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That's the only description I can come up with to describe how he could possibly have come up with THIS and actually sell it for $14.50:

 

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The New York Times art critic has published quite the critique of this...masterpiece. Or whatever the hell it is.

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Mao Zedong wrote poetry. Bill Clinton played saxophone. Winston Churchill and George W. Bush both turned to painting. For some politicians, only art can calm the passions after a long day — and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, now steering New York to a cautious reopening after the deaths of 32,000 citizens, has lately taken solace in the discipline of graphic design.

 

“What if somebody said, ‘OK, no words? Paint me a picture that tells the story of what you’re trying to say,’ ” Mr. Cuomo asked himself Monday. Depicting his response to the coronavirus outbreak in images was “like a relief valve,” he went on; “I could go and just use a different side of my brain.”

 

Do bear in mind the governor’s admission that he relied on a less exercised lobe when you examine his new poster — his second this year — bearing the slogan “New York Tough.” This synthesis of the state’s coronavirus ordeal, on whose themes the governor expatiated during a New York City news conference, appears like a lysergic imitation of a Victorian public reform campaign — translating the nightmare of the pandemic into an equally nightmarish vision of an island mountain, festooned with icons of death and decline, overlaid with text flying in every direction.

 

Now, the Governor could perhaps be forgiven for this lapse of judgment and general good taste if this was his first foray into...graphic design.

 

But it's not at all.

 

BECAUSE HE RELEASED ONE OF THESE BACK IN JANUARY!

 

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This is CLEARLY a man who has lost his goddamned mind.

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32 minutes ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:

That's the only description I can come up with to describe how he could possibly have come up with THIS and actually sell it for $14.50:

 

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This is CLEARLY a man who has lost his goddamned mind.

 

Also are we 100% sure that's Andrew Cuomo and not Willem Dafoe from Spider-Man?

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He just has big dad energy! My dad does the same kind of shit...When I went off to college he took a rawhide, branded my initials on it, covered it in epoxy, and built a wooden platform for it. The message being conveyed? That he was proud of me for being so ‘tough, like rawhide’. 

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43 minutes ago, Chris- said:

He just has big dad energy! My dad does the same kind of shit...When I went off to college he took a rawhide, branded my initials on it, covered it in epoxy, and built a wooden platform for it. The message being conveyed? That he was proud of me for being so ‘tough, like rawhide’. 

I can’t wait to find out what insane dad thing I do when my oldest starts college in 4 years

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5 minutes ago, sblfilms said:

I can’t wait to find out what insane dad thing I do when my oldest starts college in 4 years

 

When we laid my mom to rest, he also insisted that we all write letters to place with the urn; he claimed it is a Jewish burial tradition that he read about. Beyond my skepticism as to how true that is, both him and my mom are/were Catholic.

 

This is also a man who spent three years living in the Shah's Iran, during which he almost ended up with a gold Ferrari gifted to the Shah by the Italian government, and ultimately was chased out of the country by Manucher Ghorbanifar after the Iranian trucker union wrote his company a bad check.

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1 minute ago, Chris- said:

 

When we laid my mom to rest, he also insisted that we all write letters to place with the urn; he claimed it is a Jewish burial tradition that he read about. Beyond my skepticism as to how true that is, both him and my mom are/were Catholic.

 

This is also a man who spent three years living in the Shah's Iran, during which he almost ended with a gold Ferrari gifted to the Shah by the Italian government, and ultimately was chased out of the country by Manucher Ghorbanifar after the Iranian trucker union wrote his company a bad check.


There is so much to unpack in these two paragraphs 

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14 minutes ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:

@Chris- did your father ever make oblique references to working with "the Company"?

 

Because once you have ANY dealings with Manucher Ghorbanifar, that's pretty much a flag of "Company" involvement.

Like a good Company man, he has not!

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22 minutes ago, Chris- said:

 

When we laid my mom to rest, he also insisted that we all write letters to place with the urn; he claimed it is a Jewish burial tradition that he read about. Beyond my skepticism as to how true that is, both him and my mom are/were Catholic.

 

This is also a man who spent three years living in the Shah's Iran, during which he almost ended up with a gold Ferrari gifted to the Shah by the Italian government, and ultimately was chased out of the country by Manucher Ghorbanifar after the Iranian trucker union wrote his company a bad check.

I'd watch this movie.

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7 minutes ago, Bloodporne said:

I'd watch this movie.

 

I've actually been recording some of his stories, and plan on writing some creative non-fiction pieces with them...Not really looking to achieve anything, mainly just want to document/publish the fact that my dad is dope as hell.

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37 minutes ago, thewhyteboar said:

Obviously the Trump administration has horribly mismanaged this crisis. But their are a ton of governors and mayors out there who are doing just as terribly and deserve to lose their jobs. I hope we actually get some accountability, but I'm not holding my breath. 

 

Cuomo and Bill de Blasio are somewhere near the top of that list.

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You could argue Cuomo acted a bit late, sure, but since then he has handled the situation exceptionally well. He was handed the absolute worst situation in the country and those that do no acknowledge that to not deserve to be taken seriously.

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Just now, Jose said:

You could argue Cuomo acted a bit late, sure, but since then he has handled the situation exceptionally well. He was handed the absolute worst situation in the country and those that do no acknowledge that to not deserve to be taken seriously.

Yeah having been here to actually see it I'm amazed that New York was able to get a handle on this. Partnering with Connecticut and New Jersey was beneficial for all involved.

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It's funny to me that people congratulate governors that did not make the nursing home mistake when they were never forced to make a difficult decision in the first place. Why would I discharge a COVID patient back to a nursing home if the hospital he/she was staying at wasn't completely overwhelmed?

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