Curiously enough, the first and the biggest assembly of the Cardboard Media Whore Cutouts happened when they all got together to greet Iranian president Ahmadinejad during his appearance at Columbia University in New York. This is probably where the Iranian government got the idea. After all, they did steal from the People's Cube in the past.
Quote:To celebrate last week’s 33rd anniversary of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s triumphant return from exile, Iran re-enacted his arrival at a Tehran airport, using a cardboard cutout to stand in for the late Iranian leader.
Photographs of the ceremony published on Tuesday by Iran’s semiofficial Mehr news agency seemed to lend themselves to parody, with Farsi and English Internet satirists treating them as bizarre authoritarian kitsch.
Read the rest here. And check out excellent Cube-like Photoshops at http://cardboardkhomeini.blogspot.com/
Here are just a few:
Cardboard Khomeini witnesses The Kiss
Cardboard Khomeini at Kim Jong Il's funeral
Cardboard Khomeini Abbey Road album cover
And so on...
"They're called targets."