FUNNY OR DIE? Website Mashes Up Time And Newsweek Covers

Humor site Hypervocal is poking fun at the two newsweeklies’ buzzworthy covers—and the desperate state of print media—with the mashup cover above.

“Imagine what would happen if we combined Time’s “Sloppy Second Base Heard ‘Round the World” and Newsweek’s “Sloppy Photoshop of Totally Gay Obama.” It might look something like this.”


So what do you think, Queerty patrol? Funny, infuriating or just flat?

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  • Scott

    I just don’t find this funny. It’s sophomoric.

  • todd

    not only not funny–at all–it’s also poorly done and just stupid.

  • Jabaroo

    Agree with No. 1 and No. 2, not funny at all, it’s like they’re trying to hard to be funny, but at the same time not hard enough.

  • Oh, ok

    And we’ve come full circle. Obama publicly supports us and is met with homophobia aimed at him and us. Yet it’s just a “joke” right?

    It’s ridiculous how both gays and supposed straight allies attacked him before this much more in your face stance and immediately after continue attacking him.

    If I was him I’d really just toss my hands up in the air and think “Why bother?”.

    I thought the whole point of gay equality, “It Gets Better”, etc was to stop bullying, gay bashing, and mocking gays.

    Where’s GLAAD, HRC, etc raising hell against these images and phrases that just mock what Obama is doing FOR us?

  • Marie Cohn

    At the rate we’re going, by November: polls reveal 48% of likely voters believe Obama is gay. Not “gay”, as in “lame”, but gay as in homosexual.

    (This was the gist of Lawrence O’Donnell’s critique of the Newsweek cover last night on MSNBC).

  • w.e.

    Tina Brown and Andrew Sullivan have brought ridicule onto someone who has been trying to do positive things for the gay community for some time. It has now become a sad punchline on the late night talkshows, and for that, I will never forgive either of them. And of course, the haters at Queerty have to perpetuate the images to further doom a valiant attempt at fairness and justice, and by extension, our quest for equal rights for years to come.

  • LaTeesha

    Stupid & trashy.

  • D-lite

    The edit is kind of terrible by itself, however being able to compare it to the original magazines it’s based off of I actually gotta say it’s really funny. I think I’m more bothered by the original Newsweek cover, it’s poorly made, the word choice is terrible and what are they really trying to convey with that image? It’s just a ridiculous cover.

  • Belize

    @Oh, ok: “It’s ridiculous how both gays and supposed straight allies attacked him before this much more in your face stance and immediately after continue attacking him.”

    Personally, I find his support comforting. But if I’m going to be real with you, love, I would say that it was a VERY BAD political move that may have endangered his reelection. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that he is giving out very vocal support to the LGBT community.

    But the big problem is this, the LGBT issue is a very divisive issue. And now, I think that a great deal of people who used to support him have decided not to because of that. And that, to me, is a lose-lose scenario considering the theory that he isn’t going to win more votes with that statement anyway. The people he would’ve won with that statement has already been won after the Republican alternatives were announced.

    I mean really, Santorum, Bachmann, Romney? Had it been McCain, I would’ve understood the need to show vocal support to the LGBT. But those three? Oh no.

  • Aric

    When will our gay community as a whole realize that this is a ploy for votes, and the 1-in-6 bundlers who would withhold their money from him??

  • K!r!lleXXI

    Oh, that’s right, because anyone who supports gay rights is gay themselves. I see the logic. It’s like every member of Greenpeace is a non-human animal. Uh-huh… Makes perfect sense.

  • Mark

    So why does “Hypervocal” get a pass? If that was on Michelle Malkin or Rush Limbaugh’s website Barney Frank and Debbie Wasserman Shultz would be on every am talk show screaming racism and homophobia. Maxine Walters and the C.B.C. would be ballistic. I think the simple answer is none of them have seen it.

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