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Social Media Memes -FREE- 2021 Digital Video Marketing Stats – Stunning!

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In Enterprise Edition, you get 1000 memes! Yes, you read that correctly, ONE THOUSAND MEMES for Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn, etc. as well as FIVE HUNDRED (500) each for Twitter and Pinterest.


That's a total of... OMG... 2000 graphics!!! 


You'll never have to worry about running out of content OR the dread "repeat tweet" ever again!

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It's here! The first of Mann's epic, arresting and BAM-POW beautiful social media memes. There's a reason I chose the word "stunning" to describe this set. Two reasons, actually. The first is how they look, and the second is the information they impart. 

Together, they rock worlds.

This big ol' set of 100 eye-popping social media graphics covers the most important "silo" within the broad subject of online marketing for 2021 (and beyond). What is it? Two words: video marketing.

Doubt this statement? Well, then you'd better check out the info in these social media memes themselves, because you'll quickly see I'm not exaggerating!

Social Media Graphics for Every Major Usage!

There are stunning changes afoot in the world of online marketing, and the influence of video on all of them cannot be understated. Most people are not aware of these big changes and how they will affect business at every level—from local mom-and-pop shops to global e-commerce and big name brand marketing operations. 

Post these cutting-edge social media memes and you will be perceived as the expert by informing your viewers of what is already here now, today, right under their noses—and more importantly, what is coming! 


FREE Social Media Memes for You!

You can get 10 FREE, unbranded social media memes for use in your own social media feeds right here, right now. These social media graphics can be posted to your site, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Wherever you want! 

In fact, these social media graphics were designed specifically for the two biggest, most influential viral channels: Facebook and Instagram!

Marketplace Facts 2021 – Video Marketing | Set of 10 FREE Social Media Memes, Perfectly Sized for Facebook and Instagram!

These 10 gorgeous and informative graphics, representing the best in social media design, are 100% FREE to use as you see fit—and Mann's gift to you! The memes of this small set are NOT part of the larger set, which means you'll really have 110 unique social media graphics when you get both!

The Basic Set of Marketplace Facts includes 100 unique, colorful, unbranded social media memes that you can use to grab and hold viewer interest, provide valuable information to other business people and generate Likes and Shares for your own business.

You can re-brand them by putting your name/logo/site in the lower left corner, just as we have done for WebMarketingServices. Cool, huh?

Or, if you lack the interest, means or desire to do this for yourself, Mann and his team can custom brand these social media graphics for you. You have the option to order this at checkout. 

Mann is giving away #FREE #SocialMedia #Memes from his Video Marketing facts set. 

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Video Marketing Social Media Memes

Virtually every expert and indicator is pointing towards the same simple truth. Whether it's leaders in social media itself (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) or leading research and metrics firms (Google, AdWeek, Alexa, etc.), they're all saying the same thing. The trends and numbers are indisputable and undeniable. 

In short: video is dominating marketing online. Period. End of story. Further, video is increasingly dominating the web overall.

These social media graphics from Mann are all about video and video marketing. They're topical, informative, interesting and, if you're NOT doing video, alarming! Heck, some would say these video marketing memes are far beyond alarming, as the truth revealed can be earth-shaking and perhaps even paradigm-shifting to some! 

Chart data courtesy of Wyzowl and Animoto.

In fact, if YOU are not familiar with the trends and reality shown on these social media memes, you may need to sit down first!

Why? Because if you're not doing video you're not only missing out on the best, most effective (and arguably cost-effective) means of reaching people today, you're also falling further and further behind your competition, which may well be doing video and... here's the hard part... eating your lunch!

NOTE: If your competition is NOT using video right now, you have a remarkable opportunity many others would kill for. Don't squander it—take advantage of it! Leap ahead of the competition and establish your dominance while it's (relatively) easy! 

Business owners need to know that #video #marketing is now dominant. These Social Media Memes (F-R-E-E G-I-F-T) show it! 

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Social Media Graphics — One Set, Many Options

The Basic Set of Marketplace Facts 2021 consists of 100 informative video marketing memes on ten different, gorgeous square backgrounds, designed specifically for Instagram and Facebook. 

The set is directed at business people of all stripes (ranging from local brick and mortar shop owners to online marketers to Fortune 500 CEOs), and these graphics will open eyes as the stats open their minds (I hope). 

But what about other formats? You need special social media graphics to take advantage of platforms that DO NOT favor square image posts. 


For instance, this is what Twitter does to Mann's gorgeous social media graphics... 

Social Media Design Specifically for Twitter!

Image showing how our standard square Basic Set images look on Twitter. Particularly bad if you want your own custom branding to show!

Twitter, probably the #2 social media sharing network after Facebook, prefers horizontal format posts. Square posts will get trimmed top and bottom, which requires a click in order to be read. Not good for getting impressions or likes and shares (i.e. retweets).

My 1:2 proportion horizontal format version of the Basic Set has 50 paired posts designed to be perfect for Twitter!

Example of how Mann's 2up horizontal social media memes (i.e. the Twitter Version) actually look on the platform. Big impact – double tap – bang bang! 

Social Media Memes Made for Pinterest!

Pinterest, one of the best "alternative" social media platforms—and very popular with well-heeled users—prefers a vertical format post.

But recently, the network has said that "tower" posts, which used to dominate, are no longer preferred. 

They don't want posts which are too tall, and square or horizontal format posts simply do not get the impressions and engagement.

The 2:1 proportion vertical format version of the Basic Set has 50 paired posts designed to be perfect for Pinterest!

Example of how the 2up vertical social media memes (i.e. the Pinterest Version) actually look on the platform. Instant interest and response (screenshot taken minutes after posting)!

The good news is, as you can tell from the above, Mann has created special versions of my Basic Set for these kinds of applications (horizontal and vertical). You can get them as an upgrade, separately or together!

Enterprise Edition: Endless Social Media Memes...

100 unique graphics (50 for the Twitter and Pinterest sets) may seem like a lot of content, but it can go really, really fast.

At five posts a day (probably the most you want to do on many networks), that's only 20 days worth of fresh content!

Once you've run through the Marketplace Facts 2021 - Video Marketing set, you're faced with the prospect every serious social media marketer is faced with: to repeat, or not to repeat.

Some platforms are better about this than others, but the general rule of thumb is that you don't repeat if you can avoid it—and if you do repeat, spread it out over time.

The absolute worst thing you can do with your social media content (because it pisses both the platform and your regs off) is regularly repeat the exact same stuff over and over again. You can spread the 100 posts out far enough that you shouldn't have any worries about being penalized for repeat content. However...

With a gorgeous (and informative) set of social media graphics like these, you'll likely want to repeat them. Right? Especially when  they're generating engagement! Fortunately, there's a bullet-proof end-run around the duplicate content issue.  

What is it? It's THIS. Social Media Design X10!

The Enterprise Edition! Whether unbranded or custom branded to suit your preferences, you'll get ONE THOUSAND SOCIAL MEDIA MEMES from my Basic set! We put each and every video marketing data point on ten different backgrounds.

With the Enterprise Edition of my social media graphics, you get the Basic Set of 100 memes... TENFOLD! So yeah... the above... TIMES TEN!!! You'll get 1000 completely unique and original posts!

So, to be clear... that's 100 x 10 or... 1000 total social media memes!

1000.

Yep. Mann did that! 

Is he insane? Maybe. Arguably. Probably. But YOU can benefit from his madness. 

Get the Enterprise Edition if you don't ever want to worry about the dread "repeat tweet!" Oh, and for the real maniacs out there, we can even apply the same method to the Twitter and Pinterest versions, giving you 500 images instead of 50!

NOTE: We are NOT responsible for suicidal ideations if you attempt to schedule all 1000 memes at once! 

Marketplace Facts 2021 - #VideoMarketing - #Memes for FB, Twitter, IG, Pinterest. Even fully branded and customized 4 YOU! F-R-E-E Set. #Cool. 

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Custom Social Media Memes and YOU

Mann Can Add YOUR Logo and URL to the Entire Set!

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You will note that Mann's video marketing-oriented memes are unbranded in their basic form. For some, this is fine. But many folks want and need fully branded content. Rest assured, he's got you covered!

You can get a fully custom branded version of the Basic Set, the Twitter and Pinterest versions, and even the Enterprise edition, using your logo/brand mark. All you have to do is pay for the customization option you want and we'll take care of the rest. 

Trust Mann, who had to build this entire freakin' set the hard way. You DON'T want to have to do this by hand! Save MANY HOURS of your time and a TON of aggravation.

Let us custom brand your social media memes for you. Then all you have to worry about is posting 'em!

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you order the customization option, your social media memes become 100% UNIQUE TO YOU! There's no chance that Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. will penalize you in any way for having social media graphics in your feed which are the same as everyone else!  

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The #MAGAfiles – Trump, Covid and 500,000 Dead?

The #MAGAfiles. It's my little foray into documenting, in graphic form, the horrific improprieties of the #Trump Regime, here at the end of four years of inept despotism and would-be, tin pot, tin foil hat dictatorship. And specifically, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the effects it will continue to have on us even after the #ManBaby is gone. 

Not that I expect he's ever going to be gone. I fear he's going to be in our collective faces, one way or another, for at least several more years to come.

Here at the top of the page I will post the latest #MAGAfiles graphic. While I'd love to update this projekt every day, the reality is that it's simply not going to happen. I don't have the time. That being said, I will try to update it frequently, so please check back in. 

NOTE: Data for the #MAGAfiles is compiled from the Covid Tracking Project and various other sites and news sources.

The Latest #MAGAFiles Post

Pandemic? What Pandemic?

The Covid-19 numbers continue to mount inexorably, up 15,000 deaths in seven days. Daily death toll averages 3,000, which means we are experiencing a 9/11 every day now, on average. 


To say this is heartbreaking and horrifying doesn't even begin to do justice to this national tragedy, to say nothing of the rest of the world. The United States represents about 4% of the world population, but suffers approx. 20% of the fatalities. What does that tell you? I know what it tells me... 


It's only further reinforcement of these #MAGAfiles, and the main, over-arching point. To wit: Donald Trump and his criminal crew are directly responsible for the severity of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 disaster. Period.


Which makes them murderers, doesn't it? 


Meanwhile, In Stable Genius Land...

Donald Trump and the #TrumpTrain continues careening off the rails. We've had not one word of even fake concern from the #SuperspreaderInChief in many weeks. It's clear he gives not even the smallest of small shits (not that he really ever did) about the devastation being wrought by Covid-19 across the land. The pandemic is not even a "to do" item on his planner.


(Not that the idiot has a planner, or would follow it if he did) 


And condolences to a smarting nation? None. Nada. Nil. Fuggedaboudit. Who got time fo' dat?


What is on his tiny, broken, erratic excuse for a mind—because he's afraid and desperate—is running the biggest con of 'em all. That being, staying in the White House as POTUS when he clearly and unequivocally lost the election!


And why not? All of his other scams have—after a fashion—succeeded. 


What does one expect from a sociopath so out of touch with reality, his focus is now entirely on subverting the will of the American people and negating an election—perhaps the single most transparent and responsibly run in history—in which he lost handily?


The "big deal" Covid Response Team, ostensibly "led" by Mike Pence, barely functions at all. It's not clear at all that it's doing anything of even minimal merit at this point. And we just heard that Pence will be "out of town" for the foreseeable future...


Tis the Season for Treason....

Which leads us to the latest outrage, and absolute clear evidence of conspiracy, sedition and even outright treason. Real treason. Not that phony-baloney bullshit Trumplicans like to throw about (since the advent of #Trumpism, everybody who doesn't heave to the party line is by definition a "traitor"). 


No this ain't no joke. It's the real deal. 


The following videos from the great Keith Olbermann broke before most of the mainstream media picked up the story of what I'm calling the Friday Night Coup Do.


Besides Trump, present at the seditious session were Rudy Giuliani, pro-Qanon conspiracy lawyer and all around total nutbag Sidney Powell, long-time pol and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (who damn well oughta know better), the White House Council and, apparently, a few others. One of whom was the ousted right-wing founder and former CEO of Overstock.com, Patrick Byrne. WTF? And for all I know, the My Pillow guy was there too. 


Anyway, so it goes in the tragicomic end stage of the Trump Regime... 



#MAGAfiles Musings

Anybody who knows me knows I hate Donald Trump. I stipulate to this, and freely admit that my opinion of him colors my evaluation of him. However, I'm a very objective person, so while I know A) my hatred of Trump would make it harder for me to acknowledge any good he does, B) the simple fact is, he's no good and has done little, if any, good whatsoever.

I mean, this is a guy who has the DOJ, which usually argues for the government and existing law, siding with the plaintiffs before the Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn and undo Obama Careduring a freakin' pandemic!

The 45th President of the United States is pursuing a policy which he knows will injure millions of Americans at a time when, due to his devil-may-care style of "governing" (emphasis on "devil", and definitely not on governing), millions are already in extremis and hurting.

Seriously, need I say more?


(And I could. Pages and pages more. But who has the time/inclination?)

#MAGAfiles: December 15, 2020

New records shattered! The USA surpasses over 300,000 dead for the first time, and averages 2.5 to 3 thousand deaths per day.


Fortunately, the first Pfizer vaccines started going into the arms of front-line workers and those critically in need, even as Trump and his cronies intended to jump the line and inoculate the entire White House staff. Unfortunately, we also learned that Trump—once again proving his wisdom and acumen—did not order enough vaccine to treat even half the country!


How interesting and ironic it is that a group of people who have spent the better part of a year calling the Coronavirus pandemic "a hoax," "fake news" and even worse yet, some kind of Big Lie brought against the President by foreign actors (China), liberals and democrats, or both—and spitting in the eye of science and public health—now want shots.


Suddenly learning shame (or more likely, recoiling from more bad publicity in a year full of it), the White House reversed course on it's "us first" plan, though in typical fashion it did not do so definitively, leaving itself plenty of wiggle room to do so in a very dodgy public statement. The smart bet is that the innoculations are now being conducted in secrecy. 


As the Associated Press article said: "The number of dead rivals the population of St. Louis or Pittsburgh. It is equivalent to repeating a tragedy on the scale of Hurricane Katrina every day for 5 1/2 months. It is more than five times the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War. It is equal to a 9/11 attack every day for more than 100 days."


Jennifer Nuzzo of Johns Hopkins, in the same article, said: "To think now we can just absorb in our country 3,000 deaths a day as though it were just business as usual, it just represents a moral failing."


Without saying in so many words, she is making the same point as these #MAGAfiles. The failing is not ours, it is the nation's so-called "leadership." 


Donald Trump and his administration, through it's stunning incompetence, disregard for science and sensible public health practices, willful stupidity and actively malicious behavior (including incessant lying, misrepresentation and deception), is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths—and most likely, in the end, many hundreds of thousands!

#MAGAfiles: December 9, 2020

For the first time ever, the #TrumpVirus kills more than 3000 Americans in a single day. As Jonathan Reiner, Professor of Medicine and Surgery at George Washington University said on December 3: “By this time next week, we are going to be talking about 3,000 deaths a day – that’s 9/11 every single day.” Six days later, on Dec 9, he was right.

#MAGAfiles: December 3, 2020

New single day American records! 2,885 deaths and 100,667 hospital admissions. 276,375 total deaths and 14,216,980 total infections in the USA.

#MAGAfiles Metrics

I mean, we can argue about whether some of his less controversial executive orders were "good" or not, but in the main, he has done nothing of significance to help Joe Sixpack, and plenty to do the opposite. In fact, most of the ones which weren't empty gestures were largely good for big business and bad for the American people; for instance, rolling back environmental protection regs to allow American companies to dump toxic waste in public waters. In fact, the Trump administration has sabotaged environmental protection across the board, undoing, reversing and eliminating over 100 important and consequential laws

And legislation? Tell me how the YUGE tax break for billionaires helped the average American. Oh yeah. Trickle down. Uh huh. That. 

We can argue about his role in vaccine production and Operation Warp Speed—as if any President wouldn't have jumped on such a program—but I think it's safe to say most experts consider his role minimal.

The fact is, Trump had little to nothing to do with getting these vaccines into development, production and distribution, as much as we wishes to take credit for them. Market forces, if nothing else, and cutting edge science (which, generally speaking, he sabotages and defunds) brought about the remarkably rapid development of Coronavirus vaccines.

New biotech made it all possible; the Trump administration had little to do with it. And then, when the vaccines were on the horizon, he couldn't even do a little basic math and order enough vaccine for the whole of the population! In fact, "the great negotiator" managed to let other countries scoop up what could and probably should have been the US supply through sheer stupidity!

Well, what does #ManBaby care? He got the absolute best, most cutting-edge treatment possible, and only cares about his class—you know, the folks willing to pay $200,000/year to be near #DiaperDon. 

Which, MAGAts, Trumpers and other cult members—if I need to point this out—DOES NOT mean you!

#MAGAfiles: November 2020 Summary

As of November 2020: 272,270 total deaths and 13,920,038 have been infected. This is an increase of +35,791 in deaths and +13,920,038 infected over October.

#MAGAfiles Morons

I know that Trump and Trumpers want to give the #OrangeMenace credit for the vaccines (even as they vow not to take them), but like the economy he managed to wreck, he tries to take credit for the smarts and hard work of others. 

This is nothing new. It's what he's done throughout his whole life.

Seriously, as Jake Tapper of CNN (another coldly objective observer) said of the first Trump-Biden debate—an opinion which could and should properly be applied to the administration across the board—it was "a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck."

In my (admittedly caustic) view, the only good thing about being on the #TrumpTrain (long since derailed, set alight and exploding) would be that A) you're dead, so therefore out of your own misery and ours, and B) you won't expose others to Covid-19, because the virus has been purged from your corpse by fire. So yeah, there's that. 

Quite seriously, and sad to say, we are now losing thousands of Americans every single day to a disease which never had to be this bad. It never had to be half near this this bad! And it's all on Trump, directly or indirectly. 

As of right now, we are on the fast track for 300,000 dead by Christmas and 400,000 dead by the time Biden-Harris take office in January. By the time the pandemic is "under control" (whatever that means), many experts say we're looking half a million dead

That's more than the total of US casualties in WWII! But hey, we'll have done in one year through incompetence, negligence and stupidity what it took Germany and Japan to do in four. So that must be "winning"—right? 

#MAGAfiles: November 29, 2020

USA totals: 256,377 dead and 13,383,373 sick.

#MAGAfiles Measure

Trump's response to Covid-19 has been so willfully indifferent, woefully insufficient and brazenly malicious, future generations of Americans (if there are future generations of Americans) will consider #Trump and his administration to be the standard by which political incompetence and abject viciousness in America is forever judged. 

Thankfully, it didn't ever reach the Hitlerian/Nazi outright authoritarian model (which it very likely would have in a second term), but between the white nationalists, the gun-toting MAGA Militias, the neo-Nazis, the Boogaloo Boys, the unrepentant South-Will-Rise-Again pro-Confederacy goons and their KKK brothers, you can sorta see it from here... 

It's one of the reasons I created the Confascist Cross and t-shirts (well, sorta) to go with it. 

To this point, each of the #MAGAfiles graphics has featured a central graphic—The Donald Trump Covid-19 Legacy element. Within it, I list a range of crimes which I believe #CadetBonespurs is probably guilty of. I say "probably," because I'm no lawyer and there's a certain amount of overlap in the terms. But I think the point is made. 

If it's not clear, what I'm saying is that I believe President Donald J. Trump willingly chose to do as little as possible for the American people, thereby violating his oath, his sacred duty and the covenant every POTUS has with the public. While no President, no matter how concerned and competent, could have saved every one of us, Trump's toxic combination of inaction and incompetence has cost us tens of thousands of lives and will undoubtedly be in the hundreds of thousands by the time it's all said and done. 

I believe he's personally responsible for a significant percentage of American deaths. So call it negligent homicide, manslaughter, mass murder... whatever. IMHO, he and his enablers need to be held to account, prosecuted and convicted. 

My fantasy is that Donnybrook ends up celled with Bernie Madoff. One great con man deserves another, right?

Covid deaths aside, there's no telling what, if anything, Trump could be charged with, given that we don't know how tough state and federal prosecutors are going to be. It's unclear, for instance, how aggressively Biden's DOJ is going to go after the #TrumpCrimeFamily and it's associates. 

Also, Trump is clearly planning on either A) pardoning himself, or B) resigning before January 20th and having Pence parson him. It's dubious whether the former would work, but everyone agrees the latter would probably stick. One way or another, he's going to try to get himself pardoned, and if successful, this would mean NO FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS could be launched against him. 

I somehow think the Founding Fathers never meant the pardon power to be a presidential "get out of jail free" card.

Anyway, I wish I'd started the #MAGAfiles sooner, but it is what it is. I encourage you to weigh in, and please, share, share, SHARE!

Kollection Trump: Art 4 the #ManBaby We Love to Hate

I've hated Donald J. Trump for years, and Kollection Trump should prove it (for anyone who has a doubt).

I disliked him and thought he was a conman and a crook from long before that fateful day he descended from the gold plated on-high of Trump Tower, to the roar (OK, mildly excited cheers) of a paid crowd in order to tell us Mexicans are rapists and criminals, we're going to have a 2000 mile long Great Wall to keep them out (that they're going to pay for) and only he—the Great Donald—could save us from a bleak future, and Make America Great Again. 

But it wasn't until he was actually running for president that I grew to truly loathe him, and with every passing day, those antipathic feelings only grew. And even now, as the End is Near, with every insane, incendiary, insulting tweet and abject lie, these feelings only grow all the more. 

Sorry, Don. 

Kollection Trump: Donald Trump Covid-19 Legacy–The MAGA Files

A long time ago... like four years ago (gah!)... I thought I could and should do some public interest graphics on the life and career of the  "stable genius"—none other than our brand spanking* new POTUS, Donald J. Trump. I called it the "Trump Files"—or T Files for short.

I began the project and it quickly got out of hand. I mean, way, way, way out of hand. What I thought would be half a dozen or so infographics quickly metastasized into dozens, and then continued to grow in scope and complexity.

With every rock I turned over, I found more scandalous material that I felt should be added to the series for context. Between the research and writing alone, what I had thought would be a day or so project started to stretch into days... 

And rapidly became exhausting. It was just too much. Then, as if often the case, some paying projects came along and that was pretty much was the end of that. 

Sigh.

What I should have done is follow my own advice, the very thing I used to tell my staffers when a big project seemed overwhelming; break it down into smaller chunks. Eat the elephant one bite at a time. But, I confess, sometimes you get so close to something you can't see out of the hole you've dug for yourself. Anyway...

Cut to 2020, nearly 2021.

*With a rolled up magazine applied across vast, flabby white butt cheeks, of course.

The Worst President in Ever is about to exit the main stage of history, and I find myself long past overtaken by time and events. Even if I had the time now (I don't) to revive that long abandoned T Files project...

Well, the words "Who cares?" come to mind! 

But even as Trump goes (carping and whining, of course), he is guaranteed to remain front and center in our collective consciousness and our reality because A) he is, by nature, one of those "gifts" that keep on giving, B) he is bound to be in the news for some time to come because, most experts believe, he has a nearly endless array of legal entanglements awaiting him, and C) the Covid-19 pandemic will still be maiming and killing us long after he's gone. And, to my mind, he's personally responsible for about 80% of it. 

No, Trump didn't create the Coronavirus problem—it was going to plague (pun intended) any President, regardless of name or party affiliation—but thru his willful ignorance, utter incompetence,  sociopathic maliciousness and syphilitic madness, he has made it 1000% worse than it had to be. 

I am and have been freakin' outraged by Trump's baleful actions, carelessness, laziness and reckless prevarications. I should have done something long since. But I think it's really important to remind each and every one of us what he hath wrought. 

Hence, the MAGA Files are born. My plan, such as it is, is to update the graphic every few days, so that those paying attention can follow the "progress" of this horrifying disease which, I hope and pray, will forever and henceforth be known as Trump's Disease. 

A more fitting tribute to his memory I could not have conjured up myself. 

Kollection Trump: The T-Shirts & Merch

Back in 2015, I thought it was a sure bet that I'd make a fortune with my caustic and brutally humorous anti Trump t-shirts and such. I mean, for every idiot who loves #MangoMussolini, there's two who hate him.

Unfortunately, what I learned the hard way is that while people love to buy tees to tell the world who they are and what they love, they aren't so keen to own or wear duds that are the opposite. 

I also think that, in the extremely bifurcated polity of modern day Amerika, it takes real guts to wear anti Trump gear, because there's a genuine and real fear that some lunatic Trumper will go off at sight of anything calling into question the infallible greatness of The Donald. 

In any event, I did sell a fair amount of shirts, but hardly enough to write home about—or retire on. I also made some vids along the way to promote said shirts. The above is the latest and what is assuredly the last.

It's a pretty cool vid, though. You should watch it.

I supposed I could be wrong, but I doubt that the limited demand for anti Trump gear is going to increase as he fades into (what we hope) will be relative obscurity. 

Some of the shirts shown were nuked by Teepublic almost as fast as they went up. You can learn more about that saga over here.

Kollection Trump: The "Lil Donald Trump" Illustrations

The above digital illustration/graphic and the below Donald Trump "cartoons" were created for my good friend K.S. Knight, for his article which he published first on Medium and then on his own site. 

Each cartoon addresses a Trumpian myth. We felt this was necessary, because even at the point the article was written, approx. 2 years into the disastrous, calamitous, felonious President Donald J. Trump 24/7 shit show, there were people who continued to believe he is Smart, Slick, a Genius, Modest and a Winner—despite the overwhelming and steadily mounting evidence to the contrary.  

Donald Trump – Smart

Donald Trump – Slick

Donald Trump – Genius

Donald Trump – Modest

Donald Trump – Winner

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Kollection Trump: Enter the Trumpenfuhrer

Another piece created for K.S. Knight, author of TRUMP IN HELL.

Many folks live under the assumption that "it can't happen here." They are very often the same people who don't know that Adolf Hitler, while initially made famous by a failed coup (the Beer Hall Putsch), came to power by way of the vote. Yes, he was elected into high office, and from there, seized total power and destroyed the nascent democracy the Germans built after WWI. 

On a related note—and this is something everybody should understand and take to heart—everything the Nazis did was legal. Everything. Yes, it was all legal. Under Nazi law, that is. And there is the rub. 

Hitler to Trump transformation. Digital retouching (i.e. "Photoshop" wizardry), animated. Trump would like nothing more than to become a modern day Fuhrer. 

The Hitler-Trump comparisons are apt, for a wide variety of reasons. The "rule of law" is only as good as the men administering it.

Which brings us back around to Trump, of course. The man who has said on more than one occasion that he plans to be President For Life, just like his buddy Vlad.

He has demonstrated, through repeated demonstrations of his ignorance, indifference and impulsiveness, that he would make a particularly erratic and terrifying dictator. 

Donald Trump is the man who puts the dick (albeit a tiny one) in dictator. 

Kollection Trump: Art for K.S. Knight

This section contains various pieces of cover/header art for K.S. Knight's articles, as well as promos for his first Amazon book, called QANON & TRUMP EXPOSED (QTE).

Like so much of Knight's work, QTE was way ahead of it's time, and so therefore languishes on Amazon, ignored and only reviewed by a few idiot MAGAts and Qult members. But Knight showed that Qanon was an incredibly stupid scam even back in 2017, long before the mainstream (or even alternative) media got interested. 

One of the great Q-related ironies here is that Donnybrook clearly has no idea who or what Q is. It's obvious if you've watched his behavior once Qanon signs began showing up at TrumpWorld rallies.

He's even been asked a few times about Qanon by reporters, and from the slightly befuddled look on his face to the awkward ad-libbing he does to attempt to cover up his ignorance (which in itself proves he really is clueless on the subject, since he doesn't even have a good "cover story" at the ready), there's no doubt he has no idea about his supposed role as Our Savior From the Deep State. 

The ManBaby, American Hero

Yeah, that's right. Our resident high-functioning White House moron is actually, in the deeply deluded eyes of Qanon adherents, a nonpareil genius playing 9th dimensional chess against the evil baby-raping cannibal vampire cabal secretly running the USA. 


Oh yeah. 


You know, that exclusive blood-soaked flesh-ripping club which includes among it's many members not just each and every liberal and Democrat across the land (presumably, the rank and file too), but such famous figures as Tom Hanks and his wife, the entire Obama family, Oprah Winfrey, and presumably, Jill and Joe Biden as well.


This deranged conspiracy theory/belief says far more about Trump's followers than it does about The Donald. 


What I'm not clear how many of the Biden grandkids are either A) lucky enough to have survived the ravenous depredations of their elders, or B) are being groomed as the next generation of vampires. 


As they say on the interwebs: SMFH

Kollection Trump: The Donald vs. The Dyke Feud

It seems like a gazillion years ago, but there was a time when Donald F'n Trump was just an ignorant, self-promoting, obnoxious, evil shit who was mainly a danger to himself. 

No more. 

Sigh.

Simpler times. 

Though I was making the transition from mainstream marketing to entertainment advertising at the time, I rarely paid any attention to pop culture and never watched THE APPRENTICE (other than bits and pieces of it here and there).

However, for some reason I knew about Donnybrook.

Perhaps this was due to his infamous and epic business failures.

What Dad and I Thought

Following Donald's fabled Atlantic City fiascos, I think word even reached West Coast business banking circles, within which my father was a dues-paying member, that Donald J. Trump was a flake and and a fool and a very, very bad risk indeed. Basically, to hear my father tell it, Trump got blackballed by Amerika's banking institutions.

Dad didn't need his favorite after dinner "light reading"—The Wall Street Journal, don't ya know—to tell him Trump was a nincompoop. Business and the economy was one of the few topics my father and I could have discussions about, so The Donald had been a subject of conversation on several occasions.

We both came to feel that Trump was not just a terrible businessman (hardly a worse sin being imaginable to Dad) but a revolting human being as well. To our mutual horror but total lack of surprise, we watched him become a household name and even something of a star.  

The Bitch-fest Begins

And then, somewhere along the way (1993), the Trumpster got into what turned out to be a long-running spat with Rosie O'Donnell. 

It literally went on for years, and even continues to this day. Check out the complete timeline of "Donald vs. The Dyke" hate for all the gory details.  

Because the Trump/O'Donnell spat became such a high-profile, public "thing" it actually penetrated into my reality enough that I took notice. I dunno why, exactly. Probably because, like OJ or the Menendez Brothers, it was a big story in general, but due to local interest, an even bigger one in the L.A. media market. I remember that back in the day, everybody was talking about it. 

That it was a big, steaming, stinking hot mess there was no doubt. But as they say in the news biz, "If it bleeds, it leads." And while there was no actual bloodshed in the Trump vs. O'Donnell fracas (except maybe on the set of The View), it had plenty of invective and barbs, and for the TV crowd, that was good enough. 

The spat really flared up again in 2006 and 2007, which is why my  piece got done. It started off as a lark and ended up as one of the first satirical cultural-reference pieces I ever did. God knows more of what would end up being called Kollection Trump soon followed. I still think it's pretty cool. You?

Anyway, this last entry in Kollection Trump was the first thing I ever did where The Donald had any presence whatsoever in my work. It was made it onto a limited run of t shirts which, if any still exist all these decades later, are collectors items, for sure. 

If my anti Trump street cred needed to be established, I'm pretty sure this piece from long ago does it. 

THE ACES – HISTORY KARDS GALLERY

Welcome to the Aces Gallery for HISTORY KARDS: 50 GREATEST VILLAINS OF ALL TIME, where you can see the cards large enough to make out text and graphics. Klik "MORE ON THE ACES" below for additional info, or klik on any image to see it bigger.


The Aces

Meet the worst of the worst (The Greatest!) of our ugly little "family" of mass murderers and monsters, the Aces! The big surprise for most is that my "mass murder metrics"—the mathematical means by which I ranked these killers—indicates someone most folks today have never heard of. Or, if they have heard of him, they have no reason to include him in such exclusive (ahem) company.

I'm speaking of the god-like, unquestioned ruler of Japan, Emperor Hirohito, who signed off on large scale slaughter every bit as horrific as anything the Nazis did. And worse yet, it went on for the better part of a decade before war broke out in Europe—thus giving the brutal Japanese much more time to commit wide-scale war crimes and mass slaughter.


Interestingly enough, the ideology which powered this carnage was not dissimilar to that of the Nazis; the Japanese believed they were the master race and had every right to impose their will on the "subhumans" unfortunate enough to be overrun. Sound familiar?


Some historians believe that WWII began much earlier than is commonly understood. To this camp, WWII did not begin with the German conquest of Poland in 1939. Rather, it began with the Imperial Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 and further attacks/invasions across all of Southeast Asia in the years following.


Study the behavior of the Imperial Japanese conquerors, and you'll begin to wonder if Hitler, Stalin and Mao didn't take their inspiration from the East, and if Hirohito hasn't gotten his full due. The atrocities committed by the Japanese were truly appalling. I try to correct that injustice in History Kards. 


In a strange coincidence (and I don't think it's more than that), the swastika of the Nazis is actually an ancient sign of good luck and fortune from the East. 

MORE ON THE ACES... [KLIK]

Nearly every astute person knows that Mao Zedong, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler comprise a very special trio, all with links to the pre-WWII world and, with the exception of Hitler, well beyond. But there is one particular villain at this level whom most people never think about and, indeed, are often completely unfamiliar with, even though his crimes stand out in the annals of carnage for being on a truly epic scale and akin to his infamous rank-mates.

Like Chairmen Mao and Stalin, this ruler held absolute power across many decades and was never seriously challenged from within. This might have been because his subjects fervently believed his rule divine and decreed by the gods themselves. This was a status his rivals must surely have envied, because the inviolability of his office and station went far beyond fear; his rule was an unquestioned article of faith. What ruler doesn't want his subjects (i.e. slaves) to completely believe in his absolute, unchanging, evermore inevitability and infallibility?

This unassailable and unquestioned ruler was none other than Emperor Hirohito of Japan, whose armies committed widespread atrocities and mass slaughter in his name all across Asia and the Pacific region before and during WWII. This unprecedented tsunami of death and destruction places him squarely among the worst of the worst. Strangely, despite the scope and scale of his legacy of horror, he has largely escaped the verdict of history.

Some say this is because he was rarely seen, even by the Japanese—a shadowy, aloof figure one prayed in the name of but never expected to see. Others, because he did not fit the image of the other tyrants of his era. Hirohito was cultured and reserved. He was not perceived as a thuggish egomaniac or ruthless fanatic.

But as the numbers show, the carnage done in his name and with his approval puts him in the same rare company as the other far more infamous Aces.

Emperor Hirohito may have escaped the verdict of the court of public opinion, and perhaps, to some extent, that of academics and politicians, but he does not escape the judgment of HISTORY KARDS.