September 4, 2015

"Trump Defeats Kanye" = Kanye wins in 2020 (and Trump wins in 2016).

A nice new New Yorker cover, by Barry Blitt:



Historical reference:

39 comments:

Big Mike said...

This is the silly season.

furious_a said...

My Prediction: A drunken Kanye interrupts Trump's acceptance speech and tries to take Trump's award from him.

kcom said...

That's all you gotta know, right Big Mike?

Carter Wood said...

Was recently listening to an episode of "Jeff Regan, Private Investigator," from late 1948, Jack Webb's last radio show before "Dragnet."

One character tells him to pursue his investigation, saying, "trust your hunches."

Webb replies: "Tell that to Mr. Gallup."

Something like that.

Very few jokes like that in an otherwise dour radio series.

https://archive.org/details/Jeff_Regan_Private_Investigator

garage mahal said...

This is going to be huge. It's going to be so h8ge and so good you're not going to believe it. Let me tell you. Your head will spin.

KenK said...

Hey what hell Garage. West meets all the Democratic party's key demographics. AA, Hollywood, multi-millionaire, poor impulse control, and self absorbed asshole. Now if he would just turn gay he'd have all bases covered.

madAsHell said...

Now if he would just turn gay he'd have all bases covered.

There are rumors that he may have that box checked as well.

Bob Ellison said...

garage mahal, did you listen to Hugh Hewitt's interview of Trump? It's disappointing. I wanted something like this:

HH: How big do you think this Iran deal is?

DT: Hyuuuuuuuuugh, it's yooooooooooooj. Absolutely yoooooooooooj.

Michael in ArchDen said...

Wouldn't the headline read "Trump Beats West"? Or are we assuming that by 2020 even the front page of newspapers will be so celebrity focused that it will be commonplace to use first names in certain contexts?

Birches said...

Did you really have to put up the historical reference? Have we come to this?

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KenK said...

Dems dont have those problems cuz Dems dont do opposition media platforms or pressers. Or he might punch Hewitt in the face.

KenK said...

If they did do live interviews West probably couldnt name the mayor of LA let alone the special forces branch of the Iranian army.

Michael K said...

"West probably couldnt name the mayor of LA let alone the special forces branch of the Iranian army."

Oh, I think he could name the Mayor of LA and probably the Mayor of Santa Monica. They've been to his house begging many times.

Johanna Lapp said...

More than anything else, this cover forces me to recognize how desperate and irrelevant The New Yorker has become.

Bay Area Guy said...

Hell, why wait Kanye? Jump in the ring now! The Dems could use some diversity in their extremely white (Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley, Webb, Chaffee) cohort of presidential aspirants.

Static Ping said...

I suspect that the number of commenters who needed the Truman reference provided could be counted on one hand.

I do wonder if Kanye would need it, in case he were Googling his own name and showed up here. Rappers tend to have a good cultural reference base so I am guessing he would get the reference, but it may also depend on how high and/or drunk he was at the time.

KenK said...

West meets a lot of people begging for money, no doubt. But remember their names tho? :/

KenK said...

If you like the way Trump pisses all over the media divas (metaphorically), youll love how West physically assaults and treats them all like lo-life LA paparazzi. :D

chuck said...

Thurber used to write short stories and draw cartoon covers for the New Yorker. He died in 1961 and the New Yorker passed shortly thereafter.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

This is what it's like to live in a Vonnegut novel.

Achilles said...

I think either one of them would do better than Bush or Hillary. At least West would turn DC into a complete dumpster fire and I have high hope for Trump doing the same.

KenK said...

The professor may reside in cheeselandia but her mind lives in NYC media servers. Madison is the closest thing cheeslandia has to Manhattan. Maybe President Clinton can import 40k head of immigrants and NYC street people to Madison to add to the ambience.

Anglelyne said...

Static Ping: I suspect that the number of commenters who needed the Truman reference provided could be counted on one hand.

Yeah, I do feel that AA was micro-aggressing against our intelligence there.

Unknown said...

Wait -- for true historical parallelism, you need Hillary (old, creaky, retread, FDR) to pick Kanye as her running mate, and then win in 2016, and then almost immediately die or be impeached--anyway, to exit office in 2017--leaving Kanye the sitting VP for the next three years, and THEN for Trump to run against Kanye and look like he (Trump/Dewey) is winning, only to have Kanye (Truman) pull it off at the last minute. Plus Korea to stir something up.

furious_a said...

Yeah, we got the "historical reference" already.

Unknown said...

Or maybe for Obama (FDR) to try for and win a third term (third for B.O., although for FDR it would have been his fourth) in 2016, with Kanye (Truman) rather than Biden (Wallace) as his veep, then die etc., leaving Kanye to face and beat Trump in 2020. Yes, that's more precisely analogous.

Unknown said...

I know we got the historical reference. I'm saying AA didn't pinpoint it quite right, in composing her headline.

(Although, I bet most people under 50 have no idea of the reference--not a problem for The New Yorker / same demo as the Met Opera)

furious_a said...

At least West would turn DC into a complete dumpster fire and I have high hope for Trump doing the same.

Thank you, Achilles. Made my day. Laughed out loud.

KenK said...

DC is way too gentrified and federally policed for a Baltimore or Ferguson style "dumpster fire", at least in the neighborhoods that matter. Or did you mean that politically?

eddie willers said...

At least Michelle would no longer be the First Lady with the biggest ass.

Plus we'd have fish sticks in the White House.

chickelit said...

The New Yorker covers lost their prescient predictive powers after the locker scene one turned out to be so wrong in retrospect.

The one with Trump splashing into the pool was fun.

This one? Who is Kenya West and why would a majority of whites and latinos ever vote for him?

KenK said...

Chicklet,
With the Democrat's ever increasing electoral hegemony, I for one, believe West would win if he could somehow secure the nomination, cuckholded chick brained mofo as he may be. Imagine how sex tapes of America's first lady sucking Ray Jay's balls and being ass fucked by Reggie Bush would sell.
OT: Given the Dems ever increasing demographic advantage, the real drama should on their candidates and primaries, not the GOPe's. It have hardly matters what chump they pick, cuz who ever it is, they will lose. Getting the GOPe's nomination is like being selected to fight Muhammed Ali back in the seventies.

Henry said...

DEWEY DEFEATS HARRY

traditionalguy said...

Trump represents reality, and as such he is a big threat to all who live off of the false Narratives du jour. they see Trump as cheating by speaking truth in public. The question is how will the catch up to him now. He has won already.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"Did you really have to put up the historical reference? Have we come to this?"

The reference is to a "Newspaper" not the election twixt Dewey and Truman.

And yes.

Achilles said...

KenK said...
"DC is way too gentrified and federally policed for a Baltimore or Ferguson style "dumpster fire", at least in the neighborhoods that matter. Or did you mean that politically?"

I mean that the government starts operating on a much smaller budget due either to budget cuts by Trump that eviscerate the bureaucracy or the people out here just stop paying taxes because the government is so ridiculous. Once the money dries up and the bureaucracy shrinks DC can start to look like the rest of the country. Property values drop and the segregated DC areas start to merge into one giant festering shit hole like Detroit or any of the other municipalities run by democrats that can't run on stolen money like the feds do.

Luke Blanshard said...

I think "Trump defeats Kanye" means that Hillary wins in 2016, and almost immediately dies in office, leaving her VP Kanye to serve the remainder of her term.

Bobby said...

eddie willers,

"Gay fish!" Classic.