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As spied on Boerum Street today, August 29, 2013. Where’s John Cleese when you need him?
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Taken August 29, 2013.
Taken August 29, 2013.
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I arrived home from today’s peregrinations to find another piece of campaign “literature” from Vito “Gropez” Lopez in my inbox. Here’s what my tipster had to say about it:
The latest from Vito. Too bad there’s no reference anywhere to any of these events actually happening.
New York Shitty analysis:
- Well, methinks it has already been established that Mr. Lopez has a rather unconventional view of what constitutes “the truth”.
- “Renaissance”: one person’s (Vito’s) Renaissance is another person’s “displacement”.
- I for one would like it if “Gropez” would expound upon why he is running for City Council in the first place…
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Ever since I have posted the good news about Mr. Gropez’s lack of Photoshop skills (part of which can be seen above), I have been wondering:
Who was the fellow who lost his head?
I suspect my comrade over at the New York Daily News, Celeste Katz, has as well. She writes:
A moustached man with glasses stands between the two in the middle of the original photo…
Well thanks to an anonymous tipster I have ascertained the identity of this fellow… (drum roll please)
Will the Honorable Richard Velasquez, stand up please! Now of course the question (in my mind, anyway) is why Gropez and friends saw fit to remove him. Anyone?
P.S.: You can (and should) see the original New York Daily News article from which I grabbed the above insert by clicking here. Otherwise, you can read the follow-up article wherein Gropez says the Photoshopping is no big deal and he and Hillary are buds by clicking here.
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Gropez truly is the gift that keeps on giving. In this case a “birthday card” sent to a woman in the 34th City Council District— a month late. As you can see she has taken this missive in good humor (and context). Vito writes:
I wish that for every extra candle on your cake, you receive an extra reason to smile. Happy Birthday to you!
That “come hither” look and comb-over. Wow, just wow.
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This New York Daily News/campaign literature mash-up was made possible by a resident of Ridgewood. As you can see Mr. Gropez appears to have taken some, um, creative license with the highlighted image. Interesting. In any case, he needs to parlay some of that campaign money and hire a better Photoshop wizard. Bad.
P.S.: Oh yeah, if this fellow is willing to utilize phony photos for the campaign trail, exactly what kind of City Councilman do you think he will be? Just sayin’…
UPDATE, August 4, 2013: The New York Daily News has taken notice of this hilarious item and has a rather nice article about it. You can/should read it here!
UPDATE, August 5, 2013: New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer tender it’s two cents;
…New York Shitty suggested the Lopez campaign employ a better Photoshopper. It would also benefit by not retouching photos that appeared in easily Googlable Daily News stories in the first place.
Well said. And last— but hardly least— here’s what Queens Crap has to say:
This guy is either really stupid, or has cojones the size of cantaloupes.
I’d say both— but why split hairs?
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Taken by WarmSleepy.
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From Metropolitan Avenue.
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