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(Twitter)   Downing Street hits back at some random Twitter user's conspiracy theory that they photoshopped image of BJ talking on phone with Biden. It's a good thing there are no other problems of note to deal with at the moment   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-01-24 8:49:37 AM  
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2021-01-24 10:35:05 AM  
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2021-01-24 11:04:01 AM  
Does this mean that Biden will get impeached for getting a bj?
 
2021-01-24 11:08:10 AM  
FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

Time taken to photoshop an image: Ten minutes.
Time taken to say "Excuse me Prime Minister, can you pick up a phone and look happy? Great." Click: One minute.
 
2021-01-24 11:27:38 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?


To make Boris look sexier.
 
2021-01-24 12:28:48 PM  

grokca: Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

To make Boris look sexier.


Has Insane Ben Garrison ever drawn Boris? Is he as muscly and powerful looking as Trump?

I'm scared to check...
 
2021-01-24 12:35:50 PM  
It's also interesting that as a Brit it never occurred to me until about a year ago that we almost never see any photos from the Prime Minister's office. The US Presidents Oval Office is world famous. Almost daily we see meetings, photoshoots, bill signing etc from the Oval Office. Most people could draw the layout from scratch. But the PMs office is very rarely photographed. Even to us living here it is something we rarely see.
Strange.

/Chequers, like Camp David, is also rarely photographed.
 
2021-01-24 12:43:04 PM  
2+2=5
 
2021-01-24 12:43:15 PM  
I call shenanigans.  BJ wouldn't have a reflection in a mirror.  You'll never see garlic on the door at Number 10, either.
 
2021-01-24 12:43:22 PM  

grokca: Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

To make Boris look sexier.


Is that even possible?
 
2021-01-24 12:43:33 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It's also interesting that as a Brit it never occurred to me until about a year ago that we almost never see any photos from the Prime Minister's office. The US Presidents Oval Office is world famous. Almost daily we see meetings, photoshoots, bill signing etc from the Oval Office. Most people could draw the layout from scratch. But the PMs office is very rarely photographed. Even to us living here it is something we rarely see.
Strange.

/Chequers, like Camp David, is also rarely photographed.


Same in Canada. There are photos of course but it's not common. Same with the official residence on Sussex, I've never seen indoors, and also Harrington Lake.
 
2021-01-24 12:43:45 PM  
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2021-01-24 12:43:59 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

Time taken to photoshop an image: Ten minutes.
Time taken to say "Excuse me Prime Minister, can you pick up a phone and look happy? Great." Click: One minute.


Man, you do have OCD.
Get help...
 
2021-01-24 12:44:39 PM  
Random twitter user is an idiot.
 
2021-01-24 12:45:28 PM  
It's actually kind of a interesting photo with the mirror. You can see how the angles make things look skewed from the foreground -- the phone cord is angled but straight in the mirror, and his arm looks straight versus angled in the mirror. It's a nice little optical illusion sort of thing.
 
2021-01-24 12:46:27 PM  
OF COURSE IT WAS SHOPPED; CLEARLY BORIS HAD NOT YET COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED INTO HIZ HUMAN FORM
 
2021-01-24 12:50:29 PM  
Shoop envy. The accusor's shoops are constantly called out, so he's throwing a "NO U"
 
2021-01-24 12:50:44 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It's also interesting that as a Brit it never occurred to me until about a year ago that we almost never see any photos from the Prime Minister's office. The US Presidents Oval Office is world famous. Almost daily we see meetings, photoshoots, bill signing etc from the Oval Office. Most people could draw the layout from scratch. But the PMs office is very rarely photographed. Even to us living here it is something we rarely see.
Strange.

/Chequers, like Camp David, is also rarely photographed.


The oval office is the president's place of business, whereas the commons is the place of business of a Prime Minister which is why it's more famous and photographed. You also use the outside door of number 10 a lot, similar to the Rose garden.
 
2021-01-24 12:51:58 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It's also interesting that as a Brit it never occurred to me until about a year ago that we almost never see any photos from the Prime Minister's office. The US Presidents Oval Office is world famous. Almost daily we see meetings, photoshoots, bill signing etc from the Oval Office. Most people could draw the layout from scratch. But the PMs office is very rarely photographed. Even to us living here it is something we rarely see.
Strange.

/Chequers, like Camp David, is also rarely photographed.


Does the PM even have an equivalent to the Oval Office?  Sure there's the Cabinet Room and the PM's staff has a separate space, but I'm not sure if there's a space that every PM uses as an office.  Every PM uses 10 Downing Street differently.  It might be that PM's use different rooms as their personal office.
 
2021-01-24 12:52:30 PM  
Lucille Ball and Harpo Marx the Mirror Routine
Youtube 79EnDc-Ucv8
 
2021-01-24 12:54:45 PM  
OK....

How does that show he was talking to Biden?  He could've been talking to me, for all that shows.
 
2021-01-24 12:55:05 PM  

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Wouldn't Bernie be ' mirrored '?
 
2021-01-24 12:55:51 PM  
Someone  actually believes that?
Well, bless their hearts. I'll pray for them.
 
2021-01-24 12:56:34 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: LovesToSpooge: [Fark user image 679x402]

Wouldn't Bernie be ' mirrored '?


Not if he's inside the mirror instead of being reflected by it.
 
2021-01-24 12:57:29 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Most people could draw the layout from scratch.


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2021-01-24 12:59:32 PM  

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Brilliant, but I still prefer the original:

Marx Brothers mirror scene - Duck soup
Youtube O_fmUYyWSyE
 
2021-01-24 1:01:16 PM  
I see someone hasn't gotten to the 3d spatial awareness of small child development yet.
*turns coin on edge* "WITCHCRAFT!" they gasp.
 
2021-01-24 1:01:51 PM  

Laobaojun: Someone  actually believes that?
Well, bless their hearts. I'll pray for them.


No.they don't. The account which posted the 'conspiracy theory' was taking the piss.
 
2021-01-24 1:04:08 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?


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To fix it when the president holds the phone upside down.
 
2021-01-24 1:06:17 PM  
The most obvious proof that this is a photoshop is that he has the phone on his left ear while the his reflection as the phone on his right ear.
 
2021-01-24 1:10:05 PM  
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2021-01-24 1:11:02 PM  

Burchill: Laobaojun: Someone  actually believes that?
Well, bless their hearts. I'll pray for them.

No.they don't. The account which posted the 'conspiracy theory' was taking the piss.


Beginning to think some people don't get jokes.
 
2021-01-24 1:11:40 PM  

Flaming Yawn: OF COURSE IT WAS SHOPPED; CLEARLY BORIS HAD NOT YET COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED INTO HIZ HUMAN FORM


And someone seems to have tucked his shirt in
 
2021-01-24 1:12:35 PM  
If I was Boris and I wanted a pic 'shopped - it would have been to hide my gut, not the angle of a phone cord. And, really, can we please stop fact checking idiocy? This is just more trumpesque "you gonna believe me or these so called 'facts'?
 
2021-01-24 1:13:54 PM  
What's it got in it's pocketses?

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2021-01-24 1:16:03 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

Time taken to photoshop an image: Ten minutes.
Time taken to say "Excuse me Prime Minister, can you pick up a phone and look happy? Great." Click: One minute.


One minute of a national leader's time is usually worth way more than 10 minutes of some spud graphic artist's time.

But I guess we're talking about Bojo here.
 
2021-01-24 1:16:23 PM  

Tax Boy: Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

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To fix it when the president holds the phone upside down.


Bush was talking in the other person's ear.
 
2021-01-24 1:16:56 PM  
He calls himself Michael Govern Ready FFS, anyone with half a brain could see it's a joke. I don't mean on here, I mean on twitter. And on here to be quite honest.
 
2021-01-24 1:18:25 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

Time taken to photoshop an image: Ten minutes.
Time taken to say "Excuse me Prime Minister, can you pick up a phone and look happy? Great." Click: One minute.


Dildo's Razor.  The most convoluted and insane explanation is always the reason.
 
2021-01-24 1:20:16 PM  
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2021-01-24 1:20:20 PM  

Burchill: Laobaojun: Someone  actually believes that?
Well, bless their hearts. I'll pray for them.

No.they don't. The account which posted the 'conspiracy theory' was taking the piss.


Of course they were.
Maybe when you are older you will be able to sit at the grown-up table.
Bless your heart.
 
2021-01-24 1:24:21 PM  

Burchill: Burchill: Laobaojun: Someone  actually believes that?
Well, bless their hearts. I'll pray for them.

No.they don't. The account which posted the 'conspiracy theory' was taking the piss.

Beginning to think some people don't get jokes.


Years ago, I met a kid who was raised in a house full of IRA supporters and members.
Every time he got caught at some criminal behavior, like assaulting another kid or animal abuse, it was "Just playing!"
He was a little psychopath, and getting cheered on by his family.
I wonder if you are a relation.
 
2021-01-24 1:27:13 PM  

Laobaojun: Burchill: Laobaojun: Someone  actually believes that?
Well, bless their hearts. I'll pray for them.

No.they don't. The account which posted the 'conspiracy theory' was taking the piss.

Of course they were.
Maybe when you are older you will be able to sit at the grown-up table.
Bless your heart.


Really bad attempt at a save.
 
2021-01-24 1:30:09 PM  

Laobaojun: Burchill: Burchill: Laobaojun: Someone  actually believes that?
Well, bless their hearts. I'll pray for them.

No.they don't. The account which posted the 'conspiracy theory' was taking the piss.

Beginning to think some people don't get jokes.

Years ago, I met a kid who was raised in a house full of IRA supporters and members.
Every time he got caught at some criminal behavior, like assaulting another kid or animal abuse, it was "Just playing!"
He was a little psychopath, and getting cheered on by his family.
I wonder if you are a relation.


Michael Govern Ready is a play on British politician Michael Gove. If you look at the account you will eventually see that the account holder mainly posts satirical, sarcastic, and otherwise humorous content. It's OK, I assume you're American.
 
2021-01-24 1:44:06 PM  

Mindlock: Carter Pewterschmidt: It's also interesting that as a Brit it never occurred to me until about a year ago that we almost never see any photos from the Prime Minister's office. The US Presidents Oval Office is world famous. Almost daily we see meetings, photoshoots, bill signing etc from the Oval Office. Most people could draw the layout from scratch. But the PMs office is very rarely photographed. Even to us living here it is something we rarely see.
Strange.

/Chequers, like Camp David, is also rarely photographed.

Does the PM even have an equivalent to the Oval Office?  Sure there's the Cabinet Room and the PM's staff has a separate space, but I'm not sure if there's a space that every PM uses as an office.  Every PM uses 10 Downing Street differently.  It might be that PM's use different rooms as their personal office.


The Cabinet Room is far more photographed, but yes, the PM does have an office. I think, certainly in the last few decades, they try to keep the exact location secret fearing rocket or mortar attacks from outside.

/What some PMs do is swap private apartments with the Chancellor at 11 Downing St, depending on who has more kids etc. IIRC the private flat above 11 is the bigger one.
And the whole building is actually part of a huge government complex, all interlinked.

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The house was originally the home of a Mr Chicken, about which absolutely nothing is known except his name.

/There is the old WWII Churchill bunker/command complex on the bottom left corner of the F+C office, which is quite interesting to visit if and when the pandemic is over. No wheelchair access because the only access is down a very narrow and twisting stairs. It has the original offices Churchill used and a museum attached.
 
2021-01-24 1:46:20 PM  

Laobaojun: Burchill: Laobaojun: Someone  actually believes that?
Well, bless their hearts. I'll pray for them.

No.they don't. The account which posted the 'conspiracy theory' was taking the piss.

Of course they were.
Maybe when you are older you will be able to sit at the grown-up table.
Bless your heart.


Just because the PM's media people took it seriously doesn't mean any one was supposed to.  A quick perusal of the account makes it clear its satirical in nature.
 
2021-01-24 1:47:07 PM  

Barfmaker: Carter Pewterschmidt: It's also interesting that as a Brit it never occurred to me until about a year ago that we almost never see any photos from the Prime Minister's office. The US Presidents Oval Office is world famous. Almost daily we see meetings, photoshoots, bill signing etc from the Oval Office. Most people could draw the layout from scratch. But the PMs office is very rarely photographed. Even to us living here it is something we rarely see.
Strange.

/Chequers, like Camp David, is also rarely photographed.

Same in Canada. There are photos of course but it's not common. Same with the official residence on Sussex, I've never seen indoors, and also Harrington Lake.


Well no one has seen the inside cause people complain it will cost to much to repair.  Sad thing is the longer people wait the more it will cost.
 
2021-01-24 1:50:38 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

Time taken to photoshop an image: Ten minutes.
Time taken to say "Excuse me Prime Minister, can you pick up a phone and look happy? Great." Click: One minute.



Really?  At this point in history, the possibility of an "image" fraud perpetrated by a privileged, populist leader fills you with skepticism?
 
2021-01-24 2:08:45 PM  

Armchair_Invective: Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?

Time taken to photoshop an image: Ten minutes.
Time taken to say "Excuse me Prime Minister, can you pick up a phone and look happy? Great." Click: One minute.


Really?  At this point in history, the possibility of an "image" fraud perpetrated by a privileged, populist leader fills you with skepticism?


If it showed him shaking hands with Biden then sure. But a guy on the phone? What does that prove? Why fake that?
 
2021-01-24 2:15:16 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: FFS why would they even need to photoshop a photo of a man on a phone?


You misunderstand what they are trying to do.  They are not trying to subvert the phone call, they are still trying to subvert reality.
 
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