Osama And Bert – What Happens When You Use The Web For Image Searches
from the very-very-weird dept
Someone sent me an email last night to check out a bunch of news stories that show people protesting while holding up signs of Osama bin Laden. It seems that a fairly common poster being used in the protests includes a picture of Osama bin Laden sitting next to Bert from Sesame Street. That picture is from a “joke” page comparing “Evil Bert” to other famous “evil” figures from history. It seems that the protestors are simply using the internet and something like Google’s image search to get their pictures for the poster. Apparently, in the picture above the Bert image, they also show Osama holding a bottle of Jack Daniels (though, that is probably not true). It seems the protestors were just grabbing any picture they could find without realizing exactly what they were doing. This is the biggest version of the photo I could find. But, you can also see the poster here, here and here. All of which are different shots of protestors who have the same poster – suggesting (as some have suggested) that it’s not a fake poster. Just demonstrators who didn’t realize what they were doing. Of course, this could still be a massive hoax, but if it is, it would be pretty impressive.