ICYMI: This cracked me up over the weekend


You’ve probably already seen this gag — other people I showed it to this morning had — but for those who missed it, here’s a funny for you.

And no, it’s not supposed to be serious commentary or anything; it’s just a funny picture that was suggested by Trump’s body language in the photo, combined with Angela Merkel’s expression, which looks like a teacher addressing a wayward pupil. So lighten up, Francis.

I don’t know who did it. It was brought to my attention by this Tweet, from someone who didn’t know who had originated it, either…


8 thoughts on “ICYMI: This cracked me up over the weekend

  1. Norm Ivey

    One of my favorite things about the Internet is the crowd-sourced comedy, especially when something silly starts trending on Twitter.

    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      Yeah… but you know, ever since the first one of those I saw — the one about Star Trek, which Burl brought to my attention in 2009 — those “Downfall” parodies have gotten less and less funny.

      By the way, how many of you saw the original? Pretty good movie…

    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      She’s German, you see. You take that and combine it with Trump’s fascist tendencies (authoritarianism, ethnic nationalism, personality cult, etc.), and you have a joke.

      Don’t overanalyze it. That’ll kill any joke…

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