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20 awful North Carolina politicians, reimagined with Google Deep Dream

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If you’re not on drugs, Google Deep Dream will make you believe you are.

Released last month by the company’s engineers, the software is an experiment that uses a database of code and images to interpret and recognize other images. That sounds nice and simple, sure, but the psychedelic results have become a steady viral stream all by themselves.

To have a little fun with the tricky technology and our own area heritage of hateful and/or backward politicians and public figures, we decided to run a few infamous Tar Heels through one of several online applications that approximates Google Deep Dream. Thanks to Dreamscope for the help, Google for the inspiration and the Internet at large for the parody fodder.

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Jesus Christ, Jesse is worse than we remember.

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That's John Edwards buying groceries, but what the fuck is he buying?

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Here's hoping those adorable hovering animals attack at any moment.

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Liddy Dole, and her trademark Bobby Dole sock-puppet.
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Remember when Mike Easley wrecked that NASCAR? He was on acid.

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This is what happens when the federal government shuts down and Renee Ellmers doesn't get her motherfucking money.

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We knew C.B. Aycock was a vile racist. We did not know he was from Mordor.
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Billy Graham, somehow scarier.

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Julius Nyang'oro loves educating young UNC athletes, but he really does not like Google's Deep Dream.

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Wow. We sure are glad we didn't skip Stam.
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Cherie Berry welcomes you to the worst elevator ride of your life.

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Google Deep Dream is the only thing that could make us want to cuddle Art Pope less.

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Because God is good and his bountiful is plenty and he has an incredibly developed sense of irony, Meg Scott Phipps has actually become a sideshow at the North Carolina State Fair.

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Let's at least hope Thom Tillis washed his hands before he ate this crazy little baby.
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Uncontested proof that Richard Burr only talks out of the side of his mouth.
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Mike Nifong's career never really recovered, did it?

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Chad Barefoot doesn't even have a grade level.

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Congratulations, Carrboro, it's your racist namesake. At least he's more interesting this way.

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Phil Berger is Illuminati. 

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Charlie Daniels once called Barack Obama an "unmanly spoiled child," which is kind of what this photo reminds us of.

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Bonus Jesse, because he's just the worst.

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