Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ship Of Fools

Über- wingnut artiste Jon McNaughton (MFA, Trump Kitsch Institute) has whipped up one of his one- a- week masterpieces to thrill and fleece the rubes (click on image to enlarge):

List of figures from left to right: Nikki Haley, James Mattis, Ben Carson, President Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo, Sarah Sanders, Ivanka Trump, John Bolton, Kellyanne Conway, John Kelly
Ah, we get it!  Admiral Bone Spurs is navigating "The Swamp," which seems to be Washington, DC. (Why do you hate America?) That's quite a cap'n and crew, all right. May they all go down with the "ship!" (BTW, did Scott Pruitt fall overboard? Michael Flynn? Rob Porter? Tom Price? The Mooch? Lewandowski? Current crew members Steve Mnuchin? Ryan Zinke? Jared? We need a bigger ship because this heroic crew couldn't get any smaller. )

We won't even try to outdo Wonkette's description of McNaughton's chef d'oeuvre  derp:
The man has the artistic sensibility of a Chinese motel-painting assembly and the nuanced messaging of a Ben Garrison cartoon. You got your Donald, looking like he actually weighs 237 pounds, holding a lantern as the crew of the SS Dipshizzle flail around either huntin' for varmints, or trying to propel the boat, or, in the case of "Nikki Haley" there in the bow (we had to look up the list of characters on McNaughton's website), trying not to get et, as will happen when you spend too much time with the globalists at the UN. We also had no idea the oar-fiddler just below her is David [James] Mattis, although we could make out Ben Carson on the other side, rowing to a "Popeye's Organization," to beat up all the robbers:... 
Here we have Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (or possibly Freddy Krueger) demonstrating how he used to sit in his pickup at the city limits of a "Sundown town" in Alabama, and Mike Pompeo wondering whether he should complain someone has painted the lenses of his binoculars with "NO COLLUSION." It's OK, we thought it might be Mike Huckabee, too. 
In the center stands Trump, valiantly, as Melania clings to him for support, as a wife should, although what she has a holt on, no one can tell me. Maybe she's simply trying to avoid holding his hand. Mike Pence holds the flag aloft, in case Donald should get a hankering to hug it. 
Toward the stern, we have Sarah Huckabee Sanders wondering why no one else in the crew has heard of oarlocks, Ivanka and Kellyanne Conway being ornamental, as women ought, and John Bolton apparently about to take a dump on them. John Kelly steers, hoping they can get up enough speed to run down an illegal immigrant baby. Due to regrettable staff changes, there is no Rex at the Tiller, son.
"SS Dipshizzle."

Elsewhere, it was pointed out that Ben Carson is ... rowing the wrong way. Another Very Stable Genius!

Several wits have also taken liberties with the Great Man's art (click on images to enlarge):

(credit: Billy Kapco/@BKapco

(credit: Vic Sepulveda/@vicsepulveda)

We also like Wonkette's (Evan Hurst's) closeup of Melania's jacket:

(credit: Evan Hurst, Wonkette)

Keep 'em coming;  we all need a good laugh now and then!


Anonymous said...

This is funny. Why does Melania have her face dangerously close to Mike Pence's crotch? I don't think Mother will like that.

W. Hackwhacker said...

Anon -- you're right! Where is Mother, anyway, and why isn't she pulling her weight?

donnah said...

OMG, great opinion/interpretation of yet another gag-worthy homage to the despicables. I LOL'd until I stopped.

Infidel753 said...

It's a good thing if this guy can dash off paintings so quickly, because they won't have a long shelf life. Given the frequency of firings and resignations among the Trumpling inner circle, this one will need frequent revisions.

W. Hackwhacker said...

Infidel - I was surprised to see Beauregard still in the boat, though he looks pretty miserable, and John Kelly looks like he's about to bail out of the back!

Tom Shefchik said...

Why did the fake president build a giant gator pone in front of the White House?