff before it's "made safe"

Hmm, wasn't something like that in Fahrenheit 451? IIRC the protagonist enjoyed reading original history since his job was literally in the Revisionist History Office.


That would be 1984.
 
2013-02-25 10:44:44 PM  
The odd part is that they did a semi-decent job; I actually think that dress looks pretty good, even though it's still a lie and a shop job.  They really are insecure in their own culture and religion aren't they (atleast the news agency, religious leaders, and the government are--I know enough Iranians to know it ISN'T the majority of their people...).  I wonder if they had someone pose at about the right angle/height/distance with the new dress and then they literally copy and pasted it from that image.  It sure would make the job easy and most likely make it look far better (that's assuming their editing and shop'in skills are that good or insightful).

Off-topic:

As for Argo winning the Iranians actually should praise this version of the show and how it portrays history.  Argo makes you think that they "almost" caught the evil Americans, when in reality the operation went completely smooth and didn't have the "by-the-skin-of-your-teeth" incidents that were in the movie (they used Hollywood's well known artistic license quite a bit).  Still a good movie, but if you get the show on blu-ray watch the little documentary that comes with it or just read a brief synopsis of the events somewhere.  There are also quite a few books on the event as well.  The one true part from the movie that was incredibly real and nerve wracking was the two document sheets.  One of course was the top (white) original that was stored in the records/archives in case they needed to look it up or to make sure there wasn't a fabrication.  They of course only had the yellow copy sheet of the non-existent white original, so if anyone went to go look in the back-room they were SOL.  But everything went smooth (who knows, maybe an Iranian airport worker was actually a good human being that day as well, but we never hear those stories).
 
2013-02-25 10:50:58 PM  
So, "there are no gay people in Iran" but then they start modifying the First Lady's fashion statement? I suddenly expect the appearance of Tim Gunn, "make it work!"
 
2013-02-25 10:53:48 PM  

Genju: Look at her traps! Dear god. She must be giving out a lot of free shrugs.


Eh, who cares.
 
2013-02-25 11:03:46 PM  

kceaton: The odd part is that they did a semi-decent job; I actually think that dress looks pretty good, even though it's still a lie and a shop job.  They really are insecure in their own culture and religion aren't they (atleast the news agency, religious leaders, and the government are--I know enough Iranians to know it ISN'T the majority of their people...).  I wonder if they had someone pose at about the right angle/height/distance with the new dress and then they literally copy and pasted it from that image.  It sure would make the job easy and most likely make it look far better (that's assuming their editing and shop'in skills are that good or insightful).


Much faster process than going out, finding the right dress and making the photo shoot happen, and then carefully shopping the dress in, would be to eyedropper-sample the existing dress, rubber-stamp onto arms, highlight, shadow, trim excess. Done.
 
2013-02-25 11:38:28 PM  
highwayrun:
Much faster process than going out, finding the right dress and making the photo shoot happen, and then carefully shopping the dress in, would be to eyedropper-sample the existing dress, rubber-stamp onto arms, highlight, shadow, trim excess. Done.

Oh, don't get me wrong...  I know there are lots of ways to do it I was just stating one way to do it to get a pretty accurate picture and not necessarily the easiest, but perhaps one of the easier if you do a complex one--if you understand what I meant...  I should add that easiest is a relative term when you are doing photo-shops and we're talking about the Iranian news, publications, and government press releases.  I'm not even sure they're quite capable of dealing with a complex third-party plug-in yet.

Anyway,I'm sure you're right about how it was done as the picture was released fairly quick and doing the sample/stamp method is pretty damned fast and newbie easy (BTW, the way I'm talking about doing it isn't anything like a photo-shoot or near that complex; you just get a dress get it in the right angle and setup with about the right light and take a picture...it could be on a hanger for all I care--everything else happens in editing of course; BUT I've never tried such a thing so for all I know it would end up taking WAY too much time to even bother with and it also has no guarantees of quality either...).
 
2013-02-26 12:20:50 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: That's hilarious.

The better question: did they report that Argo won Best Picture? A realistic portrayal of when the Great Satan got over on them winning the biggest award in film has to absolutely gall them. I'd bet they banned the movie in Iran.


If you've seen Argo, the beginning doesn't skip the fact that we basically farked the country over for our own gain, so there's at least that.
 
2013-02-26 12:44:57 AM  
Did they add sleeves of wizard?
 
2013-02-26 02:01:18 AM  
I wonder what they would have photoshopped if they had seen her ass?
 
2013-02-26 02:41:09 AM  
Wait, I thought it was the Republicans who declared a "war on women." Damn Republitards! Photoshopping sleeves on women and stoning rape victims to death!
 
2013-02-26 03:25:38 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: They're just jealous that her guns are better than anything owned by the Iranian military.


farm5.staticflickr.com
What a woman's guns might look like when deployed.
 
2013-02-26 03:37:36 AM  

fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

[images.publicradio.org image 650x433]


Slackers.
 
2013-02-26 03:50:34 AM  

shpritz: fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

[images.publicradio.org image 650x433]

Slackers.


F*cking shoes? Seriously??? These people are INSANE.
 
2013-02-26 04:21:56 AM  

fusillade762: shpritz: fusillade762: Those wacky middle easterners and their primitive notions of modesty.

[images.publicradio.org image 650x433]

Slackers.

F*cking shoes? Seriously??? These people are INSANE.


The editor:
twimg0-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-02-26 04:52:11 AM  

casual disregard: abhorrent1: PS'ing stuff must be a great job to have. You get to see the good stuff before it's "made safe"

Hmm, wasn't something like that in Fahrenheit 451? IIRC the protagonist enjoyed reading original history since his job was literally in the Revisionist History Office.


What's ironic is that when Fahrenheit 451, a great anti-censorship novel, was first released, they had to censor parts ("bad" words) in order to allow it in school libraries.
 
2013-02-26 05:52:52 AM  
What, no Card Against Humanity references Fark?

I am disappoint...

http://cardsagainsthumanity.com
 
2013-02-26 07:08:49 AM  
Im sorry but these people are savages, lets stone a woman because she was raped
 
2013-02-26 08:07:55 AM  
Michelle has become quite the attention whore. Probably see her in a McDonald's commercial next.
 
2013-02-26 09:24:25 AM  

publikenemy: Good...she has man arms


And a man face. They really should have finished the job and covered that up too.
 
2013-02-26 10:45:27 AM  

TerminalEchoes: Wait, I thought it was the Republicans who declared a "war on women." Damn Republitards! Photoshopping sleeves on women and stoning rape victims to death!


Your sarcasm fails because it does not recognize that misogyny comes in more than one form by more than one establishment.

That is to say, the far right influences in America wage a campaign against women's rights in a different, perhaps more subtle, manner.

The Iranians (and by extension many if not most islamic countries) are just more culturally blunt about their misogyny.
 
2013-02-26 09:40:42 PM  
What I wanna know is what the hell were the guys in mess dress doing there? I understand there was probably a formal dinner but why have them in the shot at all?
 
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