We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's really amazing what computer software can pull off these days. Yesterday, I posted a video that had some superb manipulation, indistinguishable from the real thing.
Today's program lets you enhance a photograph in a number of ways. You might have seen software on shows like 'NCIS' that can age a person, but this stuff takes it to the next level. Apart from making them younger or older, you can also enhance the image to show the effects of a different lifestyle, like "Weathered Sea Captain" or "Grizzled Veteran Soldier".
Wishing to give it a spin, I jumped on the web and grabbed the first facial pic I saw, one of President Barack Obama. I checked both the "Mad Max From Thunderdome" and "Aging Battle-Hardened Warrior" boxes, and this is what it produced:
You have to admit, Obama looks friggin' awesome. If I'm going to pit someone against the likes of bin Laden, that's the guy I want.
Yes, these new computer programs are just amazing, and I-
Oops, hold on a sec.
Sorry, wrong photograph. The above is Satan in the new History Channel series, 'The Bible'. Sorry for any confusion.
The left, of course, is up in arms because of the resemblance. It seems to me that they're asking the wrong question, though. They're asking why Satan looks like President Obama.
My question is, why does President Obama look like Satan?
Over the past number of months, Cindy Sheehan, Howard Dean, and other prominent liberals have called the president of our country a "coward", a "traitor", a "terrorist", a "Hitler", a "monster", and the list goes on and on.
Damn! If this keeps up, I'm going to have to change my name from "BobZ" to "Hook, Line & Sinker." Even with yesterday's warning, I still bought it. And you have to admit, the left has a point. The resemblence is almost uncanny.
Okay, I get the drama on the left, this is a picture of a man with dark skin, broad nose, large lips, etc., i.e., features of someone of recent African descent. In reality it is a Moroccan man with makeup highlighting contours.
But the resemblance to Obama is more along the lines of "they all look alike" which I thought we did away with. I guess not. At least on the left.
BTW, the image resembles Denzel Washington in some of his rolls and near his current age, as well as other actors of recent African descent.
What's interesting -- if that's the word -- is that the Moroccan actor doesn't look anything like the above. That is, he's wearing some seriously heavy make-up, which is what I presume spawned the paranoia. As H, L & S said up above, the resemblance is kind of uncanny, hence the inspiration for the post.
But yeah, all in all, typical lefty 'outrage' over nothing.