Bibi and the bomb

September 28, 2012 - 11:36 AM by

Israelis are apparently a cynical lot. Within minutes of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech Thursday night to the UN General Assembly in which he used this visual aid to demonstrate Iran’s push to achieve nuclear capabilities and how vital it was to establish a red line that can’t be crossed, Israeli bloggers, photoshoppers and tweeters overloaded cyberspace with various visual addendums to his chart.

I don’t think it was necessarily that they didn’t agree with Bibi’s assessment over the danger a nuclear Iran would be to Israel, it was just indignation over what they thought was bad graphic arts.

The chart was a little low tech, to be sure, and as the following renditions indicate, it conjured up some comical images from our collective cartoon past. So enjoy the smattering of images below. For the record, we still think Iran is dangerous, but these are pretty funny.

Roadrunner escapes the Wile E. Coyote bomb.

Coach Bibi gives the last-minute three-pointer play.

Bibi explains why bags of potato chips consist mostly of air.

Bibi Coyote explaining how he killed Roadrunner


3 Comments on Bibi and the bomb

  1. Rachel Neiman on Fri, Sep 28th 2012 3:04 PM
  2. Your assessment is right on the money: no one here is denying the Iran threat… but using an Acme-style clip art cannonball is just so darn cheesy! Also strange, because Bibi is a master of the PowerPoint presentation. Plus, it left the man open to another round of Bibi Bombing: Oh well, at least it was memorable. Beep-beep!

  3. Simon Eichner on Thu, Oct 4th 2012 1:41 AM
  4. I’d like to see the expression of the audience photoshoped to say, O_o Now We Get It! with daffy duck sitting with the US delegation.

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